Rinku Singh
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The 26-year-old India National Cricket Team middle-order batsman Rinku Singh once again played an outrageous innings in the T20 Internationals (T20Is) and helped his team post a mammoth total on the board.

India and Australia are locking horns with each other in the second T20I of the five-match series at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, November 26.

The young Indian batting unit delivered an exceptional performance under the leadership of Suryakumar Yadav and India were able to post a mammoth total of 235/4 on the board. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan, and Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed sensational half-centuries while Rinku Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Varma provided the finishing touches.

Rinku Singh in particular was stupendous with the bat and he looked very cool and calm while destroying the Aussie bowlers. He smashed 31 runs off 9 balls, with 4 fours and 2 sixes.

Rinku Singh smashed 25 runs off Sean Abbott’s 19th over to put India in a dominant position. Overall, he is one of the most dangerous batters in the world in the death overs. While batting in overs 19-20 in T20Is, he has smashed 93 runs off 28 balls, with a strike rate of 332.14. He has also smashed 9 fours and 8 sixes during this period.

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The total of 235/4 posted by India is now the highest ever in the first innings of the IND vs AUS T20I.

Highest first-innings scores in IND vs AUS T20Is

235/4 – India, Thiruvananthapuram, 2023

208/3 – Australia, Visakhapatnam, 2023

208/6 – India, Mohali, 2022

201/7 – Australia, Rajkot, 2013

197/5 – Australia, Sydney, 2016

194/5 – Australia, Sydney, 2020

190/4 – India, Bengaluru, 2019

Also, this was the fourth-highest first-innings score by India in T20Is.

Highest first-innings scores for India in T20Is

260/5 vs SL, Indore, 2017

240/3 vs WI, Mumbai WS, 2019

237/3 vs SA, Guwahati, 2022

235/4 vs AUS, Thiruvananthapuram, 2023

234/4 vs NZ, Ahmedabad, 2023

Highest innings scores vs Australia in T20Is

243/6 – New Zealand, Auckland, 2018

235/4 – India, Thiruvananthapuram, 2023

221/5 – England, Birmingham, 2018

219/7 – New Zealand, Dunedin, 2021

214/6 – New Zealand, Christchurch, 2010

Here’s How X Reacted To Rinku Singh’s Heroics:

https://twitter.com/IamRajPaladi/status/1728796895395655759?t=xQq8aEgrFH4MGlm0BmyVtw&s=19

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