Shikhar Dhawan (left) and Murali Vijay added an unbeaten 239 runs for the first wicket © AFP
Shikhar Dhawan (left) and Murali Vijay added an unbeaten 239 runs for the first wicket © AFP

Among the records that Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay shattered on Wednesday during the rain-curtailed opening day of their one-off Test against Bangladesh in Fatullah, there was one more which would make Indian cricket fans feel happy. READ: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay dismantle a resurgent Bangladesh

Dhawan and Vijay became only the sixth pair in the history for India in Test cricket to have completed 1,000 runs. They achieved the feat during the first day of the one-off Test in Fatullah against Bangladesh, as Dhawan and Vijay added an unbeaten opening stand of 239 runs as India smashed the hosts’ bowling attack. READ: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay set a new record for opening partnership

During their partnership, while Dhawan notched up his only third Test century, Vijay completed his 11th half-century, and was well on his way to the sixth Test century of his career. Vijay was unbeaten on 89, while Dhawan played a more animated knock of 150 not out.

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir formed the most successful pair in the Indian cricket history. From 2004-2012, they added 4,412 runs in 87 innings with a highest of 233. Sehwag and Gambhir averaged 52.52 as opening pair. READ: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay register highest opening partnership for India against Bangladesh

Here is a list of the best opening pairs for India in Test cricket:

Batting partners R HS Avg
Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag 4412 233 52.52
Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar 3010 213 53.75
Anshuman Gaekwar and Sunil Gavaskar 1722 176* 35.87
Sunil Gavaskar and Kris Srikkanth 1469 200 43.2
Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay 1161 289 50.47
Wasim Jaffer and Virender Sehwag 1031 213 36.82

The famous pair of Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar added 3,010 runs in only 59 innings, averaging 53.75, which is the best in the history for India in Test cricket.