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Plan was to see off the tough phase: Shikhar Dhawan
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Plan was to see off the tough phase: Shikhar Dhawan
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Pune, March 24 (TIWN) Opener Shikhar Dhawan, whose 98 off 106 deliveries earned him Man-of-the-Match award, played an innings that was calculated, patient and one that provided the platform for the latter batsmen to go after the English bowlers.

"Today, it was seaming and swinging, so it didn't make sense to go hard after the bowling. My plan was to just stay and see off [the difficult phase]. We knew we could catch the runs later on. If the wicket was supporting batsmen early on, we would have gone for the runs right from the start," Dhawan told the media after the match.  "As an experienced player, I know how to handle pressure. What shots to play on what kind of wickets. We read wickets nicely and understand it. That is what we did and it worked for us," he added.

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