Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday continued along with his spectacular type as he scored his third consecutive fifty-plus rating within the IPL 2020 match towards Chennai Tremendous Kings in Sharjah, en path to his maiden IPL and T20 century.
In a tensed 19th over and towards some good widish yorkers from Sam Curran, Dhawan scored a single of the final ball all the way down to notch up his maiden ton within the format. His innings was laced with 14 boundaries 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 turned 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, whereas protecting apart talks in regards to the dew issue making batting simple within the second innings.
“The wicket behaved barely higher within the second innings, it got here on barely higher which made it barely simple for the batsmen. However total, we won’t actually take the credit score away from Shikhar, he batted rather well and was supported rather well by the opposite batters,” he mentioned.
Chasing the goal of 180 runs, Delhi saved shedding wickets at common intervals with Dhawan being the one batter sticking round until the top earlier than Axar Patel offered that last cameo knock of five-ball 21.