Shikhar Dhawan slams his 5th ODI century in India's series win vs West Indies

Shikhar Dhawan is the first batsman in the world to score five ODI hundreds this year

updated: November 27, 2013 19:09 IST
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Shikhar DhawanOpener Shikhar Dhawan led India's chase of 264 against West Indies with a sensational century to help the hosts to a commanding win at Green Park, Kanpur. In his customary fashion, Dhawan's century came off just 73 deliveries and included 18 sweetly-timed fours. Interestingly, Dhawan's first 24 runs all came off boundaries. It is Dhawan's 5th ton in one-day international cricket to go with his five half-centuries. It is also the 27-year-old's first fifty-plus score in his last five ODI innings.

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Before the Kanpur ODI, Dhawan had played 27 ODIs and scored 1100 runs with 116 as his best. With a strike-rate of almost 92, the left-hander has solved India's opening problems alongside Rohit Sharma. The duo were instrumental in India winning the ICC Champions Trophy in June this year. Dhawan is the first batsmen in the world to score five ODI centuries this year.

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