The Indian captain surpassed a few milestones during his fifty against New Zealand.ttmum
Rohit Sharma emerged as the top run-scorer in T20 Internationals and became the first Indian to knock 100 sixes in the format following his knock of 50 against New Zealand at Auckland on Friday.
Chasing the home side's 158/8, India made a brisk start to their innings with captain Sharma whipping Scott Kuggeleijn over short fine leg in the fourth over taking him to the milestone 100th maximum in T20Is. He became just the third cricketer after Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill to reach the landmark.
Most sixes by Indian players in international cricket:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) February 8, 2019
349 - ROHIT SHARMA*
348 - MS Dhoni
264 - Sachin Tendulkar #NZvIND
Most international sixes since 1-1-2016— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 8, 2019
202 - Rohit Sharma
110 - Martin Guptill
104 - Colin Munro
90 - Aaron Finch
89 - Ben Stokes
85 - Jos Buttler
81 - Virat Kohli/Eoin Morgan#NZvInd
His next six came off Ish Sodhi in the eighth over, down fine leg, which took him past the highest T20I runs mark, surpassing Guptill's tally. Incidentally, the leading run scorers in Tests, One Day Internationals and now T20Is are Mumbai cricketers, with Sachin Tendulkar leading the tally in the longer formats.
The ARCS Andheri pick from the inaugural season of T20 Mumbai eventually succumbed for 50 off just 29 balls, aided by three fours and four sixes in the ninth over with India sealing the win by seven wickets and seven balls to spare to level the series,
Rohit Sharma in T20Is:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 8, 2019
2288 runs - most
4 centuries - most
20 50+ scores - most
102 sixes - second-highest#NZvInd