IND vs ENG – Rohit Sharma’s Test Records: Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma has been in phenomenal form since his return to the Indian Test squad. On Saturday, he slammed his first century overseas to help India take an edge against hosts. He slammed a century off 205 balls with the help of 12 fours and a six that he used to bring his ton. He went on to score 127 runs off 256 deliveries. With that, he also shattered 5 records.
IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma’s continues stunning form, breaks 5 records with first Test century outside India
IND vs ENG – Rohit Sharma’s Test Records: In the match, Rohit Sharma shared a crucial partnership of 83 runs for the opening wicket with Rahul. He looked rock solid and he saw out the first hour along with KL Rahul (46) on Day 3 with both of them looking set for a big one. The right-handed batsman has so far slammed 2 fifties and a century in the ongoing Test series against England.
Indian players who have scored centuries at Kennington Oval:
Rohit Sharma has now joined the elite company of Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Rahul Dravid.
- Vijay Merchant 128 runs, 1946
- Sunil Gavaskar 221 runs, 1979
- Ravi Shastri 187 runs, 1990
- Kapil Dev 110 runs, 1990
- Rahul Dravid 217 & 146*, 2002 & 2011
- Anil Kumble 110*, 2007
- KL Rahul 149 & Rishabh Pant 114, 2018
IND vs ENG 4th Test: Rohit Sharma has shut all his critics with consistent performance in England. He has showcased his perseverance to leave the balls outside off stumps and played as per situations. As a result, he is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the ongoing series with 300+ runs with a staggering average of 48+. With the ton, The 33-year-old also slammed his first century away from India, 8th overall.
Rohit Sharma in ongoing Test series
1st Test: 36 & unbeaten 12
2nd Test: 83 & 21
3rd Test: 19 & 59
4th Test: 11 & 127
IND vs ENG – Rohit Sharma’s Test Records, breaks 5 records at Oval
- He completed 15,000 runs in international cricket, only the 8th player from India to achieve the feat.
- Rohit Sharma also completed 11,000 runs as an opener across all formats.
- The century at Oval helped him complete 2,000 runs in England.
- The 127-run knock meant, he has completed 1,000 runs in 2021 across all formats.
- Rohit also crossed the 3,000-run mark in Test cricket.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 4, 2021
IND vs ENG – Rohit Sharma’s Test Records: Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has also completed 3000 runs in Test cricket.
Notably, Rohit Sharma was also the top scorer during the England tour of India earlier this year. He had scored 345 runs in 7 innings at an average of 57.5, including 161 runs knock. He had earlier scored 129 runs in a couple of Tests against Australia. The 33-year-old has cemented his place in the top order. His impressive form means there is no chance for Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw to get a chance in the top order. Meanwhile, KL Rahul has pounced on the opportunity after Shubman Gill’s departure following a shin injury.
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