(Video) "Hitman" battles to fifty as India show character

Rohit Sharma

Ollie Phillips

Rohit Sharma brought up his fifty as India looked to vastly improve upon their first-innings batting performance against England at Headingley. The opener combined his compact defensive technique with some typically languid shots, including an uppercut over the slips for six, to produce another exemplary knock. Having failed to reach a century away from India, Rohit will be desperate to finally turn one of these promising scores into a big one. With so much time left in the game and a pitch playing relatively true, this seems a good opportunity.