Marks matched as India ace T20 series

Lawrence Cooper
December 23, 2017

The 30-year-old scored his second T20I century off just 35 balls which is the second fastest century in the T20 format. He made a 43-ball 118.

He completed his century in 35 balls, striking the ball as cleanly as he ever has, hitting the ball with disdain against the spinners. Rohit went on the charge after going past 100, hammering Thisara Perera for four consecutive sixes.

On the way, he smashed a number of records.

Shreyas Iyer (0) was the next man to be dismissed on the second ball of the final over before Perera got rid of Dhoni, one ball later. Manish Pandey scored one run off the only delivery he faced while Dinesh Karthik scored 5 runs off 2 balls with 1 boundary.

In reply to India's 21 sixes, Sri Lanka managed to hit 10 sixes in the inning.

10 sixes by Rohit, the most for India, against Sri Lanka, and on Indian soil.

2 cricketers have scored 2 hundreds in all three formats before Rohit - Gayle and McCullum.

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Looking to clear the midwicket, Sharma mistimed and a brilliant forward diving catch by Chameera ended his innings for 17, but not before he became the second Indian to reach 1500 T20 runs after Virat Kohli.

64- Sixes hit by Rohit in 2017, the most sixes by a batsman in a calendar year in worldwide cricket.

118- Rohit's 118 is the highest individual scores by an Indian captain in T20I cricket.

With India within striking distance of reaching the highest T20I total of 263, Pradeep struck with the wicket of Rahul before getting rid of the unsafe Hardik Pandya (10 off 3; 4×1; 6×1), two balls later in the penultimate over of the innings.

165 highest partnership for India for any wicket, between Rohit and Rahul today. Previous best was 75 by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in Ranchi in 2016.

On the other hand, Sri Lankan cricket team's depleted run against India continues as they stare at another series defeat.

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