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Saturday, March 16, 2013

A debut century for Shikar Dhawan at Mohali [fastest one]

Lot happening at Mohali, and Test cricket as often been at its interesting best. 


At the time of posting this, Murali Vijay is staking claims to be a partnership specialist ~ after that long one with Cheteshwar PUjara at Hyderabad, he is having another interesting one with the debutant Dhawan.


This morning, resuming at 273/7, Australia played well to get past 400 and lot of that as their tail wagged furiously.  Steven Smith after playing so well, he impulsively jumped out to Ojha to be stumped close to a 100 and then what happened at 399 was just unbelievable.  Mitchell Aaron Starc. the bean stalk left hander has hit a single 50 in ODI and another one at Test, but today he was out just one short of that magical mark when he got a edge off Ishant and was well taken down the leg by Dhoni.  sad that he did not get that deserved century. 


The first ball of the Indian  innings was freakish, slipped out of Starc’s hand and fell on the stumps at the non-striker’s end when the debutant Dhawan was out of the crease.  There was no appeal though !

While Murali Vijay displayed calm disposition, Shikhar Dhawan was at his attacking best, dispatching balls to all parts of the ground.  He has had a great domestic season and promises to be in the mould of Virender Sehwag, and could be the replacement for Gautam Gambhir, the left-hander.  

Over no. 23 of Doherty would be ever remembered.  At the start of that over, Dhawan was on 69; Vijay on 35 and India 105/ without loss.

It was 4 – 4 – 2 -0 – 4 – 4……..

Now at around 02.10 pm IST, Shikhar Dhawan has completed his 100 with a overthrown 5  and that is the fastest century by a debutant

What a debut and what an innings !!!

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
16th Mar 2013 @ 02.10 pm.

1 comment:

  1. Sehwag has been playing badly and deserved to be dropped. But what is baffling is Harbhajan being retained. He hasn't played well for long enough and his retention in the team isnt fair to the team. Are there issues beyond peformance that decide team selection?

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