KL Rahul might have disappointed the Indian fans in the three-match ODI series, but as soon as he got a chance to open in Canberra in the first T20I against Australia, he came back to his old form and smashed a fantastic fifty with the help of five fours and a six.
Playing in the first T20I against Australia, KL Rahul has touched a milestone as he completed 1500 runs in Twenty20 International cricket. He also equaled Virat Kohli, Babar Azam and Aaron Finch in completing 1500 runs in T20 International cricket on the basis of this half-century innings. Virat, Babar and Finch had completed their 1500 runs in 39 innings in T20 International cricket and now KL Rahul is the new addition in the list.
Here is the batsmen who completed 1500 runs in the lowest innings in T20 International cricket-
- KL Rahul – 39 innings
- Virat Kohli – 39 innings
- Babar Azam – 39 innings
- Aaron Finch – 39 Innings
After 39 innings in T20 International, KL Rahul is at number four in terms of scoring the most runs while Virat Kohli is in first place in this case.
Highest Runs After 39 T20 Innings
- 1552 – Virat Kohli
- 1530 – Aaron Finch
- 1527 – Babar Azam
- 1512 – KL Rahul
Except for KL Rahul, the performance of other top-order batsmen in the first T20I match was disappointing. The second opener batsman of the team, Shikhar Dhawan, was out after scoring just one run, while Virat Kohli could only score 9 runs. Sanju Samson played an innings of 23 runs off 15 balls. At the same time, Manish Pandey, who was in good form in IPL, also scored only 2 runs. Hardik Pandya, who was in amazing form in the ODI series, also disappointed and lost his wicket after playing an innings of 16 runs off 15 balls.
At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja once again played a brilliant innings and scored an unbeaten 44 from 23 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six. His innings helped Team India reach a competitive score of 161 for 7 wickets in 20 overs.