IND vs PAK: India Equal Australia's Staggering Feat After Rohit Sharma And Shubman Gill's Magnificent 121-Run Stand Against Pakistan

Published - 11 Sep 2023, 01:36 AM

India's Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill [PC: Getty]

India Cricket Team achieved a massive feat in the ODIs. They equaled Australia’s all-time record of having the most century stands against Pakistan in the history of the 50-over format. Thanks to captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill they etched their name in the record books. 

India achieved the feat in the ongoing Super Four game of the Asia Cup 2023 against Pakistan at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Babar Azam-led side won the toss and opted to field first. Their decision to field first didn’t pay off as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill took them to the cleaners. 

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill batted magnificently and took the perfect revenge from the Pakistani bowlers. While the captain was cautious in the start, the youngster took attack to the bowlers, in particular Shaheen Afridi, and smashed them all over the park. 

Both Rohit Sharma (56) and Shubman Gill (58) smashed vital half-centuries and stitched 121 runs partnership for the opening wicket. Their staggering century stand was the 13th time when India registered a 100-run opening partnership against Australia, who also have a record 13 opening 100-run partnership against Men in Green. 

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill lost their wickets in successive overs. Virat Kohli then was batting at 8 runs off 16 balls along with KL Rahul, who was unbeaten at 17 runs off 28 balls before rain interrupted the game. During the halt, India were 147/2 in 24.1 overs. The game will now be moving to reserve day and India will continue from the point their innings stopped today. 

IND vs PAK: Most century opening stands against Pakistan by teams; India top the list 

India recorded their 13th-century opening stand against Pakistan. Australia are also on the same page. The third on the list are England, who have achieved the feat 11 times.

Most century opening stands against Pakistan by teams:

Australia – 13
India – 13
England – 11
West Indies – 9
South Africa – 8

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