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2nd T20I – India v Sri Lanka: A match full of records

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Last Updated on 6 years by Charbel Coorey

With the way India v Sri Lanka matches have been going in 2017, you always expected India to win the 2nd T20I. However, it was what happened during the game that left us all stunned. It was a memorable game.

Rohit Sharma continues to make batting look easy, and Sri Lanka, despite scoring 172, lost by a huge margin of 88 runs.

Here are the stats highlights from an incredible night in Indore:

Joint fastest T20I hundred

Only last week, Rohit Sharma became the first player to score three ODI double centuries, in a world where no other player has scored two.
As if he hadn’t hurt Sri Lanka enough, he took them apart with simply beautiful batting that was all about manipulating the field and being ruthless. His 35 ball hundred is equal with David Miller’s effort against Bangladesh in October. 
To put their efforts in perspective, the next fastest hundred is an extra 10 balls – 45 balls by Richard Levi for South Africa against New Zealand in 2012.

Fastest T20I hundred for India

Joint fastest T20I hundred in history, fastest T20I hundred for India. Rohit Sharma continues to break records for India in T20I cricket, going past KL Rahul’s 46 ball hundred achieved last year v West Indies.
Say what you want about Sri Lanka not being the best opposition, but a 35 ball hundred is a stunning effort. If it’s easy, more players would do it. Rohit Sharma is arguably the best limited overs batsman in the world, simply because of how quickly he can take the game away from you, before you even have the chance to settle as a bowling unit.

Biggest loss despite scoring 170+

Sri Lanka’s batting has failed them in recent matches, and the time they put a good score on the board, they still lose by 88 runs.
This is the biggest margin of defeat in the history of T20I cricket when scoring 170+ chasing. They beat their own record, after scoring 178/9 against Australia last year, and losing by 85 runs.

Second highest T20I total, and highest for India

India fell three runs short of the highest T20I total in history – 263/3 by Australia. Sri Lanka have been involved in the three highest totals in T20I history:
  • 263/3 by Australia v Sri Lanka, 2016
  • 260/5 by India v Sri Lanka, 2017
  • 260/6 by Sri Lanka v Kenya, 2007
For India, this total is now their record highest. Their previous best was 244/4, in a losing cause v West Indies in 2016.

Second most wins in a calendar year (all formats)

India in 2017 now sit second in the all-time list of wins in a calendar year across all formats. With 36 wins, India went past Australia’s 35 set in 1999.
Most wins in a calendar year:
  • Australia: 38 (2003)
  • India: 36 (2017)
  • Australia: 35 (1999)

More records for Rohit….

Thought the records were done for Rohit Sharma? Think again!
Here are some more records from his incredible knock:
  • 5th batsman to score two T20I hundreds – Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro are the others. Rohit is the first Indian to achieve the feat.
  • Most sixes in a year (across all formats): 64, beating AB De Villiers’ 63 sixes two years ago.
  • No player in T20I history reached a century earlier in the innings than Rohit. He reached the mark in the 12th over. Richard Levi and Mohammad Shehzad were previously quickest to the mark in terms of overs (13.2)
  • 10 sixes – most in an innings by an India batsman.
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All in all, this is a series which may not have a lot of context, but there was plenty of entertainment in Indore.
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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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