2nd Test Australia vs India Perth: India skipper Virat Kohli brought up his 20th Test fifty at Perth in the second Test against Australia of 109 balls. It was not easy when he walked out in the middle as India was reeling at 8/2 and had lost both their openers with the ball still new and the Australian bowlers were on top. Kohli took his time, left balls and also scored as and when he got the opportunity. This is one of the more satisfying fifties for Kohli as he bailed India out of trouble. This is also the third year in succession that Kohli has scored more than 2,500 runs across formats. This is his tenth 50+ score vs Australia; six of the previous nine were 100s. He is currently the No 1 batsman in Tests and ODIs. Also Read - Zimbabwe Cancel T20I Series Against Afghanistan Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
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Earlier, Kohli and Pujara stitched a 70-run-stand before Pujara was dismissed. Kohli joins Sourav Ganguly, Mohammed Azharuddin for scoring most number of 50-plus scores as Indian captain in international cricket.
At the time of filing the copy, India was 119/3 in 49 overs. Kohli was on 54 and giving him company was Rahane on 26.