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Shikhar Dhawan becomes 1st Indian to score hundred in 100th ODI

India opener Shikhar Dhawan scored his 13th century in ODIs against South Africa at the Wanderers on Saturday.

cricket Updated: Feb 10, 2018 21:32 IST
India batsman Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century during the fourth One-Day International against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday.
India batsman Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century during the fourth One-Day International against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday.(AP)

Opener Shikhar Dhawan today became the first Indian cricketer to score a century in his 100th One-day International here. (India vs South Africa 4th ODI blog | Scorecard)

Dhawan reached the landmark during the fourth ODI of the six-match series against South Africa at the Wanderers.

The 32-year-old, who made his ODI debut in 2010 against Australia, notched up his 13th century off 99 balls to become the ninth batsman overall to etch his name in record books.

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The left-handed batsman slammed two sixes and 10 fours during the course of his first century in South Africa.

Former captain Sourav Ganguly came close to scoring a century in his 100th ODI before falling for 97 in the 1999 World Cup game against the same opponents.

Dhawan had scored 35, 51 not out and 76 in the first three ODIs of the series, in which the visitors have already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead.

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Australian opener David Warner was the last batsman to achieve the landmark, scoring a ton against India in September last year.