Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, on Monday, September 11, set the record for the highest partnership in the history of the Asia Cup. The duo put on 233 runs in the Super Four match against Pakistan at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

They broke the record set by Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed way back in 2012. Hafeez and Jamshed stitched together a partnership of 224 runs for the opening wicket against India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

Kohli and Rahul’s stand was also the ninth 200 plus stand in Asia Cup ODIs over the years. The pair also broke the highest partnership by an Indian pair in the Asia Cup after they surpassed Kohli and Rahane’s 213 against Bangladesh in Fatullah.

When Kohli and Rahul crossed 224, Rahul and Kohli made

the record of the highest partnership for the third wicket in the history of the Asia Cup.

Kohli and Rahul came to bat after India lost two quick wickets of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill with their score at 123 for the loss of two wickets. The duo was cautious early on before stepping on the gas. They made sure that India posted a huge target of 357 for Pakistan to chase down.

Kohli, in the meantime, broke Sachin Tendulkar’s 19-year-old record of the fastest to 13000 runs in ODIs. He also notched his 47th ODI hundred and is two centuries away from Tendulkar’s tally of 49. He batted until the very end, scoring 122 runs off 94 balls with nine fours and three sixes. Rahul, who was returning after an injury layoff, stayed not out on 111 off 106 balls with 12 fours and two sixes. 
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