On Sunday(September 20), Dhawan scored a duck as Delhi beat KXIP in Super Over thriller. The DC opener didn’t equal Suresh Raina’s Indian Premier League milestone.
The left-handed batsman from Delhi has scored 37 half-centuries in 159 IPL matches to this point and wanted another 50 to equal Raina’s report of 38 IPL fifties – the very best by any Indian participant.
Despite Dhawan getting run out for a duck, the Delhi Capitals held their nerve to edge out the KXIP to open their IPL 2020 marketing campaign on a constructive notice because of heroic show from Marcus Stoinis and Kagiso Rabada.
The match was tied at 157 runs after the obligatory 20-over-per-innings and wanted a Super Over to determine the competition, which was gained by Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi aspect on the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium.
Bowling first within the Super Over, Rabada stored his cool to grab two wickets and concede simply a few runs they usually simply chased down the three-run goal to begin their marketing campaign on this yr’s IPL with an exhilarating victory.
Dhawan should still have an opportunity to beat Raina’s milestone, however the Chennai Super Kings batsman, who pulled out of this yr’s marketing campaign may have to attend until subsequent yr to extend his tally.
However, Dhawan’s tally of fifties may nonetheless be equalled on Monday (September 21), when Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore take the sphere to face Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Here is the record of Indian gamers with most fifties in IPL:
1. Suresh Raina – 38
2. Shikhar Dhawan – 37
3. Virat Kohli – 36
4. Rohit Sharma – 36
5. Gautam Gambhir – 36
6. Ajinkya Rahane – 27
7. Robin Uthappa – 24
8. MS Dhoni – 23
9. Ambati Rayudu – 19
10. Dinesh Karthik – 18
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