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HISTORIC! Rohit Sharma surpasses MS Dhoni to become batter with most sixes in India

New Delhi: Rohit Sharma surpassed former Indian captain MS Dhoni’s record of most sixes in One Day International (ODI) in India on Wednesday. He did this wonder during the India vs New Zealand first ODI match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Rohit Sharma has played 238 matches and had smashed 125 sixes which is two more than MS Dhoni. Sachin Tendulkar follows the list at the 3rd position with 71 sixes. Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is at number 4 on the list.

Rohit Sharma left the crease after scoring 34 runs off 38 balls in his inning. He smashed four boundaries and two sixes while maintaining a strike rate of 89.47. On the delivery which knocked-off Rohit, he tried to play through the line. His mis- timed his shot with early touch to and Daryl Mitchell did not made any mistake.

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List of most sixes in ODI

  1. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan): 351 sixes
  2. Chris Gayle (West Indies): 331 sixes
  3. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka):270 sixes
  4. Rohit Sharma (India): 245 sixes
  5. MS Dhoni (India): 229 sixes

Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma decided to bat first after winning the toss. India opener Shubman Gill scored his half-century and he is currently batting with 66 runs off 33 balls. Skipper Rohit Sharma, 34 runs and Virat Kohli scored 8 runs and departed cheaply. Soon after that Ishan Kishan also returned toward the pavilion after scoring 5 runs.

India are on 146 runs by 3 wickets loss.

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New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w/c), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami

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