India openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put together a stunning partnership to deflate the New Zealand bowlers early on in the second ODI of the five-match series at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.
The duo put up 154 runs for the opening wicket and in doing so, Rohit and Dhawan went past legendary duo Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in an elite partnership list.
This was the 14th hundred partnerships between Rohit and Dhawan and they went past Tendulkar and Sehwag’s record who had 13 to their name. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar lead this list with 26 such partnerships to their name.
Both players opened for India in ICC Champions Trophy, World Cup 2015 and ICC Champions Trophy 2023. Despite India yet to ink on the middle-order, it is sort of confirmed that the duo will be opening the proceedings for Men in Blue in World Cup 2019 as well.
Unlike Tendulkar and Sehwag, both the openers have struggled in the longest format of the game and have never opened together in Test cricket. While Dhawan has already lost his place in the Test team, Rohit is still an irregular member of the team and made his comeback to Tests after almost a year for the series against Australia took place in December/January.