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Shikhar Dhawan’s historic hundred: 1st player to hit back-to-back centuries in IPL

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Up to date: October 20, 2020 9:48:06 pm

Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals celebrates his century. (BCCI/IPL)

Shikhar Dhawan grew to become the primary batsman to attain back-to-back lots of within the IPL as his sensational effort took Delhi Capitals to 164 for 5 in opposition to Kings XI Punjab right here. Dhawan cracked an unbeaten 106 off 61 balls which included 12 fours and three sixes.

It appeared he was batting on a unique floor with the second-highest rating of the innings coming from skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, who made 14 every. KXIP bowled properly on the again finish of the innings to limit DC to under 180 with lead pacer Mohammed Shami (2/28) being the stand out performer.

Recent off 100 within the final recreation, Dhawan started by slog sweeping offie Glenn Maxwell within the opening over. Shaw, who didn’t get off the mark within the preview two video games, perished cheaply as soon as once more, making an attempt to smash Jimmy Neesham over further cowl when he was in no place to play that aerial stroke.

Iyer too didn’t final lengthy after getting off the mark with a lofted cowl drive that went for a six with Delhi reaching 83 for 2 in 10 overs. On the different finish, Dhawan grew in confidence and an instance of that was the way in which he drove a full ball from Shami over mid-off.

The southpaw crossed the 5000-run mark within the IPL by sweeping leggie Ravi Bishnoi for a six over deep square-leg, turning into the fifth batsmen todo so within the match’s historical past.

He acquired to his century, one other landmark, with a double off left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh. Nonetheless, he didn’t get the required assist from the opposite finish as Delhi ended with a below-par whole.

Delhi made three adjustments by bringing again a match once more Pant and Shimron Hetmyer, who made approach for wicketkeeper Alex Carey within the former’s absence. Bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams was handed his debut cap with the Australian changing in-form pacer Anrich Nortje.

KXIP surprisingly changed Chris Jordan with Neesham after the Englishman had a good outing within the earlier recreation in opposition to Mumbai Indians.

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