Dhawan blasted 248 off 150 balls as India A defeated South Africa A by 39 runs to reach the tri-series final. The left-hander's knock is the second highest score in a List A (limited overs) match. He fell short of 20 runs to match the world record of 268 held by Ali Brown of England.
"I was aware of the record and it felt really special to score these runs. When I got out in the 44th over it occurred to me that if I had batted till the end I had a chance to score a triple hundred. I am happy with what I scored though," Dhawan told BCCI's official website bcci.tv on Monday night (August 12).
"I especially enjoyed it as it came against a South African side in their own backyard. They are very tough to play at home and they play good quality cricket," Dhawan added.
Tomorrow (August 14) India A will face Australia A in the final.