Thursday, June 08, 2017

Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma completes 1000 runs against Sri Lanka, becomes 11th Indian batsman to achieve milestone

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan struck a century partnership in India's Champions Trophy match against Sri Lanka. Rohit and Dhawan also brought up their 10th ODI 100 run partnership during the encounter against Sri Lanka at the Edgbaston. Incidentally, this was also their fourth 100-run partnership in Champions Trophy.
Moreover, with this century stand the Rohit-Dhawan combo has become the most successful pair in Champions Trophy matches as they recorded 636 runs in 7 innings. 
En route to this landmark they also went past the previous best of 635 runs by Chris Gayle & Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Rohit Sharma also went past a personal landmark as he notched up 1000 runs against Sri Lanka and became the eleventh Indian batsman to accumulate more than 1000 runs against Lankans.
India is batting in a mercurial fashion against the Sri Lankans and will hope to book a place in the semi-finals of Champions Trophy with a victory in this game.
Source:News Nation

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