DC vs CSK: Shikhar Dhawan slammed his maiden IPL century on Saturday.© BCCI/IPL
Shikhar Dhawan placed on a batting masterclass as he scored his maiden Indian Premier League century to assist Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah on Saturday. Chasing 180 for the win, Dhawan remained unbeaten on 101 and he was ably supported first by Shreyas Iyer after which by Marcus Stoinis. The match went to the wire with Delhi needing 17 runs off the final over. An damage to Dwayne Bravo pressured MS Dhoni to bowl Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel smashed him for 3 sixes to seal the win for his aspect.
With the win, Delhi went to the highest of the factors desk. They now have 14 factors from 9 video games with seven wins beneath their belt.
CSK, who had the prospect to sneak into the top-four on Saturday, keep at sixth spot on the factors desk.
Earlier, CSK, after profitable the toss and opting to bat, acquired off to a horrible begin as they misplaced Sam Curran on the third ball of the match.
Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis then steadied the ship for CSK and placed on 87 runs for the second wicket. Watson was cleaned up by Anrich Nortje for 35. He hit six boundaries throughout his keep within the center.
Ambati Rayudu then joined du Plessis within the center and the duo began hitting the large pictures in tandem.
Du Plessis scored a half-century however failed to hold on for an enormous innings. Rayudu continued on his onslaught and scored a quick-fire 45 off 25 balls.
Jadeja additionally contributed with a cameo of 33 off simply 13 deliveries in an innings comprising of 4 sixes.
Nortje was the decide of the bowlers for Delhi as he picked up two wickets for 44 runs. His final over value them 16 runs as Jadeja cleared the fence twice to push CSK to a aggressive complete of 179/4.
CSK subsequent play Rajasthan Royals on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Delhi Capitals will journey to Dubai to face Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday.
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