- Rohit Sharma scored 76 out of 58 in the first ODI against England.
- Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan orchestrated an unbeaten 114 run as India beat England by 10 wickets.
- The duo reached new milestones in India’s landslide victory at the Oval.
In the process, the Hitman recorded new milestones in his glittering cricketing career.
250 six ODIs for Rohit Sharma: The 5 sixes Rohit Sharma hit at the Kennington Oval saw him break the 250 six mark in the 50 plus format for India. He is the first Indian to touch the monument.
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Most 50+ scores in England ODIs by visitor: No tour player has crossed the 50 ODI cricket point mark in England than Rohit Sharma. It is 7 fifty and 7 cents from 25 ODI in England.
Most 50+ opening scores: Rohit Sharma has the most 50 scores in world cricket in the first 145 innings as an opener in ODI cricket. He scored 50 or more runs 60 times as an opener. Hashim Amla and Shikhar Dhawan rank next with 56 and 52 of those shots to their name.
Rohit Sharma – Shikhar Dhawan: A Partnership to Cherish
Time and again, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have proven how good they are together as the opening pair in ODI cricket. The duo orchestrated another 100-run stand for the first wicket, guiding the Indian side to an easy win over England in the first ODI at the Oval.
Although the Men in Blue were only chasing a paltry goal of 111 runs, Rohit and Dhawan’s opening partnership saw them etch their names in the history books for multiple reasons.
18th century support for the first wicket: Rohit and Dhawan managed 114 points in the first ODI against England. In the process, they landed their 18th stand of 100 runs in ODI cricket. This feat puts them third in the list of most 100-run stands in ODI cricket history. The list is led by Tendulkar and Ganguly who have 26 such stalls to their name.