July 6, 2019 / 4:12 PM / 14 days ago

Factbox: Most centuries by a batsman at a single World Cup

Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v India - Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain - July 2, 2019 India's Rohit Sharma celebrates his century Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

(Reuters) - India opening batsman Rohit Sharma scored his fifth century at the World Cup against Sri Lanka on Saturday to set the record for the most hundreds in a single campaign.

The following are the top five batsmen with most centuries at a single World Cup:

- Rohit Sharma, India, 2019, 5* centuries

- Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka, 2015, 4 centuries

- Matthew Hayden, Australia, 2007, 3 centuries

- Mark Waugh, Australia, 1996, 3 centuries

- Sourav Ganguly, India, 2003, 3 centuries

* Rohit can extend his record with India having qualified for the semi-finals.

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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