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Records broken during India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I
20 Dec 2017
India comfortably defeated Sri Lanka by 93 runs in the 1st of three-match T20I series at Cuttack.
The hosts set a target of 181 for the Lankans to chase, with KL Rahul putting on a good show scoring 61 off 48 balls. The Islanders, however, were bundled out by the brilliance of Indian spin attack.
Let's look at the records broken during the match.
Chahal becomes the leading wicket-taker of 2017
Having taken 4 wickets against Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I, Yuzvendra Chahal became the leading T20I wicket-taker of 2017.
Chahal has 19 wickets from his 10 matches this year.
17 is the second highest number of wickets taken this year, the record for which is jointly held by Afghanistan's Rashid Khan and West Indies bowler Kesrick Williams.
Most dismissals in T20I by a keeper or fielder
Dhoni has set a world record for most dismissals in the T20I format- 74 (47 catches, 27 stumpings), taking over AD de Villiers who has 72 dismissals (44 catches as fielder, 21 catches as wicket-keeper and 7 stumpings).
Rohit Sharma's 1500-run milestone
Only the second Indian
While Rohit Sharma did not have a great day at the office with a disappointing 17 runs from his outing at the Barabati stadium, he did manage to set a landmark.
Rohit became the only second Indian batsman to cross the 1500-run milestone in the T20 cricket today (1502 in 69 matches).
With 1956, only Virat Kohli has more runs than him from India.
Indian batsman dismissed most by a bowler
Rohit Sharma is the most dismissed Indian batsman by a bowler across all formats since 2010. With today's dismissal, Angelo Matthews has now taken his wicket the most number of times, 10. This is followed by Kohli's dismissal by Graeme Swann, 8.
MSD becomes the third highest T20I run-getter for India
Dhoni surpasses Raina
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is now the third highest T20I run scorer for India.
The former Indian captain with his 39 off 22 knock now has 1320 runs to his name from 84 matches, crossing Suresh Raina (1307) to achieve this feat.
Only Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have more T20I runs than Dhoni.
Most sixes on last ball of 20th over in T20Is
Known for his signature last ball six move, Dhoni has the most sixes, 5 on the final ball of 20th over in T20Is.