HEADINGLEY: Before India’s final league match of the World Cup against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma was on the cusp of owning some impressive records – to become the leading run-scorer of the tournament, and the batsman with the most runs and centuries in a single edition of a World Cup. ALSO READ: Mathews ton propels Sri Lanka to 264/7 after early wobble And on Saturday, Rohit ensured he had the statisticians scuffling around, achieving two of those distinctions, en route to his… wait for it… fifth century of the World Cup 2019. It’s one thing for a batsman to hit purple patch, but Rohit’s run this World Cup has been next to none. His hat-trick of centuries allowed India to finish the round-robin stage with a win as they registered a handsome seven-wicket win against Sri Lanka. At the other end, KL Rahul finally overcame his demons of throwing away starts and converted a 50-plus score into a hundred of his own. Rohit and Rahul added 189 for the opening wicket – their third century-plus stand of the tournament and the best first-wicket partnership of this World Cup – and formed the backbone of what eventually turned out to be… Read full this story
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