India opener Rohit Sharma was on 18 when he became the fastest to 6000 runs in ODI cricket as an opener. The Indian opener surpassed Hashim Amla to the feat. Amla got to the feat in 123 innings, whereas Rohit has done it in 121 innings. Sachin Tendulkar is third in the list as he got there in 133 innings. Rohit Sharma has been in good form for India and has been a major reason for India’s recent success in ODI cricket. Chasing 273 in the Delhi decider, India lost Dhawan (12) and Kohli (20) early. The onus now shifts on Rohit to get India over the line in the all-important decider.
Fastest player to hit 6000 ODI runs as an opener
Rohit Sharma ~ 121 inn
Hashim Amla ~ 123 inn
S Tendulkar ~ 133 inn
S Ganguly ~ 143 inn
T Dilshan ~ 148 inn
Rohit also has the opportunity to become the third fastest to 8000 ODI runs. Popularly known as ‘Hitman’, Rohit needs a century to go past Sourav Ganguly in the all-time leading centurions for India.
Meanwhile, Pant has joined Rohit and Indian fans would be hoping they can stitch an impactful partnership together. For Australia, it was Usman Khawaja once again to rose to the occasion and slammed his 2nd ODI century to help Australia to a decent total.
Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah