On Sunday, as India takes on Pakistan during the biggest sell-out match of the season where there were over 500,000 applicants for a capacity of 26,000 sitter Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester.
The most awaited match kicked off with a start as Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored a 100 in 85 balls against Pakistan. This is Rohit’s 24th century of his One-Day Internationals career. He achieved the milestone in 203 innings. The player scored his first century of ICC World Cup 2019 against South Africa in their opening match of the season.
Rohit scored a fabulous 140 runs off 113 balls with 9 four and 3 sixes. He has become the second Indian to have scored a century against the most popular rival Pakistan in a World Cup tournament.
140 off 113 balls is the fifth fastest century by an Indian player in the World Cup. The record of achieving the fastest century by an Indian player is registered in Virendra Sehwag’s name against Bermuda in 81 balls followed by Virat Kohli who scored his fastest century against Bangladesh in 83 balls.