New Delhi: In an outstanding knock on Sunday, Shikhar Dhawan hit 137 off 146 balls to take India’s total to 307 for seven against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground that ultimately was instrumental in sealing a 130-run win.
Last Sunday, Dhawan had scored an impressive 73 during India’s opening World Cup match against arch rivals Pakistan, which the Men in Blue won by 76 runs.
Cricketer Dhawan’s coach, Madan Sharma on Sunday lauded the former for his 137-run haul against South Africa. “It is good for him and for the team. He made 73 in the previous match and scored a hundred in this one. He was out of form before the tournament, and now to get back in form and score a hundred is a matter of great happiness,” Sharma told ANI.
Sharma also acknowledged the good performance by the Indian middle order which helped them set good targets in both the World Cup matches. “Batting at the top of the order is crucial, we shouldn’t lose wickets during the power play in the first ten overs. Middle order is batting very well, in the last match Suresh Raina scored runs and today it was Ajinkya Rahane. If our batting keeps performing like this then we will be able to post the scores in excess of three hundred more often,” he said.