Rohit Sharma: India just set a very strong comeback victory in this second one-day international as the team India thrashed Sri Lanka by 141 runs to tie the three-match series at 1-1.
In this match, Rohit Sharma stand-in like an Indian captain made a massive statement as he slammed his third ODI double-century, second against Sri Lanka, where he guided his team so that an easy win can be registered.
Rohit Sharma just chases something massive in this Third ODI Double Ton with the total number of 393 runs to win the series, the Lankans failed to chase and drooping under the proverbial ‘scoreboard pressure’.
Angelo Mathews played alone with his hand of 111* as Sri Lanka supervised to have 251 runs from their 50 overs.
India chooses Yuzvendra Chahal as bowlers of the team and he picked up three wickets. Debutant off-spinner Washington Sundar picked up his maiden wicket while he just cleans bowled Lahiru Thirimanne.
At the previous time Sri Lanka’s decision to win the toss, then in this field first backfired as the Indian opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan (67) and Rohit Sharma put up a century opening stand so obviously the duo received some good scoring.
The initial overs as both Rohit and Dhawan opt for a cautious outlook while their first power play and the team Sri Lankan pacers bowled.
Congratulations Rohit Sharma on this massive achievement .. !! BADHAI BADHAI BAaRAMBAAR BADHAI !! BUT .. the most impressive reward for you, are the tears of joy in your wife's eyes .. that is beyond all .. ?? https://t.co/P3qARvhF5p
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 13, 2017
Dhawan although broke the shackles soon and he set a target on the team Sri Lankan pacers. In this 14th over the player Shikhar Dhawan display his full range of shots for that he scored three boundaries off the bowling of Nuwan Pradeep and he managed to bring up his 23rd ODI half-century in the next over.
Rohit Sharma, who had till then played received an over growing feedback as spinners which arrives on the bowl. Dhawan actually wishes to receive the quick runs under his belt backfired which can be flighted delivery from Sachith Pathirana to the short mid-wicket fielder to get out for 68.
Dhawan’s fall brought the young Shreyas Iyer into the middle where he delivers some good performances.
Both the captain Rohit and Iyer have a mixed caution when it is coming for the aggressions which keep the scoreboard ticking in the middle overs.
The duo presents themselves as the wayward Sri Lankan bowling to take India past the 200-run mark in the 35th over. It was the player Iyer’s contribution to reached a milestone first as he can bring up his maiden ODI half-century in his second ODI appearance.
Rohit followed suit and scored his 16th ODI century, the ton was his 14th as an opener, where he tied-up with Virender Sehwag for the third position in the list of most centuries scored by Indian openers in one-day internationals.
The real carnage started thereafter as both Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma started taking risks and playing the big shots. It was the young Iyer who looked more menacing as he danced down the track to heave the spinners over the fence.
And in this match, Rohit Sharma present himself as innovating and the consequences is pure joy for the partisan crowd at the PCA stadium in Mohali. He cut, pulled, swept and drove with elan as runs kept flowing from his broad blade.
The Indian captain hit four immense and consecutively sixes off the bowling of Suranga Lakmal and he received another 2 sixes off the next over by Numwan Pradeep where he takes up his fifth score of 150-plus in one-dayers.
Shreyas Iyer tried to imitate his captain only to reach the three-figure mark but was caught in the deep after the massive game where he collected 88 runs.
So we can say today the match was only one man show which is the Rohit Sharma’s where he brought up his double century in the final over of the innings.
Rohit was unbeaten on 208 as India piled up a huge 392/4.
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