Rohit Sharma equals fastest T20I century record


Rohit Sharma smashed the joint-fastest century in Twenty20 worldwide history as India made Sri Lanka suffer in Indore on Friday.

As far as Playing XI is concerned, India are going with the same squad that clinched a 93-run win over the visitors in the first T20I in Cuttack to go 1-0 up in the series.

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Earlier, he scored a historic third double hundred as India continued to be ruthless against Sri Lanka in the second of the three-match series vs Sri Lanka in Mohali.

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Rahul then took over and got his second successive half-century off 35 balls, and put on 78 runs for the second wicket with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (28). He was well supported by other opener KL Rahul and the duo stiched a 165-run partnership for the first wicket.

Rohit Sharma slammed a 35-ball century to tie the record for the fastest T20I ton before being dismissed for 118.

# Rohit Sharma smashed 10 sixes and 12 fours i.e. 108 runs in boundaries. Manish Pandey scored one run off the only delivery he faced while Dinesh Karthik scored 5 runs off 2 balls with 1 boundary. India's total is joint second highest in T20s with only Australia's 263/3 against Sri Lanka being a better effort. While the Indian youngsters have put their hands up to deliver the goods, the Lankans are going through a bad phase of transition during which they are badly in need of reliable performers.The result has been a lack of contest and one-sided results, prompting many to question the very logic of India playing such a weak side again and again.

Rohit and Rahul's opening stand of 165 was India's highest in T20s and they were on course to better the overall record of 263-3 set by Australia against the same opponents a year ago, but a flurry of late wickets denied them.