Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan complete 5000 partnership runs as ODI openers | Cricket News – Times of India


LONDON: Indian opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday accomplished 5000 ODI runs as a gap pair.
The duo achieved this landmark through the first ODI of the three-match sequence in opposition to England on the Kennington Oval on Tuesday the place they took 12 deliveries to achieve the milestone.
With this file, the pair grew to become the fourth duo on the earth to attain the milestone. The primary on the listing is Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly with a complete of 6,609 runs. They’re adopted by Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden with 5,372 runs, and the pair of Desmond Haynes and G Greenridge with 5,150 runs.

Coming to the match, a blistering partnership between Rohit and Shikhar and a six-wicket haul by Jasprit Bumrah guided Workforce India to a 10-wicket win over England within the first ODI of the three-match sequence.
Rohit smashed 76 runs off 58 balls whereas Shikhar scored 31 runs off 54 balls to assist the Males in Blue chase down the goal of 111 runs in simply 18.4 overs. Aside from Bumrah, Mohammed Shami took three wickets whereas Prasidh Krishna settled for one.
Chasing 111, Workforce India began off on a good notice with the opening pair of Rohit and Dhawan steadily taking the innings ahead. The duo scored 21 runs in six overs, earlier than bringing the momentum within the recreation and smashing 35 runs within the subsequent 4 overs.
The Males in Blue crossed the 50-run mark in 10 overs with each the batters standing unbeaten on the crease. Persevering with the proceedings at a gentle charge, Rohit introduced up his half-century in 49 balls and helped Workforce India attain the 100-run mark in 18 overs.
With solely 11 runs left to win, the duo smashed 13 runs within the subsequent 4 balls and introduced Workforce India to a 10-wicket victory in simply mere 18.4 overs and gained a 1-0 lead within the three-match ODI sequence in opposition to England.
Each the groups will sq. for the second ODI on Thursday at Lord’s, London.


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