Twitter Reactions: Magnificent Rohit Sharma ton sets up India’s series win
Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 124 off 145 deliveries with 16 fours and 2 sixes to his name.
Published - Aug 27, 2017 10:44 pm | Updated - Aug 27, 2017 10:44 pm
Team India were in a spot of bother yet again with their top order collapsing for the second game in a row. In the previous ODI, they were bowled over by Akila Dananjaya’s wily skills. This time around, the young spinner was in action again to see India reeling at 61/4. However, it was a certain Rohit Sharma that stood in the way for the hosts in this game.
For his assistance, he had the wise old man of the business, MS Dhoni, at the other end. Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni put on an unbeaten fifth wicket stand to ensure that the men in blue overhauled the target of 217 with 6 wickets in hand. While Dhoni played the supporting role in the run chase, it was Rohit’s magnificent ton that set things up for team India.
Unlike the recent occasions, when Shikhar Dhawan got flying starts to give cushion to Rohit to settle in, team India lost Dhawan cheaply on the day. In the third over of the chase, Rohit lost the support of his in-form partner. He soon saw the big wickets of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Kedar Jadhav fall in quick succession. Rohit Sharma did not let that bog down his spirits though.
He took his initial bit of time to settle in and soon started to carve out boundaries at will. He built his innings perfectly to ensure that the Indian team did not face any more hiccups in the chase. The Mumbai lad served the role of the chief architect of the chase in the match that set up India’s series win. Talking about the innings, it was in the 19th over when he reached his fifty with a four off the bowling of Dushmantha Chameera.
This was his second consecutive fifty in the series. Soon, he started to accelerate. He reached his ton without much fuss with a single in the 35th over of the game. A fist pump from him showed how much the ton meant to him. Needless to say, the entire dressing room was all smiles as he brought up his century. Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 124 off 145 deliveries with 16 fours and 2 sixes to his name. His partnership with MS Dhoni was worth 157 off 180 deliveries.
Here is how the social media reacted to his magnificent ton:
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 27, 2017
Rohit Sharma has done a Virat Kohli, century in a chase. Good, keep scoring. #SLvIND
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 27, 2017
Meanwhile a century of great brilliance from @ImRo45. Been great to watch
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 27, 2017
Meanwhile @ImRo45 has roused himself into matchwinning action. Considering the early stutter, this should rate as a fabulous century
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 27, 2017
Rohit – 12th ODI 100:
+ Third vs SL
+ First in SL
+ Tenth as opener
+ Fifth in a run chase
+ Eighth away from home #SLvIND
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) August 27, 2017
Rohit's career average has now gone past 43. Not too many yrs back he was averaging in the mid 20s. Extraordinary! #SLvInd
— Arjun Ashok (@arj_90) August 27, 2017
Can't claim to have watched it but a 100 out of team's 160 has to be a top effort. But must've made batting look effortless. Rohit Sharma. ?
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 27, 2017
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) August 27, 2017
Imagine the plight of Rohit Sharma having to walk out and bat again. Lad has been on the field for the whole duration of the game. #SLvIND
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) August 27, 2017
Rohit Sharma scores a ?, MS Dhoni brings up 5️⃣0️⃣; will this strong partnership bring India close to a series victory? #SlvsIND
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 27, 2017
It's alrighty, when Hanuman ji went for Lanka dehan they threw kerosene bottles
Rohit Sharma is new era hanuman#INDvSL
— देसी mojito (@desimojito) August 27, 2017
Rohit Sharma has scored 2 ODI centuries in 2017. Both outside India and in both he has remained unbeaten. #SLvIND
— Moulin (@Moulinparikh) August 27, 2017
Rohit sharma's last 10 ODI 100s:
— Niranjan sharma (@IMniranjan791) August 27, 2017
Rohit Sharma is such an elegant batsman that you always want to see more & more of him. Even 264 is not enough for our eyes. Beauty of RS ?
— Sachin #Ro45 #Devil (@BeingSachinDg) August 27, 2017
12 Century For Rohit Sharma
5th Century While Chasing
8th Century Outside India
3rd Century Against SL
— RáNá Róhítíán? (@BeingRk45) August 27, 2017
Rohit Sharma in form is like a rainbow.
You don't see it very often, when you see it there is magic & you hope you saw more of it. #INDvSL
— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) August 27, 2017