Rohit Sharma Overtakes Martin Guptill As Batsman With Most Runs in T20Is
Rohit Sharma acknowledges the crowd after scoring half-century during India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I. (Photo: Getty Images)

India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma during the second T20 International against New Zealand at the Eden Park in Auckland overtook Martin Guptill as the batsman with most runs in T20Is. The right-handed batsman needed 35 runs at the start of the innings to go past Guptill as the highest run-scorer in T20Is. Rohit achieved the feat in style as he smashed Ish Sodhi for a huge six over backward square leg. IND vs NZ 2nd T20I Live Score Updates.

Interestingly, Rohit also completed the feat of 100 sixes in T20Is. The 30-year-old batsman has scored four centuries in T20Is, the most in game’s shortest format. Rohit, however, was dismissed on an individual score of 50 by Sodhi. It was his 20th fifty-plus score in T20Is, the most in the world.

Rohit now tops the list with 2288 runs from 92 matches while Guptill has now dropped to second with 2272 runs from 76 matches. Pakistan’s experienced batsman Shoaib Malik is at number three with 2263 runs from 111 matches. India’s regular captain Virat Kohli is at number four with 2167 runs from 65 matches. Former New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum completes the top five with 2140 runs from 71 matches.

Most Runs in T20Is

Batsman Span Mat Inns NO Runs
Rohit Sharma (INDIA) 2007-2019 92 84 14 2288
Martin Guptill (NZ) 2009-2019 76 74 7 2272
Shoaib Malik (ICC/PAK) 2006-2019 111 104 30 2263
Virat Kohli (INDIA) 2010-2018 65 60 16 2167
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 2005-2015 71 70 10 2140

Meanwhile, India are looking to draw level in the three-match series against New Zealand. The men in Blue lost the first T20I by 80 runs. At the time of writing this report, India, chasing 159, were well on course for a win with eight wickets in hand.