Cricket Viral Video: The ICC World Cup 2023 is approaching and the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is looking in form. He has been hitting consistent fifties in the last few months, enduring hopes of the Indian Cricket fans. Men in Blue will begin their tournament journey with a match against Australia on 8th October. Both the teams have played several memorable matches till now. On a similar note, Rohit Sharma once smacked the Aussie bowlers around the ground with a valiant 171-run knock.
Rohit Sharma’s epic knock vs Kangaroos
In the inaugural One-Day International match against Australia in 2016 at WACA, Rohit Sharma, India’s star opener, smashed an unprecedented unbeaten 171 runs from 163 deliveries, featuring 13 boundaries and 7 sixes. Virat Kohli, too, provided strong support with 91 runs. Rohit also achieved the distinction of being the first Indian to score an ODI century at Perth.
Rohit Sharma’s remarkable innings powered India to a formidable total of 309 runs against the reigning world champions, Australia. His unbeaten 171* not only ranked as the fifth-highest ODI score in Australia but also stood as the highest score by an Indian batsman on Australian soil. Furthermore, it was the third-highest ODI score for India at that time.
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Despite Rohit Sharma’s heroic innings, Australia managed to chase down the challenging target of 310 runs, largely due to centuries by captain Steve Smith (149) and George Bailey (112). This remarkable performance led Australia to a five-wicket victory over India.