Asia Cup 2018: Shikhar Dhawan smashes 14th ODI ton in clash against Hong Kong
Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday etched his 14th ODI ton against Hong Kong in India’s opener at the ongoing Asia Cup in UAE. The left-handed batsman who opened the Indian innings along with skipper Rohit Sharma completed his century in the 36th over of the match.
With this century, Dhawan has equalled Yuvraj Singh’s ODI century tally. He also became the first Indian to score a century in UAE, since 101 by cricket batting icon Sachin Tendulkar against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in October 2000.
After losing the toss, India were invited to bat by Anshuman Rath, the Hong Kong skipper. The openers gave India a firing start, before Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Ehsan Khan in the eighth over of the match. He along with Rohit added 45 runs on the scoreboard. India, meanwhile, looks in a formiddable position in the match, and is inching towards posting a mammoth score. He then went on to built a 116-runs partnership with Ambati Rayudu, who is making a comeback in the team.
Dhawan was under the radar of the critics, when the left-handed batsman failed to scored on numerous occassion in the recently-concluded series in England.