Rohit Sharma Sets Record for Most T20I Tons

Lynette Rowe
November 9, 2018

The duo ran ones and twos on a huge ground to put pressure on the West Indies, whose bowlers became wayward after showing discipline initially. The newly-constructed stadium, hosting its first men's worldwide, was not supposed to provide a run-fest if the curator's words were to be believed - but when the "Hitman" gets going, conditions are known to go for a toss. Bumrah has been the premier bowler for us and the way we use him in T20s is different to ODIs.

LUCKNOW, India: Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth Twenty20 global century - the most by any batsman in the format - to propel India to 192 for two against West Indies on Tuesday.

"I was reading the pitch when we were batting", he said. On Tuesday, Khaleel once again starred with the ball up front in India's series-clinching 71-run victory over the West Indies in the second Twenty20 worldwide. It will be a fantastic opportunity for Rahul to get some runs under his belt before the tour of Australia.

Rohit's spell-binding fireworks, an unbeaten 61-ball-111, containing eight fours and seven sixes, enabled him to get his fourth T20 worldwide hundred, the most by any batsman, and guide India to a crushing 71-run victory over West Indies. He looks to swing the ball and he has taken up that challenge well. "And when Khaleel bowls that kind of a spell upfront that helps us", Rohit said at the post-match presentation.

From there on, it was just a matter of time before India wrapped up the game and they did it in style.

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Rohit dwarfed Dhawan, who banked on his "life" on the boundary line on 28 off Carlos Brathwaite to make an impressive in his 41-ball 43 (and achieved the milestone of scoring 1000 runs in T20Is), in a 123-run stand and set India for a big aggregate.

"While we always highlight the negatives, it is sometimes good to take away the positives".

West Indies simply never managed to get any momentum in their run chase, their cause not helped by successive wickets falling in the same Kuldeep Yadav over, leaving them struggling at 52-4.

"Our batting continues to let us down.We are still trying to find our best opening combination", said Brathwaite. Two consecutive ones, one from a slog sweep and another with a straighter bat, off left-arm spinner Fabian Allen left the whole stadium awestruck. Hopefully in the third game we'll put up a better performance and come up with a win.

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