IND vs NZ: Shikhar Dhawan broke Vivian Richards' record in the first ODI, scoring 72 runs

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In the first match of the three-match ODI series against New Zealand, captain Shikhar Dhawan achieved a big achievement due to his half-century innings.

In this match being played in Auckland, Shikhar Dhawan played a half-century inning of 72 runs. Through this innings, he has broken a big record of West Indies great batsman Vivian Richards.

As soon as he scored 50 runs, Shikhar Dhawan has also left behind Viv Richards in the list of batsmen who scored the most runs in ODI cricket.

Shikhar Dhawan now has 6,744 runs in 162 ODIs. Former West Indies star batsman Viv Richards has 6,721 runs in 187 ODIs. Shikhar Dhawan has scored 17 centuries in ODI cricket.

India has scored 137 runs for two wickets till the news is written. Shubman Gill also played a half-century innings of 50.