Stats and numbers that Rohit Sharma created with his 89-run knock
All the stats and numbers that Rohit Sharma recorded during his 89-run knock against Bangladesh
Published - Mar 14, 2018 9:28 pm | Updated - Mar 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Rohit Sharma finally brought an end to his bad patch with an 89-run knock against Bangladesh in their final league game of the Nidahas Trophy. Rohit anchored the innings on a slow track before unleashing his big hits in the death overs. He completed his fifty in 42 deliveries but scored 39 in his next 19 deliveries to finish with 89. Rohit batted out through the Indian innings before getting run out on the final ball after facing 61 deliveries in which he hit five fours and five big sixes.
All the stats and numbers that Rohit Sharma recorded during his 89-run knock against Bangladesh:
1 – Rohit Sharma became the first Indian opener to bat full 20 overs in a T20I inning. The previous longest an Indian opener batted in a T20I was 19.4 overs by Gautam Gambhir against Australia in 2012. Gambhir scored an unbeaten 56 during India’s successful run-chase.
4 – Rohit hit five and more sixes in a T20I innings on four occasions. Among Indians, only Yuvraj Singh (5) hit five and more sixes in more T20I games than Rohit.
5 – Number of sixes Rohit Sharma hit in this game. He is the only Indian captain to score more than three sixes in a T20I inning. Rohit hit as many as ten sixes in the 2017 Indore T20I against Sri Lanka.
75 – Number of sixes Rohit Sharma hit in the T20I format. He now holds the record for hitting the most number of sixes in this format for India. He went past Yuvraj Singh’s tally of 74 sixes with his 5th six.
87 – Rohit scored 87 runs in his previous seven T20I innings but scored 89 runs alone in this game itself. Rohit bagged two ducks in his previous seven T20Is with only one score of 25+.
89 – Rohit Sharma’s 89 is the joint 3rd highest individual score for a captain outside the home in T20I cricket. Ricky Ponting scored 98* in the inaugural T20I against New Zealand while Steven Smith scored 90 against England in 2015. Netherlands’ skipper Michael Swart also scored 89 against Kenya in 2013.
Virat Kohli’s 82 in the last year’s T20I against Sri Lanka is the previous highest individual score by an Indian captain away from home while Faf du Plessis’ 85 in 2013 was the previous highest T20I score by a visiting captain in Sri Lanka.
604 – Number of boundary fours for Rohit Sharma in the Twenty20 format including the five fours in this game. He became the 5th Indian player to hit 600 fours in this format after Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Shikhar Dhawan.