IND vs BAN: Shreyas Iyer’s 5th half-century in 10 innings, leaving Dhawan-Gil behind became number-1
Shreyas Iyer hits half-century in 2nd ODI against Bangladesh
This is Iyer’s fifth half-century in last 10 innings
New Delhi. Like the first ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur, India did not start well in the second match as well. India lost 4 wickets for 65 runs. Due to the injury of captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli started the innings with Shikhar Dhawan. But, Kohli got out cheaply. Kohli came down to open after 8 years. But, got out after scoring 5 runs. Dhawan failed once again and KL Rahul, who scored a half-century in the last match, returned to the pavilion after scoring 14 runs. In such a difficult situation, Shreyas Iyer took the lead and worked to get Team India out of trouble.
Even though Shreyas Iyer’s place in the T20 team is not confirmed. But, his brilliant performance continues in ODIs. Iyer hit a half-century in the second ODI. This was his fifth half-century in the last 10 innings. At the same time, in his ODI career, he crossed the 50-run mark for the 14th time. During this, Iyer made another record in his name. He became the fastest batsman to score 1500 runs in ODIs from India. He achieved this position in just 34 innings.
Before Iyer, this record was in the name of KL Rahul. He had completed 1500 runs in ODIs in 36 innings. Iyer missed out on scoring a century. He scored 82 runs in 102 balls. Iyer made an important partnership of 107 runs with Akshar Patel for the fifth wicket and got India back in the match.
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With this, Iyer became the highest run-scorer for India in ODIs this year. He left behind Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill. Iyer has now scored more than 700 runs in 16 matches. He had scored a century and 6 half-centuries in 2022 till this match. Dhawan has scored 685 runs in 21 matches so far this year. At the same time, Gill has 638 runs in 12 matches.
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Tags: India vs Bangladesh, KL Rahul, shikhar dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 07, 2022, 18:58 IST
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