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World Cup 2019 | Rohit Sharma Scores Third Ton In A Row And Fifth In This Tournament, Sets World Record For Most Centuries In A Single Edition

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Rohit Sharma shattered all records by becoming the first player to score five centuries in a World Cup with his third consecutive ton in the ongoing World Cup
  • Sharma's 103 off 92 also made him the leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament, 26 runs shy of beating Sachin Tendulkar for the most runs scored by a player in a World Cup
  • India is chasing a target of 265 in order to sign off their group stage campaign on a victorious note

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.   

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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.   

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