The Rohit Sharma-led Indian side made a strong comeback after losing their first ever T20I to Bangladesh at New Delhi on Sunday .The victory meant India drew level, pushing the three-match series to the decider in Nagpur on Sunday.
India chased down the 154-run target in just 15.4 overs with 8 wickets in hand to enter into the record books.
This was India’s 41st victory while chasing in T20Is which is now a world record. India broke Australia’s record of 40 victories while chasing in the shortest format of the game.
India not only beat Australia in the number of wins but they also have a better win percentage when it comes to chasing. India have chased 61 times in T20Is, and they have ended on the winnings side on 41 occasions.
Australia, on the other hand, have successfully chased 40 times out of 69 attempts. The third in the list is Pakistan with 36 successful chases in 67 matches.
Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma was the start of the show for India. He was determined Player of the Match for his 85 in just 43 balls. Such was Rohit’s dominance during the 118-run opening stand that it managed to overshadow Shikhar Dhawan’s (31 off 27 balls) wretched form.