Rohit Sharma played with patience combined with controlled aggression to score his first Test century outside India as India gained advantage on the third day of the fourth Test against England at the Oval on Saturday.
Before this, Rohit Sharma’s all Test centuries were scored at home. He completed his century with a massive six off Moeen Ali.
The art of defending in bowler-friendly Test match conditions is not something one would have associated with Rohit even a few years back but here is a man obsessed about doing well in whites in all conditions.
Resuming on an overnight score of 43-0, the two Indian batsmen initially saw off the seaming ball in challenging overcast conditions, before latching on to anything loose from the England fast bowlers.
England's only success came with the wicket of Rahul, dismissed for 46 shortly before the break when he edged one to the keeper that nipped off the seam from James Anderson.