[caption id="attachment_672445" align="aligncenter" width="512"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Rohit-Sharma-and-KL-Rahul-built-a-165-partnership.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-672445" alt="Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul built a 165 partnership AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Rohit-Sharma-and-KL-Rahul-built-a-165-partnership.jpg" width="512" height="285" /></a> Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul built a 165 partnership AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Though India had walloped Sri Lanka on his T20 Internationals captaincy debut, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rohit-sharma/">Rohit Sharma</a> had a quiet match with bat. He decided to make up for that in the second match, at Indore. There was no respite for anyone as Rohit went bonkers, not sparing a single bowler en route the joint-fastest hundred in T20I history, in 35 balls. Rohit drew level with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/david-miller/">David Miller</a>, who had done the same against Bangladesh earlier this year. Rohit also became the fifth batsman in T20I history to register 2 hundreds. Though <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/suresh-raina/">Suresh Raina</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/k-l-rahul/">KL Rahul</a> have scored T20I hundreds, no Indian has got 2. Rahul himself took over after Rohit fell for 118 <p></p> <p></p><b>2</b> T20I hundreds by Rohit Sharma. He is the 1st Indian and 5th overall to do this, after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/brendon-mccullum/">Brendon McCullum</a> (2010 and 2012), <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-gayle/">Chris Gayle</a> (2007 and 2016), <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/evin-lewis/">Evin Lewis</a> (2016 and 2017), and Colin Munro (both 2017) . Rohit s first hundred had come against South Africa, at Dharamsala in 2015. <p></p> <p></p><b>35</b> balls needed by Rohit to score his hundred, the joint-fewest in history. Miller had also brought up a 35-ball hundred, against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom earlier this year. Before 2017 the world record was 45 balls, held by Richard Levi. <p></p> <p></p><b>2</b> cricketers have scored 2 hundreds in all three formats before Rohit Gayle and McCullum. Gayle remains the only batsman with a Test 300, an ODI 200, and a T20I 100. <p></p> <p></p><b>2</b> men have scored more than Rohit in T20I cricket as captain: Shane Watson (124*) and Faf du Plessis (119). <p></p> <p></p><b>108</b> runs scored by Rohit only in boundaries today (12 fours, 10 sixes) in a total of 118. That is a whopping 91.5% of his innings. Only 2 others have scored T20I hundreds only in boundaries: Aaron Finch (11 fours, 14 sixes: 128 runs) and Maxwell (14 fours, 9 sixes: 110 runs). <p></p> <p></p><b>10</b> sixes by Rohit, the most for India, against Sri Lanka, and on Indian soil. The previous record for India was 8 (Rahul), against Sri Lanka was 9 (Glenn Maxwell), and on Indian soil was 9 (Mohammad Nabi). <p></p> <p></p><b>165</b> highest partnership for India for any wicket, between Rohit and Rahul today. They went past Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan s 158, against New Zealand at Delhi last month, also for the 1st wicket. <p></p> <p></p><b>3</b> bigger partnerships than Rohit-Rahul s 165: 171* (Martin Guptill-Kane Williamson), 170 (Loots Bosman-Graeme Smith), and 166 (Mahela Jayawardene-Kumar Sangakkara). <p></p> <p></p><b>1</b> bigger T20I scores than India s 260/5 today. Australia hold the world record, with 263/3 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele in 2016. Sri Lanka had scored 260/6 against Kenya in the 2007 World T20. <p></p> <p></p><b>89</b> highest second-highest score in a team innings, by Rahul today, after Rohit got 118. Rahul went past Smith, who had scored 88 when Bosman got 94 against England at Centurion in 2009. <p></p> <p></p><b>1</b> Sri Lankan had conceded more runs than Nuwan Pradeep s 61 today: Sanath Jayasuriya had figures of 4-0-64-0 against Pakistan at Johannesburg in the 2007 World T20. Pradeep also broke Stuart Broad s record (4-0-60-0) in the same tournament for the most runs conceded against India.