Indian captain Rohit Sharma ended the century drought in ODI cricket by playing a brilliant innings of 101 runs in the ongoing match against New Zealand. Opening the innings for India at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Sharma put up a partnership of 212 runs. Shabman Gul.
Rohit Sharma has not touched the mark of 100 runs in an ODI innings in the last 1100 days. His last ODI century came back in January 2020 against Australia. Fans were worried about him. Cricket World Cup Fast approaching, but the hitman silenced his doubters with an incredible century against New Zealand.
The Indian captain’s innings consisted of nine fours and six sixes. Rohit Sharma batted at a strike rate of 118 as he targeted the Kiwi bowlers in Indore. During his brilliant century, Sharma broke many records.
Here is the list of top three records broken by the Indian captain today.
#1 Rohit Sharma breaks the record for his fastest ODI century on Indian soil.
Rohit Sharma was very much in touch today as he completed his 30th ODI century in just 83 balls. The Indian captain completed his half-century off 41 balls with four fours and four sixes. He took another 42 balls to complete his century.
Fans were expecting a brilliant score from Sharma today but the Indian skipper left the pavilion soon after completing his century. Michael Bracewell He was dismissed on the first ball of the 27th over when he was batting on 101.
Sharma will be happy with his performance today as it was the fastest ODI century by him on Indian soil. In 2018, he scored an 84-ball century against West Indies at Bursapara Cricket Stadium.
#2 Rohit Sharma creates a new record with Shibman Gul
Sharma and Shibman Gill took full advantage of the batting-friendly track at the Holkar Cricket Stadium and added 212 runs in just 26.1 overs. This was a new world record for the highest opening partnership against New Zealand in an ODI.
In addition, Sharma and Gill also maintained the best run-rate by an Indian opening pair who have batted at least 25 overs in an ODI. The run rate during their partnership was 8.10. He broke Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag’s record of 7.35 run rate against West Indies in 2002.
Ganguly and Sehwag put on 196 runs in 26.4 overs in the third ODI of the 2002 series against the West Indies at Rajkot.
#3 Rohit Sharma breaks Santh Jayasuriya’s record.
Sharma surpassed former Sri Lankan all-rounder Santh Jayasuriya to become third in the list of most sixes in ODI cricket. Sharma hit six sixes in his innings of 101 runs, taking his total to 273.
Sharma broke Jayasuriya’s record of 270 sixes with his fourth six against New Zealand today. The Indian captain is currently behind only Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle on the all-time list.
It will be interesting to see if he manages to break the world record before he retires from ODI cricket.
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