In Numbers: Rohit-Dhawan Record Opening Stand Helps India Register Big Win Against Pakistan

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Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hit punishing centuries to steer an imperious India to a nine-wicket win over a listless Pakistan within the Asia Cup match in Dubai on Sunday (September 23).Sharma notched an unbeaten 111 for his 19th one-day hundred whereas Dhawan made a 100-ball 114 for his 15th century because the pair placed on 210 for the opening stand – their highest-ever, surpassing the 178 the pair registered towards Australia in Nagpur.


That tremendous effort from the openers noticed India overhaul the goal with 10.three overs to spare. The win is India’s highest towards Pakistan when it comes to wickets.


Sharma additionally accomplished 7000 ODI runs, changing into the third-fastest Indian – behind Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly – and fifth quickest total to get to the mark.


It was a reasonably dismal outing for the Pakistani bowlers as Dhawan and Sharma hit them throughout the park. This was solely the sixth occasion in a accomplished match that not one of the Pakistan bowlers had been capable of decide up a single wicket.


Dhawan and Sharma additionally grew to become the fifth highest scoring pair for India, beating Kohli and Sharma, who’ve 3685 scored runs collectively.


The convincing victory helped India seal a spot within the ultimate for the Asia Cup and the lads in blue will definitely begin as favourites on Friday, regardless of who they arrive up towards.

(With Inputs From AFP)

First Printed: September 24, 2018, 2:03 AM IST


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