IPL 2020, KXIP beat DC despite Dhawan's century: Records broken
Shikhar Dhawan's second consecutive ton went in vain as Kings XI Punjab handed Delhi Capitals a five-wicket victory. The likes of Nicholas Pooran (53) and Glenn Maxwell (32) helped KXIP beat the table-toppers after Universe Boss Chris Gayle emanated the fireworks. With a convincing victory, KXIP have now climbed on the standings with eight points. Here are the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
Batting first, DC were off to a flying start with Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw getting to business. Although the latter departed for 7, Dhawan went all out and slammed his second hundred of the tournament. However, DC could only get to 164/5 as others failed to fire. In reply, the heroics of Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell powered KXIP to a comfortable victory.
Shikhar Dhawan slams a historic hundred
Shikhar Dhawan completely owned the first innings for Delhi Capitals. He continued his splendid run in the tournament, smashing his second ton of the IPL. With this, he has become the first-ever cricketer to have smashed tons in two consecutive games. Interestingly, this was also his fourth consecutive 50+ score this season, joint-second-highest with Virat Kohli (2016) and Kane Williamson (2018).
He reached his fifty off 28 balls
Dhawan's strike-rate has improved significantly with every game in the IPL 2020. Balls required for each fifty: First - 39 balls (vs MI), Second - 30 balls (vs RR), Third - 29 balls (vs CSK), Fourth - 28 balls (vs KXIP).
Dhawan enters the 5,000-run club
During the innings, Dhawan also entered an elite club of veterans. He became the fifth cricketer and fourth from India to have completed 5,000 runs in the IPL. Dhawan is only behind Virat Kohli (5,759), Suresh Raina (5,368) and Rohit Sharma (5,158) and on the all-time runs tally. Notably, he is now the second-highest run-score this season with 465 runs at 66.43.
Joint-second-most 100+ scores in an IPL season
Dhawan now has two scores of 100+ runs this season. This is the joint-second-highest tally along with Chris Gayle (2011), Hashim Amla (2017) and Shane Watson (2018). Overall, this tally is led by Virat Kohli, who slammed four in 2016.
100 sixes for KL Rahul in the IPL
KL Rahul remains the top contender for bagging the Orange Cap in the IPL 2020. He is currently leading the runs tally by a fair margin, having scored 540 from 10 games at an incredible average of 67.50. Meanwhile, in the game against DC, he slammed his 100th IPL six. Rahul is now among 21 cricketers in the IPL to achieve this milestone.
Lowest first-innings total to contain an individual IPL ton
Although Dhawan made his outing memorable, others didn't compliment him well from the other end. As a result, the DC mustered only 164/5 at the end of the first innings. This has become the lowest first-innings total to contain an individual IPL ton (Dhawan). Other scores on the tally are: 170/4 (Manish Pandey- 114* v Deccan Chargers) and 177/4 (David Warner- 107* vs KKR)