Rohit Sharma missed out on big scores in the first two matches of the ODI series against Australia but bounced back with a brilliant ton in the series decider. The Indian vice-captain scored 119 in the 287-run chase on what seemed to be a tricky track. The Indian opener batted 128 balls for his 119 which included 8 fours and six maximums that extended his good record in Bangalore. Rohit shared a 69-run opening stand with KL Rahul while the 137-run partnership for the 2nd wicket with Virat Kohli turned the game into India’s hands.
All the stats and records Rohit Sharma created with his century in the Bangalore ODI:
3 – Rohit Sharma is only the 3rd player to score as many as 8 centuries in ODI cricket against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar (9) and Virat Kohli (8) are the other players with 8+ ODI tons against the Aussies.
In fact, Sachin and Rohit are the only openers with eight or more centuries in this format against an opponent as all their ODI tons against Australia came while opening the innings only.
11 – Number of centuries by Rohit Sharma in ODI cricket at home; the joint 5th most ODI tons for any player in a country. Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli have 20 and 19 tons respectively in India while Hashim Amla and Ricky Ponting scored 14 each in South Africa and Australia respectively. Rohit is tied with Ross Taylor in this list who has 11 ODI centuries in New Zealand.
All the 11 hundreds came while opening the innings for Rohit; the 3rd most ODI hundreds by an opener at home behind Sachin Tendulkar (19 in India) and Hashim Amla (14 in South Africa).
13 – Number of hundreds for Rohit Sharma as an opener in ODI chases; the 2nd most behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 17 tons. Overall, this was Rohit’s 14th century while chasing in ODIs and he is only behind Virat Kohli (26) and Tendulkar (17) in the list of most hundreds in ODI chases.
27 – Rohit is now only the 4th opener to smash 27 hundreds in the ODI format. Sachin Tendulkar (45), Sanath Jayasuriya (28) and Hashim Amla (27) are the other three players with as many ODI tons as Rohit while opening the innings
27 – Rohit has hit 28 sixes across four ODIs in Bangalore out of which 27 came against Australia in three ODIs. These are the 2nd most ODI sixes by a player against an opponent at a venue. Chris Gayle hit 33 maximums in six ODI innings against England at the Bridgetown in Barbados.
Rohit’s 28 ODI sixes in Bangalore are the 2nd most ODI sixes by an Indian at a venue. Sachin Tendulkar struck 30 sixes at the Sharjah across 42 innings in the ODI format.
29 – Number of hundreds by Rohit Sharma in ODI cricket; the 4th most by any player in this format. Only Sachin Tendulkar (49), Virat Kohli (43) and Ricky Ponting (30) are ahead of Rohit in the list of leading centurions in ODIs.
32 – Number of centuries in List A cricket by Rohit; the 8th most number of tons for any player in this format. Among Indians, only Sachin Tendulkar (60) and Virat Kohli (47) are ahead of Sharma. The Indian opener went past Sourav Ganguly’s 31 List A tons with his century in Bangalore.
217 – Innings Rohit Sharma needed to reach 9000 ODI runs; the 3rd fastest to this milestone. Among the 20 players with this milestone, only Virat Kohli (195) and AB de Villiers (206) reached quicker than Rohit.
437 – Rohit has scored 437 runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium across four ODI games. These are the 2nd most ODI runs at this venue behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 534 runs in 11 matches.
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