D. Rohit's 23rd century of the career against Africa
Becomes the seventh Indian to score more than two centuries in the World Cup
Sports desk In their first match of the World Cup 2019, India defeated South Africa by 6 wickets. In this match, Rohit Sharma made a great batting and India's 23rd ODI century. Rohit got down to the opening and did not get out till the end. During this time he scored an unbeaten 122 * on 144 balls. That led India to easily win the match by making 230/4 runs. The most remarkable thing is that his century in this match has been the slowest century of his career.
128 balls to complete 100 runs
In this match, Rohit completed his 100-ball 128 ball (7×4, 3×6). This is the slowest century in ODIs. Earlier, he made his slowest century in Australia in Perth in January 2016. Then he completed 100 runs (7×4, 3×6) at 122 ball.
Played for this reason so slow
– Rohit has the slowest batting of his career against South Africa to win the team. In fact, chasing the target of 228, the team lost two wickets on 54 runs. At the same time, Rohit himself got a lifeline even when he was just playing two runs.
– The team needed a big partnership to win the match. For this reason, Rohit first, together with Lokesh Rahul, scored 85 runs off 96 balls for the third wicket and a 74-run partnership with Dhoni for 88 in 88 balls for the fourth wicket.
In view of the scope of the spot, Rohit understood his responsibility and made slow runs without raising any risk. During his innings, he scored from the strike rate of 84.72, while his career strike rate was 87.90.
Run ball vs when
100 128d Africa June 2019
100 122 Australia January 2016
100 118 Sri Lanka August 2017
100 115 Sri Lanka December 2017
100 114 Australia November 2013