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The Indian team was once in trouble in its first match against Australia in the World Cup 2023. On the score of two, the three top order players had returned to the pavilion at zero. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have taken India to the brink of victory. Both added 165 runs for the fourth wicket. With this, both of them also broke the 27 year old record.

This is India’s second highest partnership for the fourth wicket in ODIs. The pair broke the record of the partnership set by Vinod Kambli and Navjot Singh Sidhu in the 1996 World Cup. This partnership made the game easier for Team India and ensured India’s victory. Both the teams scored 2-2 goals. Rahul remained unbeaten on 97 and Virat on 85 runs.

Best partnership for fourth wicket or below for India in ODI World Cup

  • 196 not out – MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina vs Zimbabwe, 2015
  • 165- Virat Kohli, KL Rahul vs Australia, 2023*
  • 142- Vinod Kambli, Navjot Singh Sidhu vs Zimbabwe, 1996
  • 141- Ajay Jadeja, RR Singh vs Australia, 1999

India won this match by 199 runs. India had a poor start in reply. After this Kohli and Rahul came out to bat. India eventually won the match by 4 wickets in the 42nd over. With this victory, India captured the series. Australia at the same time