Rohit played a half-century in the match against New Zealand
The captain scored 51 runs with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes.
New Delhi. Team India’s captain and opening batsman Rohit Sharma played a half-century in the second ODI against New Zealand. Hitman scored 51 runs in 50 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes. With this, Rohit broke the record of former New Zealand power hitter batter Brandon McCullum.
In fact, Rohit has reached number three in terms of hitting maximum sixes in ODIs while playing in his country. After this innings, he has 127 sixes in India. McCullum had hit 126 sixes in ODIs while playing in New Zealand. At the same time, in this case, Chris Gayle is first with 147 sixes and Martin Guptill is second with 132 sixes.
Hitman has 267 sixes in ODIs
Rohit is at number four in the list of batsmen who hit overall sixes in ODI format. He has 267 sixes in his name. Shahid Afridi holds the record for hitting the maximum number of 351 sixes. At the same time, Caribbean batsman Chris Gayle is at number two, who has hit 331 sixes. Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka is in third place, who has hit 270 sixes. The third ODI between India and New Zealand will be played in Indore on 24 January. In this match, Hitman will have a chance to break Sanath Jayasuriya’s record. Talking about Raipur ODI, the pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave an excellent start to the Indian team chasing an easy target of 109 runs. Both added 72 runs for the first wicket. After the dismissal of Rohit and Virat Kohli (11), Gill along with Ishaan Kishan (8) reached the target in 20.1 overs. Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 40 in 53 balls, which included 6 fours. Gill scored a double century in the first ODI. He scored 208 runs in 149 balls. It included 19 fours and 9 sixes. India won this match by 12 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 21, 2023, 19:30 IST