Shikhar Dhawan slammed a brilliant century takes him to the third in the list of Indian batsmen with the most number of centuries in the tournament. The left-hander who scored 117 off 109 balls against Australia entered the elite list of cricketers yesterday.
The list is headed by Sachin Tendulkar who scored six World Cup hundreds while the second position belongs to Sourav Ganguly with four. Thanks to this knock, Dhawan surpassed teammates Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and former India opener Virender Sehwag, who all have two World Cup tons to their name.
This was also his third ODI century at The Oval - the second most ever after England’s Marucs Trescothick (3).
His innings was laced with 13 boundaries as India posted a huge total of 352 for 5 in 50 overs.