A batting masterclass from Rohit Sharma. Hitman gets to his maiden Test ton in England. A superb knock under pressure. An excellent display of batting technique from Hitman in English conditions.
There were a lot of questions before Rohit ahead of the series but he has given a superb reply with the bat. Gets to his 8th Test ton off 204 balls. This is also Rohit’s first Test century outside India.
Rohit Sharma in this innings achieved:
– 15,000 international runs.
– 11,000 international runs as an opener.
– leading run scorer for India in the series.
– most fifties in the series.
– completed 3,000 Test runs.
– scored his 1st overseas Test ton.
This was Rohit’s eighth century in Test cricket, fourth as an opener and first hundred scored away from home.
Rohit has scored 261 runs from eight innings so far, the second highest from India behind KL Rahul (291), and on the end of the second day, he was batting on 20 at Oval. He was 17 runs short of reaching the three-figures mark at Lord’s in the second Test.
India were 43 for no loss at the end of the second day’s gameplay with England leading by 56 runs. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul (22) tackled the England pacers to ensure they did not cause any damage to their batting line-up.
Moreover, the series is tied at 1-1 after India won the second Test at Lord’s by 151 runs only for England to storm back with an innings and 76 runs triumph at Headingley in the third Test.
Rohit Sharma’s all Test centuries were scored at home. He completed his century with a massive six off Moeen Ali. The Mumbai batsman also completed his 3,000 Test runs during the knock.
However, India is still batting in the 2nd innings at 199/1. Rahul reluctantly reviewed an lbw decision off Chris Woakes in the 24th over. The decision was reversed as the ball was missing the leg-stump.