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Virat Kohli surpasses Brian Lara in the elite list.

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Virat Kohli’s fifty against Australia contributed to his already illustrious career.

Virat Kohli, India’s star batter, surpassed West Indies great Brian Lara to become the second-highest scorer against Australia in international cricket history. Virat achieved this milestone during India’s fourth and final Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test against Australia in Ahmedabad. The star batter halted his Test half-century drought, which began in January 2022, by finishing the third day of play unbeaten at 59* in 128 balls, which included five fours. Virat enjoys playing against Australia and has the statistics to show it. He has tallied 4,729 runs at an average of 50.84 in 89 games and 104 innings. He has 15 tons and 24 fifties against the Aussies, with the highest individual score of 169.

In contrast, Lara has racked up 4,714 runs in 108 innings and 82 games against Australia. With a top score of 277, he has 26 games and 12 centuries against them.

The renowned Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs against Australia. Tendulkar has made 6,707 runs at an average of 49.68 in 110 games and 144 innings. Against Australians, he has amassed a total of 20 tons and 31 fifties, with a highest individual score of 241*.

Coming to the match, a hard-hitting century from opener Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli’s half-century helped India end the third day of play of the fourth and final Test against Australia at Ahmedabad on a high, with the scoreboard reading 289/3 at the end of the final session of day three on Saturday.

Jadeja (16) and Virat (59) remained unbeaten at the conclusion of the third session. India, however, still faces a formidable challenge because they are down by 191 runs in the game.Pujara and the 35-year-old skipper Rohit Sharma both contributed significantly.Each member of the spinners Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhnemann, and Todd Murphy took a wicket.

Australia had already been bundled out for 480 runs earlier in their first session. The Australians’ enormous score was made possible by centuries from all-rounder Cameron Green (114) and Usman Khawaja (180). The bowler of choice for India was Ravichandran Ashwin, who took 6/91 on a field that didn’t support spinners.

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