Gabbar back in form, but misses his 18th century just by 2 runs
Shikhar Dhawan missed out on just 2 runs after scoring his 18th century, was dismissed for ninth time.
Shikhar Dhawan missed his first ODI century against England: Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan played a brilliant inning in the first ODI against England in Pune but missed out on a century. It could have been the 18th century of Shikhar Dhawan’s ODI career. Earlier Dhawan was given a chance in the first match of the five-match T20 series and then he was not given a chance in the playing XI. However, through his innings, Dhawan proved that Gabbar has not missed out yet and his stamina remains.
Shikhar Dhawan missed out on a century. Shikhar Dhawan played the biggest innings of his ODI career against England. His best score in ODIs against England was 97 not out. He now improved his previous record by playing an innings of 98 runs. Dhawan has scored 17 centuries in his ODI career, but he has not been able to score a century in ODIs even once against England. Dhawan faced 106 balls against the English team in this match, scoring 98 runs and hit 2 sixes and 11 fours in his inning.
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This was the ninth time when Shikhar Dhawan was out in the nineties. In this case, he equaled former captain Sourav Ganguly, who was dismissed nine times in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar is at number one in terms of getting the most number of dismissals in the nineties from India. The most frequently dismissed Indian players on the nineties
Sachin Tendulkar – 27 times
Rahul Dravid – 12 times
Virender Sehwag – 10 times
Shikhar Dhawan – 9 times
Sourav Ganguly – 9 times
Dhawan, who became the victim of nervous nineties for the fifth time in an ODI, equaled Sehwag- In ODI cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has been the victim of nervous nineties most often as an opener for India. After that, Sourav Ganguly is at number two, while Shikhar Dhawan was the victim of nervous nineties for the fifth time as an opener. This also happened five times with Sehwag.