first_imgVirat Kohli marked his return to international cricket on Sunday by setting yet another batting record during the first T20I of the ongoing two-match series between India and Australia in Visakhapatnam. The India captain wouldn’t have been happy with the result of the last-ball thriller but he entered the record books once again.Kohli was looking as fluent as ever on a sluggish Visakhapatnam track as he stitched a 55-run stand with half-centurion KL Rahul. However, the skipper holed-out at the deep while trying to take the attack to Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa on 24.Nonetheless, Kohli became the first batsman in T20I cricket history to score 500 runs against an opposition. Kohli has 512 runs, including five fifties, from 15 matches at a staggering average of 56.88 against Australia.Meanwhile, Sunday was the first time Kohli had failed to score at least a 50 at the YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.Following a rare batting failure from India’s top-order, the hosts were able to manage only 126 on the board in their quota of 20 overs. MS Dhoni struggled to bat with the tail and made just 29 off 37 balls playing out seven dot balls in the last two overs of the Indian innings.India got off to a good start in their 127-run defence as Australia were two down inside the first two overs. However, a counter-attacking half-century from Glenn Maxwell shifted the momentum in favour of the visitors.Jasprit Bumrah kept India in the hunt by coming up with a miserly penultimate over wherein he picked up two wickets and conceded just two runs. However, Australia were able to cross the finish line, picking up 14 runs in the 20th over.advertisementConceding India fell short of the par-total by around 25 runs, Kohli said: “I think he [Rahul] played a really good knock, we had a good partnership. 150 would have been a winning score the way the pitch played. Australia deserved to win as they played better than us.”Also Read | MS Dhoni picks up Mayank Markande wrong-un while batsman could notAlso Read | We were not up to scratch: Virat Kohli after 3-wicket loss vs Australia in 1st T20IAlso Read | Bumrah, Krunal extremely hard to get away: Maxwell after match-winning knock in 1st T20IAlso See:last_img