Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday endured along with his spectacular shape as he scored his 3rd consecutive fifty-plus rating within the IPL 2020 event in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings in Sharjah, en path to his maiden IPL and T20 century.
In a tensed 19th over and in opposition to some sensible widish yorkers from Sam Curran, Dhawan scored a unmarried of the final ball all the way down to notch up his maiden ton within the structure. His innings was once laced with 14 obstacles and one six en path to an unbeaten 58-ball 101.
The century didn’t simply make him the 12th Indian batsman to attain a century in IPL, halfway thru his match-winning knock Dhawan become the main run-getter as an opener within the historical past of the match, surpassing Chris Gayle, who has tallied 4480 runs.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni too praised Dhawan for his knock, whilst holding apart talks in regards to the dew issue making batting simple in the second one innings.
“The wicket behaved reasonably higher in the second one innings, it got here on reasonably higher which made it reasonably simple for the batsmen. However general, we will’t in point of fact take the credit score clear of Shikhar, he batted in point of fact neatly and was once supported in point of fact neatly via the opposite batters,” he stated.
Chasing the objective of 180 runs, Delhi stored dropping wickets at common periods with Dhawan being the one batter sticking round until the top earlier than Axar Patel only if ultimate cameo knock of five-ball 21.