Sharjah: Spared by the fielders various instances, opener Shikhar Dhawan (101) hit his maiden IPL hundred whereas Axar Patel pulled off three sixes within the closing over as Delhi Capitals moved to the highest of the desk with a tense five-wicket win over Chennai Tremendous Kings, right here on Saturday.
Dropped on 25 and 79, other than surviving a half likelihood and a run-out alternative, Dhawan made full use of the lives given to him to boost his finest IPL knock because the Capitals overhauled a stiff 180-run goal with one to spare. On 99, Dhawan additionally received a caught-behind resolution reversed, utilizing DRS.
Regardless of a well-set Dhawan on the crease, Sam Curran bowled an distinctive 19th over, gifting away simply 4 runs to maintain CSK in hunt. Capitals wanted 17 runs off the ultimate over and it regarded Dhawan’s effort might go in useless however Axar Patel performed a blinder of a knock, hitting three sixes off Ravindra Jadeja to complete off the sport in fashion.
DC now have 14 factors from 9 video games, yet one more than second-placed Mumbai Indians (12). Dhawan took 58 balls for his unbeaten knock that was studded with 14 pictures to the fence and one over it.
Earlier, Faf Du Plessis hit his fourth half-century of the season earlier than Ambati Rayudu produced one other helpful cameo as a collective batting effort propelled Chennai Tremendous Kings to 179 for 4. Du Plessis (58) added 87 runs with Shane Watson (36) after early fall of Sam Curran (0), setting it up properly for the CSK. Rayudu hit 45 off 25 balls whereas Ravindra Jadeja hit 4 sixes in his fiery 33-run knock. Considered one of Jadeja’s sixes landed on the highway outdoors the stadium.
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