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The 32-year-old Rohit Sharma also became the fourth batsman and the second Indian to score over 600 runs in a single edition of the World Cup. @ BCCI

India’s batting phenom Rohit Sharma on Saturday registered his fifth century in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against Sri Lanka at Headingley and smashed the record for the most centuries ever in a single edition of the World Cup.

Rohit, who scored his fourth ton of the World Cup against Bangladesh at Edgbaston to equal the record held by Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara, who had hit four centuries in the 2015 World Cup.

The 32-year-old also became the fourth batsman and the second Indian to score over 600 runs in a single edition of the World Cup.

Rohit, who got out for 103 against Sri Lanka, is now just 26 runs away to become the highest run-getter in a single edition of the World Cup. The record is currently held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup.

If Rohit can score those 26 runs in the next two games, if India make it to the final, he can break that record. (ALSO READ: Jasprit Bumrah becomes second fastest Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets)

In 2003, Tendulkar had finished with 673 runs and that remains the record for most runs in a single World Cup. In 2007, Matthew Hayden notched up 659 runs from 11 matches as Australia won the World Cup.

Rohit has several ODI records to his credit. He is the only player with three double hundreds in ODIs and he holds the record for the highest individual score in one-day internationals.

This has been a memorable 2019 for Rohit, who also led Mumbai Indians to a record fourth Indian Premier League title.