Rohit Sharma thwacked the Australian bowlers left, right and center in yet another valuable contribution to India’s win in the final match of the ODI series. The elegant right-handed batsman brought up his 29th century in the 50-over format with a flurry of monstrous hits that completely dismantled the opposition.
Having been given the task of chasing down a tricky target of 287 and with the absence of regular opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit conjured a masterful knock to steer his side’s chase effortlessly. The 32-year-old’s immaculate timing was a constant feature of blazing innings as he initially settled in and later upped the ante with belligerent striking.
In the course of his match-winning century, Rohit surpassed the 9,000-run landmark in ODI cricket becoming the third-fastest in the game to reach this milestone. He eventually fell for 119 after having smacked six maximums and eight boundaries in his 128-ball stay at the crease.