Shikhar Dhawan century list

Shikhar Dhawan’s Test centuries

Century Date India result
187 vs Australia (1st inns) Mar 14, 2013 Won by 6 wickets
115 vs New Zealand (2nd inns) Feb 6, 2014 Lost by 40 runs
173 vs Bangladesh (1st inns) Jun 10, 2015 Draw
134 vs Sri Lanka (1st inns) Aug 12, 2015 Lost by 63 runs
190 vs Sri Lanka (1st inns) Jul 26, 2017 Won by 304 runs
119 vs Sri Lanka (1st inns) Aug 12, 2017 Won by innings & 171 runs
107 vs Afghanistan (1st inns) Jun 14, 2018 Won by innings & 262 runs

Shikhar Dhawan has been a straightforward replacement for Virender Sehwag, who is also from Delhi and whose ouster from the Indian Test team gave Dhawan his break, in March 2013. Though a like-for-like replacement, comparisons cannot be drawn between the Nawab of Najafgarh and Gabbar.

Dhawan has done well at the Test level, despite being a little inconsistent. Good scores have often been followed by a series of low scores and this southpaw has tended to score heavily in the sub-continent. He has six Test centuries till date and his lowest century score of 115 is an indication of his habit to score big hundreds. Shikhar Dhawan announced his arrival in Test cricket with a breathtaking century on debut, against the visiting Australia at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, where he made 187 off 174 balls and showed how dangerous a batsman he can be. He holds the record for the fastest Test hundred by a debutant, having taken just 85 balls to score this ton.

Only one of Dhawan’s half-a-dozen centuries in Test cricket has come outside the sub-continent, in January 2014 at the Eden Park in Auckland, where, with India chasing 407 for victory, he held the innings together and his knock of 115 gave the team and the fans back home real belief of achieving the target. However, Virat Kohli and Dhawan fell in quick succession and thereafter the rest of the batsmen fell cheaply, causing India to lose the Test match by 40 runs.

Sri Lanka have been Dhawan’s favourite opponent in Test cricket, with his scoring three centuries and his highest Test score (190) also coming against them. On average, he scores a century every seven innings.

Shikhar Dhawan ODI centuries list

Century Date India result
114 (94) vs South Africa Jun 6, 2013 Won by 26 runs
102* (107) vs West Indies Jun 11, 2013 Won by 8 wickets
116 (127) vs Zimbabwe Jul 26, 2013 Won by 58 runs
100 (102) vs Australia Oct 30, 2013 Won by 6 wickets
119 (95) vs West Indies Nov 27, 2013 Won by 5 wickets
113 (107) vs Sri Lanka Nov 2, 2014 Won by 169 runs
137 (146) vs South Africa Feb 22, 2015 Won by 130 runs
100 (85) vs Ireland Mar 10, 2015 Won by 8 wickets
126 (113) vs Australia Jan 20, 2016 Lost by 25 runs
125 (128) vs Sri Lanka Jun 8, 2017 Lost by 7 wickets
132* (90) vs Sri Lanka Aug 20, 2017 Won by 9 wickets
100* (85) vs Sri Lanka Dec 17, 2017 Won by 8 wickets
109 (105) vs South Africa Feb 10, 2018 Lost by 5 wickets (D/L)
127 (120) vs Hong Kong Sep 18, 2018 Won by 26 runs
114 (100) vs Pakistan Sep 23, 2018 Won by 9 wickets
143 (115) vs Australia Mar 10, 2019 Lost by 4 wickets
117 (109) vs Australia Jun 9, 2019 Won by 36 runs

He has tasted far more success in One-Day International cricket than in the other two formats. His batting average is higher and he has also been far more consistent. Six of Dhawan’s 17 ODI centuries—three in the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Champions Trophy, two in the Cricket World Cup 2015 and one in the 2019 Cricket World Cup—have come in ICC tournaments.

Team India have lost just thrice when Dhawan has made an ODI century and he took just 71 balls to bring up his 11th ODI century, which came against Sri Lanka and is his fastest ton till date. He is also the fourth-fastest to 14 ODI hundreds in terms of innings (105 innings) and the second-fastest Indian (behind Virat Kohli, 103 innings).

Shikhar Dhawan’s IPL centuries

Century Date Team result
106* (61)
Delhi Capitals v Punjab Kings
Oct 20, 2020 Lost
101* (58)
Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings
Oct 17, 2020 Won

Related: Indian Premier League tons


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