Rohit Sharma stood as the first Indian to smash a T20I ton at Bristol in the match against England yesterday. His century guided India to win the game by 7 wickets and win sixth consecutive T20I series. He leveled the record of Colin Munro, the record of scoring the highest number of centuries in T20Is. Rohit Sharma slammed 11 fours and five sixes to guide India towards victory with eight balls remaining.
Shikhar Dhawan tried to make a good start but could not make the runs flow on. He was dismissed by a catch by Jason Roy. KL Rahul also made a decent score but could not make his move towards a cameo as he was dismissed by an unexpected catch, took by Chris Jordan. Jordan moved back to take the catch heading towards the boundary line to dismiss KL Rahul.
Virat Kohli then entered the crease and he slammed 43 runs. He posted 43 runs to make the 89-run partnership with Rohit Sharma for the fourth wicket. He stood as the second Indian to slam 2000 runs in T20Is after Virat Kohli. He stood as the fifth man worldwide to reach this landmark. He stood beside Martin Guptill, Brendon Mc Cullum, Virat Kohli, and Shoaib Malik in this list.
Hardik Pandya came forward to bat ahead of Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni and slammed 33 off 14 balls to finish the game.
From the English bowling side, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, and Jake Ball managed to pick each wicket but were expensive. In this game, Ben Stokes was the most economical bowler but he could not finish his spell of four overs. Liam Plunkett stood as the most expensive bowler by conceding 42 runs off 3 overs.
In the first Innings, England posted a mammoth-like total of 198/9 by the knock of Jason Roy, who slammed 67 runs off 31 balls. Indian bowlers managed to restrict the opponents before crossing the line of 200 runs. From the Indian side, Hardik Pandya picked 4 wickets by conceding 38 runs. Deepak Chahar made his T20I debut by this game.
England 198/9 off 20 overs, Jason Roy 67, Jos Buttler 34, Hardik Pandya 4/38
India 201/3 off 18.4 overs, Rohit Sharma 100*, Virat Kohli 43