Despite posting 190 runs on board, India lost the second T20 International against Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Glenn Maxwell was the star performer for Australia as he helped them chase down 191. Maxwell finished unbeaten on 113 off just 55 balls. And during his stay, Maxwell smashed seven fours and nine sixes. IND vs AUS 2nd T20 2019 Video Highlights: Glenn Maxwell Fires Australia to Maiden T20 Series Win over India.
Earlier in the match, India were put to bat by Australia. The hosts had a slow start but picked up after KL Rahul showed some aggression. The right-hander scored 47 off 26 balls. After Rahul’s dismissal, India lost way and were left tottering at 74 for three. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni then took over and not only helped India rebuild but finish on a high.
The duo added a 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket and took India past 170-run mark which at one stage looked unlikely. Dhoni, who scored 40 off 23 balls, was then dismissed in the last over while Kohli finished unbeaten on 72 off just 38 balls. India eventually posted 190/4 in allotted 20 overs, thanks to the partnership between Kohli and Dhoni. The duo in the process created some records. Here’s a look at them: IND vs AUS 2nd T20I- As it Happened.
Most Fours in T20Is: Virat Kohli has equalled with former Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan’s record of most fours in T20Is. Both have now 223 fours against their name.
Most 50-Plus Scores in T20Is: Virat Kohli now joins compatriot Rohit Sharma for most fifty-plus scores in T20Is. The duo has notched 20 fifty+ scores in T20is. While Kohli is yet to score a century, Rohit has four in his kitty apart from 16 half-centuries.
First Indian to Hit 350 Sixes: MS Dhoni becomes the first Indian cricketer to hit 350 international sixes. He now has 352 sixes across formats against his name- 78 in Tests, 222 in ODIs and 52 in T20Is.
Video- IND vs AUS 2nd T20 Highlights
Most 50-Plus Scores Against an Opponent in T20Is: Virat Kohli surpassed Kusal Perera’s record of most fifty-plus scores against any opponent in T20Is. Sri Lanka’s Perera has five scores of 50 or more against Bangladesh and now Kohli has bettered it with six 50+ scores against Australia.
4th, 5th Indian to Hit 50 T20I Sixes: Both MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli completed the feat of 50 T20I sixes in this match. While Dhoni, who took 85 innings, became just the fourth Indian to hit 50 T20I sixes, Kohli became the fifth. The Indian skipper achieved the feat in 62 innings. Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, and Suresh Raina are the other Indian batsmen to have hit 50 T20I sixes.