The Hitman scored his seventh ton against the Aussies in the first ODI in Sydney.ttmum
India may have lost to Australia in the first One Day International at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday but Rohit Sharma, who recently became father to daughter Samaira, continued to showcase the thorn he has been in Australia's side over his career.
Opening the innings for India to chase 288/5 the hosts put up, the ARCS Andheri pick from T20 Mumbai smashed 133 off 129 balls steadying his knock to account for the shaky start as India found themselves at 4/3.
Ton tonaton Ton Ton Mara 😜— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) January 12, 2019
Ghayal ho gaya bowlers bechara. Yet another classy knock by @imRo45! Fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
He brought up his 22nd hundred -- and his second successive and the seventh against the Aussies -- in 110 deliveries and then cut loose, endin up with 10 fours and six sixes and a plethora of records against the team from Down Under.
Rohit Sharma has now scored atleast a century in each of his last 10 ODI series/tournament, starting from ICC Champions Trophy - 2017.#AusvIndia— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) January 12, 2019
First Indian to score 5 ODI centuries in Australia. Kudos Rohit Sharma! Champion stuff. #AusvInd— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) January 12, 2019
Rohit Sharma has now hit 64 sixes (and counting) against Australia in ODIs - the most by a player against an opposition in ODIs, going past Shahid Afridi's 63 sixes against Sri Lanka in ODIs. #AUSvIND— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) January 12, 2019
Most sixes against Australia in Australia in ODIs:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) January 12, 2019
26 - ROHIT SHARMA* (And counting)
25 - Shahid Afridi #AUSvIND
With Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Hitman forged a 137-run partnership for the fourth wicket but failed to find anyone else at the other end to up the run rate once Dhoni departed. India closed the innings at 254/9, going down by 34 runs.
Most consecutive ODI tons coming in winning cause for India:— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 12, 2019
11 - Sachin Tendulkar (1998-2000)
11 - Virender Sehwag (2003-2011)
11 - Virat Kohli (2011-2014)
11 - ROHIT SHARMA (2017-2018)
Rohit's streak came to an end with the loss in today's game. #AUSvIND
Indian batsmen today:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 12, 2019
Rohit Sharma - 133 (129), 10x4, 6x6
All others - 107 (172), 7x4, 1x6#AusvInd