Rohit created mayhem with 264

By Hitesh Jain on Nov 29, 2014
Rohit Sharma scored his second double century in One Day International Cricket yesterday. In his comeback match, he batted insanely. He started a touch slow and got dropped as well at the third man boundary at the score of 4, but, once he was past 50, there was no stopping him. The pitch was not the quickest one and the boundaries were not the longest ones, but, still, getting a double hundred against an international attack, it needs some skill.  What was good to see with Rohit was that he gave himself some time against the new ball. His half century came in 72 balls actually, but, what followed was carnage. 

When the Sri Lankan players see the highlights of Rohit’s innings, they would think that they could have stopped the Indian right hander if they had hit their mark with the ball. The bowling by the visitors especially in the last 10 overs appeared to be brainless. Most of their bowlers went around the wicket and were looking to bowl full deliveries on Rohit’s pads. 

That line was wrong in itself and to make things worse, the Sri Lankans missed their lengths as well on a regular basis. Quite a few of those yorkers actually turned out to be sin high fulltosses and Rohit, in that kind of mood, did not need any second invitation to dispatch them deep into the stands.

Rohit could have become the record holder of making the highest individual score in all ‘List A’ cricket, but, he missed it by just 5 runs. He tried to hit a six over long off on the last ball of the 50th over and he got it from the middle of the bat too, but, he could not elevate the ball enough and the safe hands of Mahela Jayawardena did the rest of the job.
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