Record-equalling Rohit hundred sets up India series win

Erica Murray
December 23, 2017

Rohit Sharma slammed a 35-ball century to tie the record for the fastest T20I ton before being dismissed for 118. Sharma smashed 12 fours and 10 sixes after India were put into bat. KL Rahul was dismissed for 89 and MS Dhoni also chipped in with a few big hits to take India to their highest T20 global total of 260 runs, which is incidentally the joint second highest ever.

However, Sri Lanka was all out just for 87 runs in 16 overs after its middle-order totally collapse.

In the second T20I against the Lankans at Indore, Sharma was in his elements, smashing the fastest century ever by an Indian in T20Is and the joint-fastest ever with David Miller.

The right-hander hit 10 sixes and 12 fours and moved from 50 to 100 in only 12 balls before falling for 118 from 43 deliveries, Dushmantha Chameera finally forcing an error with a slower short ball which the centurion could only guide to Akila Dananjaya at short third man.

Yuzvendra Chahal went for 52 runs in his four over but managed to bag 4 wickets, while chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3 wickets for equal number of runs in his four overs.

2- Rohit's 23-ball fifty is the second fastest fifty by an Indian captain in worldwide cricket.

Rohit struck a couple of fours off the first over from Angelo Mathews and both openers struck a six off a fifth over from Nuwan Pradeep which went for 17.

Preview: A dominant Indian team is expected to maintain its stranglehold on a miserable Sri Lanka and wrap up the three-match series when the two mismatched teams face off in the second Twenty20 global on Friday.

MS Dhoni also played an important inning of 28 runs, though, he took 21 balls for his inning.

Shreyas Iyer failed to open his account as he was dismissed for a golden duck. Chris Gayle scored a 20-ball century in the IPL. This was the fastest hundred by an Indian batsman in the format.

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