ENG vs IND: Rohit Sharma gets to his hundred with a brilliant six off Moeen Ali
It was a Sehwag-esque type of batting from Rohit to get to his first overseas ton in Tests.
Updated - Sep 4, 2021 8:57 pm
After a tough opening two days of the fourth Test at The Oval, India have started to dominate with their batting in the second innings. Rohit Sharma has been at the forefront of the action having scored a splendid century. It has taken some patient batting in the morning from him and the conditions have rewarded him with the pitch flattening out considerably.
The 34-year-old was cautious throughout his knock and at the same time punishing loose deliveries. But as he got to into the 80s, Rohit turned into the beast mode unleashing shots in his armory. He took on James Anderson as well with the ball not swinging much.
Rohit, having gotten out in the 80s before, wasn’t going to miss out this time around. And probably he didn’t want to get bogged down. For the same reason, on 94, when he came on strike with Moeen Ali, the opening batsman made sure to not fret much over his ton.
Ali tossed it up and Rohit Sharma accepted the invitation gleefully coming down the track smashing the ball over the long on clearing the boundary comfortably. It was a Sehwag-esque type of batting from Rohit and no wonder the crowd and the dressing room loved it as everyone in the ground stood up to applaud the genius of modern-day cricket.
Here’s the video:
First century outside India for the Hitman! 🔥
He gets there with a monster six over long on!
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) September 4, 2021
India batting well on Day 3
Meanwhile, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s sensational ton, India are strengthening their position slowly. After KL Rahul got out in the opening session, England had sensed the opening but Cheteshwar Pujara shut that end too to stitch a brilliant partnership with Rohit.
The pitch is completely flat and the Indian batsmen are looking very good in the middle. England bowlers have slowly fizzled out after trying their best in the morning session. With nothing off the pitch and in the air, they have left no option but to wait for batsmen to make the mistake. To make things worse, India have tackled Moeen Ali well to not allowing him to settle on one length.