Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan© AFP
Indian opener chasing a modest score of 190 runs Shikhar Dhawan And Shubman Gill Chasing the target in 30.5 overs on Thursday at Harare Sports Club, the team did not sweat. The Dhawan-Gill duo has been carrying on their performances during India’s tour of the West Indies, where they played a key role in getting India off to a decent start. India defeated West Indies in both T20Is and ODIs in the series that ended earlier this month.
“I am enjoying batting with the youngster” [Gill] And I feel like a young man too. I enjoyed the consistency of West Indies,” Shikhar Dhawan said after the team’s first ODI win.
Dhawan used all his experience well and played a steady innings and later picked up his innings. The 36-year-old scored 81 off 113 balls while Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 82 off 72 balls. The opening pair added 192 runs for the first wicket.
“I knew once I was set, I would go after the bowlers. I also wanted to swing the strike and then accelerate. I have settled well with Gill. That’s the way he is. He bats and the ball is lovely to watch. He has shown consistency in converting half-centuries into big half-centuries.
Dhawan not only excelled with the bat but also took two catches in the slip position with sharp fielding. his first catch was mohammed sirajibowling and Sean Williams Packed and sent back. Dhawan again played a role in Dimming Sikandar Raza of bowling famous krishna,
“I enjoy [catching in slips] And with experience it has become easier,” said Dhawan.
The Indian openers were not under much pressure as the bowlers had earlier kept the Zimbabwe batsmen under their control. Deepak ChahriReturning to the side after a hiatus due to injury, Zimbabwe’s top three batsmen were removed and the visiting team never looked like a comeback.
“Our bowling unit did well and it’s nice to see Deepak Chahar recovering from injury and taking three wickets. I am sure he will also be full of confidence,” Dhawan said.
India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series with a 10-wicket win.
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