Rohit Sharma Achieves Personal Records In Third T20I Against England

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The 'Hitman' of Indian cricket reached the 2000-run mark in T20Is, and became just the second Indian and fifth overall player to achieve this feat

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten century as India defeated England by seven wickets in the third T20I. The result also meant the visitors won the three-match T20I series 2-1. 

Earlier during England's batting, MS Dhoni set a couple of records. The Indian wicketkeeper became the first keeper to grab five catches in a T20I innings. Also, he became the first in T20I history to take in excess of 50 catches.

And when India batted, there were a further few records created, this time by Rohit. The 'Hitman' of Indian cricket reached the 2000-run mark in T20Is, and became just the second Indian and fifth overall player to achieve this feat.

Rohit also scored his third T20I century, and became only second player in the history after Colin Munro to have three knocks in excess of 100 in T20Is.

England, having been put into bat first, posted a mammoth 198 for 9 in their 20 overs. At one point, it seemed the hosts will rack well in excess of 220, but the Indian bowlers pulled back the scoring in the second part of the innings.

In reply, India got off to a worst possible start, losing Shikhar Dhawan for 5 in the third over. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul then attacked the bowlers, and looked composed at the crease.

But in the sixth over, Chris Jordan caught hold of a stunning catch to get rid of Rahul, who departed for 19 of 10 balls. Skipper Virat Kohli came in, and he along with Rohit put up an absolute carnage.

READ: MS Dhoni Creates Numerous Records In Third T20I Against England

The two shared a 89-run partnership and took India to the doorsteps of a series win. But Jordan came up with yet another brilliant effort to remove Kohli in the 15th over. It opened up a small opening for the hosts.

Though, Rohit and Hardik Pandya had other ideas. The duo put together an unbeaten 50-run stand of just 23 balls to finish off the game in style. At the end, Rohit remained unbeaten on 100 of just 56 balls, and Pandya played a sensational cameo, scoring 33 of just 14 balls.

READ: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya Star As India Win T20I Series Against England

With this series win, India have now racked up six consecutive series wins.

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