Indian batter Ruturaj Gaikwad achieved a staggering feat against Australia in the T20I cricket. He surpassed Martin Guptill and Virat Kohli to become the player with the most runs against Australia in a T20I series.
Ruturaj Gaikwad achieved the feat after his innings against Australia in the ongoing fifth match of the T20I series. The dead-rubber last match between the two teams is taking place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, where India were put in to bat first.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was exceptional in the entire series, didn’t have a great outing in the last game but he bagged a great feat to his name, thanks to his heroics in the series. The batter managed just 10 runs off 12 balls with the help of two fours in the last game. He couldn’t get going and perished to Ben Dwarshuis while trying to attack him.
Ruturaj Gaikwad started the series with a diamond duck but made a strong comeback in the second game. He smashed a valiant half-century before producing a magical innings in the third game. The batter smashed a sensational ton and became the first Indian batter to hit a T20I century against Australia.
In the 4th game in Raipur, Ruturaj Gaikwad played another vital hand for the team and added 32 runs to his tally before making 10 runs in the last game. With this, he scored over 220 runs in the series.
IND vs AUS: Ruturaj Gaikwad surpasses Martin Guptill, Virat Kohli
Ruturaj Gaikwad has the most runs against Australia in a T20I series with his tally of 223 runs. Martin Guptill is second on the list with Virat Kohli at No.3.
Most runs against Australia in a T20I series:
223 – Ruturaj Gaikwad
218 – Martin Guptill
199 – Virat Kohli
192 – Devon Conway
Gaikwad also etched his name on the list for most runs for India in a T20I bilateral series. Virat Kohli tops the list with 231 runs to his name against England. KL Rahul is second on the list with 224 runs to his name against New Zealand. Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer are also on the list:
Most runs for India in T20I bilateral series:
231 – Virat Kohli v ENG
224 – KL Rahul v NZ
223 – Ruturaj Gaikwad vs AUS
206 – Ishan Kishan v SA
204 – Shreyas Iyer v SL