Dhawan makes history with back-to-back plenty

Opener’s outstanding 106no from 61 balls insufficient to prevent Dehli Capitals falling in order to five-wicket defeat to Kings XI

By Sam Drury

Last Updated: 20/10/20 seven: 13pm

Shikhar Dhawan is the first player to attain back-to-back IPL centuries

Shikhar Dhawan is the first player to attain back-to-back IPL centuries

Shikhar Dhawan became the very first player to score back-to-back IPL 100s but it came in a losing result in as IPL leaders Delhi Capitals were beaten by a resurgent Nobleman XI Punjab.

The particular Delhi opener scored his 1st T20 century in the victory more than Chennai Super Kings on Sunday in his 265th innings in the file format but No 2 came along simply three days later, from simply 57 balls, as batted to take the Capitals to 164-5.

It proved to be insufficient even though as Kings XI, spearheaded simply by Nicholas Pooran’s sparkling 53 through 28 balls, chased it lower with an over to spare to complete their own third straight victory and keep their own hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.

KXIP have risen to fifth within the IPL table and are now simply two points off the play-off placements, Delhi stay top despite simply their third defeat of the strategy.

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The Capitals earned the toss and chose to baseball bat first but Dhawan’s fine hit was in stark contrast to the remaining Delhi batsman.

Younger opener Prithvi Shaw’s early period form has deserted him and went early, well caught simply by Glenn Maxwell in Jimmy Neesham’s (1-17) first over for 7, captain Shreyas Iyer (14) furthermore made minimal impact before this individual was superbly caught down the legside by KL Rahul off Murugan Ashwin (1-33).

Rishabh Pant (14) was dismissed simply by Maxwell (1-31) while Marcus Stoinis (9) and Shimron Hetmyer (10) were accounted for my Mohammed Shami (2-28).

Fortunately just for Delhi, while those around your pet were floundering, Dhawan could not were seeing the ball any better. This individual raced to 50 from twenty-eight balls and then went to 5, 500 runs in the IPL with a perfectly-timed slog-sweep for six off Ravi Bishnoi.

It was an attempt he had plenty of joy with through the entire innings and accounted for a number of their 12 boundaries and three sixes, before a cut shot for 2 off Arshdeep Singh took Dhawan to his history-making second 100 in the 19th over.

The last ball of that over has been lashed over long on simply by Hetmyer but a boundary-less last over from Shami kept Delhi to gettable total.

The tournament’s leading run-scorer, Rahul (15), was dismissed early simply by Axar Patel but Kings XI’s chase was given a significant boost 2 overs later as Chris Gayle went after Tushar Deshpande plus took the seamer’s over to get 26, including three fours plus two sixes; the second clubbed brutally, flat over wide long upon.

He was long gone two balls into the next even though, bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin, so when Mayank Agarwal was run out carrying out a terrible mix-up with Pooran afterwards in the over, Delhi had the advantage.

Pooran soon produced amends though, cutting Ashwin pertaining to four before really opening up towards Deshpande, pulling a six more than square leg before adding a set of fours and then smashing Stoinis another big six in the next over.

Nicholas Pooran scored a swashbuckling 53 to create Kings XI on their way to victory

Nicholas Pooran scored the swashbuckling 53 to set Kings XI on their way to victory

Nicholas Pooran scored a swashbuckling 53 to set Kings XI on their method to victory

The particular West Indian left-hander reached their half-century with perhaps his many unconvincing shot, an edged 4 down to third man, but was long gone next ball as he gloved the well-directed short ball from Kagiso Rabada behind.

Simply by that stage, the required rate had been less than a run a ball for Nobleman XI and continued to ease toward their target. Maxwell, after a slower start, got a couple of boundaries aside but with just 18 required, this individual gave his wicket away looking for another. He tried to hammer Rabada over the legside, sent a top advantage skyward and wicketkeeper Pant required a good catch as the ball spiralled back down.

That provided Delhi a glimmer of wish but Deepak Hooda and Neesham calmly ticked off the runs prior to the Kiwi finished it with a grow, smashing Daniels Sams over serious midwicket for six to end the particular 19th over and the match.

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