Rohit Sharma Makes History by Leading India to the T20 World Cup Final, Surpassing Babar Azam’s Major Captaincy Record

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Rohit Sharma surpassed Babar Azam’s captaincy record as India defeated England in the T20 World Cup semi-finals. India overcame defending champions England in the T20 World Cup 2024 semi-finals in Guyana, demonstrating their peak performance. India’s triumph secured their place in the final, when they will meet South Africa. With the win, Rohit Sharma became the most successful T20I captain with 49 wins, surpassing Pakistan’s Babar Azam (48). India maintained their second-longest winning streak in T20Is with their 11th win (December 2023 to June 2024).

The previous best was 12 wins between November 2021 and February 2022. Meanwhile, finalists South Africa have the most wins in a single T20 World Cup edition, with 8* this year, while India is second with 7*. India won the toss and decided to bat in the rain-soaked encounter. Rohit‘s half-century (57 off 39 balls) helped India reach 171/7 in 20 overs, setting a target of 172 runs. Meanwhile, Chris Jordan claimed three wickets for England. Chasing 172, England were bowled out for 103 in 16.4 overs by Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel, who delivered figures of 3/19 and 3/23.

Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah has two dismissals. After the match, India captain Rohit stated, “It’s quite nice to win this game. We worked extremely hard as a team. To win this game in that manner required a tremendous effort from everyone. We did an excellent job adapting to the conditions. The conditions were a little hard, so we had to adjust, and that has been our success story up until this game. We adapted to the situations and performed admirably in them.”

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