Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, was seen in excellent form during the first T20I against the West Indies on Friday at the Brian Lara Stadium as he went on to score 64 runs off just 44 balls, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes in the process. Here in this article, we talk about How Rohit Sharma crosses Martin Guptill.
Rohit Sharma crosses Martin Guptill:
In the course of this innings, Rohit Sharma crossed Martin Guptill of New Zealand to take the top spot among men’s T20I run scorers. With 27 fifties and 4 centuries, Rohit has now amassed 3,443 runs in the shortest format in 129 matches.
Guptill, on the other side, has 3,399 runs in 116 games thanks to 20 fifties and three centuries. Guptill’s average is 32.37, compared to Rohit’s 32.48.
The batting maestro Virat Kohli is in third place with 3,308 runs in 99 games at an incredible average of 50.12. With Ireland’s Paul Stirling is in fourth place with 2,894 runs. While Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia, is in fifth place with 2,855 runs.
IND Vs WI 1st T20I
Talking about the first T20I between India and West Indies, the hosts after winning the toss invited the visitors to bat first, with India tried yet another opening combination of Rohit Sharma-Suryakumar Yadav, while SKY couldn’t manage to score big runs but the skipper kept the score board tickling.
From other end, wickets were falling down, Sharma continued to maintain the pace and played a 64 runs knock before walking back to pavilion.
After him, the finisher Dinesh Karthik handled the responsibility of scoring runs and scored 41 off just 19 to help India reach 190/6 in 20 overs.
After a superb batting display by senior campaigners, Indian young bowlers Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi returned with two wickets, while the veteran Ravi Ashwin also took 2 wickets each as India secured a 68-run win after restricting West Indies to 122/8 in 20 overs.
The second T20 of the 5-match series will took place on August 1 at Warner Park in Basseterre.