Ali Martin at the Kia Oval
- Fourth Test, day three: India 191 & 270-3, England 290
- India lead by 171 as Rohit Sharma scores 127 at the Oval
One of international cricket’s statistical curios was ended in spectacular fashion on Saturday afternoon when Rohit Sharma danced down the track like a Bollywood star and launched Moeen Ali’s flighted delivery into the balcony of the Oval pavilion.
This mighty six saw Sharma register his eighth Test century but, more notably, his first outside of India. An opener who has dominated the international white-ball formats for the best part of 14 years, but found the red ball more challenging when playing overseas, had filled one of the remaining gaps in an otherwise stellar CV.