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 was studded with 14 fours and one hit over the fence. Aside from his sensible piece of batting, Dhawan additionally received help from his opposition gamers who dropped 4 catches. Chasing a goal of 180, Dhawan misplaced his opening companion 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.
Nonetheless, Dhawan, who has been in great kind in the previous few 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 stunning boundary and an enormous six straight over Sam Curran’s head, taking his complete to 91 within the seventeenth over. Nonetheless, there had 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 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 to finish his maiden IPL century and most significantly retain the strike for the final over.
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.
With the win, Delhi Capitals displaced Mumbai Indians from the highest of the factors desk, after registering their seventh win of the season.
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