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Rohit Sharma destroyed the Sri Lankan bowling attack to score the 3rd double-century of his ODI career hitman created many records

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Rohit Sharma destroyed the Sri Lankan bowling attack to score the 3rd double-century of his ODI career hitman created many records

He was the only batsman in the cricket history with two scores of 200-plus in ODIs. On the pca stadium mhahali, Sri Lanka’s nightmare from 2014 when Rohit Sharma
hitthe world’s highest individual score of 264 returned when the explosive opener smashed 208 in the second ODI to add to his


tally of double centuries. India managed to set a target of 393.hitman Rohit Sharma continues to go where no ODI batsman has
gone before. On PCA Stadium in Mohali, Captaining the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit’s performance was under the s
canner – especially after a diabolical batting collapse in the first ODI in Dharamsala. More than making up for the nightmare
in the hills, Rohit sharma unleashed batting mayhem after Sri Lanka opted to field at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

captain hit his third double-century he is the only player to score three double century in cricket history .Going at a
strike rate of 135.94, Rohit got off to a steady start with Shikhar Dhawan. The duo brought up India’s first 100 runs in the
20th over with Dhawan doing a bulk of the scoring. The Delhi batsman was also the first to reach fifty – off 47 balls. He, however,
fell two overs later – allowing Rohit to take over.In 2013, Rohit had become the third batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score an ODI double-century, stunning
Australia with 209 off 158 balls with 12 fours and 16 sixes. A year later, against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, he pummelled
the highest score in ODIs – 264 off 173 balls, with 33 fours and nine sixes.

Martin Guptill (237*), Virender Sehwag (219), Chris Gayle (215) and Tendulkar (200*) are the other batsmen to hit ODI
double-centuries; it is no coincidence that each was an opener. This was Rohit’s 16th ODI century, taking him past Sehwag to
fourth place in India’s all-time centurion list. Tendulkar (49), Virat Kohli (32) and Sourav Ganguly (22) make up the top three.
india team was in backfoot position after loosing first odi match against sri lanka , which India need to win to keep the three-game series alive, Rohit reached his century off 115
deliveries, and then proceeded to hit six sixes and a four as he scored his next 50 in just 18 deliveries. Four of those sixes
came in four consecutive legal deliveries bowled by pace bowler Suranga Lakmal in the 44th over.

At the start of the 47th over, Rohit was 161 off 137 balls. At the end of it, he had the strike and was 177 off 142 having
heaved two fours and a six. With two overs to be bowled, Rohit had moved to 183 off 145 balls. Of the 12 deliveries left,
Rohit faced eight and hammered 25 off them to entered previously unfathomable territory.
His 10th six took him to 190, followed by a single off the penultimate ball of the 49th over. On strike for the final over,
Rohit put the first ball from Thisara Perera, a full toss, over the midwicket boundary for six, then drove the second past
extra cover for a harried couple. The next ball was pushed wide of midwicket for two to get him to 201.

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