Rohit ton helps India thrash South Africa by 6 wickets

Rohit Sharma went past Sourav Ganguly and also became the first Asian batsman to hit a hundred in this World Cup so far, as India cruised to a six-wicket victory over South Africa to get their campaign off to a glittering start at The Rose Bowl on Wednesday.

After Yuzvendra Chahal snared four wickets to restrict South Africa to 227/9, Rohit carried his bat with an unbeaten 122 off 144 balls, his innings studded with 13 fours and two sixes.

Rohit, the only cricketer to score three double hundreds in ODIs, now has 23 ODI hundreds — only 8 batsmen have scored more ODI centuries than India’s talismanic opening batsman and vice captain.

Rohit also went past former India skipper Ganguly’s tally of 22 hundreds in the 50-over format.

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