2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma records fastest joint T20I century

2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma records fastest joint T20I century

Javier Howell
December 23, 2017

Indore: India registered 14 straight series win across all formats by winning the second Twenty 20 worldwide (T20I) against Sri Lanka by 88 runs at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday.

He got there off just 35 balls, equaling David Miller for the joint-fastest ton in T20Is.

But he braved the pain and took on the Lankan former skipper and in the next ball dispatched Mathews over square leg with a crunching pull and completed his second T20 half- century in 34 balls. A 43-ball 118 was laden with 10 maximums, one of which flew for 104 metres.

Coming in to chase a very big target of 261 runs, Sri Lanka got off to a flying start with openers Nirosham Dickwella and Upul Tharanga sharing the crease in a 36-run partnership for the first wicket in just 4.2 overs.

This is the second fastest century in the shortest format of the game.

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1- He becomes the first Indian player to hit 10 or more sixes in both an ODI and a T20I match.

Kusal Perera (77 off 37) and Upul Tharanga (47 from 29) gave Sri Lanka hope, but spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (4-52) and Kuldeep Yadav (3-52) did the damage as they collapsed from 145-1 to 172 all out to go 2-0 down with one to play.

118- Rohit Sharma's 118 off 43 balls is the highest T20I score by an Indian.

Preview: A dominant Indian team is expected to maintain its stranglehold on a miserable Sri Lanka and wrap up the three-match series when the two mismatched teams face off in the second Twenty20 worldwide on Friday. The previous record for India was 8 (Rahul), against Sri Lanka was 9 (Glenn Maxwell), and on Indian soil was 9 (Mohammad Nabi). Only 2 others have scored T20I hundreds only in boundaries: Aaron Finch (11 fours, 14 sixes: 128 runs) and Maxwell (14 fours, 9 sixes: 110 runs).