IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma hits 11th Test Ton in Rajkot, breaks Multiple Records

Rohit Sharma Test

IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma hits 11th International Test Century on Day 1 of 3rd Test in Rajkot. Rohit Sharma broke Vijay Hazare’s record set in 1951, to become the oldest captain scoring a century.

The Indian Test Captain and famously known as ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma hit his 11th Test Century against England in Rajkot at the Niranjan Shah Stadium.


  • Rohit Sharma scored his 11th Test Century in Rajkot against England.
  • Became leading century-maker among openers.
  • Became second highest six-hitter after Virender Sehwag.
  • Took the place of fourth highest run scorer in International Cricket.
  • Hit second most sixes as captain after Eoin Morgan
  • Broke Vijay Hazare’s record of scoring a century as the oldest captain.

Staggering Start

After winning the toss, India decided to bat in the 3rd Test. Despite the advantage of the home ground, India suffered major losses. India lost three very important top-order batsmen, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubhman Gill and Rajat Patidar.

The Skipper stepped on the field at 33 runs total with 3 losses and took the score to 93 without losing another wicket. But this was not easy against a team like England. At 27, Rohit Sharma’s catch was dropped by Joe Root at first slip. After that James Anderson appealed for a leg-before-wicket and the umpire, Joel Wilson declared out. Rohit Sharma reviewed this and successfully retained his wicket. The relief was felt by every spectator when their skipper was declared not out due to an inside edge. Till lunch, the Skipper had scored his fifty.

Powerful Partnership

In the second session, both batsmen took solid turns at the bowlers and added another 92 runs. Rohit eventually completed his third test century as a captain off 157 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes.

Records set and broken

Rohit scored a thousand runs against England in 23 innings with three hundred and four fifties. Another record made by the Skipper is of leading century-maker among all openers.

The former captain MS Dhoni(78) was left behind by Rohit Sharma as he became the second-highest six-hitter after Virender Sehwag(91).

Rohit Sharma also took Sourav Ganguly’s place as the fourth-highest run scorer in International Cricket after Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. 

The ‘Hitman’(211) also set the record for most sixes internationally as captain after Eoin Morgan(233).

This inning also completed Rohit Sharma’s 42nd century as an opener. He also became the oldest Indian Captain to score a century, breaking Vijay Hazare’s record set in 1951 vs England.

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