India beat New Zealand in second T20I: Here're records broken
India defeated New Zealand in the second T20I to level the three-match series. In the match that was marred with controversy, batting first, New Zealand posted 158/8. Colin de Grandhomme was the top run-scorer, for Kiwis, with a 28-ball 50, whereas, Krunal Pandya took three wickets. In reply, India chased down the target with Rohit Sharma being the architect. Here are the records broken.
Grandhomme gave major impetus to New Zealand as the rest of the batsmen couldn't quite show their dominance prior or after his dismissal. Before Grandhomme's arrival at the crease, the Kiwis had scored 50 runs off 47 deliveries. While Grandhomme was at the crease, 77 runs were scored off the same deliveries. After his dismissal, Kiwis could only manage 31 runs.
Grandhomme notched his highest score in T20Is (50). He went past his previous highest score of 41*, scored against Bangladesh at Napier in 2017. Krunal Pandya (3/28) became the first Indian bowler to take two-plus wickets in a T20I played in NZ. Rohit Sharma now has 35 catches in T20Is, which is the second highest by an Indian. He went past Virat Kohli (33).
India's Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan notched their ninth 50-plus stand in T20Is. They equalled David Warner and Shane Watson's tally of nine. The two players are behind New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill (11). Rohit also brought up his 16th T20I fifty. The Indian opening batsman is now the highest run-scorer in T20Is (2,288). He surpassed Martin Guptill's 2,272 runs.
Rohit now has hit the most number of sixes, among Indian batsmen, in international cricket (349). He went past MS Dhoni's tally of 348. Legend Sachin Tendulkar had 264 sixes to his name in his career. He became the third player to also hit 100 or more sixes in T20Is. Rohit joined the likes of Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill in this record.