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Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma 3rd Fastest Indian To Score 7000 ODI Runs

Indian captain Rohit Sharma completed his 19th century of his career in ODIs.  It was his first century against Pakistan in ODIs. Rohit gave his team remarkable victory over Pakistan in the third match of the Super Four.  Not only this Rohit Sharma also completed his 7000 ODI runs.  

Team India won the match by 9 wickets with both the openers completing centuries and adding 210 for the opening wicket. The nine-wicket victory is India’s biggest win against Pakistan in terms of number of wickets lost.  

Rohit’s 19th century of ODI career

Rohit Sharma completed his 19th century of ODI career in this match. It was his first century in ODI against Pakistan. Earlier, his highest score against Pakistan was 91 runs. Rohit completed his hundred in 106 balls in this match. Although he scored an unbeaten 111 not out in 119 balls and hit 7 fours and 4 sixes during his innings. It was Rohit’s first century in the Asia Cup as ODI captain. 

7000 runs for Rohit Sharm in ODIs 

This match was special for Rohit as he also completed 7000 runs in his ODI career. Rohit Sharma reached his 7000th ODI run for India in just 181 innings to become the third fastest Indian to reach the landmark. Other Indian is Skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 7000 ODI runs in just 161 innings, and former captain Sourav Ganguly, who reached the milestone in 174 innings.

Rohit scored his 7000th ODI run with a single off Shaheen Afridi ball as he reached 94 runs in 99 deliveries.

List of Top 10 Fastest Batsman to reach 7000 runs

Player Mat Inns OPP Venue Match Date
H Amla (SA) 153 150 ENG Lord’s 29-May-17
V Kohli (IND) 169 161 AUS Melbourne 17-Jan-16
AB de Villiers (SA) 172 166 AUS Perth 14-Nov-14
S Ganguly (IND) 180 174 KEN Paarl 24-Oct-01
R Sharma (IND) 187 181 PAK Dubai (DSC) 23-Sep-18
B Lara (WI) 187 183 SA St George’s 06-May-01
D Haynes (WI) 188 187 IND Adelaide 14-Dec-91
J Kallis (SA) 197 188 SL Colombo (RPS) 20-Aug-04
R Taylor (NZ) 202 188 ENG Hamilton 25-Feb-18
S Tendulkar (IND) 196 189 SL Colombo (RPS) 07-Jul-98
C Gayle (WI) 194 189 NZ Napier 13-Jan-09
MS Dhoni (IND) 212 189 PAK Chennai 30-Dec-12

Rohit’s International ODI career

Rohit Sharma has scored 7017 runs in 147 ODIs at an average of 46.16. His name is 19 centuries in ODIs. His best score in ODIs is 264 runs. Well speaking of this Asia Cup, Rohit Sharma’s has been in good touch. So far, he has scored 23, 52, 83 *, 11

M Inn Runs HS Avg 100 200 50
187 181 7017 264 46.2 19 3 36


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