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Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul Register Big T20I Partnership Milestone

The duo added 54-runs in 31 balls before Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 28 off 16 balls by Haris Rauf.

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Dubai: Star batters Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul now have the most fifty-plus run stands in T20I cricket history. The Indian opening duo accomplished this landmark during the high-octane Super Four clash against Pakistan at the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 on Sunday. The duo added 54-runs in 31 balls before Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 28 off 16 balls by Haris Rauf.

Now they have a total of 14 fifty-plus stands in T20I cricket, most in the history of the shortest format. Nine of these stands are fifty-run stands while five are hundred-run stands. They are followed by the Irish duo of Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling, who has a total of 13 such partnerships, with three being 100-run stands and 10 ten being fifty-run stands.

New Zealand duo of Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson comes next with 12 fifty-plus stands, with four of them being hundred-run stands. The Pakistan duo of Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan is in fourth place with 11 fifty-plus stands, with six of them being hundred-run stands. Coming to the match, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. India’s innings are currently in progress.

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