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Rohit Sharma breaks Don Bradman's 71-year-old record

Rohit Sharma hits ton in first Test against South Africa Photograph:( AFP )

ANI Ranchi, Jharkhand, India Oct 20, 2019, 06.07 PM (IST)

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma on Sunday surpassed former Australia cricketer Don Bradman`s record of highest average in Test cricket on home soil.

He achieved the feat on day two of the third Test match between India and South Africa.

The right-handed batsman broke the 71-year-old record previously held by Bradman. 

The legendary cricketer had an average of 98.22 at home soil in Test Cricket.

Rohit`s average rose to 99.84 after the batsman smashed his first double hundred in the longest format of the game today.

A minimum of ten innings has been kept as the benchmark for the record.

Yesterday Rohit also broke the record for registering the most number of sixes in a bilateral Test series.

The right-handed batsman went past West Indies` batsman Shimron Hetmyer who had registered 15 sixes in the series against Bangladesh in 2018-19.