Dhawan's knock helps India post target of 332 in Cardiff opener

Cardiff (Wales), June 6 (ANI): Riding on southpaw Shikhar Dhawan's belligerent 114, India posted a mammoth target of 331 for 7 against the Proteas in the opener of the ICC Champions trophy being played here.

India looked to be stalling after an incredible start courtesy Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, but it was Ravindra Jadeja who weighed in with the bat to escalate India to 330-odd.

Ryan McLaren was the pick of the South African bowlers taking three important wickets, which included a well-set Rohit Sharma. He, however, gave away 70 runs.

Apart from Morne Morkel, nobody looked to pose a threat to the Indian batsman.

Earlier in the day, South Africa won the toss and put India to bat first looking at the overcast conditions. (ANI)


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