Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were on a record-breaking spree in the first ODI against Windies. A number of cricket records were broken as the Indian captain and his deputy shared a stand of 246 runs in India’s pursuit of 322 scored by Windies batting first.
Kohli scored 140 from 107 balls while Rohit made 152 not out from 117 balls. The duo was absolutely relentless as they put up a show of masterclass. Due to their superlative batting effort, India chased down the target with 47 balls to spare.
The Indian captain scored his 36th ton in ODIs which was his 22nd in run chases, 15th at home, 14th as captain and the 5th vs Windies (most for India). It was also his 60th international century as he became the fastest to the achieve the landmark, beating Sachin Tendulkar by 40 innings. Sachin had got there in 426 innings while Kohli took 386 innings.
Also, this was the 13th time Kohli was involved in a 200+ stand. The next best are Ricky Ponting, Hashim Amla, Upul Tharanga & Rohit Sharma with seven each. He went past 6000 runs in chases in ODIs. Only Sachin Tendulkar has more runs batting second in ODI cricket.
Here are some of the cricket records made in Guwahati
Highest individual scores in Ind vs WI ODIs
219 Virender Sehwag, Indore, 2011
152 Rohit Sharma, Guwahati, 2018
141* S Tendulkar, Kuala Lumpur, 2006
140 Virat Kohli, Guwahati, 2018
Highest partnership for India batting second in ODIs
246 Rohit Sharma – Virat Kohli v WI, Gauhati, 2018 (2nd)
224 Gautam Gambhir – Virat Kohli v SL, Kolkata, 2009 (3rd)
223 Mohammad Azharuddin – Ajay Jadeja v SL, Colombo RPS, 1997 (5th)
Highest second wicket stands in ODI run chases
252* Shane Watson – Ricky Ponting v Eng, Centurion, 2009
246 Rohit Sharma – Virat Kohli v WI, Guwahati, 2018
218* Karim Sadiq – Mohammad Shahzad v Sco, Ayr, 2010
Hundreds against ten oldest Full Members
AB de Villiers
Most 100s in the same ODI innings by a pair
5 AB de Villiers & Hashim Amla
4 S Tendulkar & S Ganguly
4 Hashim Amla & Quinton de Kock
4 Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Most sixes for India in ODIs
210 MS Dhoni
195 S Tendulkar
194 Rohit Sharma
189 S Ganguly
153 Yuvraj Singh
Most ODI 100s as captain
22 Ricky Ponting
14 Virat Kohli
13 AB de Villiers
11 Saurav Ganguly
10 Sanath Jayasuriya
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