SHARJAH: After registering an exhilarating five-wicket win over Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals’ opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan hailed Axar Patel‘s efficiency with each bat and ball, and he labelled the all-rounder as a “nice asset”.
Delhi Capitals (DC) chased down a complete of 180 with 5 wickets in hand and one ball to spare. Shikhar Dhawan scored his maiden century in IPL and he remained unbeaten on 101. With this win, Delhi has now gone to the highest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) standings with 14 factors from 9 video games.
Delhi wanted 17 runs off the ultimate over, and Axar Patel smashed three sixes within the over bowled by Ravindra Jadeja at hand the Shreyas Iyer-led facet a victory.
“We knew that the wicket was gradual, after they have been batting, we bought to find out about that. Our plan was to utilize the primary six overs, sadly, we misplaced two wickets, we knew we have been chasing a giant goal so we needed to rating common boundaries and all of us did an awesome job. 180 was rating, that is why the match went until the top, the ball was not approaching to the bat, it was stopping a bit,” mentioned Dhawan throughout the post-match press convention.
“I used to be at all times focussing on my course of, I used to be taking part in effectively, I used to be staying optimistic and assured, I’ve quite a lot of expertise behind me, I used to be analysing what photographs to usher in and particularly with expertise, I choose and select what photographs to play at what state of affairs. Sam Curran bowled very effectively within the 19th over, his yorker execution was excellent, dew was additionally there so we took a bonus of that as effectively. We knew Bravo wouldn’t be capable to bowl the final over and it could be bowled by Jadeja. We being left-handers, we had a sure benefit towards Jadeja,” he added.
Batting first, CSK posted a complete of 179/four within the allotted twenty overs. Faf du Plessis (58) and Ambati Rayudu (45*) starred with the bat for the MS Dhoni-led facet.
Ultimately, Ravindra Jadeja additionally performed a cameo of 33 runs off simply 13 balls to take CSK’s whole previous the 170-run mark. For Delhi Capitals, Anrich Nortje was the choose of the bowlers as he returned with figures of 2-44 from his 4 overs.
Axar Patel returned with the figures of 0-23 from his 4 overs. Speaking about Axar, Dhawan mentioned: “Axar Patel has been an awesome asset, every time we demand good overs from him, he does the job, he’s usually very economical, having a top quality all-rounder makes a giant distinction.”
“It’s a nice feeling, the perfect factor is that we’re taking part in excellent cricket, everyone seems to be doing their job and it’s a nice signal for us, all of us keep hungry and we guarantee that we give attention to the method, we guys guarantee that we keep recent as effectively and never overdo issues in observe,” he added.

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