January 21, 2018

Rohit Sharma equals fastest T20I century record

23 December 2017, 01:24 | Marlene Fleming

Courtesy Twitter

Courtesy Twitter

Though Suresh Raina and KL Rahul have scored T20I hundreds, no Indian has got 2. He was well supported by other opener KL Rahul and the duo stiched a 165-run partnership for the first wicket.

Kusal Perera was the only positive for Sri Lanka to feel proud about as he scored a rapid fire 77 runs off only 37 balls and laced his inning with 4 fours and 7 sixes.

Thisara Perera has made two changes in the team from the last match.

Left-arm spinner Chaturanga de Silva was smashed for a 101-metre six by Rahul, who stepped out and launched the ball straight over the media box.

Rohit bludgeoned 10 sixes and 12 fours in a sublime knock, taking only 12 balls to move from 50 to his second T20 hundred for his country and leave Sri Lanka facing a massive run chase.

Losing the first T20 against India at Cuttack by 93 runs, Sri Lanka must now find a way to turn the table and bounce back in second T20 being played against the Home Side at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Friday.

Facebook can now find your face, even when it's not tagged
When enabled, notifications appear in your account when Facebook thinks it spotted you in a photo. Facebook is also using facial recognition to create new tools for those with visual impairments.

India's batting order will be depend on Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to provide solid start at the top of the order. He scored 91.5% of his runs in boundaries. It won't be a surprise if they continue to dominate the Lankan bowling.

Yuzvendra Chahal too picked four wickets while Kuldeep Yadav added three wickets in the match. India's total of 260/5 is the second highest team total in T20Is after Australia's 263 vs Sri Lanka in 2016.

The bowlers were unable to find the right length on a pitch which gave no margins of error and each mistake was punished heavily by the Indian batsmen.

Captain Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews and Upul Tharanga will be some of the key players who will hope to rise to the occassion, as they hope for a good show on Friday.

MS Dhoni smashed 28 runs, which helped India post over 250 runs on the scorecard. The match is scheduled to take place at 7 pm IST, while the toss will take place at 6: 30 pm.

The match can be seen live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1HD.

Other News

Trending Now

Shopian encounter: woman killed, 8 injured after protests erupt
The leadership said that the spree of brutal killings has crossed every limit and has now become intolerable. A woman was injured during the exchange of fire and she succumbed to her injuries later on.

Uber is officially a cab firm, says European court
Drivers signed up to the ride-hailing app could now be forced to obtain similar licenses and authorizations to carry passengers. The Uber case before the European Court of Justice centered on a complaint brought by a taxi group based in Barcelona, Spain.

Pentagon recognizes existence of UFO investigation program
Despite the Pentagon's claim that the programme has been shut down, its original backers say that the investigations are ongoing. The US Defense Department has acknowledged authorizing millions of dollars in secretive funding to investigate UFO sightings .

The WWE Just Announced An Historic All-Women Royal Rumble Match
WWE , a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE ), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment.

Chloe Kohanski wins season 13 of "The Voice"
Kohanski has been a big contender to win in The Voice Season 13 because of her take on classic '80s and '90s rock music. Meanwhile, a flustered Shelton tried to explain to her dad that he was the country music coach on the Voice .

Meet The Magic Leap One AR Headset
For years, Magic Leap has raised astronomical rounds of funding from the likes of Google and Alibaba , Fidelity and JP Morgan. Similarly, Business Insider , The Verge , Engadget , CNBC and others wrote about the website, citing the alleged features.

Universal Music, Facebook Sign Licensing Deal
YouTube signed a similar deal with Warner Music Group, the third major music label, in May. They'll also be able to personalize their music experiences while sharing videos.

Two More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Dallas County: DCHHS
Wu said despite the vaccine being only partially effective, the benefits of getting the flu shot far outweigh the risks. Department for Public Health officials say there is widespread flu activity for the first time this flu season.

Diddy Wants to Buy the Panthers-and Hire Colin Kaepernick
He added that the team will neither begin the sale process nor entertain any inquiries until "the very last game is played". Panthers coach Ron Rivera, according to the team's website , said that the investigation would need to take its course.

Amtrak train derails on highway bridge in Washington
US President Donald Trump tweeted that the incident shows "more than ever" why his infrastructure plan "must be approved quickly". Local officials had warned only weeks ago that the track still might not be safe enough to handle trains at higher speeds.