Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan surpass the 5000-run mark as England plays India.
As an opening duo in ODIs, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have amassed 5108 runs in total.
On Tuesday, the Indian opening tandem of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan scored their 5,000th ODI run. The pair reached this milestone on Tuesday at the Kennington Oval during the first One-Day International of the three-match series against England. It took them 12 deliveries to do it. The two were the fourth couple in the world to reach the milestone with this record. With a combined total of 6,609 runs, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are at the top of the list. Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden of Australia, who have scored 5,372 runs, are next, followed by Desmond Haynes and G. Greenridge, who have scored 5,150 runs. As an opening partnership, Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan have so far stitched together 5108 runs.
In the opening ODI of the three-match series, Team India defeated England by 10 wickets thanks to a brisk combination between Rohit and Shikhar and a six-wicket haul from Jasprit Bumrah.
The Men in Blue were able to reach their target of 111 runs in just 18.4 overs thanks to the performances of Rohit (76 runs off 58 balls) and Shikhar (31 runs off 54 balls). In addition to Bumrah, Mohammed Shami also claimed three wickets while Prasidh Krishna was content with just one.
Team India’s pursuit of 111 got off to a respectable start as the opening duo of Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan slowly advanced the score. The pair scored 21 runs in six overs before picking up the pace and slamming 35 runs in the following four overs to turn the game around.
In 10 overs, the Men in Blue scored 50 runs, and both of their hitters were still at the crease. Team India reached the 100-run milestone in 18 overs as the game continued to move along steadily thanks in large part to Rohit, who reached his half-century in 49 balls.
Team India got off to a good start in their 111-run chase thanks to the opening duo of Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan, who methodically advanced the innings. The pair put up 21 runs in six overs before gaining momentum and slamming 35 runs in the following four overs.
With both hitters remaining unbeaten at the crease, the Men in Blue passed the 50-run threshold in 10 overs. Rohit reached his half-century in 49 balls, helping Team India reach the 100-run mark in 18 overs, as the game continued at a steady clip.
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