Top-5 Innings of Rohit Sharma in International Cricket

Rohit Sharma is the Indian vice-captain and the opener of the team. He is the clean striker of the ball currently in International Circuit also has several records to his name and prove to be a valuable asset for the Indian team. Rohit Sharma’s favorite shot is pull shot. On his day, the swashbuckling opener is unstoppable for the opponents.

Rohit Sharma’s record in International Cricket justify his talent which he possesses. He has played many memorable innings. In this article , we will discuss 5 of those.

Here’s our Collection of Top-5 innings of Rohit Sharma

264* (173) vs Sri Lanka 

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Probably the greatest ODI knock of all-time

In this match, Rohit opened the inning for the Indian team and played one of the finest knocks in  ODI cricket. He scored 264 not out against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI in 2014. Even many players fail to score 200 in Test cricket but the Mumbaikar scored 200 in ODI cricket. The Hitman took only 173 deliveries in his innings.

The score made by Rohit is the highest score in ODI Cricket till now. India managed to score 404 runs in 50 overs. Sri Lanka only managed to score 251 runs, 13 run short of Rohit Sharma’s individual score. India won the match comfortably by 153 runs and Rohit Sharma was adjudged the man of the match.

209(158) vs Australia 

Rohit Sharma
The inning that marked the arrival of one of the greatest-ever

This encounter between India and Australia was a high scoring match. Australia won the toss and elected to field first in this match. In this match Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs in mere 158 balls. Rohit Sharma bashed 12 fours and 16 sixes in this match and played with the strike rate of 132. India put on the huge total of 383.

Australia give a good fight back but were short of 57 runs. The Australian team was all out for 326. Indian team won the match by 57 runs and obviously the Hitman was declared as the man of the match.

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208(153) vs Sri Lanka 

Rohit Sharma
The most underrated 200 of Rohit Sharma

Scoring a 200 in ODI Cricket is very rare. There have been 7 occasions when 200 was scored out of which Rohit Sharma has scored 200 three times. In the second ODI in 2017, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field first. In this innings the current vice-captain of Indian Cricket Team scored 13 boundaries and 12 sixes playing with a strike rate 135 and scored 208 runs in 153 deliveries. Rohit Sharma is the only man on this planet to score three double tons. Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan provided are much needed support to Rohit Sharma and India scored 392  runs in their 50 overs.

Sri Lanka managed to score 251 runs only. Mendis scored a century for the Sri Lankan team but could not win the game for them. The talented Mumbaikar once again was adjusted the man of the match.

118 (43) vs Sri Lanka 

Rohit Sharma knows how to score centuries in every format. In this match against Sri Lanka ,he  scored 118 runs in 43 deliveries hitting 12 boundaries and 10 sixes in this innings. He played with the strike rate of 274. India put on the total of 260 in the 20 overs with the loss of 5 wickets

Rohit Sharma
Rohit also holds the record for joint fastest T20I Century

In return Sri Lanka managed to score only 172 runs and India won the match by 88 runs. Rohit Sharma was declared as the man of the match.

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106 (66) vs South Africa 

In this match against South Africa, Rohit Sharma scored 106 runs in 66 balls. This was his second century in T20 Internationals. The Mumbaikar’s century helped India to reach the target of 199. He structed 12 boundaries and 5 sixes. The total was enough for the Indian bowlers to defend but India failed to pick wicket at regular intervals. And the fielding was also poor from the Indian point of view.

Rohit Sharma
An amazing century but in a loosing cause

The South African team fought hard and won the match with two balls remaining. JP Duminy was adjusted the man of the match. But this inning was Rohit Sharma’s one of the finest innings of his career.

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