Shikhar Dhawan, who scored the fastest century on debut against Australia, will miss the final Test due to injury.
India’s opener Shikhar Dhawan will miss the final Test of the series against Australia, which starts in Delhi on Friday.
Dhawan sustained an injury to his left hand whilst fielding during the fourth day of the third Test in Mohali. The injury meant he was unable to field on the final day or open the batting in the second innings.
The batsman had one of the most impressive debuts in Test history when he scored 187 off 174 balls, after he had reached his record-breaking century off just 85 balls earlier in the match.
The debutant helped pave the way for another Indian victory and a series-clinching win when he and fellow opener Murali Vijay put on 289 runs for the first wicket.
Despite Dhawan and Vijay’s good work it was not all plain sailing for India, as an unbeaten 67 from Virat Kohli was the only other batting positive as the hosts were all-out for 499.
However, India’s spinning attack once again ripped through Australia’s batting order and reduced the visitors to 223 all-out and left the home side requiring just 133 for victory.
Even though the powerful Dhawan was unable to bat in the second innings because of his injury, India still comfortably made it to their target with captain MS Dhoni hitting the winning runs with a boundary.
Dhawan was brought into India’s Test side after veteran Virender Sehwag was dropped from the team following some disappointing batting performances.