Shreyas Iyer’s six-filled 147 beats Rishabh Pant’s Indian T20 record
Shreyar Iyer set two Indian T20 batting records during his 55-ball 147. ©PTI

Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer has eclipsed an Indian T20 batting record during his 147 off 55 balls against Sikkim in the 2018-19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which is the third-highest score in the format in India.

Iyer’s whirlwind hundred beat the previous highest by an Indian batsman in T20s, an unbeaten 128 scored by Rishabh Pant for Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL.

His 147 stands as the seventh-highest individual score in all T20 cricket. (READ: Cheteshwar Pujara hits 61-ball 100)

HIGHEST SCORES BY INDIANS IN T20 CRICKET

Player Runs Balls 4s 6s SR Team Opponents
S Iyer 147 55 7 15 267.27 Mumbai Sikkim
R Pant 128* 63 15 7 203.17 DD SRH
M Vijay 127 56 8 11 226.78 CSK RR
S Raina 126* 59 13 7 213.55 UP Bengal

Iyer’s innings contained 15 sixes, which broke the existing record 11 by Murali Vijay to set a new mark – that of the most by an Indian in a T20.

Overall, this is the fourth most ever hit by a batsman in T20s.

MOST SIXES IN A T20 INNINGS

Player Runs Balls 4s 6s SR Team Opponents
C Gayle 146* 69 5 18 211.59 Riders Dynamites
C Gayle 175* 66 13 17 265.15 RCB Warriors
G Napier 152* 58 10 16 262.06 Essex Sussex
MD Shanaka 123 46 2 16 243.54 Sinhales Saracens
S Iyer 147 55 7 15 267.27 Mumbai Sikkim

Spurred by Iyer’s hundred, during which he took 35 off one over from Sikkim pacer Tashi Bhalla, Mumbai ended on 258/4 at Indore.