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Shikhar Dhawan's 12th hundred takes India to 8th consecutive ODI series victory

Shikhar Dhawan's 12th hundred takes India to 8th consecutive ODI series victory

Shikhar Dhawan blasted India to their eighth straight ODI series win with an 85-ball century in the third and final ODI of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

The left-handed opener reached his 12th ODI hundred in 84 balls, hitting 13 fours and two sixes.

From being 136-1 in 22 overs and looking set to post a tough target for India, Sri Lanka completely lost their way with the bat. Hardik Pandya picked two while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah shared a wicket each. The other batters including Lahiru Thirimanne, Danusha Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella, have been inconsistent and will have to find ways to make sizeable scores. Kuldeep followed up the dismissal of Tharanga with the wicket of the unsafe Niroshan Dickwella (8) three balls later, inducing an edge that was pouched at slip. On the other hand, Sri Lanka failed to find much success in this format, losing the T20I series at home against India and Pakistan.

Dhawan-Iyer duo have put up a partnership of 135 runs which weighed on the Lankans badly.

Thereafter, Sri Lanka had little joy, the 21-run stand between Mathews and Asela Gunaratne the most they managed. They even could not able to play whole 50 overs but their innings finished in 44.5 overs.




Vizag has been a batting paradise but keeping the dew factor in mind, captain Rohit Sharma chose to field first.

Dhawan completed his 12 ODI hundred with a sweep shot which went for four runs. Later, Dhawan and Iyer made the 2nd wicket partnership and added more than 130 runs. Iyer attacked every ball and every bowler, and while that made for entertaining cricket, it was also a risky approach - he was fortunate to be dropped by Mathews at slips off Pathirana when he was on just 25.

Mathews' return to form must be heartening news for them as is the fact that he is bowling some overs, and with a degree of success too. Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets for the team India where Pandya took two wickets so far. Dhawan scored a brilliant century back there.

Moreover, not only will it be a historic bilateral series win for them but also a massive confidence booster going forward, considering the quality of opposition.

The three-match T20 series begins on December 20 in Cuttack.

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