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India captain Rohit Sharma was in sublime touch in the first T20I against West Indies, and he went on to play a knock of 64 runs off just 44 balls, with the help of seven fours and two sixes. Along the course of this innings, Rohit went past New Zealand batter Martin Guptill to become the leading run-scorer in men’s T20Is. Rohit now has 3,443 runs in the shortest format in 129 matches with 27 fifties and 4 centuries.
On the other hand, When it comes to the New- Zeelander, Guptill has 3,399 runs in 116 matches, with the help of 20 fifties and three centuries. Rohit’s average is 32.48, while Guptill’s average is 32.37.
Former Indian team captain Virat Kohli is in the third spot with 3,308 runs to his name in 99 matches at an astounding average of 50.12. Ireland’s Paul Sterling is in the fourth spot on the list with 2,894 runs, while Australia skipper Aaron Finch takes the fifth spot with 2,855 runs.
Meanwhile, in the first T20I between the India and West Indies, India batted first and posted 190/6 in 20 overs. Rohit played a 64-run knock, while Dinesh Karthik played an unbeaten 41-run knock in just 19 balls, with the help of four fours and two sixes. His superb knock helped the Men in Blue set up a big total, and it left the West Indies with no chance of coming back into the game.
The West Indies were never in the chase and they fell like nine pins, which ensured that the Men in Blue get a good 68-run win and start the five-match T20 series on a high with a vital 1-0 lead going into the second game, which is scheduled to be held in St Kitts in two days time.
When it came to the bowling, Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi picked up two wickets each as the Men in Blue registered a big win to start the series on a great note after reducing West Indies to 122/8 in 20 overs.