5 instances when both Indian opening batsmen scored centuries in the same ODI

one day cricket In, it is not easy for an opening batsman to score runs in every match. There is pressure on the opening batsmen to give a good start. If a team has to set or chase a big target, then scoring runs is of utmost importance for the openers.

When the opener fails to score runs, the team is not able to score big under pressure. It is not easy to score a century in international cricket. There have been some matches in which both the opening batsmen have scored centuries. We are going to talk about those 5 occasions when both the batsmen scored centuries in ODIs.

1. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave a good start to India. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan started the innings for India. Both the opening batsmen scored centuries in the ODI match against Sri Lanka. This match was played against Sri Lanka on July 6, 2019 in the World Cup. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul made a partnership of 189 runs for the first wicket. Rohit Sharma scored 103 runs while KL Rahul scored 111 runs. Apart from this, both these batsmen had again scored centuries against West Indies some time back. During the match held in December 2019, Rohit scored 159 runs and Rahul played a brilliant inning of 102 runs. Both the opening batsmen have scored 2 centuries in the same match.

2. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are two of the greatest batsmen to play for India. Both Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly have scored centuries in Test cricket. In July 1998, there was a partnership of 252 runs between the two greats against Sri Lanka in which Sachin scored 128 runs and Ganguly scored 109 runs. Then in October 2001, against South Africa, both batsmen scored centuries at the beginning of the innings. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly scored 101 and 127 runs respectively.

3. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are the current opening batsmen of Team India. Both the batsmen are giving good starts to the Indian team by scoring runs in difficult conditions. Rohit and Dhawan played brilliant innings against Pakistan in September 2018. Both of them made a partnership of 210 runs for the first wicket. Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 111 and Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 114 runs.

4. Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan

Ajinkya Rahane is currently an important part of India’s Test team and Shikhar Dhawan opens the innings for India in ODIs and T20Is. In November 2014, both of them played brilliant innings in the ODI match against Sri Lanka. Both the Indian openers scored centuries in the match. Both added 231 runs for the first wicket. For India, Ajinkya Rahane scored the highest score of 111 runs, while Shikhar Dhawan scored 113 runs.

5. Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag

Both Indian opening batsmen scored centuries against New Zealand on 15 November 2003. Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag scored centuries for India. Sachin Tendulkar scored the highest 102 runs. Virender Sehwag scored the highest score of 130 runs.