India dominated the entire Day 3 of England vs India 4th Test match with the help of collective effort from KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara but star of the match was Rohit Sharma who smashed a stunning century in this game. England pacers toiled hard to get wickets on this surface and managed to pick 3 wickets only at the end of the day. Rohit Sharma's determination has fetched him good results and he achieved enormous milestones with his beautiful knock off 127 (256).
Let us have a look at some of the numbers from Rohit Sharma's knock:
1: Rohit Sharma recorded his maiden overseas Test century. Before this he had smashed 7 Test hundreds in home and his 8th Test hundred remains to be his first overseas Test century.
2: Rohit Sharma becomes the second visiting player to score century in all three formats in England soil after KL Rahul
3: For 3rd time Rohit Sharma completed a Test century with a Six.
Indians reaching Test century with a six most times:
Sachin Tendulkar - 6 times
Rohit Sharma - 3 times
Rishabh Pant/ Gautam Gambhir - 2 times
4: Rohit Sharma became 4th Indian batsman to complete 11,000 runs as opener in international cricket after Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag & Sachin Tendulkar.
4: Rohit Sharma became 4th Indian player to smash 2000 International runs on England soil after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid & Virat Kohli.
4: Rohit Sharma became 4th player to score 1000 runs (International cricket) in the year 2021.
5: Rohit Sharma has recorded 5 centuries in World Test Championship.
Most Centuries in World Test Championship
Joe Root - 6
Marnus Labuschagne - 5
Rohit Sharma - 5
6: Rohit Sharma became 6th Indian opening batsman to smash a century in The Oval Ground at England.
Indian openers to smash a Test century at The Oval, England:
Vijay Merchant in 1946
Sunil Gavaskar in 1979
Ravi Shastri in 1990
Rahul Dravid in 2011
KL Rahul in 2018
Rohit Sharma in 2021
9: Rohit Sharma has smashed 9 International centuries in England soil.
Most International centuries on England soil by a visiting batsman:
Don Bradman - 11
Rohit Sharma - 9
Viv Richards - 9