Shikhar Dhawan played a brilliant inning of 72 off 77 balls in the first ODI against New Zealand in Auckland. During this, he hit 13 fours in a hurry.
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He is leading the Indian team in the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand. Shikhar Dhawan Has already done wonders in the first ODI. He rained fours in the first match of the series being played in Auckland on Friday. With this, he also completed his 12 thousand runs in List A cricket. Before this match, Dhawan had 11 thousand 953 runs in first class cricket.
Opener Dhawan scored an excellent half-century in Auckland. Scored the 39th half-century of his ODI career in 63 balls. With this, he also completed his 12,000 List A runs. Dhawan completed his 50 runs in the 21st over by hitting the first ball of Adam Milne for a four. In Auckland, he shared a century partnership with Shubman Gill, giving India a strong start.
Dhawan yearns for a century again
Dhawan played an inning of 72 runs in 77 balls. During this, he hit 13 fours. However, once again he missed the century. The last ODI century from Dhawan’s bat came against Australia in 2019. Since then he yearned for a century.
Scored 4 fifties in 13 matches
Talking about Gill, he scored 50 runs in 65 balls. This was his 13th ODI match for India and this is his fourth fifty in the 13th match itself. Gill, who is just waiting for his debut in T20 cricket, is running in excellent form in ODI cricket. In the last 10 innings, he has scored 4 half-centuries and one century. Runs are coming out of his bat continuously.
4⃣th ODI half-century for @ShubmanGill,
Also, a 1⃣0⃣0⃣-run stands for the opening pair!
📸 Courtesy: Photosport NZ pic.twitter.com/LKsx2Nzc9w
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2022
124-run partnership between Dhawan and Gill
Dhawan Together, Gill got India off to a good start in the Auckland ODI. There was a 124-run partnership between the two. Gill became the victim of Lockie Ferguson on the first ball of the 24th over. After breaking the partnership with Gill, Dhawan’s rhythm also deteriorated and he was bowled by Tim Southee on the third ball of the 25th over. India had lost both their openers for 124 runs in the 25th over.