Delhi Capitals’ swashbuckling opener Shikhar Dhawan continued his rich vein of form with a majestic innings of 101* which powered his side to a thrilling 5-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings on Saturday (October 17) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Dhawan, who opened the innings with Prithvi Shaw, carried his bat in the victory which catapulted the Delhi Capitals to the top of the points table – who now have an impressive seven wins from nine games. Dhawan’s innings came off just 58 balls and was studded with 14 fours and 1 six.

The southpaw, who had a previous best of 97*, reached the landmark on the penultimate over of the innings bowled by Sam Curran, when he took a single off the last ball. Dhawan was given a lifeline early-on in his innings and accepted it graciously, reaching the mark in his 13th IPL season.

The fact that Dhawan did not celebrate on reaching the century, as 17 runs were still needed from the fi

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