Rohit Sharma's Magnificent Century Against England: A Captain's Knock

Rohit Sharma's incredible century against England, where he showcased his skills as a captain along with his outstanding batting performance. Explore the magnificent innings played by Rohit Sharma in this thrilling match.

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Rohit Sharma's Magnificent Century Against England
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Rohit Sharma, the Indian cricket team's skipper, showcased his masterful skills on the first day of the ongoing third Test against England in Rajkot. In a truly remarkable display of batting prowess, Rohit played a captain's knock to rescue India from a top-order collapse. This was his third Test century against England, solidifying his reputation as a formidable opponent.

  • Rohit Sharma's century came off 196 balls and included 14 fours and three sixes.
  • The ongoing Test series between India and England comprises five matches.
  • Rohit Sharma has been a vital part of India's Test, One-Day International (ODI), and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads.
  • Rohit Sharma is known for his aggressive yet calculated batting style, which has earned him the nickname "Hitman."

A Crucial Effort from Rohit

India's batting line-up suffered a setback early on as they lost three wickets within the first 10 overs. With the scorecard reading a disappointing 33/3, Rohit Sharma walked in to join forces with Ravindra Jadeja. Together, they formed a resilient partnership that steadied the Indian innings. While displaying his characteristic vigilance, Rohit managed to find boundaries at regular intervals. Unfortunately, a well-directed short delivery from Mark Wood brought an end to his impressive innings.


Also Read Ravindra Jadeja's Remarkable Achievement of 3,000 Test Runs with a Century versus England

Rohit's Impressive Stats

With this century, Rohit Sharma has now amassed a total of 11 centuries in Test cricket, taking his overall Test run tally to 3,958 runs. His average stands at an impressive 45.49, and he has also notched up 16 half-centuries. Notably, Rohit's exploits in home Tests have been particularly noteworthy, with 2,223 runs scored at an average of 63.51. Against England, he has accumulated 968 runs, including three centuries, at an average of 48.40.


Surpassing Dhoni's Feat

Rohit Sharma's exceptional batting display saw him surpass former Indian captain MS Dhoni's record of hitting the most sixes in Test matches for India. With 80 sixes to his name, Rohit now stands second only to Virender Sehwag, who leads the pack with 91 sixes. This is just one among the many records held by Rohit, who boasts an impressive total of 593 sixes across all formats, the most by any batter. Additionally, Rohit has also overtaken Dhoni as the Indian skipper with the most international sixes, with a total of 212.

Rohit and Jadeja's Partnership Record


Rohit Sharma's partnership with Ravindra Jadeja in this Test match has etched their names in the history books. Having added 204 runs together, they became the third Indian pair to achieve a double-century stand against England for the fourth wicket. The only other pairs to achieve this feat were Sourav Ganguly-Sachin Tendulkar (249 runs in Leeds, 2002) and Vijay Hazare-Vijay Manjrekar (222 runs in Leeds, 1952).

Looking Ahead

Rohit Sharma's exceptional century against England has not only solidified his position as a key player in the Indian cricket team but has also showcased his ability to perform under pressure. As the series progresses, all eyes will be on Rohit as he looks to continue his brilliant form and guide India to victory. With his wealth of experience and remarkable skills, Rohit Sharma remains an indispensable asset to the Indian team.

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