India overtakes Australia, creates new T20I world record

India's eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second T20I at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot was its 41st win while chasing in T20Is, overtaking Australia's 40.

Rohit Sharma smashed a blistering 43-ball 85 in his 100th T20I to help India down Bangladesh with ease.   -  AP

India's eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second T20I at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot was its 41st win while chasing in T20Is. Rohit Sharma and Co. went past Australia's record of 40 victories in the shortest format of the game.

India also has a better win percentage than Australia. India has 61 times and ended up winning on 41 of those occasions. Australia, on the other hand, has successfully chased 40 times out of 69 matches.

Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma also became the first Indian male cricketer and second in world cricket to complete 100 T20 Internationals when he took the field during the second match against Bangladesh on Thursday.

Shoaib Malik (111 games) from Pakistan is the only player to have played more than 100 T20 Internationals. Rohit had earlier surpassed Virat Kohli’s record to become the highest run-getter in the T20I format of the game.