Rohit Sharma rewrites history books with blistering 92-run knock against Australia; here is the full list of records

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, on Monday (June 24), starred with the bat to propel India to a huge total against Australia in the Super 8 game of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

The India captain led from the front and played one of the best knocks by an Indian in the T20 World Cup to guide his team to its highest total in the ongoing competition. The right-handed batsman smashed 92 runs as India ended their innings with a mammoth 205 for 5 at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.

Asked to bat first, India got off to a poor start when Josh Hazlewood dismissed Virat Kohli for a five-ball duck in the second over. However, Rohit Sharma made his intentions clear in the next over by hitting Mitchell Starc for 4 sixes and a four. He didn’t look back after that.

Rohit Sharma led India’s charge with the bat in the first half of the innings before being dismissed by Starc in the 12th innings. He completed his fifty off just 19 balls in the fifth over to score the fastest fifty of the ongoing T20 World Cup.

India’s opener finally departed in the 12th over after being bowled by Starc. His 92-run knock came off just 41 balls and he was studded with 7 fours and 8 sixes. It was truly a Rohit Sharma show that put India in the driving seat. And although the Indian captain missed a well-deserved ton, he managed to achieve numerous feats thanks to his brilliant knock.

Here are all the records and feats achieved by Rohit Sharma during his 92-run knock:

Rohit completes 19,000 runs in international cricket. He becomes the fourth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli to enter the 19000 administrations club. He also becomes the leading run-getter in T20Is.

He equals Chris Gayle’s record of most sixes as an opener in international cricket. He now has 529 sixes in 349 innings.

Most opening sixes in international cricket:

529* – Rohit Sharma (349 innings) 529 – Chris Gayle (506) 352 – Martin Guptill (351) 335 – Sanath Jayasuriya (563) 312 – David Warner (461)

Rohit also broke the record for most sixes against a single team in international cricket. He has now hit 132 sixes against Australia in all formats.

Over 6 against a team in international cricket:

132 – Rohit Sharma v Australia 130 – Chris Gayle v England 88 – Rohit Sharma v West Indies 87 – Chris Gayle v New Zealand 86 – Shahid Afridi v Sri Lanka 85 – Glenn Maxwell v India

He now has the second highest score by an Indian in the T20 World Cup. He also became the second Indian player to touch the 90-run mark in an innings in the T20 World Cup.

Highest score for India in T20WC

101 – Suresh Raina v South Africa 92 – Rohit Sharma v Australia 89* – Virat Kohli v West Indies 82* – Virat Kohli v Australia 82* – Virat Kohli v Pakistan

His 19-ball fifty is his fastest fifty in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. It is also his fastest fifty in T20Is.

Rohit broke Yuvraj Singh’s record of hitting the most sixes in an innings in the T20 World Cup by an Indian. Rohit hit 8 sixes to break Yuvraj’s record of 7 sixes against Australia in 2007.