Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli will be the man to watch out for as India take on Australia in the second of three ODI series in Sydney on Friday. The game will be all the more important as there are a number of milestones in his sights.
Kohli has dominated Australia like few others in one-day cricket, something which even he confessed during his pre-match conference. “It is always challenging playing against Australia and over time I have enjoyed playing against them”.
He has scored at an average of 54.57 in 40 matches while hitting eight 100s and eights 50s. That includes five tons in Australia where his average also tops 50 in 26 matches.
However, the Sydney Cricket Ground is his least favourite or at least the numbers tell such a story. Kohli averages just nine in five innings in Sydney.
India will play the first two games in Syndey with the last one in Canberra. If Kohli wants to achieve the reckoning milestones, he will need to improve on his stats in Sydney to hit some key marks this summer.
Ind vs Aus: 3 records which Virat Kohli can make in 1st ODI
1) Equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most 100s against Australia
If the Indian skipper scores a century during the series, he will equal Tendulkar’s mark of nine ODI centuries against Australia — a record. Tendulkar took 70 innings to reach the mark.
2. Become 6th player to hit 12,000 runs
If Kohli can hit 133 runs in the three-match series, he will become the sixth player in ODI history to pass 12,000 runs, behind Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Kumar Sangakkara (14,234), Ricky Ponting (13,704), Sanath Jayasuriya (13,340) and Mahela Jayawardene (12,650).
3) Equal Ricky Ponting’s record of most international centuries
It would also see Kohli match Ricky Ponting’s record for the second most international centuries on 71 as Kohli currently has 70. Tendulkar scored an even 100.
How can fans watch the India vs Australia ODIs, T20Is and Test matches?
In 2017-18 Cricket Australia had signed a 6 years deal for all Live Broadcast and Live Streaming of the cricket played in Australia with Sony Pictures Sports Network. The deal will allow Sony to exclusively Live Stream the series on SonyLIV.
Cricket fans in the Indian Sub-Continent will have to subscribe to SonyLIV to enjoy the uninterrupted Live Streaming of the India vs Australia series on SonyLiv.com.
Which Sony Channels will broadcast IND vs AUS live matches?
The SPN has shortlisted three sports channels to broadcast India vs Australia series live, namely, Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 3.
How to watch India vs Australia live streaming matches online in India?
Sony LIV will live stream IND vs AUS matches live from Australia.
How can fans watch IND vs AUS ODI matches live broadcast for free?
India’s national sports broadcaster, DD Sports will live telecast India vs Australia ODIs and T20Is for free. DD National will also broadcast the IND vs AUS series live starting November 27.
How can fans watch the free-live streaming of India vs Australia ODI series?
Airtel postpaid and Jio subscribers can watch the IND vs AUS ODI series live on Airtel Stream and Jio TV platforms, respectively.