Delhi ground was dominated by Indian players. India vs Australia in the second Test played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. In this match Indian team won by 6 wickets. With this victory, India maintained the record of never losing a Test match in Delhi in 36 years. Interestingly, with this win, India took a 2-0 lead in the series. A special record was also recorded in the name of Indian team captain Rohit Sharma in this match.
In the second Test against Australia, Rohit Sharma contributed 32 runs in the first innings. He then contributed 31 runs in India’s second innings while chasing a challenge of 115 runs. Interestingly, a special record was registered in Rohit’s name as soon as he played the second innings against Australia. Rohit played his 300th innings in international cricket as an opener. Along with this, Rohit is sitting at the third position in the list of batsmen who scored the most runs as an opener.
Rohit Sharma has accumulated 12871 runs after 300 innings in all forms of international cricket as an opener. Topping this list is the legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. He has scored 13336 runs after 300 innings. Second in the list is Matthew Hayden who has scored 13322 runs after 300 innings. Fourth on the list is Graeme Smith. He has scored 12780 runs. This is followed by Gordon Greenidge (12419), sixth (12355), seventh by Virender Sehwag (12303) and eighth by David Warner (12270).
Batsman with most runs as an opener after 300 innings in international cricket
13336 – Sachin Tendulkar
13322 – Matthew Hayden
12871 – Rohit Sharma*
12780 – Graeme Smith
12419 – Gordon Greenidge
12355 – Alastair Cook
12303 – Virender Sehwag
12270 – David Warner
Such a record of Rohit Sharma
In addition, another special record has been recorded in the name of Rohit Sharma. Rohit became the second Indian captain after MS Dhoni to win his first four Tests as captain. (Rohit Sharma has most runs as opener after 300 innings)