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India vs Australia, ICC World Cup 2019: Key world cup records broken by Indian players- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan

Here is a list of records broken by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan against Australia during a world cup match.

Jun 10, 2019 12:56 IST
India vs Australia, ICC World Cup 2019: Key records broken by Indian players

India’s magnificent win over Australia during Match 14 of the ICC World Cup 2019 was led by breaking of many world cup records, especially against Australia. The Indian players finished at the top by surpassing many of the world cup records created earlier by veteran cricketers.

Following is the list of the some of the key world cup records that were broken by India during India vs Australia world cup 2019 match:

1. Rohit Sharma becomes 4th batsman in the world to hit 2000 ODI runs against Australia

During his 57-run innings in India vs Australia, World Cup 2019 match, Rohit Sharma became the fourth batsman in world cricket to hit 2,000 ODI runs against Australia. The other three players to have made more than 2000 ODI runs against Australia include India’s Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and two West Indies players- Desmond Haynes and Viv Richards.

Most ODI runs against Australia

Rank

Team

Player

Runs

1

India

Sachin Tendulkar

3077

2

West Indies

Desmond Haynes

2262

3

West Indies

Viv Richards

2187

4

India

Rohit Sharma

2000

2. Rohit Sharma breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup Record

Rohit Sharma surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s world cup record by becoming the fastest batsman to make 2000 ODI runs against Australia. Sharma reached the 2000-run mark in just 37 innings, while Tendulkar had achieved the same feat in 51 innings. The Indian opener broke the world record during India’s ICC World Cup 2019 match against Australia at the Oval on June 9.

3. India’s total of 352/5 highest against Australia in a world cup match

India put up a massive total of 352/5 in their second world cup match against Australia at the Oval on June 9. The total is the highest that any team has ever managed to make against Australia in a world cup match. With this India surpassed Sri Lanka’s score of 312 against Australia in Sydney during the 2015 World Cup. Australia needed a record world cup chase to reach the target of 353, which it failed to do.  

4. Australia’s first World Cup defeat while chasing since 1999

Australia’s Sunday loss against India at the Oval is their first world cup loss while chasing, since 1999. The mighty Australians hadn’t ever lost a world cup match while batting second in the past two decades. Their last defeat in a world cup chase had come against Pakistan during a league match of the 1999 Cricket World Cup, when they had lost by 10 runs in Leeds.

5. Shikhar Dhawan/ Rohit Sharma become most successful pair against Australia in ODIs

The Indian pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma became the most successful opening pair against Australia in ODIs during India vs Australia, Match 14 of World Cup 2019, surpassing West Indies pair of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. The Indian openers took seven innings less to cross the total of 1152 runs set by the West Indies stalwarts.

6.  Shikhar Dhawan/ Rohit Sharma opening stand highest for India against Australia in World Cup

The Indian opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan also made the record of setting up the highest opening stand for India against Australia in world cup history. Sharma and Dhawan added record 127 runs for the first wicket before Coulter-Nile got Sharma out at 57. The opening pair surpassed their own previous record of 76-run partnership, which was made by them during the 2015 edition of the world cup.

7. Sharma/ Dhawan equal Gilchrist/ Hayden pair for second most century partnerships in ODIs

With their 127-run opening stand, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan completed their 16th-century partnership, equaling the number of century partnerships made by the veteran Australia pair of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden. Now, the pair is tied with Gilchrist/ Hayden at the second place for most century partnerships in ODIS, behind the legendary pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly, who are at the top with 21 century partnerships.