Asia Cup 2014: Shikhar Dhawan finishes as India's best batsman but far from being Asia's best

With 192 runs, opener Shikhar Dhawan shows he has found form once again. His performance however, pales in comparison to the big-hitters in other teams playing in Asia Cup.

updated: March 06, 2014 00:56 IST
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Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan slammed a 78-ball 60 against Afghanistan on Wednesday to finish Asia Cup as his team's highest run-getter (192 at an average of 48). This was his second fifty in the tournament - one in which India failed to make an impact.

Dhawan's performance in the tournament has been even better than that of stand-in skipper Virat Kohli (189 runs from three innings) although the No. 3 batsman has a better average of 63. What is of concern though, is that these numbers pale when compared with stellar performances from batsmen in competing teams.

At the end of India's 8-wicket win against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara was the top-scorer with 246 runs at an average of 82. His team will play Pakistan in the final on March 8 - a side which can also boast of batsmen with massive scores. In the overall list of highest run-getters, Ahmed Shehzad (223 at an average of 55.75) and Umar Akmal (194 at an average of 97) are placed second and third respectively.

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