Ball-by-ball: Rohit takes Starc down in 29-run over

Ball-by-ball: Rohit takes Starc down in 29-run over

In the Gros Islet, St Lucia, T20 World Cup 2024 match between India and Australia, skipper Rohit Sharma was in a killing mood as he destroyed Australian spearhead Mitchell Starc. In their penultimate match of the Super Eight stage, the Men in Blue take against the Australians with the goal of securing their spot in the tournament semifinals.

For the sake of a five-ball duck, Virat Kohli left. In two overs, India were 6 for 1. Although there was no pressure, the opportunity for someone to seize the initiative and give one side the upper hand early on was there for anyone to take. Let’s introduce Rohit Sharma. Mitchell Starc was executed. Starc bowled the most costly over in T20I history. It was also really harsh.

After that, Rohit stunned the Australians by smashing 92 runs off of just 41 balls in an incredible knock. In just 19 balls, he reached his fifty and nearly broke the record for the fastest T20 World Cup ton. However, he returned for 92 with the team at 127 off 11.2 overs. In addition, Rohit quickly overtook record-holder Babar Azam to shatter the mark for most runs scored by a batter in Twenty20 Internationals. With 4165 runs in the format, Rohit now leads the team.

Australia’s Playing XI:

Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

India’s Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah

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