Delhi Rajdhani opener Shikhar Dhawan defeated the bowlers in IPL 2020. He has scored two centuries this season. Dhawan also maintained his form in Qualifier-2. He played an explosive innings of 78 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Dhawan hit six fours and two sixes in his 50-ball innings. With the help of this half-century, he also completed his 600 runs in the season. He is the second batsman to reach this figure.
Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul is the highest run scorer in IPL 2020. Rahul scored 670 runs in 14 matches at an average of 55.83. During this time he has scored 5 fifties and hundreds. In this innings, Dhawan overtook David Warner. They finished second. He has scored 603 runs in 16 matches. Dhawan has an average of 46.38 and a strike rate of 145.65. Dhawan hit two centuries and four fifties. Third is Warner. He scored just two runs in Delhi’s qualifier-2. He has scored 548 runs in 16 matches.
This is Dhawan’s best performance in the IPL. He scored 569 in 2012, 521 in 2019 and 501 in 2016. Dhawan has hit a half-century for the first time in the IPL knockout or playoffs. He is the second batsman to score more than 600 runs for the Delhi Daredevils or Delhi Capital this season. His predecessor, Habshabh Pant, had scored 684 runs in 2018.
This is the second time this season that the opening pair have shared more than 500 runs against Hyderabad. Dhawan and Marcus Stones shared an 86-run stand for the first wicket. Earlier, RCB’s Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikal shared a 90-run stand. Dhawan’s batting helped Delhi set a target of 190 for Hyderabad. He scored 189 for 3 in 20 overs. Shimron Hetmeyer scored 42 not out. Marcus Stoinis scored 38 and Shreyas Iyer 21 runs.