Rajkot: After losing their first match at New Delhi, the Rohit Sharma led Indian side made a smashing comeback by winning their second T20I match here in Rajkot against Bangladesh. The Indian side registered a triumphant 8-wicket win over the visitors at Rajkot on Thursday. The victory meant India chased down the 154-run target in just 15.4 overs with 8 wickets in hand to enter into the record books.
This was India’s 41st victory chasing in T20Is which is now a world record. India broke Australia’s record of 40 victories while chasing in the shortest format of the game. India not only beat Australia in the number of wins but they also have a better win percentage when it comes to chasing, India have chased 61 times in T20I, and they have ended on the winnings side on 41 occasions. Australia, on the other hand, have successfully chased 40 times out of 69 attempts. The third in the list is Pakistan with 36 successful chases in 67 matches.
Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma was the star of the show for India. He was adjudged Player of the Match for his 85 off just 43 balls. Such was Rohit’s dominance during the 118 run opening stand that it managed to overshadow Shikhar Dhawan’s (31 off 27 balls) wretched form.