IND v SL 2017: Statistical highlights of Rohit Sharma's second and fastest T20I century

Rohit Sharma scored 35-ball hundred against Sri Lanka at Indore and equaled the world record.

Rohit Sharma scored the joint fastest T20I century off 35 balls

Rohit Sharma smacked 118 runs from 43 balls against Sri Lanka in the second T20I at Indore.

This was highest individual score by an Indian in T20I and also the first century by an Indian skipper in T20Is. His century came in just 35 balls to become the joint-quickest to the mark. Now Rohit holds this record with South African David Miller, who scored a 35-ball ton against Bangladesh in October, this year.

Here are some more statistical highlights from Rohit Sharma's record breaking century:

10- number of sixes hit by Rohit Sharma during his 118.  It is the most by an Indian batsman in a T20I innings.

30- West Indian Chris Gayle holds the record of fastest T20 hundred. His century against PWI in IPL 2013, came in just 30 balls. It is 5 balls less than Rohit's effort in Indore.

12- Rohit's century came on 2nd ball of 12th over of the innings. It became the was fastest century in terms of overs taken. Previous best were centuries from South African Richard Levi and Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad in 13.2 overs.

5- Rohit scored his second T20I hundred. He is now the fifth batsman to do so in T20Is. Others to have two centuries in T20I cricket are West Indian Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro. 

260- 260/5 is India's highest T20I score and the joint second highest T20I score ever. The highest team score in T20Is is Australia's 263 for 3 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele last year.

12- This was India's 12th bilateral series win this year out of 13 played. They haven't lost a bilateral series in any format this year.

(Stats credit: ESPN CRICINFO)


By Sihyeu Singh - 23 Dec, 2017

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