1st Test: Rohit hits hundred as India reach 226/5 at Tea on Day 2
Sharma, who started the day on 56, waged a grim battle against a strong Australian bowling side, reaching his 100 off 171 balls, hitting 14 fours and two sixes. With him going strong, India were 226/5 off 80 overs at tea on the second day, leading Australia by 49 runs with five wickets in hand. Rohit was batting on 118 off 207 balls, his 341-minute unfinished vigil at the wicket was studded with 15 boundaries and two sixes. Ravindra Jadeja was keeping him company at tea, batting on 34 off 82 balls.
IND v AUS: Rohit Sharma ends century drought in Tests with his ninth ton
Rohit, who scored his eighth century against England at The Oval in September 2021 had failed to reach the three-figure mark in Tests since then. On Friday on the second day of the first Test of the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy series at the VCA Stadium here, Rohit scored a brilliant hundred, reaching the three-figures in 171 balls, hitting 14 fours and two sixes.
1st Test, Day 1: Rohit's breezy fifty takes India to 77/1 after Australia bowled out for 177
Rohit batted aggressively and raced to his fifty off 66 deliveries as he and K.L Rahul raised 76 runs for the opening wicket as India set themselves for a big total in their first innings. However, they let slip some of that advantage when Rahul got out just an over before stumps, raising Australia's hopes after they failed to reach even 200 in their first innings on a spin-friendly track on which the ball was staying low occasionally.
IND vs AUS: 40,000 spectators is a good sign for Test cricket, says Rohit Sharma on sold-out Nagpur Test
However, in recent times, it has been proved that if the fans expect a tough contest, they will come out to the stadiums to watch the proceedings, not bothered whether the game will last three hours, eight hours or five days. If the contest is good and strong teams are involved, the battles in the field are good enough to entice the spectators as big crowds at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and other venues have proved.
IND v AUS: Going to follow horses for courses policy, says Rohit Sharma as India face selection dilemma
The Indian team management and touring selector will be facing a selection dilemma with key player Rishabh Pant unavailable following a car accident and a bevy of exciting players lining up to get into the squad. Pant's absence creates a headache for the Indian team's think tank as they have to decide on a few positions that have opened up -- a middle-order spot and a wicketkeeper (they can combine that into one too).
IND vs NZ, 3rd ODI: It means a lot to me, says Rohit on his century; lauds Shardul, Gill's outings
Once known for his daddy hundreds in ODI cricket, Rohit had not scored a century in the 50-over format since January 2020. He was getting fifties but failed to convert those into hundreds. However, on Tuesday, the 35-year-old ended his ODI century drought, scoring 101 off 85, his 30th ton during a 212-run partnership with Shubman Gill (112 off 78) for the opening wicket, which helped India register a convincing win.
1st ODI: Hardik, Shardul, Ishan come in as India win toss, elect to bat first against New Zealand
After winning the toss, Rohit said fast-bowling all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur along with left-handed wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan come into the playing eleven. The trio come in place of an injured Shreyas Iyer as well as KL Rahul and Axar Patel not available due to personal reasons.
Rohit Sharma praises Siraj's improvement, confirms Ishan Kishan's ODI role
"In terms of Ishan, yeah, he will be batting middle order. I'm glad he could get a run here after that fine knock in Bangladesh," Rohit said in the pre-game press conference before the first ODI against New Zealand. Kishan scored a double century opening the batting in his last ODI against Bangladesh, but had to sit out the more recent ODI series against Sri Lanka.
We should be equally hard on Rohit Sharma, says Gautam Gambhir
On a slow yet placid pitch at the Greenfield International Stadium, Kohli was off the blocks quickly, and anchored the innings for a large part to be unbeaten on 166 not out off 110 balls, his tenth hundred against Sri Lanka. In his third century in last four ODI innings, Kohli hit 13 fours and eight sixes, feasting on a hapless bowling attack.
3rd ODI: Washington, Suryakumar come in as India win toss, elect to bat first against Sri Lanka
After winning the toss, Rohit said India have brought in off-spin all-rounder Washington Sundar and in-form batter Suryakumar Yadav in place of rested duo of Hardik Pandya and Umran Malik, which means India have three frontline spinners and two fast-bowling options.