Rohit Sharma now holds the record for most 50+ plus scores (30) in T20 internationals. Rohit surpassed compatriot Virat Kohli (29) during the 3rd T20I against New Zealand on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma scripts T20I record with another 50-plus score in Kolkata (Reuters Photo)
- Rohit broke Kohli’s record with most fifty-plus scores in T20Is
- Rohit also became 2nd batsman after Martin Guptill to hit 150 T20I sixes
- Rohit Sharma notched his 30th fifty-plus score in T20Is
India captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday broke Virat Kohli’s record for the most 50-plus scores in the T20I internationals during the third and final T20I against New Zealand in Kolkata. Sharma’s 30th half-century in T20 internationals helped him go past compatriot Virat Kohli, who is rested from this series.
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Kohli is now ranked second on the list with 3227 runs from 95 matches at an average of 52.04 with 29 fifties. Notably, Kohli, who stepped down as T20I captain after India’s early exit from the T20 World Cup, has been rested from the ongoing T20I series. With the series already sealed, Rohit will now aim to complete a whitewash over New Zealand as a full-time captain of the Indian team.
Rohit went on a record-breaking spree on Sunday as he became only the second cricketer after Martin Guptill to hit 150 sixes in T20 international cricket. Rohit achieved the feat by hitting Lockie Ferguson for a six over the square-leg fence. The Hitman currently stands at 150 sixes from 119 matches, 11 behind Guptill’s tally of 161 from 112 games.
Earlier on Friday, Rohit’s inning of 55 helped him equal Kohli’s record of most 50 plus scores or more in T20I cricket. Also, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill overtook Kohli to become the highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals. He has a tally of 3248 runs in 107 innings.
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