Rohit Sharma’s Unbeaten 100 Helps India Post A Seven-Wicket Win, Grab T20 Series


New Delhi:On a glorious sunny dayRohit Sharma was on a song.In an ideal condition for batting, Rohit was in sublime touch and a packed Bristol crowd had its fill.When Rohit Sharma is at his best, he can eclipse everyone.

Playing with effortless ease, the opening batsman made light of England’s total of 198 for nine with an unbeaten 100 (56 balls, 11 fours, 5 sixes) to help India to a seven-wicket win and clinch the T20 series 2-1.

The short, straight boundaries, the pitch not offering much lateral movement, made it a tough day for the bowlers. England had also capitalized on the conditions well by amassing 198 for nine, but given how strong both the line-ups are, the challenge is you never know how much is good enough.

In the end, the home team were left to rue the late collapse they suffered. At one point were looking good for a 225-plus score but HardikPandya applied the brakes by prizing out Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow to finish with figures of 4-0-38-4.

In the first Twenty20 International, the Mumbai star had been put to shade by KL Rahul’s power hitting. Having contributed just 32 (30 balls) in their partnership of 123, must have been a strange position to be in for Rohit. But, he was his natural self at the County Ground, content to play at his own pace,Rohit blinded everyone with his strokeplay. There were breathtaking shots up to his hundred, the last reminder being a cracking on the rise off-drive off Chris Jordan to move from 95 to 99. He got to his hundred next ball with a single; his third T20I century.

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