India tour of New Zealand

Rohit Sharma becomes highest run-scorer in T20I history

India's Rohit Sharma became the highest run-scorer in T20 international history when he smashed his 16th career half-century against New Zealand in the second T20I at Auckland.

Sharma's innings in the second T20 against the Black Caps took his tally to 2,288 runs, surpassing New Zealand's Martin Guptill on 2,272.

Sharma, who is standing in as captain while Virat Kohli is rested, reached his half-century off just 28 balls, hammering four sixes and three fours in his innings.

The 31-year-old made his T20 debut against England in 2007 and has played 92 matches, averaging 33.15 in the format.

Sharma was caught at the boundary going for another six after reaching 50 but India were 79 for one and looking comfortable chasing a modest target of 159.

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