Shikhar Dhawan joins elite list of quickest to get 4000 ODI runs

India beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets within the third and final ODI at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA in Visakhapatnam. With this win, Rohit Sharma’s men sealed the three-match series 2-1.

After place into bat, the guests were off to a flier, because of Upul Tharanga’s ninety five and Sadeera Samarawickrama’s forty two. once things were entering into their manner, Indian spinners Yuzi Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav smitten at regular intervals and unbroken the Lankans unfree. None of the opposite batsmen got going as of Sri Lanka were discharged for 215 in barely forty five overs. Kuldeep finished with figures of 3/42 whereas Chahal picked up 3 wickets for forty six runs.

Chasing 216 to win, India lost Rohit Sharma early however Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer placed on a 135-run partnership in barely nineteen over’s for the second wicket and force things back heading in the right direction. Shreyas perished for sixty five however the left-hander stayed until the tip and scored his twelfth ODI ton as India cruised home with over seventeen over’s left within the bag.

Shikhar Dhawan crossed the 4000 run-mark in ODIs in ninety five innings, the second quickest by any Indian. only Virat Kohli has reached that landmark in ninety three innings. Dhawan overtook Sourav Ganguly throughout his innings.

Shikhar Dhawan (in ninety five innings) became the fifth quickest once Quinton Kock, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli and David Warner to hit twelve ODI tons.

Shikhar Dhawan became the sixth quickest by any baseball player formerly Hashim Amla, Sir Viv Richard, Virat Kohli and David Warner.