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NZvIND: After Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan becomes the second Indian to achieve this milestone

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 January 2019, 11:18 IST
Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday, became the second fastest Indian to reach the 5000 runs mark in the ODIs. The left-handed batsman is the second Indian in the top-five after Virat Kohli who reached his 5000 runs mark in 114 innings while Dhawan took 118 innings to reach the milestone.

Hashim Amla of South Africa is leading the chart, having reached his 5000 run mark in 101 innings. Vivian Richards of West Indies is second on the chart with equal number of innings as Kohli to reach 5000 ODI runs.

New Zealand were bundled out for 157 runs with Kuldeep Yadav taking a four-wicket haul. Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets in the 10 overs he bowled while pacer Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets in six overs.

Indian pacer Mohammed Shamial also became the fastest Indian to claim 100 ODI wickets. This was his 56th game in the 50-over format. Other Indians to reach the 100-wicket mark is Irfan Khan (59 ODIs), Zaheer Khan (65 ODIs), Ajit Agarkar (67 ODIs) and Javagal Srinath (68 ODIs).

Earlier in the day, New Zealand won the toss and captain Kane Williamson opted to bat first. New Zealand did not have a good start with the bat as opener Martin Guptill and Colin Munro were dismissed for 5 and 8 runs respectively.

The fall of wickets for the Kiwis were in this order: Martin Guptill and Colin Munro were sent back to the pavilion by Mohammed Shami in the second and fourth over respectively. Ross Taylor was looking good before he was bowled and caught by Yuzvendra Chahal in the fifteenth over. Tom Latham too was dismissed in the similar fashion by Chahal.

India and New Zealand are currently playing a five-match ODI series, the first match is still underway and India are looking good at the moment. Kiwis are at 108-5 and skipper Kane Williamson is looking good with the bat as he scored an amazing half-century.

First published: 23 January 2019, 11:18 IST