Virat Kohli scored 72 not out off 38 balls in the 2nd T20I against Australia. @AFP

It rained sixes at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium with the local boy KL Rahul and another Indian Premier League (IPL) local boy and India skipper Virat Kohli took on the Australian bowlers in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday.

Kohli, meanwhile, equalled Rohit Sharma’s record of most fifty-plus scores (20) in T20Is as he notched up his 20th fifty in the shortest format of the game. (India vs Australia, 2nd T20I: FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES)

Kohli, who was playing his 67th T20I, achieved this feat having played 27 T20Is less than Rohit, who was played 94 matches.

Kohli, on his way to the 20th T20I fifty, also surpassed Martin Guptill’s run tally of 2272 and became the second highest run-getter in T20Is, The list is topped by Rohit, who was rested for India’s final T20I international before the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.  (ALSO READ: Virat Kohli levels with Shoaib Malik at third spot in all-time T20I run list)

Put in to bat, India scored 190/4, with Kohli being the highest scorer with 72 not out off in 38 balls and his predecessor MS Dhoni scoring 40 off 23 balls. Rahul, who had scored a fifty in the first T20I of the series, scored 47 off 28 balls.

Players with most number of fifty-plus scores in T20Is:

Player Country Matches Innings Runs Fifties Hundreds Fifty-plus scores
Virat Kohli India 67 62 2263 20 0 20
Rohit Sharma India 94 86 2331 16 4 20
Martin Guptill New Zealand 76 74 2272 14 2 16
Chris Gayle West Indies 56 52 1607 13 2 15
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 71 70 2140 13 2 15