Double Century by Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has become the third player to hit double century in ODI cricket, emulating Virendra Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar.
Rohit Sharma has blasted his way into the record books with his breathtaking performance. Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs from 158 balls which includes 16 sixes and 12 fours. With this, Rohit Sharma has broke the record of Shame Watson for maximum sixes in the innings.
The last 5 overs produced 101 runs..!!
Rohit Sharma scored first 100 in 114 balls and the next 100 runs came in just 42 deliveries..!! Rohit Sharma has also completed 1000 runs as an opener.
After the dismissal of two in-form batsman- Dhawan and Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma took the responsibility on his shoulders. Rohit Sharma played the innings with real authority, power and delight and took India to a respectable score of 383/6 almost an impossible target for Australia to win in this deciding match.
India brought up its first hundred in 16th over with Dhawan scoring half century a over earlier. India was primed for assault on Australian bowlers when rain stopped the play for almost half an hour with India at 107 runs for no loss.
When the match started again, India lost its first wicket. Dhawan went back to pavilion. It seemed like a heaven-sent gift for australia as indian batsmen were taking time to settle on the field again.
Kohli was run out soon after. Now India was looking for some good contribution from Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Sigh who have continuously disappointed in this series.
Raina after scoring 28 of 30 balls got out on Doherty’s delivery.
Yuvraj Singh(12 in 14 balls) was welcomed with bunch of short deliveries. A ball by James Faulkner found an outside edge and the wicketkeeper Brad Haddin took the catch.
As always the whole responsibility was on Dhoni in the company of Rohit Sharma. Both this batsmen showed up a great cricket to the audience. They managed to score 151 runs in last 10 overs with Sharma completing his double century.
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