Dhawan ton leads Delhi to triumph

Capitals go back to the top of the table; a 6th defeat dents Chennai’s play-off expectations

By Sam Drury

Last Updated: 17/10/20 almost eight: 32pm

Best of the action as Delhi Capitals took on Chennai Extremely Kings and Shikhar Dhawan obtained his maiden IPL century

Shikhar Dhawan rode his luck to score his first IPL century and lead Delhi Capitals to a dramatic five-wicket triumph over Chennai Super Kings.

The Indian opener performed superbly and took just 57 balls to reach three figures plus ended unbeaten on 101, even though he benefitted from being decreased three times plus another half opportunity as well as having to successfully review right after being given out caught behind upon 99.

Chasing one hundred and eighty to win, Dhawan’s knock still left Delhi needing 17 from the last over and they got over the range with a ball to spare right after Axar Patel (21no from 5 balls) smashed Ravindra Jadeja (0-35) for three sixes in four tennis balls.

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Jadeja had accomplished his part with the bat, nailing four sixes late on to assist Chennai up to 179-4 after Faf du Plessis’ earlier half-century (58 from 47), and was also the particular bowler for two of Dhawan’s allow offs.

The earn takes Delhi above Mumbai Indians to the top of the IPL standings, a minimum of for 24 hours, while CSK stay 6th, two points off the final knockout place but having played a game title more than their rivals.

Having won the toss and decided to bat, Chennai got off towards the worst possible start when Mike Curran fell for a third-ball sweet to Tushar Deshpande in the initial over, caught at third guy.

A stand associated with 87 between Du Plessis plus Shane Watson helped them see through that but it came to an immediate end when Anrich Nortje castled Watson (36 from 28), right after Du Plessis had gone to a 39-ball fifty.

Kagiso Rabada became the quickest bowler to reach 50 IPL wickets

Kagiso Rabada became the particular fastest bowler to reach 50 IPL wickets

Kagiso Rabada grew to become the fastest bowler to reach fifty IPL wickets

Du Plessis was then slipped by Dhawan on 51 away from Axar but the Delhi guy quickly made amends by taking a difficult chance to remove the CSK opener, diving forward at long onto give Kagiso Rabada his 50th IPL wicket.

Ambati Rayudu kept the momentum opting for Chennai with a crunching six more than extra cover but Nortje got MS Dhoni (3) caught at the rear of in the same over to hit back again. It was the men in yellowish who finished strongest though because they added 50 in the 3. three or more overs after Dhoni’s dismissal — Deshpande (1-39), Rabada (1-33) plus Nortje (2-44) all going the length as Jadeja (33no from 13) and Rayudu (45no from 25) let loose.

Delhi’s chase started badly as Prithvi Shaw send a leading edge to Deepak Chahar (2-18) second golf ball, who then removed Ajinkya Rahane (8) thanks to a sharp catch through Curran at point.

Dhawan remained though and, subsequent half-centuries in each of his final two games, looked in superb touch, putting on 66 with Shreyas Iyer (23 from 23) just before Dwayne Bravo accounted for the Delhi skipper in the 12th over.

Faf i Plessis hit his fourth half-century of the tournament as CSK published 179-4

Faf du Plessis hit his fourth half-century from the tournament as CSK posted 179-4

Faf du Plessis strike his fourth half-century of the competition as CSK posted 179-4

However , by that will stage Chennai should have had Dhawan at least once. His first life emerged when he was on twenty five as he hoisted Jadeja to heavy square, only for Chahar to covering it. He hit the next golf ball towards short third man in a catchable height but Watson responded slowly and could only get a fingertip to the ball on its way to the fencing.

Undeterred, Dhawan run on to his fifty, bringing up, from 29 balls, in the tenth over. Bravo tried a wide yorker next ball, Dhawan reached for this and edged behind, but again the particular ball went to ground with Dhoni fumbling behind the stumps.

Iyer’s dismissal brought Marcus Stoinis to the crease but following a quickfire 24, the Australia all-rounder fell to Shardul Thakur within the 16th over, two balls right after Dhawan had drilled one to Rayudu at cover and been fallen for a fourth time.

The left-hander was still locating the boundary at regular intervals although and moved into the 90s having a stunning checked drive that traveled the world over long on for 6 in the next over from Curran.

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Another Dhawan 4 left Delhi needing 21 in the last two overs with Curran entrusted with the penultimate over regarding Chennai. The England all-rounder do all that he could have done as he got Alex Carey caught in the deeply and conceded just four in the over.

He furthermore thought he had Dhawan caught at the rear of on 99, only for the batsman to review and DRS to show there was clearly no bat involved. A highly lively century was completed with a single following ball, leaving the Capitals along with 17 to win from the final.

With Bravo hurt and off the field, Dhoni considered the left-arm spin of Jadeja. He was unimpressed at getting called with a wide first upward but Dhawan could only function a single from the first legal shipping, taking it down to 15 through five balls with Axar upon strike.

The all-rounder had faced just one ball before the final over but proceeded in order to hoick his second over midwicket for six but nailing the following over the offside for another maximum. This individual levelled the scores with 2 from Jadeja’s fourth ball yet finishing the job with a huge whack, high over long on.