Rohit Sharma continued his superb form in the 2019 edition of the World Cup as he scored his 27th ODI hundred in India’s final round robin fixture against Sri Lanka, last evening. In doing so, he surpassed Kumar Sangakkara to smash the record for scoring most number of centuries in a single edition of World Cup.
The former Sri Lanka captain had scored four centuries in the 2015 edition of World Cup, a record which Sharma had equalled in the previous match against Bangladesh, when he scored his 26th hundred. Sharma, with yet another ton, has now scored five hundreds in the ongoing World Cup tournament.
Sharma also equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most number of centuries in World Cup tournaments across different editions. Both the players have now scored six hundreds overall in the tournament. Sharma’s first World Cup ton had come against Bangladesh in the 2015 edition.
Sharma also surpassed Tendulkar’s record of scoring 586 runs in the group stages of a World Cup. He was eventually dismissed for 103 in 94 balls after he sliced a delivery from Kasun Rajitha, thus ge to The batsman surpassed the 600-run mark in the World Cup touraments, becoming the third player to do so after Tendulkar and Shakib al Hasan.
Earlier, Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews scored his first hundred of the ongoing World Cup tournament at Leeds against India. With a gutsy hundred after a top-order collapse, the former captain guided his side to a respectable 264 for 7. India got off to a solid start in 265-run chase with KL Rahul scoring another half century.