Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma hammered his 2nd half century of the ongoing Indian Premier League season against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday in Abu Dhabi. The right-handed batsman reached 5000 IPL runs during the course of the innings, becoming the third member of the IPL 5000 club after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.
Rohit, after completing his half century, also went on to equal a huge record held by Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina. Rohit now has 38 IPL fifties, and both Raina and Rohit hold the record of scoring most half centuries in the tournament by an Indian player.
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to field in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Mumbai Indians on Thursday. Kings XI Punjab included Krishnappa Gowtham in place of Murugan Ashwin, while Mumbai Indians remained unchanged.
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab Playing XI: KL Rahul (w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi.