IPL 2020, KXIP vs DC Match Highlights: Dhawan's ton goes in vain, Kings XI thrashes Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets

KXIP vs DC Match Highlights: Shikhar Dhawan's record-breaking hundred was not good enough as Punjab thrashes Delhi Capitals by five wickets. Pooran and Maxwell overshadow the Gabbar's ton to keep KXIP in the hunt for playoffs.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Oct 21, 2020 11:33 IST
IPL 2020, KXIP vs DC Match Highlights: Dhawan's ton goes in vain, Kings XI thrashes Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets
IPL 2020, KXIP vs DC Highlights

IPL 2020 KXIP vs DC Match Highlights:

  • Chasing a tricky 165, KXIP won the match by 5 wickets and one over to spare
  • For DC, Rabada picked up 2 wickets while Axar and Ashwin managed a wicket a piece
  • For KXIP,  Pooran's quickfire 53 off 28 balls and a steady 32(24) knock from Maxwell helped Kings XI Punjab register their third consecutive win 
  • With the win, KXIP moved to the 5th spot in the points table and remain alive in the tournament.

Delhi Capitals Shikhar Dhawan's ton goes in vain as KL Rahul led Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) thrashes the table-toppers DC by five wickets in a must-win game in the Indian Premier League IPL 2020. Chasing a stiff target of 165 runs, Kings XI loses early wickets in the form of their KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. So, we can say that the young emerging player Nicholas Pooran overshadows Dhawan's second successive ton which helps KXIP stay alive in the ongoing tournament with its third win in a row. 

Meanwhile, ''Universe Boss" Chris Gayle shows his presence felt hitting three fours and two sixes in Tushar Deshpande’s first over and took 26 runs from the over. But in the very next over, R Ashwin picks his wicket and the Capitals are far ahead in this do or die match.

The West Indies young talented batsmen Nicholas Pooran then came on the crease and played watchfully. He smashed a quickfire 53(28) including 6 fours and 3 maximum and set a crucial 69-run partnership with Maxwell that have brought Punjab back in the game. In the end, Jimmy Neesham finishes in style and sealed the deal for Kings XI Punjab by hitting Daniel Sams for a six to complete the chase with one over to spare.

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Earlier, Delhi Capitals posted a challenging total of 164/5 in 20 overs. Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan continued his mind-blowing form as he completed his second century in the ongoing season of Dream11 IPL 2020. The left-hander finished his innings unbeaten on 106* (61), helping his side to set a competitive target for KXIP. 

With this second successive ton, Dhawan became the first-ever batsman in IPL history to hit consecutive centuries.

Kings XI having bowled well at the death and restricted table-toppers Delhi Capitals to 165 runs despite a history-making second successive ton from Shikhar Dhawan. Kings XI Punjab now alive there hopes in the hunt for the playoffs.

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KXIP and DC both will play with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively on this upcoming double-header Saturday. Kings XI take on SRH in the first game and just after that DC go face to face with Eoin Morgan and Co later on the same day.