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Netizens Hail Rinku Singh’s Explosive Innings As India Posts Record-Breaking Total vs Australia
By CricShots - Nov 26, 2023 9:57 pm
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India’s middle-order batsman Rinku Singh once again showcased his explosive batting prowess, guiding his team to a massive total of 235/4 in the second T20I against Australia at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. Led by captain Suryakumar Yadav, India’s young batting unit delivered an exceptional performance, with Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan, and Ruturaj Gaikwad contributing impressive half-centuries.

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Rinku Singh

Rinku Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Varma provided the finishing touches, taking the total to a record-breaking height. Rinku, in particular, was a force to be reckoned with, showcasing remarkable composure and power against the Aussie bowlers. He smashed 31 runs off just 9 balls, including 4 fours and 2 sixes. His aggressive knock in the 19th over, where he plundered 25 runs off Sean Abbott, further solidified India’s dominance.

Rinku Singh’s prowess in the death overs is particularly noteworthy. In T20Is, he has amassed 93 runs off 28 balls in overs 19-20, maintaining a staggering strike rate of 332.14. His tally includes 9 fours and 8 sixes during this period.

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India’s total of 235/4 now stands as the highest-ever first-innings score in an IND vs AUS T20I. This remarkable feat surpasses the previous record of 208/3 set by Australia in Visakhapatnam in 2023.

Here is the video of the innings from Rinku Singh:

 

The match also witnessed the fourth-highest first-innings score by India in T20Is, following their impressive performances against Sri Lanka (260/5), West Indies (240/3), and South Africa (237/3). Rinku Singh’s explosive innings and India’s record-breaking total set the stage for an exciting T20I match against Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highest first-innings scores in IND vs AUS T20Is

  • 235/4 – India, Thiruvananthapuram, 2023
  • 208/3 – Australia, Visakhapatnam, 2023
  • 208/6 – India, Mohali, 2022
  • 201/7 – Australia, Rajkot, 2013
  • 197/5 – Australia, Sydney, 2016
  • 194/5 – Australia, Sydney, 2020
  • 190/4 – India, Bengaluru, 2019

Also, this was the fourth-highest first-innings score by India in T20Is.

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Highest first-innings scores for India in T20Is

  • 260/5 vs SL, Indore, 2017
  • 240/3 vs WI, Mumbai WS, 2019
  • 237/3 vs SA, Guwahati, 2022
  • 235/4 vs AUS, Thiruvananthapuram, 2023
  • 234/4 vs NZ, Ahmedabad, 2023

Highest innings scores vs Australia in T20Is

  • 243/6 – New Zealand, Auckland, 2018
  • 235/4 – India, Thiruvananthapuram, 2023
  • 221/5 – England, Birmingham, 2018
  • 219/7 – New Zealand, Dunedin, 2021
  • 214/6 – New Zealand, Christchurch, 2010