Rinku, who walked out at No.5, was batting on 20 off 14 when he hit a massive six into the second tier of the stadium in Raipur. The last ball of the 13th over, sent down by Ben Dwarshuis, angled in to the pads of the left-hander, who danced down the track and muscled the ball over long on for a huge maximum.
The 100-metre six was Rinku’s second of the night as he continued his stellar form in the format. The Kolkata Knight Riders batter had hit nine sixes in four T20I innings before the game, at a strike rate of 216.94.
He registered his highest T20I score in Raipur, making 46 in 29 deliveries, striking at 158.62 as India ended at 174-9 in their 20 overs. They lead the five-match series 2-1.