World Cup: India's new master blaster Rohit Sharma beats Dhoni, Tendulkar as records tumble

India's opener Rohit Sharma's 24th ODI ton put Pakistan on the backfoot as records tumbled at Manchester in the crucial World Cup encounter watched by millions around the world.

Rohit Sharma, the new master blaster

India's Rohit Sharma plays a shot on his way to a century against as Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed looks at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Centurion Rohit Sharma has now become India's No-1 six-hitter racking up 358 sixes in ODIs, T20s and Tests surpassing another six-master Dhoni who had hit 355 sixes.

 

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Rohit, Virat show

India's Rohit Sharma (L) celebrates with India's captain Virat Kohli after scoring a century (100 runs) during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on June 16, 2019. 

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Rohit Sharma hits 24th ODI ton

Centurion Rohit Sharma brought up his 24th ODI ton as Pakistan wilted under his onslaught after choosing to bowl first.

India's opener was in his elements as he brought up a century stand with KL Rahul at the other end with the Pak bowlers wilting under pressure after choosing to bowl first in the crucial league encounter.

Rohit's fluency and six-hitting capability was on show at Manchester as the capacity crowd of 24,000 cheered his century.

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Indian opener Rohit Sharma continues his dream run

India's captain Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma chat in the middle during group match against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester. 

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Rohit's game

India's Rohit Sharma celebrates with captain Virat Kohli after scoring a ton against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Rohit amassed 140 runs in just 113 balls to put India on top after Pakistan put India into bat in the crucial World Cup encounter.

 

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India-Pakistan face-off at Manchester

Indian opener Rohit Sharma has a word with Pakistan's Imad Wasim during the World Cup group stage match at Old Trafford in Manchester. 

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Rohit Sharma: India's milestone man

Rohit Sharma has already surpassed the highest score for India against Pakistan in the World Cup after he crossed 108. Virat Kohli had hit 107 against Pakistan at Manchester in the last World Cup at Adelaide in 2015.

Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar had hit 101 against India in a losing cause at Centurion in the 2003 World Cup which was a milestone for Pakistan.

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