KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma made a terrific start in the Super 4 game against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022 at the Dubai International Stadium.
They went after the bowlers from the first over and added a valuable 54 runs in 5.1 overs.
While Rohit scored 28 off 16 balls, with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes, Rahul amassed 28 off 20 balls, laced with 2 sixes and a four.
This was their 14th fifty-plus partnership in the shortest format of the game. They surpassed Ireland’s pair of Paul Stirling & Kevin O’Brien, who stitched 13 such partnerships.
Most 50+ partnerships in men’s T20Is
14 – Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul
13 – Paul Stirling & Kevin O’Brien
12 – Martin Guptill & Kane Williamson
12 – Paul Stirling & Andy Balbirnie
12 – Kyle Coetzer & George Munsey
Earlier, Babar Azam invited India to bat first. Rahul and Rohit, who were battling for form, finally showed their class but were dismissed against the run of a play.