Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan broke their own record and registered the highest opening partnership for India against Australia. Rohit was dismissed for 95 but Dhawan went on to hit his 16th hundred in one-day cricket.
- Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 193 – the highest opening stand for India vs Australia
- Rohit and Dhawan also held the previous record – in 2013, they had added 178 in Nagpur
- Rohit and Dhawan are now the second most successful pair for India in one-day internationals
Rohit Sharma fell five runs shy of his 23rd ODI hundred however he and Shikhar Dhawan bettered their very own record for India’s most astounding opening stand against Australia. The two were engaged with a 193-run organization for the main wicket amid the fourth ODI in Mohali on Sunday.
Had Rohit got to his hundred, it would have been his 23rd in ODIs and he would have gone past Sourav Ganguly and moved third behind Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli as the third most noteworthy century scorer for India in one-day internationals. Tendulkar (49) and Kohli (41) are the top two in the unequaled rundown.
Rohit Sharma could have likewise equaled Kohli’s count of 8 ODI hundreds against Australia amid the third ODI in Mohali on Sunday. Rohit, the main man with three twofold hundreds of every one-day cricket, presently has 7 hundred and 6 fifties against Australia in 35 ODIs. Not long after Rohit’s rejection, Shikhar Dhawan raised his sixteenth hundred to end a lean fix.
Rohit and Dhawan had included 178 against Australia in Nagpur in 2013. In a similar arrangement, they had included 176 in Jaipur for the opening wicket.
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly had together included 175 for the opening wicket in Kanpur in 1998,
With just a single more ODI left for India before the World Cup, they will be mitigated to see both their openers back in structure. Rohit had last scored a fifty in ODIs on January 28 against New Zealand in the third ODI at Mount Maunganui.
This would have been Rohit Sharma’s second ODI hundred of 2019 – he had scored 133 at the Sydney Cricket Ground yet in a losing cause.
Rohit additionally holds the record for the most noteworthy individual score in one-day cricket and is the main Indian other than MS Dhoni with more than 200 or more sixes.
Prior in the innings, Rohit and Dhawan had outperformed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to end up the second best pair for India.