Rohit Sharma’s dream run with the bat persevered within the first innings for India as the fancy batsman added but some other feather to his already cumbersome cap after he got here out to open on Day 1 of the 3rd Take a look at towards South Africa in Ranchi on Saturday.
After launching a Dane Piedt supply into the stands – his 3rd of the innings and 16th of the yr – within the 43rd over, Rohit surpassed England all-rounder Ben Stokes (15) to turn out to be the batsman to hit essentially the most collection of sixes in 2019. The 32-year-old hit 13 sixes within the Vizag Take a look at by which he scored dual masses.
With the large six off Dane Piedt, Rohit additionally went directly to set a brand new global document of utmost sixes hit via a batsman in a Take a look at sequence. He thus surpassed Windies’ southpaw Shimron Hetmyer who had hit 15 sixes right through the two-match sequence towards Bangladesh in December 2018.
As many as six avid gamers hit precisely 14 sixes in a Take a look at sequence however nobody may move previous that mark till Hetmyer. Rohit now has 17 maximums throughout 4 innings on this sequence. 11 of the ones got here within the bowling of the Proteas off-spinner Dane Piedt.
— pranav (@being_pranav_) October 19, 2019
Enjoying in his 30th Take a look at event, Rohit additionally registered his 6th Take a look at century general. From 39/three, he held the Indian innings in conjunction with statemate Ajinkya Rahane. The duo stitched a fourth-wicket partnership (152 runs and counting) to degree a rescue act.
Rohit took 86 balls to finish his fifty, however the following 50 runs got here off simply 48 deliveries.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 19, 2019
At stumps, he used to be unbeaten on 117 off 164 balls (14×four, four×6). Giving him corporate is Rahane – 83 off 135 (11X4, 1×6) -and India is very easily positioned at 224/three.
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