Shreyas Iyer, Syed Mushtaq Ali 2019
Shreyas Iyer (Image Courtesy: Twitter)

Round 1 of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 has already seen quite a few scintillating performances. First, it was Cheteshwar Pujara, who registered a century against Railways and now, it is the turn of Shreyas Iyer, who smashed the highest score by an Indian in T20 history. During the course, he also bagged quite a few records as well.

It was a stunning effort from Shreyas Iyer, who completely took things in control to push Mumbai for a massive tally of 258 runs on the board in the 20 overs. They fell short of five runs to go past the 263-mark currently held by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Australia.

Shreyas Iyer, Syed Mushtaq Ali 2019
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

Shreyas Iyer slammed 55-ball 147:

His brilliant knock of 147 runs came in 55 balls by numbering as many as 15 sixes and 7 fours. He was well supported by Surya Kumar Yadav, who scored 63 runs off 33 balls. In fact, Mumbai got a good chance of creating the history but, only managed to get 45 runs in the last 5 overs, which saw them 5 runs short to the record total.

Earlier in the innings, Mumbai lost Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane for cheap scores. They both walked back for 22 runs on the board. However, then came the solid show from Iyer and Surya Kumar, who stitched 213-run partnership for the third wicket.

Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu, Six Backups For Ambati Rayudu
Shreyas Iyer (Photo Credit: BCCI)

The previous highest score by an individual was Rishabh Pant, who scored 128 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. For Sikkim, Milind Kumar was the only standout bowler, who picked up 2 wickets. A bowler named Tansi Pintso has given away 35 runs in an over while Lee Yong gave 26 runs in an over.

Perhaps, this knock would certainly push the selectors to have a look at him at the number 4 slot for India. So far, he has played 6 ODIs and the same number of T20Is for India, scoring close to 300 runs across the two formats.

In between, Delhi Capitals would be happy for the performance of Shreyas Iyer, as they trusted him to lead the side in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League 2019.

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