Rohit Sharma reached his century in style during the Day 1 of India vs South Africa 3rd Test in Ranchi. The hitman Sharma smashed a six to reach his hundred in the match. With the six, Sharma became another Indian batsman who reached his century with the six. In the list of Indian cricketers reaching their century with a six in Tests, Sharma shares the record with Gautam Gambhir. This is the second time Sharma hit a century to reach his century. Rohit Sharma Notches up His Sixth Century During IND vs SA, 3RD Test Day; Gets 2,000 Test Runs.
Gambhir also sent the ball outside the boundary to reach his Test centuries two times in his career. Sachin Tendulkar has hit a six most times (6) for reaching Test centuries among Indian cricketers. During the 45th over of India's innings, Sharma was reeling at 95. He then sent the ball over wide long-off lift his bat. The crowd at the stadium and whole dressing room started cheering for the Indian opener. Sharma reached his sixth century in his Test career. IND vs SA, 3rd Test 2019, Day 1: Rohit Sharma Stands Tall as South Africa Rattle India's Top-Order.
He also smashed two centuries in the first Test in Visakhapatnam. Sharma has also become leading six-scorer in the India vs South Africa Series with 17 sixes. This is also the most number of sixes hit by any batsmen in a Test series. India Vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Match.
Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bat first. Mayank Agarwal lost his wicket cheaply for 10 while Cheteshwar Puraja was dismissed on a duck. Kagiso Rabada dismissed both the batsmen. The match is in the 3rd session and Ajinkya Rahane is partnering Sharma well after completing his half-century. India lead the series 2-0 after winning the first Test by 203 runs. In the 2nd Test game in Pune, India won by an inning and 137 runs.