Rohit-Shikhar pair breaks Sachin-Jadeja's World Cup record

Hamilton, Mar 10: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan today broke Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja's World Cup record during their Pool B match against Ireland.

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Rohit and Shikhar added 174 runs for the first wicket as India were chasing 260 for a win against Ireland. This partnership is a new opening wicket record for India in World Cup history, surpassing Tendulkar-Jadeja's mark of 163 in 1996 against Kenya. In that game, Tendulkar hit a ton and Jadeja made 53.

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Rohit scored 64 and on way to his half century the right-hander completed 4,000 runs in ODIs (132nd match). This was the opener's 25th ODI fifty. Shikhar went on to score a hundred, his second in World Cup 2015.

The right and left handed combination of Rohit-Shikhar scored in quick time to pile up 174 runs in 23.2 overs. They put India on road to victory at Seddon Park.

Also, Rohit-Shikhar's 174-run partnership is the highest at ICC World Cup 2015 so far, surpassing Moeen Ali-Ian Bell's 172 against Scotland.

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