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Shikhar Dawan Scored Century: India Wins One Day Paytm Trophy

India won One Day Paytm Trophy against SriLanka. India is playing at best and have not lost any series in 2017. This is the continuous 8th series win for India. Shikhar Dhawan smashes 100 in the decider which resulted in the victory for India.

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan scored 100 runs in just 85 balls. This is the 12th century for left hander in One Day Internationals. Shikhar Dhawan is in extreme form as along with it he completed his 4000 runs in ODI in just 96 innings with an average of about 44.5. This stats tells the current form of Shikhar Dhawan.

Match History 

Rohit Sharma ( India ) won the toss and invited SriLanka to bat first. SriLanka got off to a flying start as the opener Tharanga scored 95 runs in 84 balls. SriLanka was in a very good position until Kuldeep Yadav bowled his miracle 28th over.

First he got Tharanga in his first bowl of 28th over and then 2 balls later Dickwella. This over by Kuldeep Yadav pushed back SriLanka into their own shoes.

SriLanka managed to score 215 runs only after going off to a good start. It was not only Kuldeep but also leg spinner Chahal who also took 3 wickets of SriLankan batsman.

All in all spinners took 6 wickets, 3 each for both the spinners. SriLankan team was stopped at once. At one stage SriLankans were at 160 for 1 and suddenly collapsed to reach a score of 215 runs for 10 wickets.

India won the match ( by 8 wickets ) and series ( 2-1 ) easily against SriLanka and gave the Christmas and New Year gift to their fans in advance.

Shikhar Dhawan scored century in 84 balls while youngster Shreyas Iyer scored 2nd half century in his 3rd international. Shreyas Iyer scored around 65 runs. On a batting pitch where SriLankans struggled to score on the other hand Indians found it very easy. Obviously due factor came into play in 2nd innings which further eased batting for Indians. Now India will be playing T20I series of 3matches against SriLanka which will be a good series to watch as most of the youngsters from Indian Side will be getting chance to perform for India.

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