IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma hits half-century at Oval (AP)
India v England, 4th Test: Rohit Sharma hit a half-century off 144 balls in the second innings of the Oval Test. Rohit Sharma completes his third half-century in the Test series. Get to know the big issues of Rohit Sharma’s half century
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New Delhi. Before the start of the England tour, many were skeptical about Rohit Sharma’s batting. His critics felt that Rohit Sharma’s tactics would give him nothing but failure as an opener in England. But Hitman surprised the critics with his bat. On the third day of the Oval Test (India v England, 4th Test) on Saturday, Rohit Sharma scored a great half-century. There were clouds in the sky at the Oval. The pitch was helping the bowlers but Rohit Sharma was at the crease, remained steadfast and completed his half-century off 144 balls. Rohit Sharma hit a half-century for the third time in the series and with this innings he completed many feats after which the fans are saluting him. Let us tell you the big things about Rohit Sharma’s innings.
Apart from scoring a half-century in the Oval Test, Rohit Sharma has played more than 700 balls in the series. For the first time in his Test career, Rohit Sharma has played more than 700 balls in a series. Rohit Sharma is often known for his attacking innings but he has batted according to the conditions on the England tour. Rohit Sharma played a total of 141 balls in both innings of the Nottingham Test. After that, Rohit played 181 balls at Lord’s. Rohit played 261 balls at Headingley. In the first innings of the Oval Test, Rohit played 27 and in the second innings, as of press time, he played more than 160 balls.
For the third time in a Test series against England, Rohit Sharma has scored more than 50 runs. He is the fourth Indian opener to achieve this feat. Sunil Gavaskar 1 played an innings of 50 runs more than 5 times in the 1979 England Test series. Dinesh Karthi in 2007, Murali Karthik in 2014 also achieved this feat 3-3 times.
Rohit Sharma has scored more than 50 in England for the first time in all formats. Now Rohit Sharma is one step behind Sachin, who played 19 innings of more than fifty runs in England. Dravid 2 and Kohli 21 times this achievement.
Since 2020, Rohit Sharma has scored four half-centuries on foreign soil. Bats John Batsman has done this feat three times. That means Rohit is at the top.
Let us tell you that since 2020, Rohit Sharma has played more than 100 balls five times in Army countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia). Most of the Cheteshwar worshipers have done this feat many times.
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