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Twitter reactions – Shikhar Dhawan slams his first IPL century as DC beat CSK by 5 wickets – #NewsEverything #Cricket

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  • DC beat CSK by 5 wickets to go on prime of the factors desk.

Within the thirty fourth match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) by 5 wickets at Sharjah Cricket Floor on Saturday.

Chasing the difficult goal of 180, DC misplaced Prithvi Shaw (0) within the first over bowled by Deepak Chahar. The CSK seamer was bowling fairly nicely as he as soon as once more got here to the get together throughout the fifth over of DC’s chase.

Chahar bowled a large supply exterior off stump, and Ajinkya Rahane (8) tried to chop it by way of the sq. area. However an excellent catch by Sam Curran ended Rahane’s innings.

DC skipper Shreyas Iyer (23) and opener Shikhar Dhawan (101 not out) steadied the ship because the pair added a significant 68-run stand for the third wicket. Iyer was taking part in nicely, however he mistimed a shot throughout the twelfth over bowled by Dwayne Bravo and received out.

In the meantime, Dhawan held his finish and saved on scoring boundaries to ease off the stress. He fashioned one other essential partnership of 43 runs with Marcus Stoinis (24) earlier than Shardul Thakur eliminated Stoinis within the sixteenth over.

Within the nineteenth over, Dhawan reached his maiden IPL century. DC wanted 17 from the final over, and Dhoni handed over the ball to Ravindra Jadeja since Bravo sustained an harm. The transfer, nevertheless, didn’t work for the ‘Yellow Military’ as Jadeja conceded 22 runs and DC gained the sport by 5 wickets.

Rayudu, Jadeja information CSK to 179/6

Earlier, MS Dhoni gained the toss and elected to bat first. Similar to the earlier sport, Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis got here to open the innings, however on the third ball of the match, Tushar Deshpande dismissed Curran for a duck.

Then, Du Plessis and Shane Watson stabilized the innings. The pair added a vital 87-run stand earlier than Anrich Nortje cleaned up Watson on 36 within the twelfth over.

In the meantime, Du Plessis scored his fourth half-century of IPL 2020. The previous South Africa skipper was wanting set to kind one other very important partnership with Ambati Rayudu, however Kagiso Rabada ended Du Plessis’ innings and bagged his fiftieth wicket in IPL.

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Within the seventeenth over, Nortje received into the groove once more as he eliminated Dhoni for 3 runs. After the top of 17 overs, CSK had been 134/4. They wanted some magic to go previous the determine of 170 and Rayudu (45 not out) together with Jadeja (33 not out) made that occur.

Each Rayudu and Jadeja shifted gears and scored 45 runs within the closing three overs to take the crew’s whole to 179/4. Rayudu smashed 4 sixes and one 4 whereas Jaddu slammed 4 maximums.

For DC, Nortje bagged two wickets, whereas Deshpande and Rabada picked up one scalp every.

Right here is how Twitter reacted:

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