Indian T20 record: Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer has eclipsed an Indian T20 batting record during his 147 off 55 balls against Sikkim in the 2018-19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which is the third-highest score in the format in India.
Iyer’s whirlwind hundred beat the previous highest by an Indian batsman in T20s, an unbeaten 128 scored by Rishabh Pant for Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL.
His 147 stands as the seventh-highest individual score in all T20 cricket.
HIGHEST SCORES BY INDIANS IN T20 CRICKET
Iyer’s innings contained 15 sixes, which broke the existing record 11 by Murali Vijay to set a new mark – that of the most by an Indian in a T20.
Overall, this is the fourth most ever hit by a batsman in T20s.
MOST SIXES IN A T20 INNINGS
Spurred by Iyer’s hundred, during which he took 35 off one over from Sikkim pacer Tashi Bhalla, Mumbai ended on 258/4 at Indore.