India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma breaks records once again as India post mammoth total

Sport360 staff 16:04 18/12/2019
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India have lost four ODIs in a row at home and have to win at Visakhapatnam to square the three-match series against West Indies.  After being asked to bat first, openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul provided an ideal start before stunning cameos from Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer saw India post a commanding total of 387-5.

Here are some of the numbers from India’s batting performance:

8 – Rohit Sharma holds the record for the most number of 150+ scores with eight of them to his name. David Warner is the second in the list with six scores over 150.

40 – This is the 40th occasion two openers have scored centuries in an ODI. This is the ninth time an Indian pair has achieved this feat.

2 – This is the only second occasion in 2019 when both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have scored centuries in the same game as an opening pair.  The duo scored tons against Sri Lanka earlier this year in a group game at Leeds during the ICC Cricket World Cup.

6 – The number of times a pair of Indian openers have forged a 200-run partnership in ODIs.

227 – The opening stand between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul is the highest opening partnership for India against the West Indies.

10 – Rohit Sharma is the first opener to score 10 international centuries in a calendar year.

190 – Rohit Sharma has scored the most number of sixes by a batsman in India, going past MS Dhoni who  held the record previously with 186 sixes.

7 – Number of ODI centuries Rohit Sharma has scored in 2019. Only Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 has managed more centuries in a calendar year(9). David Warner and Sourav Ganguly are the only other players to have have managed to score seven in a calendar year before.

11000 – Rohit Sharma has now scored more than 11, 000 List-A runs. He is only the eighth Indian to reach this landmark.

31 – Shreyas Iyer set the Indian record for the most runs in an over by smashing 31 runs in the 47th over of the innings bowled by Roston Chase.

3– Virat Kohli has been dismissed for a golden duck for the third time in his ODI career. Twice it has happened against West Indies and on both occasions he was dismissed by the captain – Darren Sammy in 2011 and Kieron Pollard today. The last time he was dismissed for a golden duck in the first innings (vs England in 2013), India lost the game by seven wickets.

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