Indian opener Rohit Sharma has been in the thick of the action in the ongoing Test series against South Africa. The flamboyant batsman scored his maiden double century in the Test fold in the ongoing third Test match at Ranchi.
The right-hander has been at his best in the series as he surpassed more than 500 runs in just four innings. Rohit Sharma has also overtaken former legendary batsman Sir Don Bradman’s home average. Bradman had scored his home runs at an average of 98.22 whereas Rohit has bettered it with 99.84.
In fact, Rohit Sharma has scored all his six Test centuries in the home conditions. The right-hander was able to hit the ground running in the third Test as he completed his double ton in just 249 balls.
The stylish batsman scored 28 fours and six sixes in his blistering knock as he batted at the top of his game. There was just no stopping Rohit as he scored his runs at a strike rate of 83.14.
The Mumbai batsman scored a fine knock of 212 runs off just 255 balls. Rohit had also scored twin centuries in the first Test match at Visakhapatnam.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma’s average was 39 before the ongoing series. Now it has mushroomed to 48.05 as he has amassed 529 runs in the three-match series. Consequently, the talented batsman will look to continue his good form going.
On the other hand, India has once again put their noses in front as they are 398-5. Ajinkya Rahane had also scored a sublime knock of 115 runs with the help of 17 fours and one six. Rahane and Rohit had added a gargantuan alliance of 267 runs – which is the highest fourth-wicket partnership for India against the Proteas.
Kagiso Rabada has been the pick of the South African bowlers as he has scalped three wickets whereas Anrich Nortje and George Linde have taken a wicket apiece.