Shikhar Dhawan surpassed Virat Kohli in terms of most 50+ scores in IPL.
Delhi Capitals registered an emphatic win against Punjab Kings in a classic clash played here at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This is their second victory of the season in three matches played till now. Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant won the toss earlier and asked Punjab Kings to bat first.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gave the team a blistering start adding 122 runs for the first wicket. KL Rahul smashed 61 runs off 51 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes, while Mayank Agarwal hit 69 runs off 36 balls including 7 fours and 4 sixes. PBKS posted a total of 195/4 in 20 overs with Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan playing brisk knocks in the end.
Chasing this target, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan 59 runs in only 5.2 overs. Shikhar Dhawan missed his century falling for 92 runs off 49 balls. DC chased down the total with 10 balls to spare winning the match by 6 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan was adjudged player of the match for his match-winning knock.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the IPL clash between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings:
5383 – After a brilliant knock in this game, Shikhar Dhawan has taken his runs tally to 5383 in IPL. He surpassed David Warner (5347) in this regard and has attained the third spot in this list.
4 – This was the fourth time Shikhar Dhawan registered a score in the 90s in IPL. Only David Warner has more scores (5) in the 90s than Dhawan. Before today, Dhawan was not out in all his three scores in the 90s but got out the first time in this innings.
250 – Ravi Ashwin played his 250th T20 match today. He became the second Indian bowler after Ravindra Jadeja (254) to reach this milestone.
5 – Today’s partnership of 122 runs between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal is the fifth-highest opening partnership for Punjab in IPL.
45 – Shikhar Dhawan now has 45 fifty+ scores in IPL. He surpassed Virat Kohli (44) in this regard to attain the top spot among Indian players in the tournament.
53 – Mohammed Shami gave away 53 runs in his 4 overs without taking a wicket. This is his most expensive spell without taking a single wicket in an IPL inning.