IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan move closer to iconic Indian opening pair with this achievement

India captain Rohit Sharma and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan joined one of the most iconic opening pairs in world cricket as they crossed 5,000 runs in ODI cricket. They are now very close to the Indian opening pair Sachin Tendulkar And Sourav Ganguly who tops the list of most runs scored by any opening pair in world cricket.

When both came out to chase down a total of 110 at the Oval, they needed just six runs to cross the 5k mark, which they did quite easily when Rohit tops a short delivery from Reece Topley to the boundary. Of. With this shot, he is now second only to Tendulkar and Ganguly at the top with 6609 runs. They are followed by the Australian pair of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden, who scored 5372 runs, and the pair of De Haynes and G Greenridge (5150).

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The pair of Dhawan and Rohit reached this stage in 112 matches together for India. He averages 45.81 and his run tally includes 17 centuries and 15 half-centuries.

Jasprit Bumrah creates a devastating spell of fast bowling helping him pick up a career-best six India They beat England for 110 runs in the first ODI here on Tuesday.

Seeing the pitch being cloudy and the grass, India decided to bring in the opposition and the fast bowlers, especially Bumrah, took full advantage of the conditions.

Bumrah finished with a dream six for 19 in 7.2 overs and in the process became the first Indian fast bowler to take five or more wickets in an ODI in England. It was also England’s lowest score against India.

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The ball was swinging and seaming at a good pace, making Bumrah and Mohammed Shami (3/31) even more lethal.

Jason Roy (0) struggled while attempting an expensive drive from Bumrah with a full and wide ball. Roy had no idea that Bumrah had brought down the inswinger Bumrah before he got his number.

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