Xtra Time Net Desk: An excellent maiden hundred from Shikhar Dhawan and a late cameo from Axar Patel gave Delhi Capitals 5 wickets win over Chennai Tremendous Kings on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. The win took Shreyas Iyer’s staff on prime of the desk with 14 factors from 9 matches.
Dhawan continued his good kind as he slammed his first IPL hundred. It was his first ton in 167 IPL matches. He reached the milestone within the 19th over and his 57 ball knock was compiled with 14 hits to the fence and a six. Needing 16 runs to win. Axar Patel dispatched Ravindra Jadeja for 3 enormous sixes within the ultimate over to see his staff dwelling with one balls to spare.
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer later mentioned, “I used to be sitting inside and I used to be fairly nervous. I knew if Shikhar stayed until the top, we’d win, however the way in which Axar got here out and hit these sixes, it was good. At any time when we give out dressing room Man of the match awards, he’s all the time there. You see his preparations, they’re all the time on level. We all know the strengths and weaknesses of our staff very effectively. We take pleasure in one another’s progress. I simply informed one in every of my team-mates at this time that the way in which Shikhar batted it was mesmerising to see. As a captain, that offers you respiratory house that somebody can take your staff to the top.”
Dropping CSK Captain MS Dhoni clarified his choice to bowl Jadeja forward of Bravo.”Bravo was not match. He went out and didn’t come again. The choices had been Jaddu and Karn. I went with Jaddu. Shikhar’s wicket was vital however we dropped him fairly a variety of instances. If he retains batting, he’ll preserve the strike fee excessive. Additionally the wicket performed higher within the second half, however we will’t take the credit score away from Shikhar. There wasn’t a variety of dew, however there was simply sufficient to make the pitch higher. That makes a giant distinction: minus 10 if you find yourself batting, and the additional 10 for the staff batting second. A constructive was Sam’s final over. He wants convincing he can execute the vast yorkers. He’s not often assured with that, however at this time he did effectively with that. So that’s one ball that may be troublesome to hit.”