Opener Dhawan scored a brilliant half-century in Auckland. He scored the 39th half-century of his ODI career in 63 balls. With this, he also completed his 12,000 List A runs. Dhawan completed his half-century in the 21st over by hitting the first ball of Adam Milne for a four. In Auckland, he got India off to a strong start by sharing a century partnership with Shubman Gill.
Dhawan misses out on a century again
Dhawan played an inning of 72 runs off 77 balls. During this he hit 13 fours. However, once again he missed out on a century. Dhawan’s last ODI century with the bat came against Australia in 2019. Since then he has not scored a century.
This is Gill’s fourth half-century in the 13th match.
Talking about Gill, he scored 50 runs in 65 balls. This is his fourth fifty in his 13th ODI for India. Gill, who is waiting to make his debut in T20 cricket, has been in excellent form in ODI cricket. In the last 10 innings, he has scored 4 half-centuries and one century. Runs are coming out of his bat continuously.
124-run partnership between Dhawan and Gill
Dhawan and Gill together got India off to a good start in the Auckland ODI. There was a 124-run partnership between the two. Gill became the victim of Lockie Ferguson on the first ball of the 24th over. After breaking the partnership with Gill, Dhawan’s rhythm also deteriorated and he was bowled by Tim Southee on the third ball of the 25th over. India lost both their openers for 124 runs in the 25th over.