#Yearender2017: Hitting 46 sixes in ODIs to breaking Sachin's record, here's are the records Rohit set in 2017

After creating these records in the ODI rubber, India is all set to play a 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka starting from December 20 in Cuttack

Rohit Sharma had an excellent time while captaining the Indian cricket team in the 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Despite losing the opening game in Dharamsala by 7 wickets, the Men in Blue came back strong in Mohali, with the skipper hitting a magnificent double ton. Later, they went on to clinch yet another series by 2-1 after slamming the Lankans in Vishakhapatnam by 8 wickets.

The Indians ended their last ODI series of this year on a happy note as it was their 8th series win on the trot. Moreover, it was the first-ever series victory under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Let’s have a look at all those milestones achieved by the Indian cricketers at the year-end:

  • 8th consecutive series victory for India – The third team after West Indies and Australia to reach this feat. The Carribean team won 15 consecutive bilateral ODI series between 1980 and 1988 while the Aussies did it between 2009 and 2010.
  • 1033 runs – Shikhar Dhawan scored over a millennium runs against Sri Lanka in 2017 across all the formats. He is second to Virat Kohli (1183 runs) to score more than 1000 runs against the Lankans in a calendar year.

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  • 3rd Double Hundred – Rohit Sharma becomes the only batsman in ODIs to have 3 double tons in his kitty. Also, the second captain after Virender Sehwag to score 200+ in an ODI innings.
  • 208* – Rohit Sharma’s this core score was the highest individual score by any batsman in ODIs in 2017.

  • 13 Sixes – Sixes hit by Rohit Sharma in this series. This is the most number of sixes hit by any Indian captain in a bilateral ODI series. It’s also the 3rd most in an ODI series/tournament after Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly.

  • Average of 139.5 – Shikhar Dhawan’s average in six bilateral ODI series deciders. In all those deciders, Dhawan also knocked two centuries and a fifty.
  • 95 innings – It took Shikhar Dhawan 95 innings to get to 4000 international runs. He is the 6th overall fastest and 2nd fastest for India after Virat Kohli (93 innings).

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  • 46 Sixes – Rohit Sharma hit these many sixes in ODIs in the year 2017. He has beaten Shane Watson (42 sixes in 2o11) and Sachin Tendulkar (40 sixes in 1998). The second in the list is Hardik Pandya who hit 30 sixes in 19 innings.
  • 6 Hundreds – A joint record by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma achieved in the year 2017

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After creating all these records in the recently concluded ODI rubber, India is all set to play the last series of 2017. A 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka is scheduled to start from December 20 in Cuttack.