Shikhar Dhawan made Chennai Super Kings pay a heavy value for some shoddy fielding as he slammed an unbeaten 101 (58b, 14×4, 1×6) to hold Delhi Capitals to a five-wicket win on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. CSK’s butterfingers dropped the opener 4 instances because the aspect succumbed to its sixth defeat within the final eight matches at the same time as DC went prime of the desk.
Despite Dhawan’s knock, the Capitals nonetheless wanted 17 off the final over, however Axar Patel punished Ravindra Jadeja, slamming him for 3 sixes to seal the match with a ball to spare. Death-overs specialist Dwayne Bravo had one over left, however the West Indian had left the sector for some remedy and Dhoni had to decide on between Jadeja and Karn Sharma.
Chasing 180, DC misplaced Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane cheaply to Deepak Chahar, however Dhawan despatched the CSK bowlers on a leather-based hunt, beginning with Sam Curran, hitting him for 2 fours. Cashing in on the 2 reprieves he acquired when on 25 and 27, the Delhi batsman wasted no time in attacking Karn subsequent, hitting him for 2 boundaries within the leggie’s first over. He introduced up his fifty off 29 balls.
Dhoni spilled Dhawan whereas diving to his left off Bravo when on 50. The southpaw was dropped for the fourth time on 80 by Ambati Rayudu. In between these possibilities, the left-hander was at his fluent finest, charging bowlers at will and unleashing his brute energy, to file his maiden IPL century.
Earlier, Faf du Plessis’s half-century (58, 47b, 6×4, 2×6) adopted by cameos from Rayudu (45 n.o., 25b, 1×4, 4×6) and Jadeja (33 n.o., 13b, 4×6) helped Chennai Super Kings publish 179 for 4.
du Plessis and Shane Watson (36) placed on 87 runs for the second wicket, earlier than Rayudu and Jadeja completed the innings on a robust be aware, slamming 67 runs within the closing 5 overs. The South African innovated, utilizing the scoops to select up runs within the fine-leg space and arising with some wonderful pulls. But all of it was undone by a disastrous fielding effort.