Rohit Sharma hit a 29-ball fifty setting up India’s chase of 159 against New Zealand in the 2nd T20I
Rohit Sharma hit a 29-ball fifty setting up India’s chase of 159 against New Zealand in the 2nd T20I

India’s Rohit Sharma became the highest run scorer in Twenty20 international history Friday when he posted his 16th career half-century in the format against New Zealand in Auckland. (ALSO READ: 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma, bowlers help India level series with seven-wicket win)

Sharma’s innings in the second T20 against the Black Caps took his tally to 2,288 runs, overtaking New Zealand’s Martin Guptill on 2,272. (ALSO READ: Rohit Sharma becomes highest run-getter in T20Is)

Most runs in T20Is

Player Country Matches Runs
Rohit Sharma India 92 2288
Martin Guptill New Zealand 76 2272
Shoaib Malik Pakistan/ICC 111 2363
Virat Kohli India 65 2167
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 71 2140

 

Sharma, who is standing in as captain while Virat Kohli is rested, reached his half-century off 28 balls, smashing four sixes and three fours.He got out on 50 but during the innings he also become the first Indian player to hit 100 T20Is sixes.

The 31-year-old made his T20 debut against England in 2007 and has played 92 matches, averaging 33.15.