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Rohit Sharma Creates History: Becomes First Indian to Hit 300 Sixes in ODIs

Rohit Sharma, the Indian cricketer, achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first Indian player to hit 300 sixes in One Day Internationals (ODIs). Discover more about his incredible feat and his impact on the game.

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Rohit Sharma's quickfire half-century during ODI World Cup 2023 India vs Pakistan 12th Match at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

In a breathtaking display of power hitting, Rohit Sharma, the captain of Team India, etched his name in the record books as he became the first Indian cricketer to hit 300 sixes in One Day Internationals (ODIs). This remarkable achievement took place during the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup 2023. With this feat, Rohit Sharma further solidified his position as one of the most prolific six-hitters in international cricket.

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Also Read ICC World Cup 2023 India vs Pakistan 12th Match Highlights


A Record-Breaking Innings

Rohit Sharma's incredible innings of 86 runs off just 63 balls against Pakistan showcased his ability to dominate the opposition's bowlers and enthralled fans around the world. Prior to this match, Rohit had already surpassed the legendary West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle as the leading six-hitter in international cricket. His century against Afghanistan, where he scored a blistering 131 runs off just 84 balls, included an impressive display of 16 boundaries and 5 maximums, resulting in a staggering strike rate of 155.95.

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Indian Bowlers Dominate Pakistan

While Rohit Sharma's batting heroics stole the limelight, the Indian bowlers displayed exceptional skill and precision to dismantle Pakistan's batting lineup. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja all played crucial roles in restricting Pakistan to a total of 191 runs in just 42.5 overs.


Also Read Indian Bowlers Shines as Pakistan get Dismissed for 191 in the World Cup 2023

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India's Unbeaten Streak Against Pakistan

The match between India and Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup 2023 marked the eighth encounter between these arch-rivals in World Cup history. Remarkably, India emerged victorious in all seven previous clashes, further emphasizing their dominance over Pakistan in this prestigious tournament.


The Early Phase of the Match

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Pakistan's openers, Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq, made a positive start against the disciplined bowling attack of India. However, Mohammed Siraj's precision and skill paid off when he trapped Abdullah Shafique leg before wicket in the eighth over. Despite this early setback, Imam-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam attempted to stabilize the innings and maintain a healthy scoring rate.

 

ICC World Cup Points Table 2023

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India's Spinners Take Control

India's spinners, especially Kuldeep Yadav, played a crucial role in stifling Pakistan's batting lineup. With excellent control and variation, Kuldeep Yadav restricted the scoring rate and created opportunities for his team. However, a review saved Mohammad Rizwan after an lbw appeal, as the ball was deemed to be straying down the leg side.


Kuldeep Yadav's Double Blow

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Kuldeep Yadav's magical spell turned the game in India's favor as he dismissed Saud Shakeel and Iftikhar Ahmed in quick succession in the 33rd over. This double blow further weakened Pakistan's batting lineup and increased the pressure on the remaining batsmen.


Bumrah and Jadeja Seal the Victory

Jasprit Bumrah, known for his deceptive bowling, bamboozled Mohammad Rizwan with a brilliant delivery that dismantled the stumps. Rizwan fell agonizingly short of his half-century against India. Bumrah continued his dominance and quickly accounted for Shadab Khan, further tightening India's grip on the match.

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Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja also contributed to Pakistan's collapse, dismissing Mohammad Nawaz and Hasan Ali, respectively. Jadeja's dismissal of Haris Rauf marked the end of Pakistan's innings, with the team being bowled out for 191 runs in 42.5 overs.

 

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule


Indian Fans and Stadium Atmosphere

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, where the match took place, was a sea of blue as Indian fans turned out in full force to support their team. The passionate crowd transformed into the twelfth man, creating an electrifying atmosphere that fueled the Indian players' performance.

 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues


Conclusion

Rohit Sharma's achievement of hitting 300 sixes in ODIs cements his status as one of the most destructive batsmen in the modern era. His incredible ability to clear the boundaries with ease has made him a formidable force in international cricket. With the support of a talented bowling unit and fervent fans, Team India continues to dominate arch-rivals Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup. This historic match will be remembered as another milestone in India's cricketing legacy.

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