Yet another day in the office that has gone all right for Rohit Sharma. Guess what? Once again, he breaks a massive record to sit at the top of the table. After breaking quite a few records in Visakhapatnam, the flamboyant batsman has once again bagged a scintillating record in Ranchi. This time, he breaks the record of Shimron Hetmyer.
Rohit Sharma scored his 6th Test century:
The West Indies hard-hitting batsman has smashed 15 sixes to his name in a Test series, which has been the most for a batsman so far. Now, with a six over covers, which brought his 6th century, he broke the record for most number of sixes, as it was his 16th six.
Later, he managed to score one more six, which made his overall tally of 17. And, guess what, he is still at the crease and looks rock-solid in the middle. Adding to that, he also got one innings left in the series yet. Currently, he is on 117* and will start the proceedings on Day 2.
Rohit Sharma smashed his 6th Test century and third of the series against South Africa in the third and final Test match at the JSCA International Sports Complex in Ranchi on Saturday. Rohit got to his century with a six over long-off off Dane Piedt’s bowling in the post-lunch session of Day 1.
Earlier, South Africa came out all guns blazing with pacer Kagiso Rabada leading the show in the morning session after losing the toss in Ranchi. Rabada struck early for the visitors by removing double centurion and opener Mayank Agarwal for 10. He then came up with a gem of a delivery to get Cheteshwar Pujara out for 0.
However, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma showed their class in the middle. The duo added an unbeaten 185-run partnership for the fourth wicket at the end of stumps on Day 1.