IND vs. NEP: Indian captain Rohit made a great record against Nepal, and left Sachin-Virat behind!
In the fifth match of Asia Cup 2023, Indian captain Rohit Sharma made a great record in his name by scoring a half-century against Nepal. Rohit Sharma has become the Indian batsman with the most number of half-centuries in Asia Cup history.
Rohit Sharma scored his 10th half-century in Asia Cup history and 49th fifty of his ODI career. The Indian captain completed his half-century by hitting a four-over mid-on on the fifth ball of the 13th over of the innings by Sompal Kami. He completed his fifty in 39 balls with the help of 5 fours and three sixes.
Before Rohit Sharma, the record of scoring most half-centuries in the Asia Cup was held in the name of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar had scored 9 half-centuries in Asia Cup history. Former Indian captain Virat Kohli occupies the third place in this list, he has scored 8 half-centuries in Asia Cup history.
Rohit Sharma (74*) and Shubman Gill (67*) shared a match-winning partnership of 147 runs against Nepal. In the match played at Pallekele Stadium, Nepal elected to bat first and the entire team was all out for 230 runs in 48.2 overs. In response, India got a revised target of 145 runs in 23 overs due to rain.
In Asia Cup history, the Indian team is at number 1 in terms of winning by 8 or more wickets. India has won by a margin of 8 or more wickets 16 times in Asia Cup history. Pakistan and Sri Lanka jointly occupy second place in this list. Both of them won thrice by a margin of 8 or more wickets. Afghanistan registered a win in this style and made its place on the list.