Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday persevered together with his spectacular shape as he scored his 3rd consecutive fifty-plus rating within the IPL 2020 tournament 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 remaining ball right down to notch up his maiden ton within the structure. His innings was once laced with 14 limitations 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 via his match-winning knock Dhawan changed into 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 preserving apart talks in regards to the dew issue making batting simple in the second one innings.
“The wicket behaved quite higher in the second one innings, it got here on quite higher which made it quite simple for the batsmen. However total, we will’t actually take the credit score clear of Shikhar, he batted actually neatly and was once supported actually neatly by way of the opposite batters,” he stated.
Chasing the objective of 180 runs, Delhi saved dropping wickets at common durations with Dhawan being the one batter sticking round until the top prior to Axar Patel only if ultimate cameo knock of five-ball 21.