HAMILTON: Rohit Sharma became the highest run-scorer in Twenty20 internationals as India beat New Zealand to level the three-match series at 1-1.
The opener, 31, hit 50 off 29 balls as India chased 159 to win by seven wickets with seven balls to spare in Auckland.
He now has 2,288 runs, surpassing New Zealand’s Martin Guptill’s 2,272.
Rohit, who made his T20 debut for India against England in 2007, averages 32.68 from 92 matches.
He has scored four centuries and 16 fifties, with a strike-rate of 138.41.
New Zealand’s Suzie Bates is the leading scorer in women’s T20 internationals with 3,076 runs at an average of 30.76 in 110 matches.