06 Nov 2018, 23:56 IST
In what was a completely entertaining match at Lucknow, Rohit Sharma blazed a elegant century to guide India to a series-clinching 71-run victory towards West Indies. The Males in Blue’s dominant efficiency within the second T20I added one other superb chapter to their pantheon of memorable moments throughout Diwali week.
Regardless of dropping the toss, Rohit made a powerful assertion as India batted first on the newly constructed Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. Taking his time to get acquainted with the vagaries of the floor, the stand-in skipper discovered an appropriate ally in fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan.
Rohit crossed the half-century mark in the beginning of the 13th over. Nonetheless, as he so usually does, the elegant right-hander accelerated remarkably and propelled India to a powerful whole of 195. In reply, West Indies may solely handle a paltry 124/9.
From simply 61 balls, Rohit remained unbeaten on 111. His stellar knock was laced with eight boundaries and 7 sixes. His trademark delectable timing handled the packed enviornment to a panoramic show of stroke-play.
Listed below are a number of the information damaged by Rohit throughout the course of his spectacular century within the second T20I.
1 – Rohit Sharma strikes previous Virat Kohli’s tally (2102 runs from 58 innings) to change into the all time main run-scorer for India in T20Is. Amongst batsmen from all international locations, the opener’s tally of 2203 runs from 79 innings is at the moment second solely to Martin Guptill’s tally of 2271 runs from 73 innings.
3 – Variety of century-plus partnerships between Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan in T20Is. The opening duo be a part of the likes of David Warner and Shane Watson, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson, Guptill and Colin Munro, Rohit and Kohli.
4 – T20I centuries for Rohit from 79 innings. He overtakes New Zealand batsman Colin Munro (Three tons) to change into the main century-maker within the historical past of T20Is.
6 – T20 centuries for Rohit from 279 innings. Solely Chris Gayle (21), Brendon McCullum (7), Luke Wright (7) and Michael Klinger (7) have scored extra tons throughout all T20 matches.
19 – Variety of fifty-plus scores by Rohit in T20Is. That is essentially the most amongst all worldwide batsmen within the format. The following finest is Kohli with 18 such scores.
69 – Whole sixes for Rohit from all worldwide matches in 2018. He eclipses his personal report of 65 sixes in 2017. With 63 sixes in 2015, South Africa’s AB de Villiers occupies the third spot within the all time checklist.
96 – Whole sixes for Rohit in T20Is. He strikes previous Brendon McCullum (91) within the all time checklist. Solely Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill (103 sixes every) have hammered extra worldwide sixes than him on this format.
111 – Rohit’s knock is the second highest T20I rating by an Indian batsman. His 118 towards Sri Lanka at Indore in 2017 is the very best.
1268 – Whole partnership runs between Rohit and Dhawan from 39 innings within the shortest format. They’re now essentially the most prolific pair in T20I historical past. In the course of the course of their 123-run partnership, they overhauled David Warner and Shane Watson’s assortment of 1154 runs.
11136 – Whole runs scored by Rohit for India throughout all three codecs. Transferring previous VVS Laxman, he’s now the tenth highest run-scorer amongst Indian batsmen in worldwide cricket.
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