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 in opposition to three-time champions Chennai Tremendous 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 five wickets and regain the top spot in the eight-team table, displacing defending champions Mumbai Indians. Other than his good piece of batting, Dhawan additionally acquired assist from his opposition gamers who dropped 4 catches. Chasing a goal of 180, Dhawan misplaced his opening associate Prithvi Shaw on the second ball who acquired out caught and bowled by Deepak Chahar. Ajinkya Rahane failed with the bat in third successive match, leaving Delhi Capitals in a state of trouble.
Nevertheless, Dhawan, who has been in super 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 hassle.
Dhawan struck a beautiful boundary and a large six straight over Sam Curran’s head, taking his complete to 91 within the 17th over. Nevertheless, there have been no signal of nerves in any respect and he smashed a boundary within the subsequent over to achieve the very 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 in opposition to Sam Curran, by the on-field umpire however he made good use of the know-how 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 unique resolution.
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 large sixes to seal the win for his aspect.
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