South Africa A skipper Justin Ontong described Shikhar Dhawan's hurricane 248 at TUKS Oval in Pretoria on Monday as watching a "highlights package." India A stormed into the final of the tri-nation competition after Dhawan's double ton set up a 39-run win against the home team. India will play Australia A in Wednesday's final.
Dhawan made the lives of the South African bowlers a misery as he raced to 100 in 86 balls and went on to dash to 200 in 132. The Protean bowling unit also entered record books as this was the first instance of five bowlers giving away more than 60 runs each in a List A match. (Also read: Dhawan says Sachin, Sehwag double centuries better than his)
"Every shot he hit found the gap or went over the fielders. It was like watching a highlights package. He hit so many good shots, it's hard to pick out one that stood out. There were a few sixes that went into the construction site. It was probably the best one-day innings I've seen," said Ontong.