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Rohit's T20 records, 'dying' Test cricket and more - Cricket News Today, 8th February 2019

Aadya Sharma
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08 Feb 2019, 20:24 IST

Welcome to Sportskeeda Cricket's daily segment Cricket News Today, which provides you with a healthy dose of trending news from the cricketing world.

The New Zealand-India T20I are heading for a finish, while T20 leagues in Bangladesh and Australia are also nearing their end. At Sportskeeda, fans will always be in touch with the sport. Be it match day or even a boring, non-match day, there's loads to catch up on the cricketing front.

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# Rohit Sharma becomes T20I's highest run-getter

India's interim captain Rohit Sharma became the highest run-getter in T20I cricket, overtaking New Zealand's Martin Guptill after the second T20I at Auckland. His 16th T20I half-century powered the Indian team to a win, helping the side level the series 1-1.

During his innings, he also completed 100 sixes in T20I cricket, becoming the first Indian to achieve this feat. He is only the third batsman, after Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle, to complete a century of maximums in T20I cricket.

Incidentally, Rohit Sharma also entered the top-5 list of most sixes by a player in international cricket.

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