Abhishek Sharma creates and breaks numerous records with sensational knock against Zimbabwe; here is the full list

Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma, playing in his second T20I, scored his maiden T20I century in a match-winning performance for India against Zimbabwe. His century in 47 balls helped India post a massive 234/2.

The left-hander hit seven fours and eight sixes and scored at a strike rate of over 200. In the process, he broke several records, previously held by some of the biggest names in world cricket.

In the end, India won the match by 100 runs as they bowled out Zimbabwe for 134 runs and defended their target with great professionalism. Mukesh Kumar took three wickets, Avesh Khan took three and Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets to deliver a brilliant bowling performance.

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India’s performance in the second T20I erased all the pain of their first T20I defeat. The series is now tied 1-1 with three matches left to play. The remaining three matches will be played on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

List of records broken by Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma surpasses Rohit Sharma

When Abhishek Sharma hit his 47th six of the season, he broke Rohit Sharma’s record for most sixes by a batsman in 2024.

The first batsman to score a ton with three consecutive sixes

The young opening batsman completed his maiden T20I century with a hat-trick of sixes and with this, he became the first player in the history of international cricket to hit a century with 3 consecutive sixes.

Fastest 50-100 conversion in T20I:

12-ball: David Miller vs BAN, 2017 12-ball: Rohit Sharma vs SL, 2017 13-ball: Sundeep Jora vs PNG, 2024 13-ball: Abhishek Sharma vs ZIM, 2024

Indian cricketers to hit a six in T20I

Suryakumar Yadav vs England, 2021 Tilak Varma vs Ireland, 2024 Abhishek Sharma vs Zimbabwe, 2024

Youngest Indians to score a T20I ton:

21 years 279 days – Yashasvi Jaiswal 23 years 146 days – Shubman Gill 23 years 156 days – Suresh Raina 23 years 307 days – Abhishek Sharma

The Indians will reach the 21st century with six

Suresh Raina vs SAR Rohit Sharma vs SAKL Rahul vs WIVirat Kohli vs AFGRuturaj Gaikwad vs AUSAbhishek Sharma vs ZIM

Abhishek Sharma also broke Deepak Hooda’s record of taking the fewest innings to hit a T20I ton for India.

Fewest innings needed to score a century in T20I for India

2 – Abhishek Sharma 3 – Deepak Hooda 4 – KL Rahul 6 – Yashasvi Jaiswal 6 – Shubman Gill

He was also awarded as the Man of the Match for his knock in the second T20I. In his post-match interaction, he spoke about his knock.

“I think my performance was pretty good. The defeat we had yesterday was not easy for us. I felt like today was my day and I took advantage of it. I think T20 is all about having momentum and I carried that through to the end,” Sharma said.

This was India’s seventh T20I win against Zimbabwe in 10 matches. One of the three losses came in this series.

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