Sharma matched Miller's 35-ball record during India's second T20 global against Sri Lanka at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Right after getting out, India coach Ravi Shastri signaled him asking whom to send to bat.
MS Dhoni was promoted up the order and with two sixes and two fours very early in the innings, India seemed set to scale the highest ever total in T20Is.
"RoHit Sharma! Mazaak bana rakha hai yaar". His masterclass innings took India to 260/5. I don't mind such games where they are put under pressure.
Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera (c), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Chaturanga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Dananjaya De Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Dusmantha Chameera. The experienced duo did not give in and mounted a fight that momentarily gave the Indian team enough and more to think about.
However, wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who have caused plenty of trouble to Sri Lanka throughout the series, will once again remain the key to pick crucial wickets. The Lankans were showing some much needed fight.More news: Comcast, AT&T trickle down $1K bonuses to employees after corporate tax bonanza
1- He becomes the first Indian player to hit 10 or more sixes in both an ODI and a T20I match. After putting up 109 run stand, Tharanga was finally dismissed for 47 runs caught and bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal. The left arm chinaman bowler first dismissed Thisara Perera (0) off the first ball, and then followed it up by removing the risky Kusal Perera (77).
If India had one foot in the door with that dismissal, they broke the door open in the next with Kuldeep's wily over.
IST: Sri Lanka have an uphill task as they stare at another series defeat unless they change the course of the game with a win today at Indore.
For Sri Lanka, experienced all-rounder Angelo Mathews has added to the worries for the side after being ruled out of the final rubber following a hamstring injury in the previous match.