2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah on cusp of history

The second game of the short two-match Twenty20 international series between India and Australia in Bangalore on Wednesday could see the pair of Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah carve themselves a piece of history.

Rohit is two hits short of becoming the all-time leading six-hitter in T20 cricket, while Bumrah needs two wickets to become India’s most successful bowler in the format.

Rohit, 31, has hit 102 sixes in T20Is and needs one to draw level with Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill who own the record with 103.

During the last-ball defeat to Australia in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, Bumrah claimed 3/16 in his four overs to become the second Indian bowler after R Ashwin to get to 50 wickets in T20Is. (VIDEO: 1st T20I, Talking Points: Rahul strikes form, Umesh a concern)

He has 51, and will match Ashwin’s India record if he gets one more. Two will put him in elite territory.

Ashwin is India’s most successful bowler in T20Is with 52 wickets from 46 games at an average of 22.94, strike-rate of 19.7 and economy rate of 6.97. The offspinner last played a T20I in 2017. (READ: “He was trying to get us to a safe total,” Bumrah defends Dhoni)

The second T20I is followed by five ODIs between India and Australia.