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Kohli's wizardy, and the bogey team for Australia and Faulkner

Virat Kohli's numbers in run-chases continue to astound, while Australia's losing streak against India continues

S Rajesh
S Rajesh
Virat Kohli's numbers in run-chases in T20Is, March 27, 2016

Virat Kohli has been unstoppable when batting second in T20Is  •  ESPNcricinfo Ltd

122.83 Virat Kohli's average in successful run-chases in T20Is - he has scored 737 runs with nine not-outs, at a strike rate of 131. In all run-chases he averages 91.80, at a strike rate of 132.65. His unbeaten 82 here is also his highest when batting second.
918 Runs for Kohli in run-chases, the second highest among all batsmen in T20I. Only Brendon McCullum has scored more, but his 1006 runs came in 38 innings, compared to Kohli's 918 in 19. Among batsmen with at least 300 runs in chases, his average is easily the highest.
66.83 Kohli's T20I average against Australia: he has scored 401 runs in nine innings, with three not-outs. In chases against Australia, he averaged 33 in four innings before today; after this game, that average has gone up to 53.50. Kohli's aggregate of 401 is the second best by any batsman against one team in T20Is, next only to Martin Guptill's 424 in ten innings against South Africa.
6 Consecutive T20Is that India have won against Australia, starting with the Rajkot win in October 2013. It equals the most successive wins by one of the top eight teams against another: England had six in a row against New Zealand between 2008 and 2013.
9 Wins for India against Australia in T20Is, the most for them against any opposition. It's also the most defeats for Australia against any opposition.
12.83 James Faulkner's economy rate against India in the last five overs in T20Is: he has gone for 92 runs in 43 balls, and has taken one wicket (average 92.00). Against all other teams, he has an economy rate of 8.79, and an average of 10.40 (20 wickets for 208 runs in 142 balls).
Faulkner v Ind batsmen in last 5 overs in T20Is
Batsman Runs Balls Econ rate Dismissals
 MS Dhoni  34  17  12.00  0
 Virat Kohli  23  11  12.54  0
 Yuvraj Singh  18  7  15.42  0
 Suresh Raina  10  5  12.00  1
53 Australia's total after four overs, their second highest at that stage in a T20I. Their highest is 55, against West Indies in Sydney in 2010. They reached 50 in 3.2 overs in that game, compared to 3.5 today.
51 Runs scored by Australia in ten overs from the 5th to the 14th. During this period they played 26 dots, took 31 singles, six twos, and hit only three fours.
22 Runs conceded by Ashwin in his first over today. Only once has he gone for more in an over: against Australia in Rajkot, he leaked 24 in an over, including three sixes.
39 Innings to get to 1500 T20I runs for Kohli, the fastest among all batsmen. The previous quickest was 44 innings, by Chris Gayle.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats