Team India’s Win Lights Up Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Rohit Sharma Slams 21st ODI Century, Outdoes Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly
India opener Rohit Sharma scored his 21st One-day International (ODI) century during the fourth ODI against the Windies at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. Rohit reached the coveted three-figure mark off 98 balls in the 33rd over. En route his century, Rohit hit 13 boundaries and one six. With the five-match series tied at 1-1, India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat. Indian openers Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan provided a solid start to the hosts by building a 71-run partnership. However, Windies pacers Keemo Paul gave his team a much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Dhawan for 38.
Rohit Sharma also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in terms of fewest innings taken to reach 21 ODI centuries. Rohit took 186 innings, while Tendulkar reached his 21st ODI century in 200 innings. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly did it in 217 innings.