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ICC Champions Trophy: Shikhar Dhawan becomes India’s highest run-getter, pips Ganguly

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Published Jun 15, 2017, 10:57 pm IST
Updated Jun 15, 2017, 11:02 pm IST
Shikhar Dhawan also became the 1st batsman to score 300-plus runs in 2 different editions of ICC Champions Trophy – 2013 and 2017.
Shikar Dhawan also broke Sachin Tendulkar's record of being the fastest cricketer to score 1,000 runs in ICC One-day International (ODI) events. Dhawan took 16 innings to reach the landmark, eclipsing Tendulkar (18) and Sourav Ganguly (20). (Photo: AP)
 Shikar Dhawan also broke Sachin Tendulkar's record of being the fastest cricketer to score 1,000 runs in ICC One-day International (ODI) events. Dhawan took 16 innings to reach the landmark, eclipsing Tendulkar (18) and Sourav Ganguly (20). (Photo: AP)

Birmingham: Shikhar Dhawan became India's highest run-getter in the Champions Trophy, surpassing Sourav Ganguly's haul of 665 runs as India beat Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy semifinal here on Thursday.

Dhawan has so far amassed 680 runs from nine matches in two editions of Champions Trophy, including three centuries and as many half centuries. The second in the list is Ganguly with 665 runs followed by Rahul Dravid (627) and Tendulkar (441).

 

Dhawan surpassed Ganguly when he was on 32 during India's run chase of 265 against Bangladesh in the second semifinal here. He went on to score 46.

He also became the first batsman to score 300-plus runs in two different editions of ICC Champions Trophy – 2013 and 2017.

Dhawan scored 363 runs from five matches to be adjudged the man-of-the-series in 2013 and has so far hit 317 runs from four matches in this ongoing edition.

 

Dhawan's highest score in the Champions Trophy till now is 125, which he scored against Sri Lanka in a Group B game in the ongoing edition of the tournament.

The Delhi batsman also broke Tendulkar's record of being the fastest cricketer to score 1,000 runs in ICC One-day International (ODI) events. Dhawan took 16 innings to reach the landmark, eclipsing Tendulkar (18) and Ganguly (20).

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