Visakhapatnam, Feb 25: Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score 500 runs against a single opponent in T20I cricket as he created the history during the first match of the two—match series against Australia held at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.
Before the match, Kohli had 488 runs from 14 matches against Australia and his tally against Australia was also the most by any player against any team in T20Is. Martin Guptill is second in the list as the New Zealand opener has scored 463 runs against Pakistan. Kohli has also hit five fifties against Australia in T20Is - the joint-most against an opposition by any player.
The Indian cricket team skipper was able to achieve the milestone in the fifth over of the encounter as he slammed Nathan Coulter Nile for a four through mid-wicket as India tried to steady the innings after losing Rohit Sharma.
The Indian team was wearing black arm bands and both teams were observed a silence for a minute as a mark of tribute to the martyred CRPF jawans, who lost their life in the terrible terror attack at Pulwama on February 14 before the start of the match. UNI