Ind vs Eng: Shikhar Dhawan Misses Century, Twitter Reacts
Shikhar Dhawan missed out on a century in the first ODI against England at Pune. Dhawan got out on 98 runs off 106 balls.
Virat Kohli lost the toss for the fourth time in a row and Eoin Morgan decided to put India in to bat. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan started cautiously and collected 64 runs in 15 overs. Sharma was dismissed by Ben Stokes after a lose cut.
Before Sharma’s dismissal, the Dhawan-Sharma pair put on their 31st 50+ run opening partnership for India. They surpassed the record of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag of 30 50+ runs partnership. Rohit and Shikhar now have 4911 runs in partnership in 110 innings with an average of 45.05.(source- ESPN)
Indian Captain Virat Kohli showed some urgency after coming in and kept the scoreboard ticking. Dhawan also speeds up the scoring rate. Kohli also got out playing a fancy shot as he flicked straight into the hands of Moeen Ali at Deep Square Leg on Mark Wood’s bowling. Kohli made 56 off 60 balls.
Dhawan then saw Shreyas Iyer get out on 6 runs as his attempted drive reached deep extra cover. Dhawan was at 95 at this time. KL Rahul looked to built his innings at the other end but Dhawan became the victim of nervous 90s. In the next three overs, he could only collect 3 runs before giving a simple catch to the mid-wicket fielder.
India has struggled to score freely after that also and has lost Hardik Pandya for 1 off 9 balls.