India Vs Bangladesh 2nd T20: Rohit Sharma Breaks 5 World Records

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India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20: Rohit Sharma has broken quite a few records with his match-winning knock against Bangladesh on Thursday. Read to know more.

Written By Jatin Malu | Mumbai | Updated On:
India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20

India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma has broken quite a few records with his match-winning knock against Bangladesh on Thursday in the second T20I at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. 

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Sharma went absolute bonkers on the inexperienced bowling attack of Bangladesh. Sharma and his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation of a comprehensive win over the Mahmudullah-led side in the Rajkot T20I. While Rohit played the aggressor's role, Dhawan acted as a perfect second-fiddle to the stand-in captain of the Men In Blue. The hosts raced down to the 100-run mark without losing a single wicket inside the first 10 overs. 

Let us have a look at the records Sharma broke:

Most hundred-run partnerships in T20Is

The 100-run stand between Sharma & Dhawan was their fourth in the format which stands as the record for the most number of 100-run partnerships in T20Is, overtaking New Zealand openers Martin Guptil and Colin Munro, with three 100-run stands each in the format.

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Most number of 75+ scores in T20Is

The Mumbai lad also achieved a unique feat of scoring the most number of 75-plus knocks in the format as he has managed to cross the 75-run mark 10 times in his T20I career.

2,500 runs in T20Is

Sharma became the first batsman to reach the 2,500-run mark in the shortest format. Virat Kohli (2450 runs) and New Zealand opener Martin Guptill (2359 runs) follow the India opener in the top run-getters list in T20I cricket.

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Most number of sixes as Indian captain in T20Is

The 32-year-old bagged the record of hitting the most number of sixes (35) in T20Is as captain. His knock consisted of 6 maximums, making him overtake former captain MS Dhoni's tally of 34 sixes as Indian skipper.

Equalling Kohli's record of most 50+ scores

India's regular captain Kohli has registered 22 fifty-plus scores in T20Is. Sharma scored his 18th half-century in Rajkot and he also has four hundreds to his name. Thus, he equalled Kohli's record of most 50 plus scores in T20Is.

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