In-stand skipper Rohit Sharma led the Indian cricket team by example as he scored his second hundred in the second T20I of the three-match series at the Holkar Stadium, Indore, on Friday. With this, Rohit equalled the world record by scoring an international ton off 35 deliveries. Earlier, South Africa's David Miller had scored the same in as many deliveries. (MATCH SCORECARD)
Scoring 118 runs off 43 ball, Rohit bashed the Sri Lankans left, right and center in Indore. Hammering eleven fours and eight sixes, the Indian opener kept the visitors busy picking the ball from the boundary line.
Aggressive from the start, the opening pair of Rohit and Rahul established a 165-run partnership.
The fastest ton in T20 was hammered by Chris Gayle in 30 balls in the Indian Premier League. In International cricket, it was Millier who reached the mark in 35 balls. Rohit could have scripted history with the fastest ton in the shortest format in the game but shares the feat with Miller.
Rohit did cross a personal landmark as he made his career best of 118 runs in 43 balls. His previous highest T20I knock was 109 runs.
Virat Kohli's absence has given the swashbuckler a chance to grow and script history. Rohit's ton will surely help Team India clinch their last series of the year. Earlier, Rohit helped India clinch the ODI series 2-1.