Rohit Sharma breaks record for most centuries in a World Cup



Rohit Sharma played another brilliant knock against Sri Lanka in India’s final World Cup group match at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday, having brought up his fifth century of this World Cup and his 27th ODI ton overall. He brought up his century in 92 balls. He was then dismissed for 103 off 94 balls.

Five centuries is an all-time record for most tons in a single edition of the tournament. Kumar Sangakkara, who had scored four centuries in the 2015 World Cup, had been the previous holder of this record. Rohit had scored his fourth century of this World Cup against Bangladesh earlier this week.

Sharma is now the highest run-getter in this World Cup, having overtaken Shakib al Hasan (606 runs).

Sharma is also on course to breaking the record for most runs in one World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar (673 runs in the 2003 World Cup) and Matthew Hayden (659 runs in the 2007 World Cup) were the only two batsmen to have scored more than 600 runs in one edition of the World Cup before this year.