Indian first: Rohit Sharma creates history with huge feat in T20 World Cup semi-final

Indian first: Rohit Sharma creates history with huge feat in T20 World Cup semi-final


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Rohit Sharma in action© AFP




Indian captain Rohit Sharma made a big record during the T20 World Cup semi-final match against England. In the rain-affected semi-final match in Guyana, England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and invited India to bat. India performed well in batting and scored 171/7 in 20 overs. Rohit was the star batsman for his team who scored 57 runs in 39 balls. Apart from him, Suryakumar Yadav also scored 47 runs in 36 balls.

Rohit hit six fours and two sixes in his half-century innings. With this, he surpassed former Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene's record of hitting the most fours in T20 World Cup history.

Rohit now has 113 fours in 43 innings in the T20 World Cup, while Jayawardene had hit 111 fours in 31 innings.

Apart from this, he also completed his 50 sixes in the history of T20 World Cup, becoming the first Indian batsman to achieve this feat. Talking about overall statistics, he is the second batsman to hit 50 sixes after former West Indies star Chris Gayle (63).

Talking about the match, the Indian captain hit six fours and two sixes in his innings of 57 runs off 39 balls while Suryakumar Yadav scored 47 runs off 36 balls but heavy rains hit the pitch after eight overs, hampering their momentum.

The duo added 73 runs for the third wicket. Virat Kohli (9) failed once again and now has 75 runs to his name in seven matches in the tournament.

Part-time off-spinner Liam Livingstone (0/24 in four overs) and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (1/25 in four overs) did a brilliant job of keeping the situation under control, giving away just 49 runs in eight overs.

The innings eventually started with Hardik Pandya (23 off 13 balls) smashing two sixes off Chris Jordan in the 18th over to take the team close to 150 before Ravindra Jadeja (17) and Axar Patel (10) took India past the par mark.

All the leading English bowlers took wickets, with Chris Jordan (3/37) performing the best.

(With PTI inputs)

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