World Cup 2015: Dhawan, Kohli put up highest partnership against Pak

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Adelaide, Feb 15: Opener Shikhar Dhawan and one-down batsman Virat Kohli put up the highest partnership for any wicket for India against Pakistan in a World Cup match at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

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The two came together after opener Rohit Sharma got out when the team's score was 34. The two then took the score to 163, adding 129 runs, the highest-ever for any wicket.

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India's previous best second-wicket partnership was 68 between Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir in the semifinal of the 2011 World Cup at Mohali.

The Dhawan-Kohli partnership also eclipsed the 102-run partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Kaif registered in the 2003 match at the Centurion. It was the highest partnership for any wicket for India against Pakistan in a World Cup match till the beginning of today's match.

The partnership was broken when Dhawan failed to return to the crease after being turned down by Kohli while aiming for a single. Dhawan was dismissed for 73 runs off 76 balls (7 boundaries, 1 six).

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