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Rohit Sharma sizzles for India

India were 47 for 2 when Rohit Sharma joined Virat Kohli. Unlike Kohli, Rohit took more risks at the start. Some appeared almost needless. He rushed down the track for a slog against Thissara Perera, nearly hit Mendis for a catch to long-on and drove Suraj Randiv uppishly on a few occasions. However, he survived those iffy moments to settle down to play a few typically stylish hits.

Two stood out for their skill and beauty: He sashayed down the track and lifted Randiv inside-out over covers. He then flicked Perera from just outside off stump wide of mid-on for a gorgeous boundary. He later pulled Dilhara Fernando and lofted Randiv for sixes and brought up his ton with a cut against Mendis.

What stood out was the ease with which he helped India overhauled Sri Lanka's 242, with nearly seven overs to spare. It was Rohit's second successive effort of the tournament and he was involved in a 154-run partnership with Kohli to charge India to a facile win.

This is what Rohit had to say at the end of the game: "Always nice getting hundreds in consecutive matches. I have a long way to go. Boys played really well, right from the start. This wicket was really nice to bat on, still a bit on the slower side. We knew if we got one big partnership, we would get the target."