In the final ODI match played between India and Australia in Bengaluru on Sunday, Team India defeated Australia by 7 wickets and also captured the series. Both batsmen were seen in excellent form where the Australian team completely failed to break this pair. Australia had given the target of 287 runs to Team India, which Team India chased in 47.3 overs.
During this, Rohit and Virat also recorded big records in their names. India’s opener Rohit Sharma has equaled his captain Virat Kohli in the matter of scoring an ODI century against Australia. Rohit scored 119 runs in the third ODI match held here. This is his 29th career and his eighth century against Australia. Kohli has also scored 8 centuries against the Kangaroos.
The Indian player who has scored the most centuries against Australia is Sachin Tendulkar (9). Rohit became the third fastest batsman to score 9000 runs in ODI cricket during his innings.
On the other hand, if we talk about Virat, then he has become the fastest captain to score 5000 runs in ODI cricket. Kohli needed only four runs to reach this feat and he achieved this feat in the third and deciding ODI match against Australia here on Sunday.
Kohli has achieved the record for fastest 5000 runs in ODI cricket as a captain in 82 innings, while former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni achieved this feat in 127 innings.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is at number three in this case. He scored 5000 runs in 131 innings as captain while former South African captain Graeme Smith has this achievement in 135 innings. Former Indian captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had scored 5000 runs in 136 innings as captain in ODIs.