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 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 5 wickets and regain the prime spot within the eight-team desk, displacing defending champions Mumbai Indians. Other than his good piece of batting, Dhawan additionally bought help 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 bought 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.
Nevertheless, Dhawan, who has been in great type in the previous couple of video games, embraced the problem and stitched a strong 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 whole 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 succeed in 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 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 determination.
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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