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Stats: India becomes the first team to register 400 century partnerships in ODIs

The 6th wicket 100-run stand between Dhoni and Pandey became the 400th 100-run partnership ever recorded for India

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (R) is congratulated by his teammate Rohit Sharma after scoring a century (100 runs) during the fourth one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and India at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on August 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

India batsmen made merry after they elected to bat first in the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium, which was marked to be MS Dhoni’s 300th ODI game. Centuries from India’s Captain and Vice-captain – Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma – powered India to a record total of 375/5 in the 50 overs.

The limited-overs stars put on a double century stand which was followed with four wickets in quick succession. However, a century partnership towards the end between Dhoni and Manish Pandey ensured the top orders’ effort didn’t go in vain. The 6th wicket 100-run stand between Dhoni and Pandey became the 400th century partnership ever recorded for India in ODI cricket. This made them the first team to record 400 partnerships of 100 and more in this format.

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Most century partnerships for a Team in ODI cricket:

Team Highest Stand Century Stands
India 331 400
Australia 284 366
Sri Lanka 286 270
Pakistan 263 257
South Africa 256* 239
West Indies 372 236
England 256* 220
New Zealand 274 200
Zimbabwe 224 127
Bangladesh 224 74
Kenya 225 29
Ireland 227 25
Scotland 203 20
Afghanistan 218* 15
Netherlands 228 15
Canada 217 9
U.A.E. 160 6
Africa XI 122 3
Hong Kong 170 3
Bermuda 134* 2
Asia XI 218 1
ICC World XI 122 1

The duo of Rohit and Kohli completed 3000 runs between themselves in this format with the help of a 219-run stand in this game, which came off just 28 overs. The pair’s stand in this game was the 11th time both of them added 100 runs together and only 8 pairs in ODI cricket have shared more century stands. Overall, 18 batsmen in ODI cricket have put on 10 and more century stands with seven of them being Indian pairs.

Pairs with 10+ century stands in ODI cricket:

Partners Teams Innings Runs Highest Average Century Stands
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar  India 176 8227 258 47.55 26
TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara  Sri Lanka 108 5475 210* 53.67 20
AC Gilchrist, ML Hayden  Australia 117 5409 172 47.44 16
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes  West Indies 103 5206 192* 52.58 15
DPMD Jayawardene, KC Sangakkara  Sri Lanka / Asia 151 5992 179 41.61 15
MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka 144 5462 237 39.29 14
V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar  India 114 4387 182 39.16 13
A Flower, GW Flower  Zimbabwe 88 3942 161 46.92 12
HM Amla, AB de Villiers  South Africa 42 2955 238 73.87 11
MJ Clarke, RT Ponting  Australia 57 2719 161 51.3 11
S Dhawan, RG Sharma  India 65 3026 178 47.28 11
R Dravid, SC Ganguly  India / Asia XI 88 4363 318 50.14 11
R Dravid, SR Tendulkar  India 98 4117 331 44.26 11
HH Gibbs, GC Smith  South Africa 84 3607 187 43.45 11
V Kohli, RG Sharma  India 55 3030 219 59.41 11
LRPL Taylor, KS Williamson  New Zealand 49 2741 206 58.31 11
MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh  India / Asia XI 67 3105 256 51.75 10
ML Hayden, RT Ponting  Australia 73 3514 219 52.44 10

 

This was Rohit & Kohli’s 8th stand of 150+ with only Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly’s having more (12) such partnerships in this format. The leading Indian batters shared their 3rd double hundred stand becoming only the 4th pair with three double century stands.

Pairs with most 150+ partnerships in ODIs:

Pair Team Number of 150+ Stands Highest
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar  India 12 258
V Kohli, RG Sharma  India 8 219
TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara  Sri Lanka 7 210*
R Dravid, SR Tendulkar  India 6 331
HH Gibbs, GC Smith  South Africa 6 187

Pairs with most double century stands in ODIs:

Pair Team Number of 200+ Stands Highest
G Gambhir, V Kohli  India 3 224
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar  India 3 258
DPMD Jayawardene, WU Tharanga  Sri Lanka 3 215
V Kohli, RG Sharma  India 3 219

(Stats as August 31, 2017)

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