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DC vs CSK: Shikhar Dhawan hits his maiden IPL hundred in 57 balls vs CSK


Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan scored his maiden IPL hundred in the match against Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah on Saturday. His innings consisted of 14 fours and a six.

Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan (BCCI Image)

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  • Shikhar Dhawan hit his maiden IPL hundred off xx balls
  • Shikhar Dhawan has most number of IPL fifties by an Indian to is name
  • Shikhar Dhawan slammed his first IPL hundred in his 167th IPL innings

Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan continued his good form and went on to slam his first Indian Premier League (IPL) hundred on Saturday against Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah.

Shikhar Dhawan took a sinngle on the last ball of 19th over to complete his hundred on the 57th ball of his innings. His innings consisted of 14 swashbuckling fours and six.

In total Shikhar Dhawan had played 167 IPL matches before this match against Delhi Capitals and scored 39 half-fifties from them. Overall, Shikhar Dhawan is the 12th Indian batsman to achieve the feat in the IPL.

Notably, the 34-year-old reached to his first-ever IPL hundred after 13 years, 168 matches, 4900+ runs and 39 half-centuries.

On Wednesday, in his side’s match against Rajasthan Royals (RR), Shikhar Dhawan had overtaken Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma to become the Indian batsman with the most number of fifties in the league. Prior to that game against RR, Dhawan was tied with the three batsmen on 38 fifties.

Chasing CSK’s target of 180 runs, Dhawan looked in good nick from ball one. After Prithvi Shaw’s departure in the first over, he partnered with Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carrey and Axar Patel for 26, 68 and 43, 22 and 26* runs respectively.

Shikhar Dhawan ended his innings at an unbeaten 101 off 58 balls after Axar Patel slammed 3 sixes to make 17 from the last 6 balls look very easy.

Courtesy, Dhawan’s brilliance at the top, Delhi Capitals have again gone at the top of 8-team IPL 2020 points table.



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