Rohit Sharma continued along with his red-hot type within the 2019 World Cup and slammed his 4th hundred of the event within the match in opposition to Bangladesh which India gained by 28 runs.
Rohit Sharma celebrating after his hundred in opposition to Bangladesh in 2019 World Cup (Reuters Image)
- Rohit Sharma smashed 7 fours and 5 sixes en route his 92-ball 104
- Rohit Sharma broke Sourav Ganguly’s 16-year-old record
- Rohit additionally equalled Kumar Sangakkara’s world record on the quadrennial occasion
Not a typical Rohit Sharma-hundred however the red-hot type of the star opener Rohit Sharma continued within the 40th match of the 2019 World Cup which noticed India and Bangladesh lock horns at Birmingham.
India gained the toss and elected to bat first on a floor which seemed to be batsmen paradise. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma crossed the boundary rope and tortured the Bangladesh bowlers for nearly 30 overs earlier than the centurion from the match Rohit Sharma departed. Together the fashionable duo had collected 180 runs.
Rohit Sharma had completed the injury earlier than departing. Coming within the match on the again of three blistering centuries, the Mumbai batsman regarded hungry from ball one. Rohit Sharma had already equalled Sourav Ganguly’s record for optimum hundred by an Indian in a single World Cup version when he smashed a ton in opposition to hosts England within the match earlier than the Bangladesh conflict.
In 2003 World Cup in South Africa, former India captain Sourav Ganguly had hit Three lots of and set an Indian record which was standing tall for 16 years now. Rohit Sharma along with his mesmerising hundred in opposition to Bangladesh took his hundred tally at 2019 World Cup to four and due to this fact breaking Ganguly’s record.
That was not it, legendary Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara’s world record for many hundred in a single world cup version was additionally equalled that day. Sangakkara had smashed four lots of in 2015 World Cup in Australia. a world record which was damaged by the ace Indian opener Three days after this century in opposition to Bangladesh.
The 33-year-old was oozing with confidence as he smashed the 4th supply of the match for a six over sq. leg. This pull-shot by Rohit Sharma had class written throughout it. The vice-captain by no means regarded again from there as Rohit slashed, drove and flicked even the most effective of deliveries by the Bangla Tigers. Rohit Sharma’s six off Mustafizur Rahman straight over his head and into the sightscreen was a stuff which may added in his folklore later.
Rohit Sharma normally escalates his innings in its second half however this time round he slowed down whereas approaching his 3-digit quantity. When he departed within the 30th over he had scored 104 runs off 92 balls. India on the finish of 50 over completed at 314 runs, a complete which India was set to surpass within the 42nd 43rd over itself however no different batsman might capitalise on the platform set by Rohit and Rahul.
But Indian bowlers made it positive that the overall was defended with none nerve-wrecking moments. Bangladesh had fought some shut contests with India within the latest instances and Men in Blue had been conscious of the actual fact. Mohammad Shami gave India the early breakthrough when he despatched harmful Tamim Iqbal packing within the 10th over. Hardik Pandya despatched properly set Soumya sarkar within the pavilion after 5 overs.
Shakib Al Hasan got here into bat at quantity Three within the match and held one finish however wickets stored on falling on the opposite. When Shakib lastly perished after scoring a gritty 66 off 77 balls, Bangladesh’s scorecard learn 179 for six in 33.5 overs. It was a matter of time earlier than India registered a snug victory and eventually the second got here on the last ball of 48th over when Jasprit Bumrah wrecked Mustafizur Rahman’s off-stump.