India becomes the first team in T20I cricket history to win 150 matches


The Indian national cricket team achieved a great feat in the history of T20I cricket. They became the first team to win 150 matches in the shortest format of the game, and they achieved the feat under the leadership of Shubman Gill.

The Men in Blue created history by defeating the Zimbabwe National Cricket Team in the third match of the ongoing five-match T20I series. The match between the two teams was held at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Wednesday (July 10).

India put in a dominant performance in the third T20I against Zimbabwe. The Men in Blue batted first and their team put in a good batting effort. Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal opened the batting with precision.

They started aggressively with the bat and added 67 runs for the opening pair. While Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 36 runs, captain Gill added 66 runs and made sure to set the stage for the team to have a great finish.

Abhishek Sharma, who was demoted down the order, could not make a bigger impact but Ruturaj Gaikwad, at No. 4, made sure he maintained his good form. The batsman played a vital innings and scored a brutal 49 runs that took the team to a total of 182 runs on the board.

With the ball, it didn’t look like Zimbabwe were in the game from the start. The Indian bowlers were all over the place as they took five wickets quickly and left the opposition reeling at 39/5 in the chase and were on top.

Dion Myers (65*) and Clive Madande (37) added 77 runs to scare India, but the Indian bowlers made up for lost ground. Washington Sundar was the best of the bowlers with his figures of 3/15, while Avesh Khan and Khaleel Ahmed combined to pick up three wickets. They restricted the opposition to 159 for six and won the match by 23 runs.

Teams with most T20I wins

India – 150

Pakistan – 142

New Zealand – 111

Australia – 105

South Africa – 104

I feel amazing and every time I play for the country, I feel amazing – Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar, who won the Man of the Match award, spoke about his time with the ball and stated that it was an incredible performance for him. He also admitted that India was under pressure during the partnership between Myers and Madande. Speaking to the commentators, he explained:

“It feels amazing and every time I play for the country, it feels amazing. It was definitely a better wicket, in the first two games there was more for the bowlers compared to this game, our batsmen batted well.

(On the partnership between Myers and Madande) “It put a lot of pressure on us and we wanted to execute our plans as best we could to limit them. We hope to see a lot of places in Zimbabwe and explore more, hopefully we can seal the series on Saturday.”