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Rohit Sharma equals 64-year old record

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Rohit Sharma equals 64-year old record

Indian opener Rohit Sharma has been in brilliant consistency since the beginning of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019; on the eve of the big semi-final clash against New Zealand, Sharma owns five hundreds in the ongoing tournament.

With his superlative century against Sri Lanka in their last group stage match, Sharma became the first ever batsman to score more than four hundreds in a single edition of the competition.

The 32-year old thus equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of hitting most number of centuries in a World Cup. Both of them hammered six hundreds each in the mega tournament.

Apart from that, Sharma stands neck to neck with a prestigious old record, a record that aged 64 years.

In 1955, West Indies’ Sir Clyde Walcott slammed five centuries in the Test series against Australia. Rohit Sharma, with his number fifth ton in the World Cup just became the second batsman in the history of international cricket scoring five hundreds in a single series/tournament.

In the match against Sri Lanka where the island nation opted to bat first and languished scoring 55 for 4 at one stage were rescued by a superb hundred by Angelo Mathews (113) and later a hard worked fifty by Lahiru Thirimanne (53).

Sri Lanka ended scoring 264 for the loss of 7 wickets in their innings.

In reply, Rohit Sharma scored 103 while KL Rahul slashed 111 to guide India winning the match by seven wickets with 39 balls to spare.

With the win, India became the group champion to reach into the final four and will face New Zealand in the first semi-final.

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