VISAKHAPATNAM: Hitman Rohit Sharma hit his 28th ODI century and 7th of this year in Vizag against West Indies. The ongoing second match of the 3-match ODI series sees Sharma in his best form and with this, has become the top-scorer in ODIs in 2019.
It seems that Sharma is adamant on getting a point to team India and even out the points so that India stands a chance to claim the series in the third match. The Vice-Captain has replaced his captain Virat Kohli from the top position and secured a place for himself.
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So, Hitman has equaled his numbers with Sourav Ganguly and David Warner and considering his great form, he might overtake the Master Blaster also.
The player has been in a brilliant form this entire year. During the World Cup 2019, he became the first cricketer to have scored five centuries in a single edition. He even became the highest scorer of the series.
Talking about the ongoing match of the series, the Indian batsmen have scored 387 runs for five wickets in their 50 overs. Sharma has played a massive knock of 159 runs. KL Rahul also put his best foot forward and contributed a whooping 102 runs to the total score. Rishabh Pant also played a fab inning of 39 runs in just 16 balls. Virat Kohli, unfortunately, went back to the pavilion without even opening his account.
India faced defeat during the first match of the series by 8 wickets, so they have to win this one so as to tie the score and then focus on the decider match. The match will take place in Kolkata on 22nd December.
It remains to see how Windies perform in the match and how will the Indian bowlers defend their total.