Rohit Sharma notched up his fourth T20I hundred in the 2nd T20I against West Indies at the Shri Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lucknow, thus becoming the first player in the history of the format to score four centuries.
Rohit Sharma notched up his fourth T20I hundred in the 2nd T20I against West Indies at the Shri Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lucknow, thus becoming the first player in the history of the format to score four centuries.

Rohit Sharma notched up his fourth T20I hundred in the 2nd T20I against West Indies at the Shri Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lucknow, thus becoming the first player in the history of the format to score four centuries.

In January this year, New Zealand Colin Munro had become the first player to hit three T20I centuries when he clubbed 104 off 53 balls against the West Indies at Bay Oval.

Rohit then equalled Munro’s feat in June later in the year with 100 not out against England in Bristol in the 3rd T20I. On Tuesday, Rohit bettered Munro, and led India to a formidable total of 195/2. He remained unbeaten on 111 off 61 balls with the help of eight fours and seven sixes.

The Indian opener’s first T20I century came in 2015 at Dharamsala against South Africa when he made 106 off 66 balls. He second came two years later in 2017, against Sri Lanka at Indore when he scored 118 off 43 balls, followed by the knock in Bristol.

Australia Aaron Finch’s has two centuries to his name, but his scores – 172 and 156 – are the two highest individual scores in the format at the international level.

The first-ever T20I hundred was hit by West Indies’ Chris Gayle when he smashes 117 off 57 balls in the opening match of the inaugural  ICC World Twenty20.

In the first ever T20I match, between Australia and New Zealand in 2005, Ricky Ponting had scored an unbeaten 98 off 55 balls.