IPL 2020, DC vs CSK: Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 101 off 58 balls.© BCCI/IPL
Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan scored his maiden IPL century towards three-time champions Chennai Super Kings on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Dhawan reached his century off 57 balls by taking a single on the final supply of the penultimate over. His knock studded with 14 fours and one hit over the fence helped them beat CSK by 5 wickets and regain the highest spot within the eight-team desk, displacing defending champions Mumbai Indians. Apart from his good piece of batting, Dhawan additionally received help from his opposition gamers who dropped 4 catches. Chasing a goal of 180, Dhawan misplaced his opening accomplice Prithvi Shaw on the second ball who received out caught and bowled by Deepak Chahar. Ajinkya Rahane failed with the bat in third successive match, leaving Delhi Capitals in a state of hassle.
However, Dhawan, who has been in great type in the previous couple of video games, embraced the problem and stitched a stable 68-run stand with skipper Shreyas Iyer to bail his aspect out of bother.
Dhawan struck a beautiful boundary and an enormous six straight over Sam Curran’s head, taking his complete to 91 within the 17th over. However, there have been no signal of nerves in any respect and he smashed a boundary within the subsequent over to achieve the best rating of his IPL profession.
With simply one-short of his magical three-figure mark, Dhawan was adjudged caught behind, after he missed a slog-sweep towards Sam Curran, by the on-field umpire however he made good use of the expertise and challenged the choice straightaway.
The replay confirmed there was no contact between the bat and the ball and the on-field umpire needed to reverse his authentic choice.
He took a single on the final ball in the identical over to finish his maiden IPL century and most significantly retain the strike for the final over.
MS Dhoni’s gamble to bowl the final six balls by Ravindra Jadeja did not repay as Axar Patel took him to the cleaners, smashing three big sixes to seal the win for his aspect.
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