India won the thrilling T20 match in Bengaluru after 40 overs and two super overs. Afghanistan came very close to victory, but the team players returned to their country disappointed. Batting first, India scored 212 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium, in reply Afghanistan also scored 212 runs.
The matter reached super over. In the first super over, both the teams scored 16-16 runs. Then in the second super over, India scored 11 runs, but Afghanistan could score only one run. For the first time in T-20 International, two super overs were bowled in the same match. Rohit Sharma, who could not even open his account in the first 2 matches of the series, scored his 5th century in T-20 International (T-20I). He made a partnership of 190 runs with Rinku Singh, which was the biggest for India. Not only this, Team India also scored 36 runs against Karim Janat in the 20th over.
Indian team captain Rohit Sharma became the player who hit the most sixes as a captain in T-20 International. Rohit broke the record of former England captain ON Morgan. Morgan has the record of hitting 86 sixes as a captain. Rohit hit a total of 8 sixes against Afghanistan and reached 90 sixes as captain in this format.
Rohit Sharma also became the player who scored the most centuries in T-20 International. He scored his 5th century. He left behind Glenn Maxwell of Australia and Suryakumar Yadav of India. Both have 4-4 centuries in their names.
Rohit Sharma's first century came against South Africa in 2015, when he scored 106 runs. Pakistan's Babar Azam has scored 3 centuries. At the same time, the world's top T20 run scorer Virat Kohli has also scored only one century in his career.
Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh created a new record by making a partnership of 190 runs for the fifth wicket. This is the highest partnership for any wicket in this format for India. Earlier the record was in the name of Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda, who made a partnership of 176 runs against Ireland in 2022.
Rohit Sharma also made the record of scoring the most runs as an Indian captain. Rohit scored 1648 runs as Indian captain, leaving Virat behind as soon as he took the 44th run in the innings. Virat has 1570 runs in his name as captain.
This record in world cricket is in the name of Aaron Finch. Finch captained Australia in 76 T20 matches and scored a total of 2236 runs. Although he has retired. Pakistan's Babar Azam is at second place, he has a total of 2195 runs and he is no longer the captain at present. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is very close to him, with 2125 runs to his name. Rohit is at number four.
Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh scored a total of 36 runs in the 20th over of the innings. Rinku hit 3 and Rohit hit a six. In the same over, Rohit also completed his century by taking a four and a single. With this, both the players also equaled the record of scoring the most runs in one over of T-20 International. Before this, West Indies' Kieron Pollard and India's Yuvraj Singh have also scored 36-36 runs in an over.
In the 2007 World Cup, Yuvi had scored 36 runs by hitting 6 sixes against England's Stuart Broad. Whereas in 2021, Pollard had scored 36 runs by hitting 6 sixes against Sri Lanka's Akila Dhananjay.
For the first time in the matches between India and Afghanistan, the total score crossed 400 runs. Both the teams together scored 424 runs in 40 overs, both the teams scored 212-212 runs. Earlier, the biggest total in the match between the two teams was made in the 2021 World Cup. Then India had scored 210 runs and Afghanistan had scored 144 runs. That means a total of 354 runs were scored in the match.
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