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Dealing in maximums! Rohit Sharma equals MS Dhoni's record for most ODI sixes for India

Rohit needs just another shot over the boundary rope to hit the most sixes for India in ODI cricket. 

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New Delhi Published on: January 28, 2019 17:18 IST
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Rohit smashed two sixes in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand

Team India's vice-captain Rohit Sharma has equalled former skipper MS Dhoni's record for most sixes in ODI cricket for India as he has now smashed 215 sixes. Rohit achieved the feat in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Monday. 

However, Dhoni has hit a total of 222 sixes in 337 ODIs, where only 215 have been hit for India. Rohit now has 215 sixes in 199 ODIs, where he scored 62 off 77 balls, which included three fours and two sixes. 

With Virat Kohli being rested for the remaining two ODIs against New Zealand after taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, Rohit will lead the Men in Blue and it seems quite evident that Rohit will surpass Dhoni's record in the upcoming ODIs. 

Rohit needs just another shot over the boundary rope to hit the most sixes for India in ODI cricket. 

The Men in Blue went on to comfortably win the five-match ODIs series 3-0, with two matches more to be played. 

With an unassailable lead in the five-match series, skipper Virat Kohli signed off his tour Down Under on a high with a first ODI series win in New Zealand in 10 years. However, it is to be noted that prior to this, India played just one series here since the one in 2009.

It was a complete team effort after the bowlers shot New Zealand out for 243 in 49 overs with all-rounder Hardik Pandya (2/45 in 10 overs) making his presence felt with the ball as well as on the field. 

The chase was a cakewalk with skipper Kohli (60, 74 balls) and his deputy Rohit Sharma (62, 77 balls) adding 113 runs for the second wicket to set up the victory in only 43 overs.

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