Another Rohit Masterclass On Pacing An ODI Double Ton – Ind vs SL Series
India vs Sri Laka: In the India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Match, Rohit Sharma scored his third double century of the spectacular one-day cricket by playing a blistering innings. This is his 16th century of ODI career. Team India’s hitman batted first carefully , and after set, they started the class of Sri Lankan bowlers. Team India reached the score of 392 runs after Rohit magnificent innings.
Rohit Sharma Innings
In Mohali, Rohit Sharma played not out 208 in 153 balls. In this innings, Rohit Sharma hit 13 fours and 12 sixes. Rohit completed his century in 115 balls and then after that he scored his third double century in the next 36 balls. Rohit Sharma scored from 1 to 100 runs at a strike rate of 87 and then his strike rate of 284 was up to a score of 101 to 208.
Rohit for a double hundred shared a 115-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan and then he also added 213 runs with Shreyas Iyer. After this, he scored 26 runs with Dhoni and then Pandya with 38 runs partnership.
First Batman To Score Three Double Centuries
Rohit Sharma is the first batsman to score three double centuries in ODI cricket. Earlier, in 2013, Rohit Sharma played 209 against Australia in Bangalore. After this, he played an impressive innings of 264 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2014. With this, he became the only player to have scored two double centuries in ODI cricket. Now with this innings in Mohali, he added his third double century of ODI cricket. The special thing is that this was his second double century against Sri Lanka and he was not out for the first time in the double century (208*).
Most Important Thing Of This Innings
It was Rohit Sharma’s 16th century of ODI career, but this double century will always be remembered for him and he will never forget this. This double century on the field of Mohali was as Indian captain as his first double century. In this series Virat Kohli was given the rest and commands of the Indian team in the hands of Rohit Sharma. After flopped in Dharamsala, Rohit got his first double century in Mohali.
Flopped in Dharamsala ODI
The India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match of the series played at Dharamsala was the first match of Captain Rohit’s career. In that match, India were reduced to 112 runs. In that match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (65) scored the highest runs from India. Rohit Sharma returned after scoring just two runs and had said in the interaction with the reporters after the match that we did not have a good batting, so we had to face defeat. In Mohali, Rohit took a lesson from his mistake and batted patiently and once he got set up, hit the Sri Lankan bowlers.
Rohit Left Behind Sehwag
It was Rohit Sharma’s 16th ODI hundred in ODI cricket and he left behind Virender Sehwag as he got it. Sehwag had made 15 centuries during his ODI career. Before this match, Sehwag and Rohit were equal to 15-15, but now Rohit has overtaken Sehwag in this case.
India 392/4 (50.0 Overs)
Sri Lanka 251/8 (50.0 Overs)
India won by 141 runs
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