World Cup 2019: Rohit sets record against Australia, joins Tendulkar

Coming into the match, the Indian opener needed 20 runs to reach the landmark. He was lucky to get a reprieve on five, when Nathan Coulter-Nile failed to hold on to a difficult chance at square-leg.

Rohit Sharma plays a shot against Australia at The Oval in London on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Rohit Sharma achieved a milestone during India's second match at World Cup 2019 by becoming the second Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (3077) to score 2000 ODI runs against Australia on Sunday.

He also took the record away from Tendulkar by becoming the quickest (37 innings) to 2000 runs against any particular team. Tendulkar took 40 innings against Australia, followed by Viv Richards (44 vs AUS), Virat Kohli (44 vs SL) and M.S. Dhoni (45 vs SL).

Coming into the match, the Indian opener needed 20 runs to reach the landmark. He was lucky to get a reprieve on five, when Nathan Coulter-Nile failed to hold on to a difficult chance at square-leg.

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Rohit hit top form in India's first match itself, by scoring a match-winning 122 against South Africa.

Australia's campaign in the tournament got off to a flying start with wins against Afghanistan and West Indies. After its win against South Africa, the onus is now on Kohli-led side to stop a rampant Australia.