IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma breaks Hashim Amla’s world record during Rajkot ODI

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India and Australia are facing each other in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot. The Aussie skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and asked Virat Kohli-led side to bat first.

During the match, Indian opener Rohit Sharma climbed another ladder as he became the quickest opener in ODIs to score 7000 runs. Rohit took 137 innings to reach the landmark surpassing South African veteran Hashim Amla, who played 147 ODI innings to complete 7000 runs.

Fastest to 7000 ODI runs as an opener:

  • Rohit Sharma – 137 innings
  • Hashim Amla – 147 innings
  • Sachin Tendulkar – 160 innings
  • Tilakaratne Dilshan – 165 innings
  • Saurav Ganguly – 168 innings

During the 14th over, Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa got Rohit out on 42. The Indian vice-captain tried to play a sweep shot but he ended up missing the ball as it struck on his pads and was adjudged LBW by Richard Kettleborough.

After 15 overs, India were 87/1. Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli were batting on 35 and 6, respectively.

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