Shikhar Dhawan’s bat flashed again. The Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bat first against Kings XI Punjab. Dhawan scored 50+ runs in the fourth consecutive match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). He scored a century in the second match in a row to give Delhi (DC) a satisfactory lead. Chasing the target, KXIP got three hits in the first power play.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan started DC’s innings, but this time the pair could not form a very big partnership. Prithvi Shaw (7) was caught by Glenn Maxwell off Nisham in the fourth over. Despite losing the wicket, Dhawan, the centurion of the previous match, continued to bat. Dhawan scored his 40th half century in the IPL. He is only the second player in the IPL to score 40+ fifties after David Warner (46). Glenn Maxwell broke Rishabh Pant and Dhawan’s 33-run partnership. Pant was dismissed for 14 runs. Marcus Stoyanis (9) returned immediately. Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 106 off 61 balls with 12 fours and 3 sixes. Delhi scored 164 for 5 in 20 overs.
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In reply, Akshar Patel gave Punjab a big push in the third over. Lokesh Rahul (15), who was in good form, returned to Maghari immediately and Punjab mistress Preity Zinta was seen in tension. But, Chris Gayle eased her tension. Tushar Deshpande’s Gayle scored 26 runs in one over to give the team a half-century. R Ashwin was called in to stop Gayle’s storm and he blew the Universe Boss (29) triphala. In the same over, Nicholas Puran and Mayank lost their balance and Punjab got the third wicket. Mayank lost the wicket while saying yes or no and on his way back to the pavilion he expressed his displeasure.
In Ashwin’s next (7.5) over, there was a lack of coordination between Puran and Glenn Maxwell. Puran left the crease to take a run after the shot, but Maxwell sent him back. Rishabh Pantla had a chance to run him out, but he missed it due to his inability to copy Lokesh Rahul.
– Asif (@DargaAsif) October 20, 2020
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