Ro-Hits Ton Guides India To Thrash Lankan Squad


Indore: India: 260 for 5 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 118; Thisara Perera 2/49). Sri Lanka: 172 all out in 17.2 Overs (Kusal Perera 77; Yuzvendra Chahal 4/52)

India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in the second T20 International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, here on Friday. Earlier, 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.

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).