India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to hit World Cup hundred vs Pakistan

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first_imgIndia opener Rohit Sharma continued his dream run in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a hundred against arch-rivals Pakistan in their big-ticket match at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday.Rohit Sharma is now the 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to score a hundred against Pakistan in a World Cup match. Overall, this is Rohit Sharma’s 24th hundred in ODIs and 3rd in World Cups.Rohit Sharma’s Manchester hundred (85 balls) is also the 3rd fastest by an Indian batsman against Pakistan in ODI cricket. Virender Sehwag, with his 80-ball hundred in Karachi in 2008, holds the record and he is also on the second spot (84-ball hundred in Kochi in 2005).HITMAN #TeamIndia (@BCCI) June 16, 2019Rohit Sharma looked in imperious touch as he took the onus of taking the attack to the Pakistan bowlers in the first powerplay after India were sent in to bat. Rohit was dismissed for 0 in the Champions Trophy 2017 final which India lost but the seasoned campaigner showed no signs of nerves as he went about his job in a nonchalant manner.Rohit got to his fifty in just 34 balls, his fastest in ODI cricket. The India opener took Hassan Ali and leg-spinner Shadab Khan to the cleaners hitting massive sixes against them, much to the delight of the sea of blue at Old Trafford.Rohit and his new opening partner in ODIs, KL Rahul also became the first Indian pair to stitch a 100-run stand vs Pakistan in World Cup history, going past Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Sidhu’s record from the 1996 World Cup.advertisementIndia vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreRohit had helped India begin their World Cup 2019 campaign on a high as he hit an unbeaten 122 as India gunned down 228-run target with ease. Against Australia, Rohit hit a stylish 57 as he and Shikhar Dhawan bullied the Australian pace attack.On Sunday, Rohit Sharma was watchful against Mohammad Amir before he opened his arms against Hassan Ali. Rohit and KL Rahul became the first opening pair from India to post a 100 + opening stand against Pakistan in a World Cup match. Besides, Rohit Sharma once again overtook MS Dhoni in the race for most sixes in ODI by an Indian.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul break Tendulkar-Sidhu World Cup recordAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul break Tendulkar-Sidhu World Cup recordAlso See:last_img

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