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Shikhar Dhawan emulates Brian Lara, joint-fastest left-handed batsman to 5,000 ODI runs

first_img India Today Web Desk NapierJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 11:24 IST India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan has raced to a flying start in chase of 158 vs New Zealand (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan reached the 5000-run mark in his 118th innings in ODI cricketVirat Kohli achieved the milestone in 114 innings as many West Indies great Vivian Richards neededSourav Ganguly is the third Indian on the elite list as the former captain had reached 5000 runs in 126 inningsNew Zealand vs India, 1st ODIFull ScorecardBrief Scores: New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) vs India in Napier. Williamson (64), Kuldeep (4/39), Shami (3/19).India opener Shikhar Dhawan achieved a major landmark on Wednesday when he became the joint-fourth fastest batsman to reach 5,000 runs in ODI cricket. Dhawan surpassed the likes of Sourav Ganguly and Graeme Smith and matched Brian Lara to become the joint-fastest left-handed batsman to reach the milestone.Shikhar Dhawan achieved the feat during the sixth over of India’s 158-run chase against New Zealand in the first of the ongoing five-match ODI series at the McLean Park in Napier.Hashim Amla remains the fastest to reach 5000 runs in ODI cricket as he needed only 101 innings. West Indies great Vivian Richards achieved the feat in 114 innings while India captain Virat Kohli needed only as many innings to get there.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 1ST ODI LIVE SCOREDhawan needed only 118 innings to reach the 5000-run mark. Lara had also needed 118 innings to achieve the milestone. Kane Williamson is sixth on the list (119 innings), Gordon Greenidge seventh (121 innings), AB de Villiers eighth (124 innings) and Sourav Ganguly ninth (126 innings).Notably, Dhawan had become the second fastest Indian behind Kohli and sixth quickest overall to reach 4000 one day international runs during an ODI series at home against Sri Lanka in 2017. Dhawan had brought up 4000 runs in the 94th innings of his ODI career.Dhawan, who hasn’t gone past the 50-run mark in his last nine innings, will be hoping to get back to peak form in the ongoing series. The likes of Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw are waiting in the wings but the experience of the Delhi left-hander will be crucial to India’s chances at the World Cup, starting May 30 in England.advertisementDhawan has been struggling for form in the recent past as the left-handed India opener managed only 55 runs in three ODIs against Australia earlier this month. He was dropped for India’s historic 2-1 Test series win in Australia.Also Read | India vs New Zealand: Sticking to basics works for Kuldeep Yadav in NapierAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow India vs New ZealandFollow Brian LaraFollow Virat KohliFollow India cricket teamFollow ODI runs] Shikhar Dhawan emulates Brian Lara, joint-fastest left-handed batsman to 5,000 ODI runsIndia vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan became the second fastest Indian, behind captain Virat Kohli, to reach 5000 runs in ODI cricket on Wednesday. Brief score – New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) vs India in Napier. Williamson (64), Kuldeep (4/39), Shami (3/19).advertisementlast_img

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