Rohit Sharma equals Sangakkara for most centuries in single World Cup

Rohit Sharma slammed his fourth century in World Cup 2019 during India's match against Bangladesh in Birmingham.

Rohit Sharma plays a shot during his knock of 104 against Bangladesh in Birmingham.   -  AP Photo

Rohit Sharma is having a dream run as he slammed his fourth century in World Cup 2019 during India's match against Bangladesh in Birmingham on Tuesday.

In the process he equalled Kumar Sangakkara's record of four hundreds in a single World Cup, which the former Sri Lankan captain had scored in the 2015 edition.

 

With 544 runs, Rohit surpassed David Warner (516) and Aaron Finch (504) for most runs in the ongoing World Cup. Previously, Sachin Tendulkar has scored 500-plus runs in two editions — 673 in 2003 and 523 in 1996.

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Tendulkar has most number of hundreds (six) in World Cups and now Rohit after scoring five hundreds has equalled Sangakkara and Ricky Ponting.

Rohit also leapfrogged Mohammed Azharuddin, Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid for most runs by Indian batsmen in World Cup history. In this list, only Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and Tendulkar are ahead of him.

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