KL Rahul Completes Sixth T20I Half-Century During IND vs BAN 3rd T20I Match, Overtakes Gautam Gambhir As India’s Seventh Highest Run-Scorer
Kl Rahul hit his sixth half-century in T20Is during the 3rd and final Twenty20 International encounter between India and Bangladesh at Nagpur. Rahul in the process also overtook compatriot Gautam Gambhir to become India’s seventh-highest run-scorer in Twenty20 Internationals. The right-hander, who arrived following the dismissal of stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, hit seven boundaries from 33 deliveries to complete his fifty. Rahul with his sixth half-century also overtook Suresh Raina (5) to become India’s sixth-highest half-centurion in T20I cricket. He, however, didn’t last long and was dismissed just two deliveries after completing his sixth half-century in T20I cricket. India vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Score of 3rd T20I Match.
Rahul, 27, reached the milestone with a double off Soumya Sarkar in the fifth delivery of 12th over. He nudged the ball towards deep backward point to complete his maiden fifty against Bangladesh. He started cautiously following the departure of Rohit -- who was cleaned by Shafiul Islam in only the second over -- and only got off the mark in the fourth delivery that he faced before speeding up the run-rate. Shikhar Dhawan Completes 1500 T20I Runs During India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I 2019, Becomes 5th Indian Cricketer to Reach the Milestone.
He has now scored 974 runs from 31 T20I matches, overtaking Gambhir's tally of 932 runs from 37 games. Rahul also joined Yuvraj Singh on fouth in the list for most fifty-plus scores for Indian batsmen. Rahul, who has hit six half-centuries and two hundred, has eight fifty-plus scores the same as Yuvraj, who hit eight fifties. Gambhir, who Rahul overtook in Indian T20I run-scoring charts, has seven fifties.
From one run off four deliveries, Rahul smashed Shafiul for consecutive boundaries to get going. He also survived a difficult chance from the same bowler with Aminul missing a tough chance. Rahul was on 18 from 12 deliveries when he survived a dropped chance and made most of it to reach his half-century 21 balls later. India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I Latest Scorecard.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh were off to a great start after skipper Mahmudullah had called right and sent India to bat. Shafiul, who had Rohit caught behind in the first T20I game at Delhi, clean-bowled him in just the second bowler to give Bangladesh a perfect start. Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan swung his bat for a couple of boundaries before following his captain to the pavilion. But Rahul and Shreyas Iyer then stuck together to resurrect India’s innings with a 61-run stand.