Rohit Sharma record ton powers India to series win


35 - Rohit's 35-ball hundred is the joint fastest century in T20I cricket equalling David Miller's record that came a couple of months ago against Bangladesh. When Niroshan Dickwella was dropped in the second over by KL Rahul, one thought that the tourists got the much-needed luck quite early in their chase.

Rohit, who clears the boundary ropes with utmost ease and makes his sixes look extremely effortless, said that he relies a lot on timing the ball more than anything else. The Lankans had no choice but to continue playing at blistering pace and in an attempt to keep that going Tharanga top edged his lofted shot for a comfortable caught and bowled dismissal for Chahal.

With the victory in Indore, India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead over Sri Lanka in the three-match series. The left arm chinaman bowler first dismissed Thisara Perera (0) off the first ball, and then followed it up by removing the unsafe Kusal Perera (77).

The bowling department will, however, depend on wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who caused plenty of trouble for the uninspired Sri Lankan batting in the first match.

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As usual Rohit Sharma eased himself in the middle while Rahul toyed with Dushmantha Chameera to ridicule the already hapless Sri Lanka by lifting him straight over the sightscreen for the first six of the evening.

1- Rohit Sharma's 10 sixes in this innings is the most by a captain in a T20I match. Together they reached the highest opening stand for India, 165. His masterclass innings took India to 260/5.

Sharma matched Miller's 35-ball record during India's second T20 worldwide against Sri Lanka at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Scoring only seven in the final over, the hosts ended with their highest score in the format, also the joint second-highest total overall.