Monday, August 12, 2013

Shikhar Dhawan's 248 in List A Cricket

Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a sensational double century for India A in their must-win match versus hosts South Africa A in Pretoria on Monday. After electing to bat in the 50-over game, India A reached 311/1 in 39.2 overs when Dhawan reached 200. His double century came in just 132 deliveries and included 24 boundaries and 4 sixes.

After reaching his double century, Dhawan equaled the highest List A (limited overs) score in South Africa in the 42nd over, when he smashed a six to take his tally to 222. Graeme Pollock had scored 222 not out for Eastern Province versus Border in 1974. The swashbuckling left-hander from Delhi was finally dismissed for 248 -- the second highest score in List A cricket -- when he was caught by Vilas off Rusty Theron in the 45th over. His knock included 30 boundaries and 7 sixes. India ended with 433 for three, with skipper Cheteshwar Pujara scoring an unbeaten 109.

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