Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to score century in 100th ODI

In a landmark moment, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian batsman to score a century in his 100th One-day International on February 10, 2018.

Dhawan reached the historic mark during the fourth ODI of India’s six-match series against South Africa at the Wanderers. This was the batsman’s first century in South Africa. His score total included two sixes and 10 fours.

Key Highlights

• The only other Indian batsman to have come close to scoring a century in his 100th ODI was former Indian skipper Saurav Ganguly, who fell for 97 during the 1999 World Cup game against South Africa.

• Internationally, Dhawan became the ninth batsman to score a century in his 100th ODI.

• The last batsman to achieve the feat was Australian opener David Warner, who scored a century against India in September 2017.

• The other batsmen to achieve the landmark include Gordon Greenidge, Chris Cairns, Mohammad Yousuf, Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle, Marcus Trescothick and Ramnaresh Sarwan.

About Shikhar Dhawan

• The 32-year-old left-handed batsman made his ODI debut in 2010 against Australia.

• His landmark century in India’s 4th ODI against South Africa was also his 13th one. He scored a brisk 109 runs from just 105 balls.

• With the century, he also became the first Indian opener since Sachin Tendulkar in 2001, to score a century against South Africa in their home pitch.

• Prior to this match, Dhawan’s total run tally in his 99 outings for Team India includes 4,200 runs at an average of 45.65.

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