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Dhawan completes 10,000 runs as the first player in international cricket

Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 19th (ANI): Shikhar Dhawan, Indian white ball captain, has completed 10,000 points in international cricket.

The left-handed hitter made the feat against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-game series here at R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.

Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Rohit Sharma are the other four Indian batters to have scored more than 10,000 opening points in international cricket.

In the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Dhawan also became the 10th Indian hitter to score 6,000 points in the 50 over format.

Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Mohammed Azharuddin, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag are the other nine hitters who have scored more than 6000 points in the ODI format.

Shikhar Dhawan (86) and Ishan Kishan (59) acted with the bat as India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first ODI here at R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. With this win, India gained a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second ODI will be played on Tuesday.

Previously, India continued to take wickets at regular intervals, but Chamika Karunaratne’s unbeaten shot from 43 points helped Sri Lanka beat 262/9. For India, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Chahar returned with two wickets each. (ANI)

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