Stats: Most runs at the end of 100th ODI
The list of seven players includes two Indians, with present skipper Virat Kohli occupying the last spot.
Published - Feb 10, 2018 9:53 pm | Updated - Feb 11, 2018 8:05 pm
It has been a memorable day for the moustache rolling southpaw, Shikhar Dhawan as he not only played his hundredth one-day International game but also smashed a blistering hundred, became only the ninth player in the history of the sport and first Indian to achieve this feat. His scintillating innings of 109 runs have been able to put India right on top in the fourth one-day International against Proteas.
The day became more special for the 32-year-old lad after he finished his 99th innings in the 100th encounter being the second highest runs scorer. Powering 4309 runs at an astonishing average of 46.33, including 13 hundred and 25 half-centuries, one will have to say, he has been remarkable throughout this long journey. The list of seven players includes two Indians, with present skipper Virat Kohli occupying the last spot.
India posted a defendable total
In the fourth one-day, India lost Rohit Sharma early and Shikhar Dhawan was expected to play a long inning with the skipper who has been in a gem of a form from last year and a half. A partnership of over 150 runs helped India to dominate before the players were asked to leave the field eyeing thunderstorm.
However, the break well helped South Africa as they bounced back into the encounter sending Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession. Shikhar departed after hammering the ball all around the ground laden with 11 boundaries and two sixes.
Later in the innings, MS Dhoni once again showed the world that he still one of the best finishers in the limited overs format. Scoring 42 runs off 43 deliveries helped India post a defendable total. The South African team will bat under the lights and one will have to say, it won’t be an easy chase. However, it will be interesting to see whether AB de Villiers can help his side register their first win in the six-match series.