Rohit Sharma equals fastest T20I century record

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Riding on a blistering hundred by opener Rohit Sharma, Team India posted a mammoth 260 runs in their allotted 20-overs in the second T20 worldwide of the three match series at the Holkar Stadium here tonight.

Rohit brought up his hundred only three overs later by slapping Mathews over cover to the boundary after striking four sixes in a Thisara Perera over which cost the Sri Lanka skipper 26 runs. Fresh from a thumping victory in the first match, India will look to continue their all-round performance to clinch the series against Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 global (T20I).

Ahead of the match here, there had been speculation about Rohit producing something special on this batsman-friendly Holkar Stadium pitch which has witnessed two ODI double centuries, which incidentally were the first doubles in ODIs.

In the process he raised a 165-run stand for the first wicket, the highest for India, with Lokesh Rahul, who scored 89 off 49 balls. Kusal Perera's half-century kept Sri Lanka in the game for a while. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will once again look to rattle Lankan batting order. The Sri Lankan team continued to lose wickets and was stuck at 87 runs in 16 overs. Though Suresh Raina and KL Rahul have scored T20I hundreds, no Indian has got 2.

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As a matter of fact, the record for the fastest century in T20 cricket belongs to Chris Gayle, who scored a ton in mere just 30 balls in an IPL match.

IST: TOSS - Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bowl vs unchanged India in Indore. Sri Lanka had scored 260 for six against Kenya at Johannesburg in September 2007.

Rohit has become the first Indian with two T20I hundreds. Hardik Pandya played an explosive cameo hitting a six and a four before getting out on the third delivery he faced at 10 runs. India had set a target of 181 for a win against Sri Lanka.

Thisara Perera has made two changes in the team from the last match.

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