New Delhi. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India has made a great start in the Test series against the West Indies. Talking about the first Test being played in Dominica, at the end of the second day’s play, Team India has scored 312 runs for 2 wickets in the first innings. In this way, he has got a huge lead of 162 runs. Off-spinner R Ashwin took 5 wickets to bundle out West Indies for 150 runs in the first innings. Talking about the Indian innings, Rohit scored a brilliant 103 runs. At the same time, 21-year-old opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who is making his international debut, is still standing by scoring 143 runs.
Rohit Sharma faced 221 balls in his innings and scored 103 runs. Hit 10 fours and 2 sixes. This is his 10th century in Test cricket. As an opener, Rohit played an inning of more than 50 runs for the 102nd time in international cricket. With this, he has left behind Virender Sehwag to former veteran Sunil Gavaskar. Both batsmen had scored more than 50 runs in international cricket 101-101 times as an opener. Former veteran Sachin Tendulkar is on number-1 in this matter.
did this feat 120 times
Talking about Sachin Tendulkar, he has scored 50 runs 120 times as an opener in international cricket. This includes 45 centuries and 75 half-centuries. Unbeaten 200 runs have been his best performance. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has so far scored 13134 runs in 308 innings at an average of 46 as an opener. Has scored 39 centuries and 63 half-centuries. 264 runs has been his best score.
If we look at the record of 36-year-old Rohit Sharma as an opener, he has so far scored 1955 runs in 39 innings of 24 matches at an average of 53. Has scored 7 centuries and 4 half-centuries. That is, played innings of more than 50 runs in total 11 times. At the same time, 63 in ODIs and 28 times as an opener in T20 International, he has scored more than 50 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 14, 2023, 06:32 IST