Rohit Sharma breaks India T20I record with century against Windies

Annette Crawford
November 7, 2018

Rohit hit seven sixes and eight fours to post his fourth T20 century, the most by any batsman in the format at worldwide level.

When India take on the West Indies in the second Twenty20 global (T20I) in Lucknow on Tuesday, Rohit Sharma has a great opportunity to go past Virat Kohli as India's highest run-scorer in the shortest format.

Sharma struck 111 not out off 61 deliveries as India amassed 192-2 after being put in to bat in only the second match at Lucknow's newly-built stadium.

India lead the three-match series 1-0. Only Colin Munro has three T20I hundreds, other than Kohli as the next best ones are New Zealand's Martin Guptill, his retired teammate Brendon McCullum, West Indian explosive opener Chris Gayle and Australian duo of Glen Maxwell and Aaron Finch with two T20I centuries each in their account. Shikhar's natural instinct is to put pressure on bowlers.

Virat Kohli has found himself embroiled in a controversy over his "I don't think you should live in India" response to an enthusiast who called the skipper "overrated" while expressing his admiration for English and Australian batsmen.

The right-left combination of Sharma and Dhawan, who surpassed 1,000 T20 runs during his 41-ball knock, smashed the balls to all parts of the huge ground before the first wicket fell in the 14th over.

Sharma then launched an attack as he hit eight fours and seven sixes during his entertaining blitz in front of a raucous home crowd.

India won the first T20 match on Sunday thanks largely to their bowling unit restricting the West Indies to a meagre 109/8 but they made hard work of the chase taking 17.5 overs and recovering from 45/4 at one stage.

The West Indies poor form in the one-day matches transferred into the T20s also as they crumbled in the first match and their batting especially was a major weakness and remains a big concern coming into this second game in Lucknow.

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