Rohit Scores Fourth Ton in WC 2019 to Equal Sangakkara’s Record
On Tuesday, Rohit Sharma became the first Indian to hit four centuries in a single edition of a World Cup. The Indian vice-captain reached the feat against Bangladesh in Birmingham in their penultimate group match with a score of 104.
Sachin Tendulkar leads the table with six centuries. While Rohit is joint second with Kumar Sangakkara and Ricky Ponting.
Meanwhile, the Indian vice-captain with his 26th ODI hundred equalled another record of Sangakkara of scoring four centuries in a World Cup. The SrI Lankan legend scored four consecutive centuries in the previous edition of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
In the process, Rohit Sharma also became only the second Indian after Tendulkar to score 500 runs in a single edition of the World Cup. Tendulkar breached the 500-mark twice during his illustrious career (673 runs in 2003 and 523 runs in 1996).
Rohit starred in a 180-run stand with Rahul, which is the highest opening stand in this competition till now. Rohit was eventually dismissed by Soumya Sarkar in the 30th over.
Rohit also completed 1000 runs in 2019 to become the only Indian batsman to reach 1000-run mark in this short span. He has become the third player after Finch (1138) and Usman Khawaja (1067) to reach 1000 ODI runs in 2019.
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