In a convincing win against the West Indies, Indian opener Rohit Sharma stepped in with a big chance. Rohit scored 138 runs with the help of 17 fours and five sixes to end India at 387/5 after being invited to bat first.
The 32-year-old started slowly and struggled to reach the first half of the innings. However, he accelerated the final 20 overs. Rohit shared a 227-run partnership with KL Rahul in just 37 overs.
Here are the records and numbers that Rohit Sharma scored during the innings of 159 runs at Vizag: Rohit Sharma became the first opener in international cricket to score ten centuries in a calendar year. Sachin Tendulkar in 1998, Graeme Smith in 2005 and David Warner in 2016 made a 9-ton pitch.
Rohit is also only the 4th Indian in a calendar year with 10+ international centuries. Sachin Tendulkar set a 12-ton record in 1998, while Virat Kohli scored 11 hundred runs in 2017 and 2018. Rahul Dravid also scored 10 centuries in international matches in 1999.
Rohit now has seven centuries in ODI cricket in 2019; Against all the different protests. He scored a one-ton ton against South Africa, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka during CWC 2019 and against Australia at the beginning of the year. He thus became the first player to score an ODI ton against seven different opponents in a calendar year.
Rohit is now the first player to record three 150+ scores in ODI cricket against an opponent. He scored two 150+ scores during last year’s home ODI series against the West Indies. There are ten other examples of a player scoring two 150+ ODIs against an opposition.
2019, Rohit’s seven ODI centuries are jointly the second most ODI ton by any player in a calendar year. Sachin Tendulkar hit nine centuries in 1998, while Sourav Ganguly and David Warner hit 7 tons of Apache in 2000 and 2016 respectively.
Rohit Sharma has recorded 150+ scores in ODI cricket every calendar year since 2013. His highest ODI score every year is India’s highest one-day score in these seven calendar years.
Rohit’s 150th ODI score of 159 runs in Vizag. Highest 150+ ODI scores for any player. David Warner leads the list with six scores of 150+.
Rohit has scored 77 maximum centuries in international cricket in 2019. These are the most international sixes by any player in a calendar year. Rohit broke his record which he made in 2018 with 74 sixes. Even before 2018, Rohit set a record during 2017 with 65 sixes.
Sharma hits 190 sixes in international cricket in India. This is the highest international trial by an Indian player after MS Dhoni’s 186 sixes.
Rohit Sharma is only the 5th player to score 28 centuries in ODI cricket. He needed 213 innings for his 28th ODI Second lowest innings after Virat Kohli (189).
Rohit raced in international matches in 2019; The most by any player this year. Most international runs are scored by an Indian opener in a calendar year, with Virender Sehwag scoring 2355 runs in 2008.
Only Sanath Jayasuriya (2387 runs in 1997) started the innings in a calendar year with more international runs. Rohit in 2019.