Rohit Sharma showed the perfect balance of patience and aggression as the opener helped India wrest back the initiative from England on Day 3 of the fourth Test at the Oval, London Saturday.
India, after conceding a 99-run lead in the first innings, have reached 196/1 in 66 overs in the second essay, thanks to two brilliant stands -- 83 for the first wicket and unbeaten 100-run for the second, featuring Rohit.
In the process, Rohit brought up his eighth Test ton and first overseas with a massive six in the 64th over, bowled by Moeen Ali. Watch it here:
ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¢The curse, the wait is over. Rohit Sharma & Indian Cricket Team Fans can finally held their head high & can say that "Yes, Rohit Sharma has a OVERSEAS century". Well Played. Take a Bow. âÂÂÂÂ¤ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¯#TeamIndia #ENGvIND #RohitSharma #Hitmanpic.twitter.com/Y13sh3CqDj— YashðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂï¸ÂÂÂÂâÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂï¸ÂÂÂÂ ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ (@HumourslyYash) September 4, 2021
Known for his flambouyance, Rohit took 204 balls to reach the landmark. And of his eight centuries, this was the second slowest at a strike rate of 47.30.
The five-match series is locked at 1-1. The final match will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester, starting September 10.