Rohit Sharma went past Martin Guptill to top the chart of batters with most sixes in T20Is during his knock against Australia in Nagpur in the eight-over match.
Rohit Sharma, the leading run-scorer in T20Is, went past Martin Guptill’s tally of sixes to go to the top of the six hitters’ chart in T20Is. The India captain, who smashed two sixes in the first over from Josh Hazlewood in a run chase of 91 in eight overs, now has 174 sixes to his name in this format.
Guptill with 172 sixes and Chris Gayle with 124 sixes follow him. Virat Kohli is the only other Indian batter with more than 100 T20I sixes, currently sitting on 104 sixes in the format.
Rohit, who has played 138 matches, had gone past Guptill’s run tally in the format last month, later going on to become the only men’s player with more than 3500 T20I runs.
Suzie Bates is the only other batter with more than 3500 runs in the format at the international level. Deandra Dottin and Sophie Devine are the only women cricketers with more than 100 recorded T20I sixes.
Rohit’s knock at the top helped India get off to a great start against Australia in Nagpur in a shortened match. Australia made 90/5 batting first in the eight-over game, but Rohit and KL Rahul put on a 39-run opening stand in 2.5 overs to get India off to a great start.
|Aaron Finch CPT b Jasprit Bumrah||31||15||4||1||206.66|
|Cameron Green run out (Virat Kohli/Axar Patel)||5||4||1||0||125.00|
|Glenn Maxwell b Axar Patel||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Tim David b Axar Patel||2||3||0||0||66.66|
|Matthew Wade WKT NOT OUT||43||20||4||3||215.00|
|Steve Smith run out (Harshal Patel)||8||5||1||0||160.00|
|Extras (w 1)||1||–||–||–||–|
|Total (5 wickets, 8 overs)||90|
|Rohit Sharma CPT NOT OUT||46||20||4||4||230.00|
|KL Rahul b Adam Zampa||10||6||0||1||166.66|
|Virat Kohli b Adam Zampa||11||6||2||0||183.33|
|Suryakumar Yadav lbw Adam Zampa||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Hardik Pandya c Aaron Finch b Pat Cummins||9||9||1||0||100.00|
|Dinesh Karthik NOT OUT||10||2||1||1||500.00|
|Rishabh Pant WKT||–||–||–||–||–|
|Fall of wickets|
|1-39 (KL Rahul, 2.5 ov), 2-55 (V Kohli, 4.2 ov), 3-55 (SA Yadav, 4.3 ov), 4-77 (HH Pandya, 6.5 ov)|