Cricket World Cup matchday 18 – Rohit Sharma shines for India

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Rohit Sharma’s sparkling 140 from 113 balls helped India maintain their stranglehold over Pakistan in the World Cup in front of a global television audience of around one billion viewers. One day after Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur challenged his players to “do something incredible (and) be remembered forever”, it was Rohit who rose to the occasion in a highly-charged environment at a packed-out Old Trafford. The opener’s century, which contained 14 fours and three sixes, allied to fifties from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, instigated an 89-run rain-affected victory – India’s seventh win in...

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