Rohit Sharma bags a special IPL record; joins an Elite list of Players

Rohit Sharma bags a special IPL record; joins an Elite list of players.
Mumbai Indians are taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad in the 25th game of the 16th edition of the IPL. Both teams have had a similar performance in the tournament so far.

MI and SRH each have won two games out of four. It was the Sunrisers who won the toss and decided to bowl first. MI had a brilliant start, with both openers adding 41 runs in 4.4 overs. The MI skipper Rohit Sharma was the first wicket to fell.

He scored 28 off 18 balls, including six boundaries. With his knock, Rohit also entered an elite list of batters in the IPL. On Tuesday, Rohit completed his 6,000 runs in the IPL and became only the fourth batter to do so. Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and David Warner are ahead of him.

He achieved this landmark in the third over of the inning off Washington Sundar. Batting first, MI posted a challenging total of 192/5. Ishan Kishan also played well for his 31-ball 38, with three fours and two sixes.

MI lost Ishan and Suryakumar Yadav (7) in the 12th over by Marco Jansen. But after that, MI had a 56-run stand between Cameron Green and Tilak Varma for the fourth wicket. Varma played a good cameo of 37 off 17, with two fours and four sixes.

But once he got out, Tim David joined Green at the crease. Both batters added 41 runs off just 21 balls. David made 16 off 11, while Green scored his maiden IPL half-century. He remained unbeaten on 64 off 40 balls, including six fours and two sixes.

MI is sitting at the 8th spot with four points and a NRR of -0.389, while SRH is at the ninth spot with four points and a NRR of -0.822. The winner of the game will move up to the middle of the table.

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