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2nd T20I: Captain Virat Kohli's first series loss at home headlines an eventful day for statisticians

India succumbed to their first-ever series loss at home under captain Virat Kohli when Australia chased down 191 in Bengaluru.

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New Delhi Published on: February 28, 2019 11:53 IST
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Kohli's 38-ball-72 couldn't prevent his side from the series loss against Australia.

Australia rode on an excellent century from 'Big Show' Glenn Maxwell to chase 191 in the 2nd T20I to hand hosts India their second successive series defeat in the format. Incidentally, this was also captain Virat Kohli's first series loss at home across formats since he took over the reins from MS Dhoni.

Kohli has captained India in a total of 16 series in all forms at home including 7 in Tests and 5 in ODIs, winning them all. In 4 T20I series in India, Kohli has won two and drawn one (1-1 vs Australia, 2017) before losing the recent one yesterday.

Here are few more statistics that cropped up during the run-fest in Bengaluru:

3 - This was the third time that India lost every match of a bilateral T20I series of two or more matches. Before this, they were whitewashed by New Zealand in 2008-09 and South Africa in 2015-16. The defeat also meant that India have now lost two successive bilateral series starting with the 3-match T20I rubber against New Zealand earlier this month.

350 - Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni became the first from the country to hit 350 international sixes. Opener Rohit Sharma is just one short of the mark in a list which is headed by the 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle who now has hit 506 maximums across formats.

223 - During his 38-ball blitzkrieg, Kohli went on to equal the most fours in T20Is along with Tillakaratne Dilshan's 223. With the Sri Lankan retired, Kohli might go on to lead the list when India play a T20Is, which will be after the 2019 World Cup.

3 - There have been only two instances before Bengaluru where oppositions have chased down a target of more than 190 against India. The first time it happened was when South Africa gunned down 200 in Dharamsala in 2015, followed by the West Indies chasing 193 in the last World T20.

- Glenn Maxwell has now hit two centuries for Australia while chasing in T20Is. Curiously, no other batsman from his country has even scored a single hundred in a chase. 

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