India vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been in outstanding form in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. He brought his fourth World Cup century of the tournament against Bangladesh and in the process, became the second Indian to score 500 World Cup runs.
Rohit scores his fourth World Cup century
The Men in Blues came into this game on the back of a defeat against England on Sunday. They made two changes going into this game bringing in Dinesh Karthik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in place of Kedar Jadhav and Kuldeep Yadav respectively. They needed a good start which they have been lacking in the last few games, and in-form Rohit Sharma combined well with KL Rahul to provide a good start against Mashrafe Mortaza.
Both the openers looked in good touch as they dominated the proceedings taking on the Bangladesh pacers from the start. Rohit Sharma was the aggressor of the two to get going for India early in the innings. In the process, the Indian opener brought his 500 World Cup in this edition of the ICC World Cup. He is currently the highest run-scorer of the tournament after Australia’s David Warner.
Along with it, Rohit Sharma became the second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to score 500 runs in one edition of the World Cup. Tendulkar achieved the feat twice in 1996 and 2003 scoring 523 runs in 1996 and 673 runs in the 2003 editions where India ended as the runners up losing to Australia in the final. With still a few games left in the World Cup, Rohit has the opportunity to go past Tendulkar’s highest score in one World Cup.
Meanwhile, after a good start from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, India in line for a massive target on the scoreboard. They are currently at 176 for the first wicket before Rohit got out soon after reaching his century off Soumya Sarkar. India will hope to post a good total and defend it to book a semifinal spot.