World Cup 2019 Most Runs: Rohit Sharma hits fourth century, becomes leading run-scorer

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World Cup 2019 Most Runs, Leading Run Scorer, Highest Run Scorer: When Rohit Sharma walked into the middle against Bangladesh on Tuesday, he completed 1000 runs in 2019 by just adding 4 runs to his previous 996. Now Rohit Sharma is the first Indian batsman to reach 1000-run mark in this short span.

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Rohit Sharma is the only Indian to have reached 1000-run mark in 2019.

World Cup 2019 Most Runs, Leading Run Scorer, Highest Run Scorer: Rohit Sharma slammed his fourth century of the World Cup 2019 to become the leading run-scorer of the ongoing tournament during the match against Bangladesh on Tuesday. Sharma equals the record of Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara of hitting four centuries in a World Cup. Sharma scored 104 from 92 balls, hitting seven fours and five sixes, as India posted 314/9 against Bangladesh at Edgbaston. The Indian opener is now the leading run-scorer with 544 runs in the tournament. Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh is second with 542 runs. This was Sharma’s 26th ODI century.

Sharma is having an exceptional form in the ongoing cricket World Cup 2019. He also became the first Indian batsman to reach the 1000-run mark in ODIs in 2019. He completed 1000 runs in his 20th innings. He has become the 3rd player after Aaron Finch (1138) and Usman Khawaja (1067) to reach 1000 ODI runs in 2019. Rohit has hit four centuries and five half-centuries in the last 19 matches and accumulated 996 runs with an average of 55.33. His 140-run innings against Pakistan at Manchester on 16 June has been his highest knock this year.


Tendulkar has the most number of hundreds (six) in World Cups and now Rohit Sharma after scoring five centuries has equaled Kumar Sangakkara and Ricky Ponting. Rohit also leapfrogged Mohammed Azharuddin, Virender Sehwag, and Rahul Dravid for most runs by Indian batsmen in World Cup history. In this list, only Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, and Tendulkar are ahead of him.

He had opened his World Cup campaign with an unbeaten 122 against South Africa on 5 June. He followed it with a half-century against Australia and a ton against Pakistan. Rohit hit his third ton of the World Cup 2019 against England on 30 June but it went in vain as India lost the match by 31 runs.

The Indian opener has been consistent with the bat since 2017. He amassed 1293 runs with an average of 73.8 in 2017. While in 2018 he scored 1030 runs with an average of 73.6 and now even in 2019 he has reached 1000-run marks with an average of over 56.3.

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