After beating Australia in the first ODI match of the ongoing 3-match series, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team will now meet Australia for the second ODI match, that will take place today (March 19) at the Dr.YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
Team India won the series opener by 5 wickets on Friday to take a lead of 1-0 in the ongoing series and a win in the 2nd game will help them seal the third back-to-back ODI series win in 2023. Before taking on Australia, India had already defeated New Zealand and Sri Lanka in a 3-match ODI series earlier this year.
Meanwhile, the 2nd ODI against Australia will also see the Indian captain Rohit Sharma return to lead the side after missing the 1st match due to his brother-in-law’s wedding.
In his last ODI match, Rohit ended a long wait of 3 years as he registered a stunning century in the final game of a three-match series against the New Zealand side in Indore. Rohit played a stunning knock of 101 runs off 85 balls.
It was Rohit’s 30th century in the 50-over format of the game, which also brought him on equal terms with former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting. Rohit and Ponting are currently sitting at the joint-third position in the list of top players with the most centuries to their name in the 50-over format.
Rohit Sharma Is All Set To Break MS Dhoni’s Record
Rohit, who is in good touch right now, would look forward to scoring another century to go past Ponting’s tally. Besides this, Rohit will also hope to break the major batting record of former Indian captain MS Dhoni.
Yes, Rohit is all set to break a huge batting record of Dhoni. He just 79 runs to break Dhoni’s record of 17,092 runs and become the fifth-leading run scorer for the Men in Blue in international cricket.
Rohit, who made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2007, has played a total of 438 games for India across formats, where he has amassed 17,014 runs. If he is able to add 79 more runs, he will go past the tally of Dhoni and move to the 5th position and will be only behind the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid, and Sourav Ganguly.
Most runs for India in international cricket
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 664 matches – 34357 runs
2. Virat Kohli – 495 matches – 25237 runs
3. Rahul Dravid – 504 matches – 24064 runs
4. Sourav Ganguly – 421 matches – 18433 runs
5. MS Dhoni – 535 matches – 17092 runs
6. Rohit Sharma – 438 matches – 17014 runs