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Four times Rohit Sharma scored a 100 in Australia in a losing cause

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MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma
MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has been in the form of his life ever since he started to open the innings for India. He was promoted to open the innings during the 2013 Champions Trophy, before which he had only two centuries in the ODI cricket. Since then his form has only improved as he kept scoring centuries in almost every ODI series.

He also became India's most dependent limited-overs player along with Virat Kohli. He has scored 20 centuries since 2013 including three double centuries. Also, he has scored 150+ runs seven times which is most by any player in the ODI history. Rohit also has four centuries in T20 internationals, which is also most by any cricket player. He has become such a prolific batsman in the limited-overs in the last five years.

Rohit has many match-winning contributions in his ODI career. However, there are a few centuries that came in a losing cause. He has scored four centuries against Australia in Australia including the one he notched up today. Unfortunately, all of them came in a losing cause. 

Let's see those four centuries.

#1 Rohit Sharma 138 at MCG

Rohit Sharma during his 138 at MCG
Rohit Sharma during his 138 at MCG

Indian opener scored his maiden ODI century in Australia in the 2015 tri-series. India won the toss and elected to bat first. The visitors lost three quick wickets with 59 runs on the board. Raina joined Rohit for the fourth wicket. Both added 126 runs for the fourth wicket. Apart from that, there were not many notable batting performances for India. Rohit Sharma scored 138 runs in 139 balls with nine fours and four sixes.

It helped India post 267 runs in 50 overs. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers for Australia as he took six wickets for 43 runs. Australia had to chase 268 runs and every top-order batsman for Australia got some runs under his belt. Aaron Finch missed a deserving century by just four runs. Australia reached the target in 49 overs. Unfortunately, Rohit's maiden ODI century in Australia ended in a losing cause.

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