India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma slams 21st ton in 4th ODI -
India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma slams 21st ton in 4th ODI
Posted 29 Oct 2018 05:31 PM

India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, on Monday, scored his 21st hundred in the 4th ODI against West Indies at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. He reached the milestone in 98 deliveries. He scored 162 in 137 balls with the help of 20 fours and 4 sixes, before he was dismissed by Ashley Nurse in the 44th over.

It was Sharma’s second century in the series, as he scored an unbeaten 152* in the 1st ODI to help India chase down the total of 322 in Guwahati. The right-handed batsman became only the second batsman to hit two 150+ scores in a series after Hamilton Masakadza against Kenya at home in 2009.

Sharma got off to a solid start with his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan. The duo added 71 runs together before the latter was dismissed. Skipper Virat Kohli was soon dismissed afterward for 16. But despite the two quick wickets, Sharma maintained his calm and continued to add runs together at a brisk pace to move towards the milestone. He stitched a 211-run partnership with Ambati Rayudu, who also scored a half century.
After failing to score big in the previous two ODIs, the right-handed batsman needed a big innings to regain the confidence. Kohli opt to bat after winning the toss. India, who were expected to have an easy task in the 5-match ODI series, failed to grab a win in the last two ODIs against Windies.

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