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ICC World Cup 2019: Record-breaking Rohit Sharma matches Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara's WC feats

ICC World Cup 2019: Record-breaking Rohit Sharma matches Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkaras WC feats

New Delhi, July 2: Continuing his imperious form in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India opener Rohit Sharma slammed a sublime century in match against Bangladesh in Birmingham on Tuesday (July 2).

Rohit took a single off Shakib Al Hasan to notched up his fourth century in this edition and equalled Sri Lanka batting great Kumar Sangakkara's record to hit most tons in a single edition of the quadrennial event.

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Sangakkara slammed four centuries in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and Rohit has equalled him in this edition. Overall Rohit has slammed five centuries in the World Cup. His maiden World Cup century came against Bangladesh in the quarter-finals of WC 2015.

Leading run getter in tournament

Leading run getter in tournament

The Mumbaikar, who slammed his career's 26th ODI ton, surpassed several records in this match as he's the leading run-scorer in the tournament with 544 runs in seven innings. He's surpassed Australia opener David Warner who has amassed 516 runs in 8 innings.

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Fastest to 5 centuries in WC

Rohit has slammed 5 centuries in the World Cup in just 15 innings and while Sachin Tendulkar - who has most tons (6) - took 44 innings. Ricky Ponting (5 off 42 innings), Sangakkara (5 off 35 innings) are the other batsmen in the list.

Joins Sachin Tendulkar in elite club

Rohit also became the second Indian batsman after batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to aggregated more than 500 runs in a single edition of a World Cup. Tendulkar (673 in 2003 & 523 in 1996) has achieved the feat twice.

Surpasses MS Dhoni

Surpasses MS Dhoni

With 230 sixes, he also surpassed MS Dhoni (228) to smash most sixes in the ODIs by an Indian.

Hitman leaves Virat Kohli behind

Rohit has surpassed his captain in hitting centuries as he's slammed 16 tons since January 1, 2017. Kohli has notched up 15 centuries in the same period. However, Kohli has played 57 innings while Rohit has played 60 innings.

Yuvraj Singh hails Hitman

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh congratulated his Mumbai Indians' captain for playing another sensational knock.

Sehwag congratulates Rohit

Former India cricketer and explosive opener Virender Sehwag too congratulated Rohit Sharma for bringing up his fifth ton in the WC.

VVS Laxman

Former India cricketer VVS Laxman also hailed Rohit Sharma for his sensational batting in the WC.

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Story first published: Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 18:17 [IST]
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