The third test between India and England is currently underway at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. The Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, has won the toss and decided to bat first. India had a poor start and lost the first three wickets for just 33 runs. But after that, Rohit and Ravindra Jadeja formed a good partnership. Both batters added 204 runs to take India out of the hole.

The Indian captain shut down his critics and slammed a brilliant century. He was dismissed for 131 off 196 balls, including 14 fours and three sixes. But before getting out, Rohit Sharma played a memorable innings and achieved a few records during his knock. Here we will talk about three big records Rohit achieved during his knock in the third test.

Three Big Records achieved by Rohit Sharma during his 11th Test ton in 3rd Test vs ENG

3. Second-most Century by an Opener in IND-ENG Test

The rivalry between India and England is pretty old, and over the years, many big superstars have represented both teams against each other in the longest format. Rohit Sharma has certainly made a mark for himself. With this hundred, he has now scored the third test ton as an opener against England, which is the joint-second most after Sunil Gavaskar (4). The Indian captain has now three centuries as an opener against England. He also became the oldest Indian captain to score a test ton.

2. Second-most Test Sixes for India

Rohit Sharma is known as a “hit man” in the game because of his ability to hit sixes off good balls. He is currently leading the chart for most sixes among the active cricketers. During his hundred, he hit three sixes and piped MS Dhoni to hit the second-most sixes by an Indian batter in the longest format. Rohit Sharma has now hit 80 sixes in 57 tests, while Dhoni had 78 sixes in 90 tests. Virender Sehwag is at the top with 91 sixes in 104 tests. Meanwhile, Rohit also has the second-most sixes as a captain in international cricket. He has hit 213 sixes and is only behind Eoin Morgan (233).

1. Fourth-highest International runs for India

Before this inning, Rohit Sharma was on fifth place in most international runs across formats by an Indian batter. He was 65 runs behind former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly (18575 runs in 424 matches). However, with his century, Rohit has now become the fourth-highest run-getter for India in the international cricket. The Indian captain has now scored 18641 with 47 centuries across formats. He is only behind Sachin Tendulkar (24,208), Virat Kohli (26,733) and Rahul Dravid (24,208).

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