Shikhar Dhawan vs New Zealand: In the three-match ODI series being played against New Zealand, the command of Team India is in the hands of Shikhar Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan played the captaincy innings in the first match of the series. His innings was special in many ways. He has joined the club of veterans like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar after this innings.
Shikhar Dhawan’s captaincy innings
Shikhar Dhawan gave a great start to the first ODI against New Zealand, playing the captaincy innings for the team. He scored 72 runs facing 77 balls. Shikhar Dhawan hit 13 fours in this innings. Shikhar Dhawan also completed his 12000 runs in List A cricket with this innings.
joined this exclusive club
Before Shikhar Dhawan, only Indian batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh could achieve the feat of scoring 12000 runs in List A cricket. Shikhar Dhawan achieved this special achievement in only 297 matches, although Virat Kohli had done this feat in 242 innings only.
Scored 124 runs together with Gill
Shubham Gill started the innings in this match with Shikhar Dhawan. Once again a century innings was seen between these two batsmen. Only a partnership of 124 runs for the first wicket between the two players. Shubham Gill also managed to score 50 runs in 65 balls.
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