India vs Australia 2019: Virat Kohli Equals Michael Bevan in Elite List
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli is rewriting the history books. Kohli after playing 217 innings has reached the average of more than 60. The talisman batsman has scored 10819 runs for the India National Cricket Team in 225 matches at an average of 60.09. In fact, this is the first time in Kohli’s career that he went past the average of 60.
On the other hand, Michael Bevan has achieved an average of more than 60 when he played his 102nd innings. In fact, the former Australian southpaw batsman is regarded as one of the best finishers to have played the game. However, Bevan average dropped to 53.17 as he scored 6912 runs in 232 matches for Australia. Bevan was also known for his consistency and did a fine job for Australia.
Kohli is at his absolute best.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli was once again at his best as he scored 123 runs off just 95 balls in the third ODI at Ranchi. The talisman right-hander scored 16 fours and one six in his staggering knock. However, Kohli’s knock went in vain as India lost the match by 32 runs. India was bundled out for 281 in 48.2 overs. Meanwhile, India is currently leading the series by 2-1
Here is when the different batsmen achieved their career-best average:
62.13 (102nd innings): Michael Bevan (AUS)
60.08 (217th innings): Virat Kohli (IND)
56.88 (100th innings): Viv Richards (WI)
56.73 (108th innings): Hashim Amla (SA)
54.90 (107th innings): Michael Hussey (AUS)
54.56 (192nd innings): AB de Villiers (SA)
Kohli scored his 41st ODI hundred and he batted at the top of his game. Consequently, Kohli has completed 66 International centuries and he is expected to break every record in the books.
The Indian skipper is the best batsman in the world and he is at the numero position in ICC ODI rankings as well as the Test rankings. On the other hand, India will look to be at the top of their game before the ICC World Cup 2019.
The fourth ODI between Australia and India will take place at Mohali on 10th March.