I had a chance to score a triple hundred: Shikhar Dhawan

Aug 14, 2013, 00:47 IST | IANS

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan said he could have hit a triple ton but was happy with his whirlwind 248 in the 39-run win over South Africa 'A' that took India 'A' to the tri-series final against Australia 'A'.

Dhawan on Monday fell 20 runs short of the world record List A (limited overs) score - England batsman Alistair Brown’s 268 for Surrey vs Glamorgan at The Oval in 2002.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan

But Dhawan’s 150-ball 248 was the highest by an Indian after Virender Sehwag (219 not out) and Sachin Tendulkar (200 not out). Earlier this year, Dhawan also struck the fastest century by a Test debutant.

“I was aware of the record and it felt really special to score these runs,” Dhawan was quoted as saying by www.bcci.tv.

“When I got out in the 44th over it occurred to me that had I batted till the end I had a chance to score a triple hundred. I am happy with what I scored though.

It did cross my mind that I joined Sachin ‘paaji’ and Viru ‘paaji’ in scoring a double century in a one-day game,” he said.

Dhawan enjoyed his innings against South Africa in their own backyard in a series that is a warm-up for India’s tour later this year. 

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