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Rohit Sharma Decimated Sri Lanka; become Joint fastest to hit T20I century

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav picked 7 wickets between them as India beat Sri Lanka team bundeled on 17.2 overs. An injured Angelo Mathews did not come out to bat and India beat the Sri Lanka by 88 runs to take an irrefutable 2-0 lead at Indore

Before this,Indian Stand in skipper Rohit Sharma has recorded another achievement in his name. He has scored only 35 balls in the T20 International Cricket Century. With this, he equaled the record of South Africa’s David Miller. Miller had scored a century on 35 against Bangladesh on October 29 this year only. 

In the Holkar stadium in Indore, he scored 11 boundaries and eight sixes against Sri Lanka in his innings. Rohit Sharma equaled the record by setting the ball on the ball of Angelo Mathews. Rohit completed his first 50 runs in 23 balls. After this, hitman changed the gears and hit next 50 runs  in 12 balls.

In the process 165-run were added for the opening wicket, the highest for India, with KL Rahul, who scored 89 off 49 balls.

With the help of this India posted 260/5 in 20 overs

Along with this, Rohit became the fastest Indian player to score the fastest century in T20 International. The fastest Indian batsman in the T20 International, KL Rahul, who had scored 46 balls in the Lord’s against the West Indies.

Rohit was finally dismissed by 118 runs. He hit 12 fours and 10 sixes in 46 balls. The record of fastest century in T20 cricket is Chris Gayle, who scored a century on 30 balls against Pune Warriors in the IPL by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

List of players with fastest T20I centuries 

Player Balls Match Venue Date
R Sharma 35 IND v SL Indore 22/12/2017
D Miller 35 SA v BAN Potchefstroom 29/10/2017
R Levi 45 SA v NZ Hamilton 19/02/2012
F du Plessis 46 SA v WI Johannesburg 11/1/2015
K Rahul 46 IND v WI Lauderhill 27/08/2016
A Finch 47 AUS v ENG Southampton 29/08/2013
C Gayle 47 WI v ENG Mumbai 16/03/2016
E Lewis 48 WI v ENG Lauderhill 27/08/2016
G Maxwell 49 AUS v SL Pallekele 6/9/2016
C Gayle 50 WI v SA Johannesburg 11/9/2007


In this process Indian Team also posted thier highest total in T20I cricket and overall Joint second highest total in the T20Is. 

Top 10 Highest T20I Totals

Team Score Overs RR Inns Opp Venue Match Date
AUS 263/3 20 13.15 1 SL Pallekele 6-Sep-16
IND 260/5 20 13 1 SL Indore 22-Dec-17
SL 260/6 20 13 1 KEN Johannesburg 14-Sep-07
AUS 248/6 20 12.4 1 ENG Southampton 29-Aug-13
WI 245/6 20 12.25 1 IND Lauderhill 27-Aug-16
IND 244/4 20 12.2 2 WI Lauderhill 27-Aug-16
SA 241/6 20 12.05 1 ENG Centurion 15-Nov-09
WI 236/6 19.2 12.2 2 SA Johannesburg 11-Jan-15
AFG 233/8 20 11.65 1 IRE Greater Noida 12-Mar-17
SA 231/7 20 11.55 1 WI Johannesburg 11-Jan-15


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