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Rohit Sharma reveals secret behind prolific run in limited-overs cricket

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first_imgRohit Sharma’s superb unbeaten 100 led India to a seven-wicket victory over England in a high-scoring third and final Twenty20 International against England on Sunday to earn the touring side a 2-1 victory in the series.Rohit struck five sixes and 11 fours off 56 balls as India chased down their target of 199 with eight balls to spare to finish on 201/3.”That’s the style of my play, assessing the conditions was important. We knew the wicket would be nice to play on. I was trying to hold the shape when playing the big shots,” Rohit, who won the man-of-series and also the man-of-the-match awards, said at the post match presentation ceremony.Rohit became only the second player after New Zealand’s Colin Munro to smash three hundreds in T20Is.A record-equalling century from @ImRo45 and he’s named Player of the Match and of the Series! #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/2Wqul8D5q6ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2018Rohit Sharma special but Hardik stands out: Virat KohliHe also became the only player to score at least three centuries in each format of the game.”I like to be calm, not to panic too much, because once you are there you can make up the scoring. With the wicket being so good I just knew I had to stay there,” he said.The other stand out performer in the match was Hardik Pandya, who first picked up a career-best 4/38 and then scored an unbeaten 33 off 14 balls.Also read – Rohit Sharma joins Virat Kohli in elite T20 Internationals listadvertisement”Pandya is a fearless individual and that’s what the team wants him to do,” Rohit said.England made a flying start after being put in to bat, Jason Roy (67) and Jos Buttler (34) sharing an opening stand of 94 in under eight overs,(Highlights | Report)Roy smashed seven sixes and four fours before Alex Hales (30) and Jonny Bairstow (25) chipped in with useful contributions to lift the hosts to an imposing total of 198/9.Unfortunately for England, the Indian batsmen also enjoyed the bright sunshine and short boundaries in Bristol.Also read- MS Dhoni continues record-breaking spree in T20IsLokesh Rahul (19) was brilliantly caught by Chris Jordan running back from mid-on and the all-rounder took another outstanding catch to dismiss India captain Virat Kohli off his own bowling for 43.But Rohit continued to flay the ball all around the ground with a mixture of raw power and sweet timing, finishing on 100 not out before leaving the field to a standing ovation.#ENGvIND T20I series winners! pic.twitter.com/bEtMAnvf9PICC (@ICC) July 8, 2018The sides start a three-match One Day International series on Thursday before playing five Tests.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more