Rohit's rating points aggregate is 742, 20 more than his best of 722 in October 2019 when he was ranked 10th.
Intent to score was needed on Motera track, it was a normal wicket, says Indian batsman Rohit Sharma
England batsmen were deceived by left-armer Axar Patel's straighter deliveries that skidded straight instead of turning.
The last time India won inside two days in a Test was in 2018, beating Afghanistan in Bengaluru.
Martin Guptill whacked eight sixes and six fours during his sensational knock to leapfrog Rohit Sharma's record of most sixes in T20Is.
At stumps, India were 99 for 3 from 33 overs with Rohit batting on 57 off 82 balls.
Both teams have won a game each in the four-match series and ahead of third Test, the talk has been incessantly focussed on the nature of the virgin track at the refurbished stadium.
Speaking to reporters at the end of Day 1 of the second Test in Chennai, where he scored a strokeful 161, Rohit Sharma nearly gave away India’s game plan.
Need to be extra cautious and focussed while batting during twilight: Rohit Sharma on pink ball Test
Rohit, who scored a dazzling 161 in the second Test in Chennai, had featured in the first day-night Test held in India against Bangladesh in November 2019 but did not bat during the twilight phase.
Pace spearhead Bumrah is bracing for a comeback after missing the second match at Chepauk and the seasoned Ishant Sharma was also seen in action.
He also feels that the decision to let spectators watch the England series in Chennai from the stands will have a positive bearing in the future.
Thanks to senior off-spinner Ashwin's effort, India bowled out England for 134 in their first innings for a massive first-innings lead of 195 runs.
Having registered 1 and 0 in the series-opener against England, Rahane found form with a 67-run knock, while Rohit shone the brightest among Indians with an effort of 161
India vs England, Second Test: Rohit Sharma's 161, Ajinkya Rahane's 67 help India reach 300/6 on Day 1
A score of 350 plus in the first innings will be equivalent to 550 plus on any other track and Rishabh Pant's dangerous presence could also take India well beyond the magic figure on this track
India, who had lost three wickets in the first session, didn't lose any in the second session and both Sharma and Rahane handled the England bowlers with ease.
It was Rohit's seventh Test hundred and he has so far struck 16 fours and two maximums to reach 132 at the break.