India's stand-in skipper in limited overs cricket, Rohit Sharma has become the highest run scorer in T20Is. During his 50 runs knock off 29 balls, he overtook New Zealand's Martin Guptill to reach the landmark.
Most runs in T20 Internationals:
2288 Rohit Sharma (IND)
2272 M Guptill (NZ)
2263 Shoaib Malik (PAK)
2167 V Kohli (IND)
2140 B McCullum (NZ)
During his blitzing knock in the second T20I against New Zealand in Eden Park, Auckland, Sharma hit four sixes and became the only the third batsman to hit 100 sixes in the shortest format of the game.
Most sixes in T20 Internationals:
103 C Gayle (WI)/ M Guptill (NZ)
102 ROHIT SHARMA (IND)
91 B McCullum (NZ)
87 C Munro (NZ)
83 S Watson (AUS)
Regular skipper Virat Kohli has given rest for this T20I series and that allowed India's stand-in captain to becomes the joint most wins after the first 14 T20Is as captain.
Most wins as captain after 14 T20Is:
12 M Clarke (AUS)/ Sarfraz Ahmed (PAK)/ ROHIT SHARMA (IND)
11 Shoaib Malik (PAK)/ Asghar Stanikzai (AFG)
10 G Smith (SA)/ M Jayawardene (SL)
Rashid Khan became first Afghanistan's player to reach at number 1 in ICC all-rounders ranking after an impressive showing in Asia Cup, the International Cricket Council confirmed on Sunday (September 30).
Rashid Khan had an excellent tournament where he piched 10 wickets and scored 83 runs including a match-winning 57 against Bangladesh which saw him jump six spots. He is already a number one bowler in T20Is ranking.
Shakib Al Hasan's early exit also helped Rashid to gain top rank. Shakib couldn't play last two match including final (against India) due to injury which cost him one spot. while Mohammad Nabi climbed up one spot to reach the third position.
The tournament also proved to be a productive one for Rohit Sharma as well as he scored 317 runs at an average of 105.66 in 5 innings he played. He led India to their record 7th Asia Cup triumph. Virat Kohli comfortably sitting at the top spot with 884 points.
Rohit Sharma's partner Shikhar Dhawan also make significant move in batsmen's ranking. He jumped 4 places to five. Dhawan was the highest run scorer in the Asia Cup with 342 runs in 5 innings which reward him Man Of The Tournament.
Kuldeep Yadav was also included among the top movers. His ten wickets from six games helped him reach a career-best 700 points. While Jasprit Bumrah remains the top-ranked bowler followed by Rashid, Kuldeep is now chasing them and is at the third spot.
In team's ranking, India gained one point after title triumph and reduced the gap against top-ranked England to just five points.
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Rohit Sharma Becomes Third Fastest Indian To Reach 7000 Runs In ODIs
India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma's dream runs continued in the Asia Cup 2018 as he registered his 19th ODI century in a super 4 match against Pakistan on Sunday, September 23.
It was Rohit Sharma's third back to back 50+ score in this Asia Cup. During his 19th century, he became third fastest Indian batsman to reach 7000 runs ODIs in terms of innings.
He took only 181 innings to reach the milestone. Before him, only Virat Kohli (161) and Sourav Ganguly (174) took fewer innings to get those runs. Overall Sharma is 5th on the list.
India booked their place in the final of the Asia Cup 2018 after beating Pakistan yesterday by 8-wickets. Shikhar Dhawan 114 and Rohit Sharma 111* scored the century as India chase the target down comprehensively. India is yet to defeat in this Asia Cup.
Rohit Sharma has been in red-hot form in this tournament. In four matches so far, he has scored 25 (HK), 52 (PAK), 83* (BAN), and 111* (PAK). His partner Shikhar Dhawan is in equally lethal form. He is the top run-getter in this series with 327 runs in 4 innings.
FASTEST BATSMAN TO REACH 7000 RUNS IN ODIS :
150 HASHIM AMLA (SA) 161 VIRAT KOHLI (IND) 166 AB DE VILLIERS (SA) 174 SOURAV GANGULY (IND) 181 ROHIT SHARMA (IND) 183 BRIAN LARA (WI)
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