What all records did centurion Rohit Sharma break in Perth ODI?

Perth, Jan 12: Before the start of the ODI series against Australia, India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma had said he will be "innovative" and will be "fighting fire with fire". And he did the same in the series opener today and set records.

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The 28-year-old Rohit scored his 9th ODI ton, 4th against Australia, at the WACA ground on Tuesday (January 12). On way to an outstanding innings of 171 not out (163 balls, 13x4, 7x6), the Mumbai right-hander scaled new highs. (Ind-Aus series schedule)

File photo: Rohit Sharma set records in Perth

After captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first, Rohit and Virat Kohli (91) made the most of the favourable pitch conditions for strokeplay. India posted 309/3 in 50 overs, their highest in Australia. However, the hosts won the match by 5 wickets.

Here are the records set by Rohit Sharma today in Perth

# Rohit is the first Indian batsman to score a ODI century at the WACA ground in Perth

# Rohit (171 not out) now holds the record for the highest individual score in ODIs by an Indian batsman in Australia. Previous best - 139 by Yuvraj Singh in Sydney, 2004

# His innings of 171 not out is the 2nd highest in Perth. The best - 178 by David Warner (Australia) Vs Afghanistan in March 2015

# Rohit erased Sir Vivian Richards' 37-year-old record. The West Indian great had held the record of highest score - 153 not out in 1979 against Australia Down Under

# During the course of his knock today, Rohit completed 1,000 runs against Australia, in 19 innings

# Rohit is only the 2nd Indian batsman, after VVS Laxman to register 3 ODI tons in Australia

# This was Rohit's 4th (264, 209, 150, 171 not out) 150+ score in ODIs, drawing level with Chris Gayle and Sanath Jayasuriya. Only Sachin Tendulkar has more - 5

# Rohit now has the highest individual score by a visiting batsman in Perth. Previous best - 119 by Zimbabwe's Stuart Carlisle

# Rohit's 171 not out is the 5th highest individual score in Australia in ODI history. The top 4 - 215 (Chris Gayle), 178 (Warner), 173 (Mark Waugh) and 172 (Adam Gilchrist)

# Rohit and Laxman now have 4 hundreds each against Australia. Among Indians, only Sachin Tendulkar has more against this opposition - 9

# Rohit and Kohli brought up the highest 2nd wicket partnership (207) for India against Australia, in ODIs. Previous best - 199 (Laxman and Tendulkar in Indore in March 2001)

# 207 runs is now the 3rd highest partnership for any wicket against Australia

# Today's double century association between Rohit and Kohli is only the 2nd 200+ for India against Australia in ODI history. The other one - 213 (4th wicket - Laxman and Yuvraj Singh in Sydney in January 2004)

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