T20 World Cup 2024
Mitchell Starc’s Revenge: Dismisses Rohit Sharma Just Shy Of Century
By CricShots - Jun 24, 2024 9:56 pm
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On Monday, June 24, Rohit Sharma narrowly missed a well-deserved century against Australia in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 clash, as he was clean-bowled by Mitchell Starc. This crucial match saw India needing their captain to lead from the front, especially after Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first.

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Mitchell Starc eventually got his revenge

 

Virat Kohli’s early departure for a duck in the second over put immediate pressure on the Indian team. With Kohli back in the pavilion, the responsibility to steer the innings fell squarely on Rohit Sharma’s shoulders. Rising to the occasion, Rohit fired on all cylinders, putting India on the offensive. In the very third over, he showcased his aggressive intent by smashing Mitchell Starc for four sixes and a four, setting the tone for the innings.

By the end of the powerplay, India had surged to 60 runs, with Rohit contributing a blazing 51 off just 21 balls. His aggressive approach continued even after the fielding restrictions were lifted. By the conclusion of the 10th over, India stood at 114 for 2, with Rohit dominating the scorecard at 89 runs from a mere 37 deliveries. His rapid scoring raised hopes of a well-deserved century.

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However, Mitchell Starc dashed those hopes in the 12th over. On the second delivery of the over, Starc delivered a perfect yorker, and Rohit’s attempt to play a big shot resulted in him missing the ball completely, which then crashed into the stumps. Rohit’s brilliant knock ended at 92 runs off 41 balls, a performance laced with 7 fours and 8 sixes.

 

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Rohit Sharma’s explosive innings was not only pivotal for India’s strong position in the match but also marked a personal milestone. He became only the second Indian player to reach the 90-run mark in a T20 World Cup innings, following former player Suresh Raina. Despite falling short of a century, Rohit’s performance was a testament to his skill and leadership, providing a crucial boost to India’s efforts in the tournament.

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Highest score by an Indian in T20 World Cup 2024:

  • 101 Suresh Raina vs South Africa, Gros Islet, 2010
  • 92 Rohit Sharma vs Australia, Gros Islet, 2024
  • 89* V Kohli vs West Indies, Wankhede, 2016
  • 82* V Kohli vs Australia, Mohali, 2022
  • 82* V Kohli vs Pakistan, Melbourne, 2022