Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan notched up his maiden century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to propel his facet to a happy 5-wicket triumph over Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Tall Kings (CSK) in Match 34 of the ongoing edition of the profitable T20 match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
With the decide, the Shreyas Iyer-led facet has as soon as all over again reclaimed the head put within the IPL 2020 standings with seven wins from nine matches.Chennai, on the relatively about a hand, proceed to determine the sixth put within the eight-crew standings with simply three wins in hand.
Chasing a tight goal of 180 runs to determine, Delhi Capitals lost their opener Prithvi Shaw for a duck as early as on the second ball of the first over by Deepak Chahar.
Chahar struck as soon as all over again for CSK within the fifth over to determine away third fall Ajinkya Rahane cheaply for eight runs.
Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan then joined forces with skipper Shreyas Iyer (23) and the duo stitched a crucial stand of 68 runs for the third wicket earlier than the latter fell victim to a Dwayne Bravo shipping.
Whereas Marcus Stoinis (14-ball 24) and Alex Carey (4) too failed to make a contribution remarkable with the bat for their facet, Dhawan persisted to face receive till the head to relief Delhi Capitals scandalous the designate with a ball to spare.
Dhawan executed his innings unbeaten at 58-ball 101 runs, which became as soon as decorated with 14 boundaries and a six.
En path to his blistering knock, the Indian opener also brought up his maiden IPL and T20 ton off simply 57 deliveries. He reached the designate by selecting up single on the final shipping of the penultimate over by Sam Curran.
Within the period in-between, Dhawan had earlier within the match also notched up his 40th fifty of the money-effectively off league off 29 deliveries.
Along with Dhawan, Axar Patel also remained now not out at the crease at 5-ball 21 runs.
For CSK, Deepak Chahar picked up two wickets whereas Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo chipped in with a wicket every.
Earlier, Chennai opener Faf du Plessis struck a rapid-fireplace 58 runs moreover sharing an 87-proceed stand with Shane Watson (36) for the second wicket to smartly-liked his facet’s innings after the dismissal of Sam Curran for a duck.
Ensuing from this truth, Ambati Rayudu (45) and Ravindra Jadeja (33) stitched an unbeaten stand of 50 runs at the aid pause of the innings to data CSK to a complete of 179/4 in opposition to Delhi Capitals.
Anrich Nortje managed to add two wickets to his account for Delhi, whereas Kagiso Rabada and Tushar Deshpande took a wicket every.
Dhawan became as soon as adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his match-winning knock.
Temporary scores: CSK 179/4 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 58, Ambati Rayudu 45 now not out; Anrich Nortje 2/33) vs DC 185/5 in 19.5 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 101, Marcus Stoinis 24; Deepak Chahar 2/18)