Watch: Rohit Sharma Raises First Overseas Test Hundred In Style With A Six
By Aditya Pratap - Sep 4, 2021 8:40 pm
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Several questions about Rohit Sharma’s technique to open in away Test matches were raised before the England series. But he has buried them by showing extreme composure and resilience in the ongoing five-match Test series in England.

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Rohit Sharma gave India a phenomenal start

Moreover, Rohit Sharma has ended the wait of his first overseas hundred in Test cricket. He notched up his eighth Test century in fine style by hitting Moeen Ali for a six over long-on.

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India were 99 runs behind when KL Rahul and Rohit came out to bat in the second innings of The Oval Test. Both openers showed a lot of composure and negotiated the new ball very well. They shared 83 runs for the first wicket and took India close to wipe off the deficit.

Rahul missed his half-century by four runs and got out to James Anderson. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma was growing in confidence at the other end. He got lucky twice during the second innings as Rory Burns spilt his catch both times – one in the last session of day two and the second one during the first session of day three.

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In the process, Rohit raised his slowest fifty off145 balls in Test cricket. When he was approaching his century, Rohit shifted gears and started playing aggressive shots.

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He raised his hundred by hitting Moeen Ali over the long-on boundary for a six. The whole Indian contingent stood up and applauded what has been a terrific innings so far by the hitman.

Amidst, India reached 199/1 at the tea break. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting well with Rohit and has scored 48 runs so far. Both players have added 116 runs for the second wicket at the end of the second session.