# Rohit Sharma took just 35 balls to go from 100 to 200.
Two days after Virat Kohli’s wedding it was India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma taking centre stage with a scintillating third one-day worldwide double-century against Sri Lanka in Mohali. Sri Lanka romped to victory with seven wickets to spare.
Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in one-day internationals as he powered India to 392-4 in their second match against Sri Lanka. This was Rohit’s maiden hundred as India captain. India were put to bat first after the visitors won the toss and invited India to bat first. His knock included 13 fours and 12 sixes.
Having scored four boundaries, Dhawan was batting at 32, while Rohit stood unbeaten at 22 with sheer confidence after Dharamsala debacle. Rohit, standing in as India captain in Kohli’s absence, had a nightmarish time in Dharamsala on Sunday.
It did not look so bad for Sri Lanka…
In his effort to accelerate, Iyer, however, perished towards the dead end of the innings while Mahendra Singh Dhoni also walked back after hitting a five-ball 7.
# Sehwag had scored 14 ODI hundreds as opener in 204 games while Rohit brought up his 14th hundred as an opener in just 89 games. India were off to a cautious start.
Shikhar Dhawan was watchful in the beginning of the innings but then pressed the accelerator button after 10 overs were completed. Dhawan cut loose from thereon.
Rohit Sharma also has the most number of 180 plus scores in ODIs and is equal with Martin Guptill with two of them. Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman to reach there, in 2010, against South Africa in Gwalior.