IND vs AUS: Rohit becomes leading six-hitter in T20Is, surpasses Guptill

Nagpur, Sep 24 India skipper Rohit Sharma on Friday blasted a 20-ball 46 not out and have become the leading six-hitter in T20I cricket throughout his workforce’s second T20I truncated to eight-over-a-side on account of moist outfield in opposition to Australia on the Vidarbha Cricket Affiliation Stadium, right here.

Rohit, the leading run-scorer in T20Is, went previous New Zealand opener Martin Guptill’s tally of sixes to go to the highest of the six hitters’ chart in T20Is. The India captain, who smashed two sixes in the primary over from Josh Hazlewood in a run chase of 91 in eight overs, now has 176 sixes to his title in this format.

Guptill with 172 sixes and Chris Gayle with 124 sixes observe him. Virat Kohli is the one different Indian batter with greater than 100 T20I sixes, presently sitting on 104 sixes in the format.

Rohit, who has performed 138 matches, had gone previous Guptill’s run tally in the format final month, later happening to grow to be the one males’s participant with greater than 3500 T20I runs.

Suzie Bates is the one different batter with greater than 3500 runs in the format on the worldwide stage. Deandra Dottin and Sophie Devine are the one ladies cricketers with greater than 100 recorded T20I sixes.

Rohit’s knock on the prime helped India get off to an important begin in opposition to Australia in Nagpur in a shortened match. Australia made 90/5 batting first in the eight-over recreation, however Rohit and KL Rahul placed on a 39-run opening stand in 2.5 overs to get India off to an important begin.

India ultimately chased the goal in 7.2 overs to stage the three-match sequence 1-1.

–IANS

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