Indian opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday slammed his ninth century during the Perth ODI against Australia and in the process broke a number of records. Rohit struck an unbeaten 171 off only 163 balls, studded with seven sixes and 13 fours.
The 28-year-old Rohit looked confident right from the start and mixed caution with aggression. After losing partner Shikhar Dhawan (9) early, Rohit joined forces with Virat Kohli (91) to lift India from a hole.
Sharma and Kohli were involved in India’s highest second-wicket partnership against Australia in Australia. The duo stitched together 207 runs for the second wicket, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar-VVS Laxman’s 199-run partnership. Overall, this is the fifth-highest partnership for India against Australia in ODIs.
Here are some other records that Rohit created:
# Rohit became the first Indian batsman to score a century at Perth.
# His 171 also broke Viv Richards’ unbeaten 153, scored in 1979, to be the highest individual innings in ODIs in Australia against Australia.
# He became the fastest player to complete 1,000 ODI runs against Australia.
# This was also his third century against Australia.