As India battled Australia within the first T20I of the three-match sequence, opener KL Rahul made it to the document books because the third quickest to achieve the 2000-run milestone within the shortest format of the sport. Rahul struck a 35-ball 55, hitting 4 boundaries and three sixes after Australia skipper Aaron Finch received the toss and elected to subject. Within the course of, the 30-year-old from Karnataka accomplished his 2000 runs in T20I cricket in his 58th innings. He thus turned the third quickest to achieve the 2000-run mark behind Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who took 52 innings to achieve the mark, and India’s former skipper Virat Kohli, who did it in 56 innings.
Finish of Powerplay! #TeamIndia transfer to 46/2, with vice-captain @klrahul (22*) & @surya_14kumar (10*) within the center. _ _
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Earlier than this match, Rahul had scored 1963 runs from 57 innings of 61 matches in T20Is. Throughout the innings break, Rahul mentioned he used his expertise of taking part in right here at Mohali through the Indian Premier League (IPL) because it takes a while to get used to the bounce of the pitch.
“It appears (like) pitch. It took a while to get used to the bounce of the pitch. I’ve performed right here within the IPL and I knew the pictures that work right here.
“I used my expertise. I at all times work on hitting on each side of the bottom and get into good positions. Happily, the ball was within the areas the place I may hit it for sixes. Glad they got here off the center of the bat,” he signed off.