Team India's new vice-captain in T20Is, KL Rahul, has dropped out of the top 5 in the latest ICC T20I Rankings for Batters.

Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team beat Scotland by eight wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai on Friday. India, who were in a must-win scenario, claimed a dominating victory to move up to third in the points table in Group 2. This was India’s second victory from four games in the ongoing tournament.

Put into bat, Scotland were never assured of their approach, being bundled out for a paltry 85 in just 17.5 overs. Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja claimed six wickets between them. In reply, Team India (89/2) got past the target in just 6.3 overs. The NRR of India is +1.619, which is now the best in Group 2.

Scotland batters were never in the game, losing wickets at regular intervals after the openers added 13 runs. George Munsey was the top run-scorer with a 24-run knock (4 fours, 1 six). The likes of Michael Leask (21) and Calum Macleod (16) got to double digits and helped Scotland surpass the 80-run mark.

The day belonged to the Indian bowlers, who were on the money with Ravindra Jadeja picking up three wickets alongside pacer Shami. Team India needed to come up in an aggressive manner with the bat and openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma provided the impetus. They shared a 70-run stand to lay the platform for an easy win.

Here are the records scripted by the Indian cricket team with this superb win.

KL Rahul smashes joint-third fastest half-century in World T20

Rahul smashed a brilliant 50-run knock, facing 19 deliveries. Notably, Rahul brought up his fifty from just 18 balls, hitting six fours and three maximums. Rahul’s effort means that this is now the joint-third fastest half-century in the T20 World Cup history after Yuvraj Singh (12 balls) vs England in Durban, 2007 and Stephan Myburgh (17 balls) vs Ireland in Sylhet, 2014.

Rahul gets past AB de Villiers

Rahul has now got to 1,697 runs in T20Is at an average of 39.46. The right-handed batter has overtaken the likes of Umar Akmal (1,690) and AB de Villiers (1,672) in terms of T20I runs. Rahul registered his 14th T20I fifty as well, besides getting past 150 fours in the format (153).

Unique numbers for Rohit in T20 WC

Rohit hit a 16-ball 30. He smashed five fours and a maximum. The veteran batter has 791 runs in the T20 World Cup and has gone past 70-plus fours (73), becoming the fifth player to do so after Mahela Jayawardene (111), Chris Gayle (78), T Dilshan (101), and Virat Kohli (78).

Bumrah becomes India’s highest wicket-taker in T20Is

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah bowled a superb spell, taking two scalps from 3.4 overs, conceding 10 runs and bowling a maiden. Bumrah is now India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is. He has claimed 64 scalps at 19.85, surpassing wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (63 wickets).

Notable records for Jadeja and Shami

India’s left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed 3/15 from his four overs. His tally is now the fourth-best by an Indian spinner in an ICC T20 World Cup match. Jadeja now has 43 T20I wickets, going past Hardik Pandya (42) and is India’s fifth-highest wicket-taker. Meanwhile, this is the fourth instance when two Indian bowlers each took three-plus wickets in a T20 World Cup match. Shami took 3/15 as well.

Highest PP total for Team India

India posted 82/2 in the powerplay overs (1-6). Notably, this is now Team India’s best score in PP overs (T20Is). The previous best tally for Team India was 78/2 versus South Africa in Johannesburg, 2018. Meanwhile, the score of 82/2 is also the fifth-highest score in the powerplay overs in T20 World Cup history. Earlier, India had managed 75/5 combined in the PP overs against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively.

Largest victory for India in terms of balls remaining

The Indian cricket team had 81 balls to spare in tonight’s win over Scotland in Dubai. This is now the third-largest victory by balls remaining in T20 World Cup history. Also, this is India’s largest victory by balls remaining in T20Is.

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