Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan surpassed the pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s tally of 12 100 plus stand in ODIs for India.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan surpassed the pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s tally of 12 100 plus stand in ODIs for India.

En route to a match-winning stand of 210 runs for the opening wicket against Pakistan in Match 4 of the Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Sunday, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan surpassed the pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s tally of 12 100 plus stands in ODIs for India. Rohit and Dhawan added their 13th 100 plus stand in 82 innings.

The list is led by Sourav Ganguly and Tendulkar who had combined for 21 hundred plus stands for India. Overall the pair has 26 100 plus stands in 176 innings at an average of 47.55. Currently, Rohit and Dhawan average 47.45, and are now eighth as a pair for most hundred plus partnerships.

Overall, they are now equal with Sehwag and Tendulkar for the the second most hundred partnerships (13).

For openers, the pair is now the fourth highest for 100 plus stands behind India’s Ganguly-Tendulkar (21), Australia’s Adam Gilchrist-Matthew Hayden (16) and West Indies’ Gordon Greenidge-Desmond Haynes (15).

During their sensational stand that came off 33.3 overs, the duo also set the highest opening wicket stand for India against Pakistan in ODIs.

This is also the highest opening stand for India in chases. They surpassed Gautam Gambhir and Sehwag’s tally of 201* against New Zealand at Hamilton and fourth highest for opening wicket behind Ganguly-Tendulkar (258 vs Kenya, 2001 and 252 vs Sri Lanka, 1998), Ajinkya Rahane-Dhawan (231 vs Sri Lanka,2014).

The duo have now combined for 3891 in 84 innings making them the fifth most prolific Indian pair in terms of runs scored. Overall, they are 15th. As openers they are the seventh most prolific pair and third among Indians (Ganguly-Tendulkar – 6609 runs and Sehwag-Tendulkar 3919 runs).

The partnership is also the second highest for any wicket for India against Pakistan in an ODI behind 231 by Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu for the 2nd wicket at Sharjah in 1996. They surpassed the 201-run stand set by Sehwag and Rahul Dravid in Kochi in 2005.

Interestingly, Rohit and Virat Kohli as a pair have 14 hundred plus stands and has an aggregate of 3685 runs at 62.45 in just 63 innings that they have batted together.