After suffering a humiliating defeat in the hands of the Sri Lankan team by seven wickets, Indian team went into the second match with one change as debutant Washington Sundar came in to the team in place of Kuldeep Yadav. Seeing the overcast conditions, Sri Lankan captain opted to field first after winning the toss. Unlike the previous match, India had a good start as both the openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were fluent as played some gorgeous shots from the start of the innings.
The stylish opener from Mumbai Rohit Sharma, who was handed over the captaincy in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli as he didn’t had a good start to international career as a captain as he got out cheaply. However, he fought back strong in the second match and scored a brilliant hundred and lay a good foundation for the batsmen to follow.
In the 39th over, the right-handed Sharma cuts one to sweeper cover off Sachith Pathirana to raise his bat as he reached his 16th ODI hundred as India strive forward to post a mammoth total on the scoreboard.
Here is how the Twitter reacted on Rohit Sharma’s 16th ODI hundred:
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 2017
— Its Raj (@iLoyalSalmanFan) December 13, 2017
Rohit Sharma is now the 2nd INDIAN after Zaheer Khan to hit four sixes in four balls in ODI cricket. #INDvSL
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) December 13, 2017
— नकुल Patel (@Nakul_Patel_) December 13, 2017
Last 6 scoring shots for Rohit….666666. Ro ‘SuperHit’ Sharma. #IndvSL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 13, 2017
1⃣ 6⃣ WD 6⃣6⃣6⃣0⃣
That's how Suranga Lakmal's 8th over flew by! Revenge tasted too sweet for Rohit Sharma. Paytm #INDvSL
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) December 13, 2017
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) December 13, 2017
— ᐯIᑎᑌ? (@PonnadaVinay) December 13, 2017
Rohit Sharma will cross Ganguly's ODI Centuries at the end of 2018. #INDvSL
— HITMAN (@GaikarRoopam) December 13, 2017
Rohit Sharma 16th ODI 100
13th as opener
6th of 2017
5th against SL
1st as Captain
Captain knock @ImRo45 ?
— Kumar 🙂 (@MSKumar143) December 13, 2017