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22 Dec 2017

'Hitman' Rohit Sharma slams his second T20I century

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I in numbers

Rohit Sharma scored his 2nd T20I hundred against Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I match at Indore.

He shares the record for fastest T20I hundred with David Miller, achieving the feat in 35 balls.

Rohit's 118 is also the highest individual score by an Indian in T20I.

He also holds the record for the second highest sixes by an Indian batsman (66) in T20Is.

In context

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I in numbers

22 Dec 2017

Records broken in the 2nd Ind-SL T20I

Following up with their series wins against Sri Lanka in the Test and ODI formats, India won the three-match T20I series.

With a 88-run comprehensive victory in the 2nd T20I at Indore, India lead the series 2-0.

Many records have been broken during the match which saw the best total put by an Indian side. Read on to find out.

22 Dec 2017

'Hitman' Rohit Sharma slams his second T20I century

Rohit Sharma scored his 2nd T20I hundred against Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I match at Indore.

He shares the record for fastest T20I hundred with David Miller, achieving the feat in 35 balls.

Rohit's 118 is also the highest individual score by an Indian in T20I.

He also holds the record for the second highest sixes by an Indian batsman (66) in T20Is.

Highest opening stand for India against Sri Lanka

Rohit-Rahul

Highest opening stand for India against Sri Lanka

The total of 117 in first 10 overs scored today is the highest score for India in T20Is.

As it stands the 165-run partnership between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul is the highest opening stand for India against Sri Lanka in T20Is.

Previous best stand was held by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma for a 75-run partnership in Ranchi in 2016.

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Most sixes in a calendar year

Rohit Sharma also broke the record for most sixes (64) in a calendar year in international cricket across all formats overtaking AB de Villiers's 63 sixes in 2015.

Joint 2nd highest total

Highest ever T20I innings score by India

India's 260/5 is the highest innings score ever for the side in T20I history.

The previous best total for the men in blue was 244/4 against West Indies at Lauderhill in 2016.

This innings also goes down as the joint-second highest T20I total scored by a team, equalling Sri Lanka's record against Kenya in Johannesburg in 2007.

Most runs by openers in a T20I innings

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul together contributed to 207 of India's 260 runs. This is the most runs scored by openers in a T20I innings and is followed by 182 by South Africa's Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman against England in 2009.

Most runs from boundaries in an innings

210, the highest ever

Most runs from boundaries in an innings

India broke the record for most runs scored from boundaries in an innings in T20I having scored 210 runs from 21 fours and 21 sixes.

The previous best was held by Sri Lankan team which scored 186 runs (30 fours, 11 sixes) in their 2007 T20I match against Kenya.

India also equalled the West Indies record for most sixes in a T20I innings, 21.

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