Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan notched up his maiden century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to propel his facet to a overjoyed five-wicket triumph over Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Tidy Kings (CSK) in Match 34 of the ongoing edition of the profitable T20 match on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
With the blueprint stop, the Shreyas Iyer-led facet has all over all yet again reclaimed the high field in the IPL 2020 standings with seven wins from nine suits.Chennai, on the assorted hand, continue to desire the sixth field in the eight-team standings with factual three wins in hand.
Chasing a appropriate kind target of 180 runs to blueprint stop, Delhi Capitals lost their opener Prithvi Shaw for a duck as early as on the 2d ball of the predominant over by Deepak Chahar.
Chahar struck all over all yet again for CSK in the fifth over to rob third drop Ajinkya Rahane cheaply for eight runs.
Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan then joined forces with skipper Shreyas Iyer (23) and the duo stitched a important stand of 68 runs for the third wicket sooner than the latter fell victim to a Dwayne Bravo birth.
While Marcus Stoinis (14-ball 24) and Alex Carey (4) too failed to contribute exceptional with the bat for his or her facet, Dhawan continued to stand loyal till the high to abet Delhi Capitals cross the imprint with a ball to spare.
Dhawan completed his innings unbeaten at 58-ball 101 runs, which was embellished 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 factual 57 deliveries. He reached the imprint by deciding on up single on the final birth of the penultimate over by Sam Curran.
Meanwhile, Dhawan had earlier in the match also notched up his 40th fifty of the money-prosperous league off 29 deliveries.
Along side Dhawan, Axar Patel also remained no longer out on the crease at five-ball 21 runs.
For CSK, Deepak Chahar picked up two wickets while Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo chipped in with a wicket every.
Earlier, Chennai opener Faf du Plessis struck a short-fire 58 runs moreover sharing an 87-tear stand with Shane Watson (36) for the 2d wicket to loyal his facet’s innings after the dismissal of Sam Curran for a duck.
Subsequently, Ambati Rayudu (45) and Ravindra Jadeja (33) stitched an unbeaten stand of 50 runs on the support stay of the innings to e book CSK to a complete of 179/4 against Delhi Capitals.
Anrich Nortje managed so that you just can add two wickets to his yarn for Delhi, while Kagiso Rabada and Tushar Deshpande took a wicket every.
Dhawan was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his match-winning knock.
Transient scores: CSK 179/4 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 58, Ambati Rayudu 45 no longer out; Anrich Nortje 2/33) vs DC 185/5 in 19.5 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 101, Marcus Stoinis 24; Deepak Chahar 2/18)