Maiden half-century Dahiya
By B Dixit - Jan 23, 2018 1:43 pm
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During the first ODI of Australia’s tour of India in 2001 at Bengaluru, Vijay Dahiya scored his maiden ODI century. Sourav Ganguly, the then Indian captain, had won the toss and chose to bat.

With half-centuries from Rahul Dravid (80), Virender Sehwag (58) and Vijay (51), India scored 315-10 in 49.5 overs. Dahiya, who came in to bat at No. 7 in the 38th over, scored a career-best 51 (39) with the help of six fours and a six. For Australia, Glenn McGrath, Damein Fleming and Ian Harvey had picked up a couple of wickets each.

During the Australian chase, Matthew Hayden played a lone hand of 99 (90), including seven fours and a six. Michael Bevan (49) was the second-highest scorer for Australia as they got bundled out on 255-10 in 43.3 overs. With bowling figures of 7.3-0-49-3, Javagal Srinath was the pick of the Indian bowlers.

Watch the video of Dahiya’s innings: