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T20I centurion Rohit Sharma joins Suresh Raina in India's elite list

Dharamsala, Oct 2: India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma hit a whirlwind century in the first Twenty20 International against South Africa today to join Suresh Raina in an elite 2-man club.

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Rohit smashed a 66-ball 106 (12x4, 5x6) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium on Friday night (October 2). This is also India's highest individual score in T20Is.

Rohit Sharma

The 28-year-old Rohit, with this knock, became only the 2nd Indian batsman to register a three-figure mark in T20Is. The first was Raina (101) against the same opposition in 2010.

Now, both the 28-year-olds - Rohit and Raina are India's only centurions across all 3 formats (Test, One Day International and T20I).

Raina has 1 Test, 5 ODI and 1 T20I centuries while Rohit has 2 Test, 7 ODI and 1 T20I hundreds. Rohit, the right-hander from Mumbai, also holds the world record for he highest ODI score - 264.

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Story first published: Friday, October 2, 2015, 20:48 [IST]
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