Digital Desk, Kolkata. India will face New Zealand at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata today in the last match of the three-match T20I series. India’s captain Rohit Sharma has been in excellent form scoring 48 and 55 runs in the two matches played against New Zealand so far. After two impressive innings, he now has a chance to make a big record in T20Is. If Rohit scores 87 runs in this match, then he will overtake former captain Virat Kohli in terms of runs.
Rohit has so far scored 103 runs in two matches and has amassed 3141 runs in his 118-match T20I career. He is now 87 runs away from surpassing Kohli’s tally of 3227 runs.
However, in the last match, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill had overtaken Kohli in terms of most runs. Became the highest run-scorer in the shortest format of cricket, scoring 31 runs in 17 balls. He has 3248 runs in 107 innings.
Let us tell you that after winning both the opening matches of the series, India took an unbeatable lead of 2-0. In such a situation, Rohit will now aim to complete the whitewash in his first series as full-time captain of the Indian team.
India won the first match of the series against New Zealand by five wickets in Jaipur followed by seven wickets in Ranchi.
Rohit likes the Eden Garden pitch
The Eden Garden ground has always been special for Rohit Sharma, this is the same ground where Rohit Sharma became a ‘Hitman’ after playing an innings of 264 runs against Sri Lanka. Apart from this, Rohit has played many memorable fairies here. At the same time, under Rohit’s captaincy, Mumbai Indians won the IPL trophy by playing the final at this ground for 2 out of 5 times.
Let us tell you in easy points some memorable fairies played by Rohit at the Eden Gardens-
1. 177 vs West Indies
On November 7, 2013, at his favorite stadium, Rohit Sharma became the 14th Indian batsman to score a century on Test debut.
2. 264 vs Sri Lanka
With this innings, he became the first batsman to score 2 double centuries in international one-day cricket. Earlier in November 2013, Rohit had scored 209 runs against Australia.
3. 98 & 109 vs KKR (IPL)
It was at the Eden Gardens that Rohit scored his first IPL century. In 2012, he played a brilliant innings of 109 runs against KKR.