Dhawan and Rohit Highest Run Scorer in Ind vs NZ T20 Series
Question in detailNot as aggressive as Rohit from the other end is, Shikhar Dhawan, the southpaw Indian opener with a career T20 strike rate of 119, played a match winning knock in front of his home crowd to thrash New Zealand in the first T20. He scored 80 off just 52 deliveries at a strike rate of near 154. Along with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan is jointly leading the table as the highest run scorer in Ind vs NZ T20 series.
While Rohit Sharma was seeking his rhythm in the initial overs, Shikhar began his innings on a rather brutal note. 46-0 from the first six overs was a collective effort from both the openers, but Dhawan had amassed his individual 30 by the time. Dhawan accepted all the loose delivery gladly to convert them into boundaries. It was his dismal batting display that took India to 80 in the halfway stage. Dhawan's power hitting continued to release pressure from Rohit Sharma, who started rather steadily on that particular day.
Shikhar Dhawan has been undergoing purple patch for months now. A 52-ball 80 at Kotla is a clear testimony of it. Dhawan hit 10 boundaries and 2 towering sixes in his innings to pile up 80 runs. Not just that, the left-handed took 37 balls to slam his 3rd T20 half-century. It was his best T20 knock ever. Shikhar Dhawan's runs in Ind vs NZ T20 series, which as of now have reached 80 after one match, can get him the player of the series too.
When it comes to predicting the highest run scorer in Ind vs NZ T20 series, both Indian openers Rohit and Shikhar are in the race now with 80 runs each to their names. The duo amassed 158 for the first wicket giving India a good start in the first match. While Rohit Sharma slammed a 54-ball 80, Shikhar Dhawan played 52 balls to reach his individual 80. Now, everyone will be having an eye on Shikhar Dhawan's runs in Ind vs NZ T20 series. Will he hit some more half-centuries in the remainder of series? Will he become the highest run scorer? If yes, it won't really be a surprise.
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