ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma Joins Virat Kohli In Elite List Following A Brilliant Century
Once again, a batsman in the top three has stood for the Indian National Cricket Team in the ongoing World Cup. Rohit Sharma, who is in ominous form had a brilliant game once again under his belt against Pakistan team. During the course, he joins in an Elite list alongside Virat Kohli.
Rohit looked in sublime touch from the word go and brought up his third century in World Cups in vintage fashion. He got to his 100 in 85 balls, hitting nine fours and three sixes. It was his 24th ODI hundred as India was placed in a comfortable position against Pakistan in their heavyweight World Cup clash on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma is a second Indian to score hundred in a world cup game against Pakistan.
Now, Rohit Sharma is just the second Indian to hit a century against arch-rivals Pakistan in a World Cup match. The Indian swashbuckling opener brought up an 85-ball century in India’s ICC World Cup 2019 match vs Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester.
The current Indian skipper Virat Kohli was the first Indian to score a century in a World Cup game against Pakistan during the 2015 World Cup in Australia. Kohli had enthralled the Adelaide Oval crowd with a fluent 107, surpassing batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar who had scored 98 in the 2003 edition.
Meanwhile, K.L. Rahul gave him good company at the other end before being dismissed. The pair, opening together for the first time, broke a 23-year-old record set by Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu for the highest opening partnership in a World Cup match against Pakistan.
Tendulkar and Sidhu had shared a 90-run stand for the opening wicket in the 1996 World Cup in Bengaluru. India went on to post 287 before winning the match by 37 runs.
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