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Rohit Sharma Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar, Sets Big Record In Asia Cup

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India is busy with Asia Cup 2022. India topped their group stage and made it through super 4. But India’s performance in super 4 was not up to the mark. India lost 2 consecutive matches of Super 4. The chances of getting into the final are how Afghanistan performs against Pakistan. India lost to arch-rival Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the super 4. Both matches were nail-biting and went up to the last overs. Both times the opposition-held their nerves and took the match away from India. Amidst all negatives, there were some positives for Men In Blue. Rohit Sharma, the skipper of the Indian team, created a record after surpassing Sachin Tendulkar.

Rohit Sharma’s record in Asia Cup 2022.

During India vs Sri Lanka match, Rohit Sharma batted superbly. During this course, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s runs tally in Asia Cup. Sachin has scored 971 runs in 23 matches. Although he played all ODI format of Asia Cup. Rohit Sharma with his brilliant innings surpassed this tally and his present runs tally stands at 1016 runs in 31 matches. He is just behind Only Sanath Jayasuriya  (1220 runs in 25 matches) and Kumar Sangakkara (1075 in 24 matches).

India vs Sri Lanka Match Review

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first. Indian openers could not give a proper start and KL Rahul got out early. He was quickly followed by Virat Kohli who got out on duck. But Rohit Sharma played fearlessly and scored a brilliant 72. He tried to increase the run rate and in course of doing it he got out. Suryakumar did try to stitch a good partnership with him but departed after him. Rishabh Pant came out to the middle and did play some lavish shorts but could not convert it into big innings. The same case is with Hardik and Deepak. The last overs of Indian innings was dependent on tail-enders, and how many runs they are able to score. India managed to score 173 in the given 20 overs.

Sri Lanka on the other end played superbly. The opening partnership was near to 100s. They continued to play with a good required rate. But the poor bowling of India could not take chances. India surprised them in middle overs and they were a bit lucky as many balls landed in no man’s land. The Lankans held their nerves well. The match did go to the last overs, but the Indians could not manage to win.

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