Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan's brilliant innings guided India to a mammoth 358/9 against Australia in the fourth One-Day International match in Mohali on Sunday. Though, India could not win the match, the duo's return to form augurs well ahead of the World Cup.
This was the 15th 100-plus opening partnership between Rohit and Dhawan.
Rohit-Dhawan's 193-stand is India's highest opening partnership against Australia.
Only Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly duo, with 21 century-plus opening stands, are above this pair that is considered best in world cricket at the moment.
While Dhawan registered his 16th ODI century, Rohit missed out on his ton by five runs.
The India vice-captain was livid at himself after holing out for 95. Wth this knock Dhawan, who has been criticised for his form ahead of the World Cup, ended his 18-innings century drought
This is Dhawan's fifth ton at home and third against his favourite opposition Australia.
Dhawan broke free after reaching the 3-figure mark to finish on a career-best 143. The Delhi southpaw's 143 is also the fifth highest individual score for India versus Australia.
During his knock, Dhawan also crossed 10K runs in List A cricket.