File photo of Rohit Sharma© AFP
India captain Rohit Sharma had good contacts in the first T20I against the West Indies and he played 64 runs off just 44 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes. Over the course of these innings, Rohit surpassed New Zealand batter Martin Guptill to become the leading runscorer in the men’s T20Is. Rohit now has 3,443 runs in the shortest format in 129 matches with 27 fifties and 4 centuries.
On the other hand, Guptill has 3,399 runs in 116 matches using 20 50s and 3 centuries. Rohit’s average is 32.48 while Guptill’s average is 32.37.
Former India skipper Virat Kohli is in third place with 3,308 runs in 99 matches with a stunning 50.12 average.
Ireland’s Paul Stirling is fourth on the list with 2,894 runs, while Australian captain Aaron Finch is fifth with 2,855 runs.
Speaking of the first T20I between India and the West Indies, the former batted first, posting 190/6 in 20 overs. Rohit played a 64-run knockout while Dinesh Karthik played an undefeated 41-run knock-off from just 19 balls using 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Ball in hand, Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi each returned by two wickets as India recorded a 68-point win after narrowing the West Indies to 122/8 in 20 overs.
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