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Most century stands by an ODI pair

 Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hold the record for the 4th most century stands among batting pairs in one-day international cricket.

 

 Ganguly and Tendulkar sit at the top of the tree

 

 Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar sit at the top of the tree, having scored 6609 partnership runs from 136 innings in one-day international cricket. They added a century stand on 21 occasions while having 50 partnerships 23 times.

 

 Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden are at the second spot with 5372 runs from 114 ODI innings with 16-century partnerships and 29 half-century partnerships.

 

 West Indies’ iconic pair of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes sits in third place with over 5000 runs from just over 100 matches with 15-century partnerships and 24 half-century partnerships.

 

The Dhawan-Sharma show

 

 When Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma added an unbeaten 114-run stand in the first ODI of the three-match series against England in 2022, it was their 18th-century partnership in one-day international cricket which puts them on the all-time list.

 

 Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have added 5108 runs from 112 one-day innings that they have batted with each other at the top. Undoubtedly, they are among the best one-day international pairs in world cricket.

All smiles

 

 Rohit Sharma, winning captain: Looking at the overhead conditions and the pitch, the toss was a right call to make. We used the conditions upfront really well. We never worry about the conditions because we have got the guys who can just come out and use those conditions. There was some swing and seam upfront, and we exploited them well. When you play in such conditions, you have to understand the assistance and have field placements accordingly. 

 

 We knew our bowlers could swing the ball both ways and hence had that kind of field. Shikhar and I understand each other quite well, except for the first ball where there was that misjudgement. He is playing ODIs after a long time. We know what he brings to the table for us. Experienced player, and he has done well for us in the past in these conditions. The hook is a high-risk shot, I understand that, but as long as it comes out right, I am happy.

 

 Rohit Sharma was all smiles after the unbeaten century stand took India to a comfortable 10-wicket victory.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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