Dhawan’s Maiden IPL Century Takes Delhi Capitals To Leading Of Points Table
IPL 2020, DC vs CSK: Shikhar Dhawan stayed unbeaten on 101 off 58 balls. © BCCI/IPL
Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan scored his first IPL century versus three-time champions Chennai Super Kings at the Sharjah Cricket Arena on Saturday. Dhawan reached his century off 57 balls by taking a single on the last shipment of the penultimate over. His knock studded with 14 fours and one hit over the fence helped them beat CSK by 5 wickets and gain back the leading spot in the eight-team table, displacing safeguarding champions Mumbai Indians. Apart from his dazzling piece of batting, Dhawan likewise got support from his opposition gamers who dropped 4 catches. Going after a target of 180, Dhawan lost his opening partner Prithvi Shaw on the second ball who went out caught and bowled by Deepak Chahar. Ajinkya Rahane stopped working with the bat in 3rd successive match, leaving Delhi Capitals in a state of bother.
However, Dhawan, who has remained in tremendous type in the last few video games, welcomed the challenge and sewed a strong 68- run stand with skipper Shreyas Iyer to bail his side out of difficulty.
Dhawan struck a beautiful boundary and a massive 6 straight over Sam Curran’s head, taking his overall to 91 in the 17 th over. Nevertheless, there were no indication of nerves at all and he smashed a limit in the next over to reach the highest rating of his IPL career.
With simply one-short of his wonderful three-figure mark, Dhawan was adjudged captured behind, after he missed out on a slog-sweep against Sam Curran, by the on-field umpire however he made great usage of the technology and challenged the decision straightaway.
The replay showed there was no contact between the bat and the ball and the on-field umpire had to reverse his original decision.
He took a single on the last ball in the very same over to finish his first IPL century and most notably keep the strike for the last over.
MS Dhoni‘s gamble to bowl the last six balls by Ravindra Jadeja didn’t pay off as Axar Patel took him to the cleaners, smashing 3 huge sixes to seal the win for his side.
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