In the 37th league match of the T20 World Cup 2021 to India, Scotland had given a target of 86 runs to win. It was not very difficult for India to achieve this target, but it was a bit difficult for them to achieve this target in 7.1 overs. According to calculations, if India had achieved this target in 7.1 overs, then their run rate would have been better than Afghanistan and New Zealand, but Team India achieved this target in 6.3 overs and increased their run rate to New Zealand and Afghanistan. Did it even better. In this victory of India, the innings of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma contributed tremendously. Although Rohit got out for 30, KL played an innings that became memorable in many ways.
KL breaks Gautam Gambhir’s record-
KL Rahul completed his half-century in this match in 18 balls. Although he was dismissed after scoring 50 runs in 19 balls, but during his innings he hit 3 sixes and 6 fours. His strike rate was 263.16. At the same time, he also became the second fastest batsman to score the second fastest half-century in T20 International cricket for India and broke Gautam Gambhir’s record. Earlier, Gautam Gambhir had scored a half-century in 19 balls and was at number two, but now KL Rahul has come at number two by doing this feat in 18 balls. The record for India’s fastest half-century in T20Is is in the name of Yuvraj Singh, who did this feat in 12 balls.
KL Rahul breaks Glenn Maxwell’s record-
KL Rahul did an amazing job of scoring the third fastest half-century in the T20 World Cup and equaled Maxwell. Now Rahul and Maxwell have come jointly at number three in terms of scoring the fastest half-century in the T20 World Cup. Both have done this amazing in 18-18 balls. At the same time, Stephen Mayberg is at number two while Yuvraj Singh is present at number one.
Batsman who scored the fastest half-century in T20 World Cup-
12 balls – Yuvraj Singh v England (2007)
17 balls – Stephen Mayberg v Ireland (2014)
18 balls – KL Rahul v Scotland (2021)
18 balls – Glenn Maxwell v Pakistan (2014)
Top three batsmen who scored the most runs for India in T20WC powerplay-
50 – KL Rahul v Scotland (2021)
41 – Rohit Sharma v West Indies (2016)
40 – Virender Sehwag v New Zealand (2007)