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Rohit Sharma run-riot at CCI
April 04, 2007
Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten century to lead Mumbai to a comprehensive five-wicket victory over Gujarat in the West Zone Twenty20 tournament at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old started his innings with a huge six over mid-wicket, off pacer Ishwar Chaudhary, that shattered the windowpane of the Cricket Club of India's 'Wet Wicket' bar.
He continued to belt the Gujarat bowlers all around the park as he powered his way to a blazing 101 in Mumbai's total of 145 for five.
Sharma hit 13 boundaries and five sixes in his 49-ball knock, including a boundary off the last ball to get to his hundred.
"I feels great to get to a century," said Sharma.
Mumbai were in trouble at 67 for four when Sharma came in to bat, but he counter attacked in fine style to lead the Ranji Trophy champions to a crushing win.
Earlier, Gujarat's Jai Desai scored an unbeaten 51 off 34 balls with seven boundaries as Gujarat posted 141 for 6 in their 50 overs.
Gujarat 141 for 6 in 20 overs (Jai Desai 51 not out, V Solanki 31, B Thakkar 25; A Salvi 3 for 28) lost to Mumbai 145 for 5 in 17.3 overs (Rohit Sharma not out 101; Siddharth Trivedi 2 for 22).
Result: Mumbai won by five wickets
Photographs: N V Reuben