Rohit Sharma scores his sixth Test century: Records broken

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Author 2019-10-19 16:17:16

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19 Oct 2019

Indian opener Rohit Sharma on Saturday scored his sixth Test century in the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi.

This was his third century of the series, having scored twin in the opening Test in Visakhapatnam.

He also continues to be the highest run-scorer of the series, having surpassed 400 runs.

Here is more about Rohit's feat.

Rohit scores 2,000 Test runs, 40th Indian to do so

Fact

Rohit also scripted a milestone en route to his sixth Test century as he scored 2,000 runs in his Test career. In the process, he became the 40th Indian to score 2,000 runs in the format.

Rohit hits most sixes in a Test series

Another record

Rohit also scripted a unique record as he has hit the most number of sixes in a Test series (17)

He went past the previous record held by Shimron Hetmyer of Windies, who had hit 15 against Bangladesh in 2018-19.

The previous record among Indian batsmen was held by Harbhajan Singh, who had hit 14 sixes against New Zealand in 2010-11.

Rohit second Indian-opener to slam three tons in a series

Fact

Rohit scripted another record with this century, as he has become only the second Indian to score three or more centuries in a Test series. The previous Indian to do so was the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, who achieved the feat in three different series.

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India capitalize following shaky start

Capitalization

Earlier in the match, India were off to a shaky start, as they lost three wickets when just 39 runs were on the board.

While Mayank Agarwal (10) and Cheteshwar Pujara (0) fell victim to pacer Kagiso Rabada, skipper Virat Kohli (12) fell to Anrich Nortje.

As of now, the pair of opener Rohit and Ajinkya Rahane have steadied the ship, with their batting.

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