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WI vs IND: Rohit Sharma Now Holds Most Of T20I Batting Records
By CricShots - Aug 5, 2019 2:41 pm
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The Indian all-rounder, Krunal Pandya’s all-round performance combined with the deputy skipper, Rohit Sharma dominating half-century powered India to a series-clinching 22-run win over West Indies in the rain-affected second T20I at Lauderhill on Sunday.

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Rohit Sharma scored a 50

After winning the toss, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli decided to bat first, India scored a challenging 167 for five and then had West Indies in some serious trouble at 98 for four in the 16th over when lightning and thunderstorms struck. The Duckworth-Lewis par score at that point was 120, and West Indies were 22 runs behind.

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During his fifty, Rohit surpassed Chris Gayle’s record of 105 sixes by hitting three maximums on his way to a 51-ball 67. He needed four sixes to go past Gayle’s record at the start of the three-match series. During his knock of 24 in the opening game, Sharm smashed a couple of sixes. On Sunday, he smashed another three to lead the tally with 107 sixes. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill has 103.

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Virat Kohli

On the way to his 28 off 23 balls, Kohli went past Suresh Raina’s record to become the highest run-getter among Indians in T20 cricket. Raina held the top spot with 8392 runs, while Kohli entered the game with 8388.

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Here are some of the other records made in the game:

  • Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have now added 10 fifty-plus stands in T20Is which is the second most by any pair after Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson (11).
  • Rohit Sharma has now scored 21 fifty-plus scores in T20Is – the most by any player, going past Virat Kohli’s 20 such scores.
  • West Indies have now lost 57 T20Is which is the joint-most for any team along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
  • India is now the second team to win five consecutive T20Is against West Indies after Pakistan, who did in 2016-17.