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10 June 2021
India opener Rohit Sharma finally produced a deserved century against England in the second innings of the fourth Test at Kennington Oval.
Sharma scored 127 off 256 deliveries during the course of two steady stands, first with KL Rahul, and then a 153-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket.
Talking about his knock after the end of the third day’s play, Rohit said that playing over 250 balls was the most 'pleasing' thing.
"Most pleasing thing was that I was able to play 250 balls," Rohit said in the media interaction on Saturday.
Sharma further added that it was important to spend some time in the middle and take a glance at what the bowlers are doing.
“The first goal was to play balls, see how I can stay on the pitch for as long as possible because we do know that things start to get easier when you spend time in the middle, when you see what the bowlers are doing,” he added.
India were 270/3, leading England by 171 runs in the second innings with captain Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten at the crease.
The five-matches series is presently levelled at 1-1 after the first game at Nottingham ended in a draw while India clinched a 151-run win at Lord’s. The home side then turned tables for themselves in the third match in Leeds to clinch a victory by an innings and 76 runs.