Rohit Sharma: India batsman equals fastest Twenty20 worldwide century against Sri Lanka

Adjust Comment Print

Skipper Rohit Sharma's record-equalling century guided India to a 88-run win in the second Twenty20 global against Sri Lanka on Friday, clinching the series 2-0 in Indore. Rohit Sharma hit 10 big sixes, followed by KL Rahul who hit 8 sixes and MS Dhoni chipped in with two maximums while Hardik Pandya hit a single six. India went on to score 260/5 in their 20 overs in the second game of the three-match series.

After a scintillating hundred by stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma, Indian spinners, though went for too many runs, but bagged 7 wickets together to dismiss the entire visiting side for 172 runs in 17.2 overs.

Kusal Perera remained the top scorer for Sri Lanka with his 77 runs knock. This was after Rohit Sharma blasted his way to the joint fastest hundred in T20I as India subsequently brought up its highest score in twenty-twenty cricket.

David Miller of South Africa scored 100 off 35 balls as well earlier this year against Bangladesh, while Namibian cricketer Louis van der Westhuizen achieved the same feat in 2011 against Kenya. KL Rahul and Suresh Raina have one each.

Sri Lanka win the toss and elect to bowl.

The in-form batsman had recently scored his third one day worldwide double ton against Sri Lanka in Mohali.

NKorea vows to retaliate over US ransomware accusation
Thursday's warning came amid heightened tensions following the North's test-launch of its most powerful missile last month. South Korean and United States officials have accused the North of launching a slew of cyberattacks in recent years.

Apart from Sharma, KL Rahul added 89 runs with his willow, hammering five boundaries and eight sixes.

Hello and a warm welcome to the coverage of the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka at the Holkar stadium in Indore.

The bowlers were unable to find the right length on a pitch which gave no margins of error and each mistake was punished heavily by the Indian batsmen.

5- Rohit became the fifth player after Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Colin Munro and Brendon McCullum to score two T20I centuries.

# Rohit Sharma smashed 10 sixes and 12 fours i.e. 108 runs in boundaries.

Thisara Perera has made two changes in the team from the last match.