Hitman-Sharma Hits Fastest Century In T20Is


Indore: Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma entered the record books after notching up his second T20I century against Sri Lanka on Friday. With this feat, he became the joint-fastest centurion equalling South African batsman David Miller’s record.

Both batsmen took 35 balls to reach their respective centuries. Weeks after scoring his third double hundred in ODIs, Rohit continued his dominance with the bat in the limited-overs format. Rohit hit a mind-boggling 11 fours and 8 sixes in the run-up to his century.

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In-form India skipper Rohit Sharma powered India to a record 260/5 against Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International in Indore on Friday. It is India’s highest total in the shortest format of the game and joint second highest with Sri Lanka (260/6 vs Kenya in 2007).

Rohit (118) and KL Rahul (89) shared an India record 165 runs for the opening wicket as Indian batsmen hit boundaries at will. In all, India smashed an astonishing 21 sixes and 21 fours in their innings.

Rohit’s century is the fastest by an Indian across format. And it came after the mercurial Mumbai batsman scored his record-extending third double ton in ODIs against the same opponent with 208 not out off 153 deliveries in the second one-day international in Mohali.