Opener Shikhar Dhawan silenced his critics with an amazing century during the fourth ODI match between India and Australia in Mohali today. Incidentally his 16th ton also became his highest ODI score as he hit 115-ball 143.Shikhar Dhawan was looking good from the start as his ton included 18 fours and three maximums.
Shikhar Dhawan was facing a lot of criticism with his poor streak of performances but he bounced back very well today. His place in the World Cup squad was being looked with a lot of scepticism. But Dhawan proved them wrong as he secured the match for India. Opener Rohit Sharma too gave a good start to India as he produced a 193 run stand partnership with Dhawan before getting out at 95 off 92.
Virat Kohli got out for a single digit score after 31 ODIs as he was caught behind the stumps off Jhye Richardson’s ball. KL Rahul scored 31-ball 26 after he was called in place of Ambati Rayudu in the fourth ODI. Rishabh Pant scored a quick 36 off 24 balls be a mistimed a ball and was caught by Finch. Vijay Shankar scored 15-ball 26 before getting out off Cummins’ ball.
After winning the toss team India opted to bat first and finished the innings at 358-9 in 50 overs. India will now look to seal the five-match ODI series as they are already 2-1 up.