IPL 2021, Match 50: DC vs CSK, Stats Review: Shikhar Dhawan accomplishes multiple feats as DC win low-scoring thriller

IPL 2021, Match 50: DC vs CSK, Stats Review: Shikhar Dhawan accomplishes multiple feats as DC win low-scoring thriller

Shikhar Dhawan became the second player after Virat Kohli to complete 900 IPL runs against CSK.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

We have gotten into the habit of this. Haven’t we? Another day and another nail-biting game in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. With an aim of going at the top of the table, Delhi Capitals took on Chennai Super Kings in Dubai and accomplished their mission in a stirring manner. Rishabh Pant’s men clinched the low-scoring thriller by three wickets, going a step closer towards a top-two finish.

Coming to the proceedings of the contest, DC won the toss and invited CSK to bat first. Although Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis scored some quick runs in the initial overs, momentum shifted towards DC after the first wicket went down. Wickets fell in a cluster while the scoring rate was also choked. Fortunately for CSK, Ambati Rayudu came to their rescue and slammed a valiant half-century. As a result, the Men in Yellow posted 136-5.

Chasing the paltry total, DC got off to a flying start with Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw attacking bowlers from the outset. Although the latter was dismissed after scoring 18, Dhawan held one end with precision. Skipper Rishabh Pant and debutant Ripal Patel also chipped in with handy contributions. However, things got tricky after Dhawan got out.

Nevertheless, Shimron Hetmyer came to the party and played a handy cameo. He scored an unbeaten 28 off 18 balls as DC crossed the line in 19.4 overs, winning the contest by three wickets.

Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from the DC vs CSK clash in IPL 2021:

6 – Deepak Chahar dismissed Prithvi Shaw for the sixth time in IPL. No other bowler has dismissed him for often in the competition.

6 – Shikhar Dhawan became the sixth Indian to feature in 300 T20 matches.

2 – Dhawan became the second player after Virat Kohli to complete 900 IPL runs against CSK.

1 – CSK also became the first team against which Dhawan has scored 900 runs in IPL.

4 – This is the fourth instance of MS Dhoni facing 20+ balls without scoring a boundary in an IPL innings. Only Manish Pandey (5) is above him on his

2 – This is the second instance of MS Dhoni not scoring a boundary after facing 25 or more balls in an IPL match. In 2009, he went boundary-less during his 30-ball 28 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

4 – Ambati Rayudu slammed his fourth half-century against Delhi and 21st overall in IPL.

650 – Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad became the first pair to add over 650 runs in partnership this season. The duo’s overall tally reads 674.

26.11 – A seven-ball two meant Shreyas Iyer’s average against Chennai Super Kings dropped down to 26.11, his lowest among the current IPL teams.

2 – Shardul Thakur conceded just 13 runs, his second-most economical spell in IPL after completing four overs. In the first leg of the tournament, the pacer conceded just 11 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

5 – Shikhar Dhawan became the second Indian after Virat Kohli to complete 500 runs in an IPL season five teams. David Warner is the only player to achieve this feat six times.