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Shreyas Iyer hammers highest-ever T20 score by an Indian, surpasses Rishabh Pant

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The 24-year-old smashed 147 runs in just 55 balls for Mumbai against Sikkim in Indore.

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New Delhi Published on: February 21, 2019 17:54 IST
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Shreyas Iyer knocked the selector's door again with a blistering knock in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy on Thursday. The 24-year-old smashed 147 runs in just 55 balls for Mumbai against Sikkim in Indore.

It also happened to be the highest-ever score by an Indian in the T20 format. Earlier, the record was held by his Delhi Capitals teammate Rishabh Pant. 

Iyer was in full flow as he hammered 15 massive sixes and seven fours during his record-breaking innings. 

With the help of Iyer's 'Superman' effort, Mumbai put on an imposive total of 258/4 against Sikkim. With a mountain to climb, Sikkim underperformed and only managed to score 107/4 in full quota of overs.

It was also the comeback game of Prithvi Shaw, who was out from cricket due to an ankle injury, but things did not go down well for him as the youngster could only manage 10 runs for Mumbai.

Iyer shared a massive partnership of 213 runs with Suryakumar Yadav for the third wicket which led the foundation of Mumbai's victory.

Iyer has been out of the national team for quite some time now and this innings will get him into selectors' radar. Iyer also leads the Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League. He can be a good asset in the middle order for the Indian team in the World Cup 2019. 

He last played for India in February 2018 against South Africa where he didn't get a chance to bat as India chased down the target of 207 with eight wickets in hand.

Shams Mulani and Shardul Thakur were the stand-out performers for Mumbai with the ball as they picked 2 wickets each. Mulani only gave two runs in his three overs with an economy of 0.67.

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