It was the second T-20 international between India and Sri-Lanka teams at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore (Madhya Pradesh). Srilankan captain Thisara Perera won the toss and elected to field. In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put 165runs for the opening partnership(highest opening partnership for India and Third highest in the world cricket).
Rohit was the first batsman who became out caught by Dhananjay on the bowling of Chameera. But before getting out, Rohit hit man Sharma scored his second T-20 international hundred 118off 43 balls(12-fours and 10-sixes). He also becomes the second batsman after David Miller in the international cricket who have scored fastest T-20 Century in world cricket on just 35 balls. For India KL Rahul 89off49 balls(5-fours and 8-sixes) and MS Dhoni, 28off21(2-fours and 2-sixes) were other highest run scorer. With the help of these players’ tremendous effort, Indian Team put a score 260-5 to win for Sri Lanka(Indian Team highest T-20 Score).
In response of 260 runs Sri Lankan team added 36 runs for the opening partnership, N-Dickwella was the first who get out after him Tharanga 47off29 balls and MDKJ Perera 77off37 balls were the leading run scorer for Sri Lanka. After these two batsman’s dismissal, Sri Lanka team could only score 172. For India, Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets in a single over and Chahal took four wickets. Pandhya(1-Wicket) and JN Unadkat(1-Wicket) were the other bowlers who also bowled very well.
Here is how Twitterati reacted on Rohit Sharma’s Century and Indian Cricket team’s 88runs win:
From the BCCI twitter handle
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 22, 2017
Virender Sehwag who was also a Hindi commentator for this match posted Rohit Sharma image and wrote:
RoHit Sharma ! Mazaak bana rakha hai yaar. It ain't this easy yaar. pic.twitter.com/GqoGhz18wK
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 22, 2017
Here is what Suresh Raina posted for Rohit Sharma
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) December 22, 2017
A user even took a jibe on KL Rahul as Rahul Gandhi and wrote
Rahul scores 77 without the help of Hardik, Alpesh and Jignesh. 😍😂
— M@ithun (Dil se) ❤️ (@Being_Humor) December 22, 2017
A user wrote if making records is crime , then arrest Rohit Sharma
" Rohit Sharma in 2017"
◼ Highest ODI score – ( 208*)
◼ highest T20I score – (118)
◼ Fastest 💯 in T20I – (35 balls)
◼ Most Sixes – ( 64 )
If making records is crime, then arrest Rohit Sharma.#INDvSL
— ANSHUMAN 🚩 (@RohitsAvenger) December 22, 2017