Rohit Sharma, who survived two run out chances, continued his domination to bring up his 24th ODI century. He reached to the three-figure mark off 85 balls. The landmark came in the 30th over, against Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019
Manchester: India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma today (June 16) joined Virat Kohli in an elite company of just two batsmen during the ICC World Cup 2019 match against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian team entered the Sunday’s big clash with a 6-0 World Cup record against the arch rivals. After being sent into bat first by opposition captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, India batsmen dominated after a cautious start in overcast conditions.
Rohit and KL Rahul opening the batting together in an ODI for the first time, accelerated after a watchful beginning against Mohamamd Amir.
Rohit, who survived two run out chances, continued his domination to bring up his 24th ODI century. He reached to the three-figure mark off 85 balls. The landmark came in the 30th over. His magnificent innings ended at 140. This was Rohit's second century in the ongoing World Cup. Earlier, he had hit a hundred against South Africa.
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With today’s ton, the 32-year-old Rohit became only the second Indian batsman after Kohli to hit a hundred in a World Cup game against Pakistan. In the 2015 edition, Kohli had scored 107 as India won. He was awarded the Man-of-the-match honour in Adelaide four years ago.
Top 5 individual scores by Indian batsmen against Pakistan in World Cups
140 – Rohit Sharma (2019) - Manchester
107 – Virat Kohli (2015) - Adelaide
98 – Sachin Tendulkar (2003) - Centurion
93 – Navjot Singh Sidhu (1996) - Bengaluru
85 – Tendulkar (2011) - Mohali
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