Rahul breaks Gambhir's unwanted record

Top five slowest half-century by an Indian batter in T20Is. Only top-order Indian batters on the list. 

Former Indian skipper scored an unbeaten 57 from 50 balls at a strike rate of 114 against Bangladesh in 2014.

5 | Virat Kohli

Current Indian skipper scored unbeaten 62 against West Indies at a strike rate of 112.7 against West Indies in 2014.

4 | Rohit Sharma

Gautam Gambhir scored 50 runs from 46 deliveries against Bangladesh in 2009 at a strike rate of 108.7.

3 | Gautam Gambhir 

Former Indian opener scored unbeaten 56 against Australia in 2012 with an unimpressive strike rate of 93.3.

2 | Gautam Gambhir 

KL Rahul scored unbeaten 51 off just 56 deliveries at a strike rate of 91.1 vs South Africa in a low-scoring run chase.

1 | KL Rahul 

Rahul also broke Yuvraj Singh's record of lowest strike rate in an innings by an Indian in first 30 deliveries. Rahul had a strike rate of 43.3 compared to Yuvraj's 46.7 against Pakistan in 2016.

Rahul breaks Yuvraj’s record

Rahul scored 11 runs from 26 balls in powerplay overs. As a result, India managed just 17 runs in the first six overs, their lowest powerplay score.

Quiet powerplay overs

KL Rahul’s 56-ball 50 is also the slowest half-century in T20Is by a batter from Test-playing nation. 

Another milestone

Had Anrich Nortje taken Rahul's catch in the 10th over, he would have registered the slowest knock by an opener in T20Is breaking Lendl Simmons' record.

Dropped catch saves Rahul

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