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India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul eye records in third T20I

As Team India take on hosts New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton, skipper Virat Kohli will be eyeing to become the first Indian captain to win a T20I series in New Zealand.

Virat Kohli will also be looking to surpass his predecessor MS Dhoni on the list of international players with the most runs while leading a team. Kohli, currently fourth on the list, is just 24 runs behind MS Dhoni’s tally of 1102 runs.

South Africa Faf du Plessis leads the list with 1273 runs while Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson has 1148 runs while leading their respective sides.

Another major record Kohli would be looking to overhaul is that of notching most 50+ scores as a T20I captain. Kohli is currently tied with du Plessis and Williamson on the overall list with 8 scores of 50+ each.

Along with Kohli, in-form batsman KL Rahul will be eyeing to equal the record for most consecutive T20I fifties. He has three 50+ scores in last three matches and a fifty in the third T20I will help him equal the current record jointly held by Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle who had 4 successive 50+ scores in 2008/09 and 2012 respectively.

India have been in terrific form and are leading the five-match series 2-0.

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