India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018 Super Four: Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan Surpass Sachin Tendulkar-Virender Sehwag to Register 100-Run Opening Stands Other Records

India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018 Super Four: India captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been in good form in limited overs cricket for the country.

Published: September 23, 2018 11:05 PM IST

By India.com Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018 Super Four: Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan Surpass Sachin Tendulkar-Virender Sehwag to Register 100-Run Opening Stands Other Records

India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018 Super Four: India captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been in good form in limited overs cricket for the country. Once again they rose to the occasion in the big match against arch-rivals Pakistan. The two notched up their 13th ODI century run stand to go past Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who have registered 12 stands in the three-figure mark. Topping the list is Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly with 21 opening 100-run stands. It is a great league to be a part off for the current crop of Indian openers.

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Most 100+ opening partnerships for India:
21 S Tendulkar – S Ganguly
13 R SHARMA – S DHAWAN
12 S Tendulkar – V Sehwag

Meanwhile, Dhawan and Rohit is the first Indian opening pair to put together two 100+ opening stands against Pakistan. Before today they scored 136 in Edgbaston in CT 2017.

Overall, the two are fourth in the list and Sachin and Sourav are atop. The legendary Indians are followed by the Australian greats Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden who have 16 hundred-run stands together.

Most 100+ opening partnerships overall:
21 S Tendulkar – S Ganguly
16 A Gilchrist – M Hayden
15 G Greenidge – D Haynes
13 R SHARMA – S DHAWAN
12 S Tendulkar – V Sehwag

Highest opening p’ship for India vs Pak:
159 S Ganguly – S Tendulkar Dhaka 1998
155 G Gambhir – V Sehwag Mirpur 2008
154 S Gavaskar – M Prabhakar Jamshedpur 1987
152 R SHARMA – S DHAWAN Dubai 2018

Earlier in the day, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first and India once again started well with Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s penchant for getting DRS reviews right after Yuzvendra Chahal (2/46 in 9 overs) got his first wicket by trapping Imam ul Haq (10) in front of the stumps. Fakhar Zaman (31) was set but lost his footing trying to sweep Kuldeep Yadav (2/41 in 10 overs) to get leg before. The replays showed that the ball hit his gloves first but Pakistan didn’t take a review.

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Published Date: September 23, 2018 11:05 PM IST