SAvIND, 4th ODI: Shikhar Dhawan hits record ton before lightening interrupts play
Shikhar Dhawan struck his 13th century in 50-over cricket during the fourth ODI between India and South Africa on Saturday.
The left-hander guided the visitors to 200/2 after 34.2 before lightening forced the players to leave the field at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
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Dhawan joined hands with skipper Virat Kohli, after India lost its other opener Rohit Sharma early, to take his team to a dominating position. The Delhi duo put on 158 runs for the second wicket in front of a near-packed stadium.
The Proteas, wearing pink outfits in support of breast cancer awareness, seemed hapless as India’s left-hand-right-hand combination found the boundaries with ease.
Kohli missed out on a 35th ODI hundred when he mistimed one from medium-pacer Chris Morris for 75. Dhawan, however, kept going and reached his hundred off 99 balls. His knock was studded with ten fours and two sixes.
In the course of his innings, Dhawan became the ninth man in history (first Indian) to score a hundred in his 100th ODI.
Twitter was impressed by ‘Gabbar’s’ effort and raised a toast to him soon after he got to his milestone.