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CricketRohit Sharma sets new record in shortened Australia T20I

Srinagar: Rohit Sharma lead from the front in the shortened T20I as India chased down target of 91 runs in 7.2 overs for the loss of eight wickets.

Rohit Sharma remained not out on 46 from 20 balls along with Dinesh Karthik who scored 10 runs off the only two balls he faced.

During his inning in Nagpur, Rohit Sharma went past Martin Guptill to top the chart of batters with most sixes in T20Is.

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.

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