In an thrilling conflict on Saturday, Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Tremendous Kings by 5 wickets to get again on the highest of the factors desk. Shikhar Dhawan was the star of the sport together with his maiden IPL century, whereas it was all-rounder Axar Patel, who took DC to complete line within the final over. Capitals wanted 17 runs off the ultimate over and it appeared Dhawan’s effort may go in useless however Axar Patel performed a blinder of a knock, hitting three sixes off Ravindra Jadeja to complete off the sport in type.
Axar performed a quick-fire 25-run knock in simply 5 balls. DC skipper Shreyas Iyer hailed the efforts of the southpaw after the sport and referred to as him the unsung hero of the facet.
“I used to be very nervous, did not know what to say as a result of it was attending to the final over. I knew that if Shikhar stays until the top, we’ll win. However the way in which Axar struck the ball was superb to see. Every time we give the Man of the Match awards in our dressing room, he’s all the time there. He’s an unsung hero. His preparation is all the time on level and he is aware of what he’s doing,” Iyer mentioned within the post-match presentation.
In the meantime, Dhawan slammed his maiden IPL ton after being spared by the fielders a variety of occasions. He took 58 balls for his unbeaten 101-run knock that was studded with 14 photographs to the fence and one over it.
After the sport, Iyer mentioned it was mesmerising to see Dhawan in full circulate in opposition to CSK because it gave him respiratory house because the skipper.
We have been gelling effectively as a staff from the primary day of our camp. We all know the strengths and weaknesses of our staff very effectively. We take pleasure in one another’s progress. I simply advised one in every of my team-mates at the moment that the way in which Shikhar batted it was mesmerising to see. As a captain, that provides you respiratory house that somebody can take your staff to the top,” the DC skipper mentioned.