Team India etched its name in the cricketing annals by securing a record-breaking 136th T20I victory, outclassing Australia in a nail-biting encounter at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur. This triumph not only sealed the series for India but also catapulted them to the top of the T20I win charts, overtaking arch-rivals Pakistan.
World Record for Most T20I Wins
India’s remarkable journey to this historic feat unfolded during the 4th T20I clash against Australia, where they clinched a thrilling 20-run victory. This win ensured an unassailable 3-1 lead in the ongoing five-match series, setting the stage for a celebratory finish in the final game at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium on December 3.
With 136 wins in 214 matches, Team India surpassed Pakistan to claim the top spot for the most T20I wins in cricket history. The Men in Blue have firmly established themselves as a T20I powerhouse, joining Pakistan and New Zealand in the exclusive club of teams with over 100 victories in the format.
Match Highlights and Player of the Match
Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Australia faced a resilient Indian batting lineup. Despite early setbacks, Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma’s explosive partnership propelled India to a competitive total of 164. Axar Patel emerged as the hero with a brilliant three-wicket spell, turning the game decisively in India’s favour. Ravi Bishnoi’s exceptional bowling, securing one wicket for 17 runs in four overs, added to the team’s stellar performance.
India’s ascendancy in the T20I format has garnered attention from cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Commenting on the achievement, cricket experts lauded India’s consistency and dominance in the shortest format. With the series already secured, the Men in Blue aim to maintain their winning momentum in the final encounter, further solidifying their reputation as T20I giants.