- Kohli and Pandya strike to victory against AUS..
- Kohli achieves rare feat in white-ball international cricket.
- Scored 16,000 runs so far in the white ball format ranking after Sachin Tendulkar.
Rohit Sharma-led Team India defeated Australia by six wickets in the third T20I on Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad to win the three-match series 2-1.
The Kohli and Pandya duo paved way to victory needing 11 runs in the final over. Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli played knocks of 69 and 63 respectively as the men in blue chased down the target of 187 to win the third T20I by six wickets to clinch the series 2-1. The knock made kohli the second batter to complete 16,000 runs in white-ball international cricket after master blaster Tendulkar.
Played over 369 matches in the white-ball format, Kohli has completed 16,004 runs at an average of 55.95. He has 44 centuries in white-ball cricket along with 97 half-centuries.
So far, he has played 262 ODIs and scored 12,344 runs, with 43 centuries and 64 half-centuries. On the contemporary, he has played 107 T20Is and scored 3,660 runs. Kohli also became the second-highest run-scorer in the history of white-ball cricket.