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02/07/2019 5:25 PM IST | Updated 02/07/2019 5:33 PM IST

Rohit Sharma Becomes The Leading Run Scorer In World Cup 2019

Sharma is also only the second player to score four centuries in a single World Cup campaign.

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Rohit Sharma on Tuesday became the leading run scorer in World Cup 2019 overtaking Australia’s David Warner. Sharma has amassed 544 runs so far in the tournament, while Warner’s tally stands at 516.

Ahead of India’s match with Bangladesh, Sharma already had 440 runs in six innings he has played in the World Cup so far, according to The Indian Express.

Sharma is also only the second player to score four centuries in a single World Cup campaign. The Indian opener now has 26 hundreds in one-day internationals. 

With his 26th ODI hundred that came against Bangladesh, Sharma equalled Kumar Sangakkara’s record of scoring most tons in a World Cup edition.

Rohit, who was dropped by Tamim Iqbal early in his innings, went on to make 104 off 92 balls including seven fours and five sixes.

On way to his back-to-back century, he also became the second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to breach the 500-run barrier in a World Cup.

Tendulkar had amassed 500 plus runs in the 1996 and 2003 edition.

Overall, Sharma has now scored five World Cup hundreds with the one coming in 2015.

(With PTI inputs)