In cricket, it’s more important to break the record than to make one. It defines the thrill of the game that engages the viewers consistently in the game. Now the news is about Rohit Sharma’s double record in the 1st T20 against West Indies.
Rohit Sharma scored his first fifty of T20 International 2022. He scored 64 runs in the first match of the 5-match T20 series (IND vs WI) against the West Indies. Team India has scored 190 runs for 6 wickets while playing the first toss. In this way, the host team will have to achieve a challenging target. Earlier, the Indian team had made a clean sweep in the ODI series by 3-0. Captain Rohit made 2 big records during the innings and surpassed the players of 2 countries. He has again become the highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals.
West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss in the match and decided to bowl first. Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav came out to open. Both added 44 runs for the first wicket. Rohit scored 64 runs off 44 balls. During this time, he hit 7 fours and 2 sixes. That is, he scored 40 runs from boundaries. Why the strike rate remains at 145? He scored 50-plus for the 31st time, the most in T20 Internationals. It includes 4 centuries.
Leave Kohli and Guptill behind
Rohit Sharma has gone ahead of former India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand’s Martin Guptill in his innings. Rohit has scored 3443 runs in T20 Internationals and has reached number 1. He left Guptill behind. He has scored 3399 runs. Earlier, Kohli had scored more than 50 runs 30 times in T20 Internationals. Now Rohit is on top in this case too.
Apart from Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav scored 24 runs off 16 balls from India in the first T20. At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja got out after scoring 16 runs. Dinesh Karthik scored 41 off 19 balls and R Ashwin remained unbeaten on 13 off 10 balls. Both added 52 not out in 4 overs for the 7th wicket. Fast bowler Alzari Joseph, who is making his T20 debut in West Indies, took 2 wickets for 46 runs in 4 overs.
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