Southpaw Shikhar Dhawan hits Test ton on International Left-Handers Day

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Galle (Sri Lanka), Aug 13: India's left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan scored a century on International Left-Handers Day today (August 13) against Sri Lanka.

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Resuming from his overnight score of 53, Dhawan brought up his 4th Test ton on the 2nd day of the 1st Test against the islanders. He made 134.

Shikhar Dhawan

India continued to dominate as they took lead in the 1st innings. This was Dhawan's 2nd consecutive Test hundred after making 173 against Bangladesh in Fatullah in June. 

August 13 is celebrated as International Left-Handers Day every year. And the 29-year-old Dhawan made it memorable for himself with an impressive knock.

On the opening day of the Test, off-spinner R Ashwin bamboozled the hosts' batsmen and took 6 wickets. Sri Lanka were bundled out for a paltry 183 after choosing to bat. India had ended the first day at 128/2.

This is a 3-match series. The second Test is in Colombo from August 20.

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