Rohit Sharma brought up his third consecutive century in the ongoing tournament to become the first Indian to register five tons in a World Cup. The 'Hitman' brought up his century off 92 balls, while also going on to become the leading run-scorer of the tournament.
Chasing 265, Rohit Sharma built a solid partnership of 189 runs with fellow opener KL Rahul, before he lost his wicket shortly after scoring his century. The right-handed batsman equaled Kumar Sangakkara's record of four centuries in the 2015 World Cup in India's previous outing against Bangladesh. Sharma now has gone on to become the first player to score five centuries at a World Cup tournament, a world record.
Sharma now has registered 647 runs in the ongoing tournament, 26 runs short of the long-held record by the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's 673 runs. Sharma has scored three consecutive hundreds against England, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle was one of the first to congratulate Sharma on achieving the rare feat. Read his tweet here:
India have already confirmed a berth at the semi-finals and are hoping to pick up a victory against Sri Lanka in order to end their group stage campaign on a victorious note.