India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan bid goodbye to lean patch with this record
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan notched their first fifty-run partnership after 6 innings in the fourth ODI against Australia in Mohali on Sunday.Updated: Mar 10, 2019 14:59 IST
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan finally bid goodbye to their lean patch by providing a fantastic start for India in the fourth ODI against Australia in Mohali on Sunday. The duo became the first Indian opening pair to score 1000 runs against Australia in ODIs once they strung a 62-run partnership. This is their first fifty-run partnership after 6 innings.
West Indies’ opening pair of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes is the only other pair to score 1000 runs against Australia. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar is the third opening pair on the list of most runs against Australia with 827 runs.
Rohit and Dhawan strung their 15th century stand in the fourth ODI. The duo have joint third most century stands by an opening pair with Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar lead the list with 21 century stands. Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden are at the second place with 16 hundred-plus stands.
Rohit and Dhawan have notched the most century stands against Australia.
Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth ODI against Australia.
For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal came in for Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja.
Marcus Stoinis and Jason Behrendorff made way for Ashton Turner and Nathan Lyon in the Australian XI.
India lead the five-match series 2-1.
(With inputs from agencies)