Rohit Sharma's twin gems: Equalling Sangakkara's record, breaking Dhoni's

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jul 02, 2019, 05:59 PM(IST)

Rohit Sharma celebrates after hitting century. Photograph:( AFP )

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Rohit became the first Indian batsman to hit four centuries in World Cup tournament

Indian opener Rohit Sharma broke MS Dhoni's record of hitting most One-Day International sixes by an Indian player in Tuesday's league match of Cricket World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh. 

Rohit hit five giant sixes in his 104-run knock at Edgbaston and took his tally to 230 to set the record of hitting most ODI sixes by an Indian batsman in ODI format. 

Rohit also became the first Indian batsman to hit four centuries in World Cup tournament. 

Overall, he is the second player to hit four tons in a World Cup edition as previously, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara had achieved this feat in the World Cup 2015. 

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In the match against Bangladesh, India opted to bat first post winning the toss. Sharma survived an early scare to take control against the bowlers.

Sharma, who was dropped on nine by Tamim Iqbal at deep mid-wicket, reached his second successive ton with a single off Shakib Al Hasan, celebrating by flipping his bat in the air.

But he was caught at extra cover by Liton Das off the bowling of Soumya Sarkar for 104, ending a 180-run opening stand -- the best for the first wicket in this World Cup -- with KL Rahul. 

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India needing to win one of their remaining two group matches to guarantee a place in the last four. Next, they will play against Sri Lanka on July 6. 

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