Rohit sparkles with triple ton

Right-handers unbeaten 309 drives Mumbai to mammoth total

Rohit sparkles with triple ton


In reply, Gujarat lost the wicket of opener J Desai (29) and scored 120 runs in the remaining 29 overs. R Chauhan (43) and Neeraj Patel (32) were at the crease when stumps were drawn for the day.

Sharma, who began the day at overnight’s score of 145, began where he had left yesterday sending the ball across the ropes with the first ball he faced.
This was to be the norm for the day as the hapless Gujarat bowlers suffered. They even resorted to a negative line but Sharma was too good for them on the day.
Sharma’s chanceless knock of 309 not out came in just over seven and half hours. He faced just 322 balls, and hit 38 fours and four sixes.
“After hitting the first ball for four I felt like I could continue to bat like yesterday. The track was good and I knew it would be more easy for me once Gujarat opts for the new ball,” Sharma said at the end of the day.
“I just wanted to take it ball by ball. I was prepared to play my natural game even if I get out. But after crossing 200 I didn’t want to take a chance,” he said.

Super League scores: Group A: At Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh: 125 and 47/2 in 17.1 overs (Debasis Mohanty 2-18) vs Orissa (O/n: 55/2): 316 all out in 93.1 overs (Niranjan Behera 53, Halhadar Das 144; Kuldeep Diwan 2-24).

At Hyderabad: Hyderabad (O/n: 269/4): 347 all out in 118.5 overs (Anirudh Singh 75, Ambati Rayudu 106, Anoop Pai 51; Abhinav Mukund 2-42) vs Tamil Nadu: 189/1 in 57 overs (Srikkanth Anirudha 70, Abhinav Mukund 66 batting, Arun Karthik 49 batting).
At Mumbai: Mumbai (O/n: 352/3): 648/6 in 151 overs (Sushant Marathe 144, Ajinkya Rahane 56, Rohit Sharma 309 n.o., Vinayak Samant 50 n.o.; Ishwar Choudhary 2-118, Niraj Patel 2-67) vs Gujarat: 120/1 in 29 overs (Rikin Chauhan 43 batting, Jay Desai 29, Niraj Patel 32 batting).

At Delhi: Railways (O/n: 191/6): 276 all out in 91 overs (Faiz Fazal 87, Karan Sharma 59 n.o.; Rahul Sharma 6-92, Sarabjit Ladda 2-31) vs Punjab: 154/4 in 69 overs (Sunny Sohal 30, Mayank Sidhana 54, Uday Kaul 46 batting; Karan Sharma 2-39).     
Group B: At Kolkata: Bengal (O/n: 265/4): 522 all out in 129.1 overs (Saurav Ganguly 152, Wridhiman Saha 120, Laxmi Ratan Shukla 132; Pradeep Sangwan 4-113, Parvinder Awana 3-105) vs Delhi: 68/2 in 22.3 overs (Aditya Jain 34 n.o.; Ranadeb Bose 2-20).

At Pune: Maharashtra: 288 all out vs Baroda (O/n: 11 for no loss): 300/5 in 92 overs (Connor Williams 129, Jacob Martin 25, Shatrunjay Gaekwad 103 n.o.; Samad Fallah 3-57, Kishor Bhikane 2-76).

Plate semifinals: At Guwahati: Andhra (O/n: 212/9): 214 all out in 93.4 overs (Prasad Reddy 53, Avadhanam Rakesh 66; Dhiraj Goswami 2-21, Sairaj Bahatule 2-61, Arlen Konwar 4-42) vs Assam: 235/6 in 87 overs (Dheeraj Jadhav 102 batting, Amit Sinha 38, Kunal Saikia 29; Garikina Prasad 3-85, Shankara Rao 2-81).
At Rohtak: Haryana (O/n: 211/6): 265 all out in 104.3 overs (Nitin Saini 59, Sunny Singh 27, Manav Sharma 42, Sumeet Sharma 25, Sachin Rana 47; Wilkin Mota 3-75, Timir Chanda 5-56) vs Tripura: 137/7 in 73 overs (Wilkin Mota 39, Nishit Shetty 27; Sanjay Budhwar 2-35, Amit Mishra 3-28).

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