After a huge debate regarding India’s number 3 and number 4 batting position, Virat Kohli finally decided to shift his game plan and promoted himself back to his original number three batting position against Australia in the 2nd ODI at Rajkot. This move demoted KL Rahul to number 5th position, however; his demotion in the order could not stop his run fest.
KL Rahul’s blitz in the latter half of the innings helped India to put up a massive total of 340 runs. Rahul smashed 80 runs of just 52 balls and his classical knock included 6 fours and 3 sixes. His contribution to the Indian innings proved vital at the end as Australia fell short of 36 runs.
Rahul also completed 1000 runs in ODIs. He has scored a total of 1016 runs for India at an average of 44.17 in 28 ODIs with 3 centuries and 6 fifties.