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India vs South Africa 2nd T20: Rohit Sharma Became The First Indian Captain To Score 500 Runs In T20Is In A Year

Team India defeated South Africa by 16 runs in a high-scoring match to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. For the first time, the Indian team has managed to win a T20 series in India against South Africa. The first T20 series between the two was played in India in 2015. Batting first after losing the toss, India scored 237 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.

In reply, South Africa also put in full force, but the team could only score 221 runs for 3 wickets. The batsmen dominated this match. KL Rahul (57), Rohit Sharma (43), Suryakumar Yadav (61), and Virat Kohli (49) batted brilliantly for India. At the same time, David Miller scored a brilliant century for South Africa and scored an unbeaten 106. Quinton de Kock also remained unbeaten on 69.

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India vs South Africa 2nd T20: Rohit first Indian captain to score 500 runs in T20I in a year

Rohit scored 43 runs in 37 balls in the second T20 against South Africa. He also hit 7 fours and 1 six in his innings. With this, 500 runs have been completed in this calendar year in his T20. With this, Hitman became the first Indian captain to score 500 runs in a calendar in T20 International cricket.

Rohit has scored 540 runs at an average of 27 in 22 T20 Internationals this year. Earlier in the year 2018, Rohit had scored 590 runs in 19 T20 Internationals with the help of two centuries and 3 half-centuries. This was Rohit’s overall 400th T20I match.

Here Virat Kohli has completed 11,000 runs in T20. Kohli’s 11 thousand runs were completed as soon as he scored the 19th run. Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, and Shoaib Malik have done this before him. Kohli played an innings of 49 runs. He has 11030 runs in 354 T20 matches. Apart from this, many records should be made in this match.

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