Delhi Capitals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets in the IPL 2020 match played in Sharjah on Saturday (17 August), thanks to the opening century of opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan. With this win, Delhi has 14 points and the team has reached the first place in the points table.
Dhawan, who is the man of the match, played an unbeaten 101-run unbeaten 101 off 58 balls with 14 fours and 1 six. However, with this first century of his T20 career, he took an unsolicited record.
This was Dhawan’s first century playing IPL for 13 years. With this, he has become the player to score the most innings before scoring his first century in the IPL. Dhawan has scored the first century in the 167th innings of his IPL career.
Most inngs to maiden IPL century 167 SHIKHAR DHAWAN 120 Virat Kohli 119 Ambati Rayudu 88 Suresh Raina # DCvCSK
– Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) October 17, 2020
In this case, he left behind Virat Kohli. Kohli scored his first IPL century in the 120th innings.
Apart from this, he has reached the second place in terms of scoring the first century by playing the most innings in T20 cricket. Dhawan has scored the first century in 264th innings of T20 career.
Most innings before scoring first T20 hundred: 384 – Kieron Pollard 264 – Shikhar Dhawan 222 – Shahid Afridi 187 – Umar Akmal 181 – Virat Kohli # DCvCSK #CSKvsDC #IPL # IPL2020
– Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) October 17, 2020
Significantly, Dhawan is in excellent form and has scored 359 runs in 9 matches played so far with the help of a century and two half-centuries and is fourth in terms of most runs.