Indian cricket team Opener Shikhar Dhawan was consistently performing poorly with the last few matches and after that questions were raised about his batting.
It was believed that he could barely get the opportunity in Mohali ODI, but Captain Virat maintained his confidence as a Team Opener.
Dhawan made a spectacular return to the Kangaroo team in the Mohali ODI, raising his 16th century of ODI career. Dhawan hit a century in 97 balls and the best innings of his ODI career.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 10, 2019
He completed this century on 97 balls. he scored 12 boundaries and a six. Dhawan has a record partnership with Rohit Sharma for the first wicket in this match.
He got the best partnership of 193 runs with Rohit for the first wicket. In this match, Dhawan played best innings in his ODI career. He played 143 runs in 115 balls. In his innings, Dhawan hit 18 fours and three sixes. Due to this great inning of Dhawan, India scored a huge score of 358 runs in 50 overs.
Highest scores for DHAWAN in ODIs:
- 143 vs Aus (2019)
- 137 vs SA(2015)
- 132*vs SL (2017)
- 127 vs HK (2018)
- 126 vs Aus (2016)
The top five pairs of partnerships with more than 100 runs in ODIs are:
- Ganguly and Tendulkar – 26 Centuries in 176 innings.
- Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara – 20 Centuries in 108 innings.
- Virat and Rohit – 16 Centuries in 70 innings
- Dhawan and Rohit – 15 Centuries in 102 innings