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IPL 2020: Shikhar Dhawan completes 600 runs

November 9, 2020

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Durba

The left-handed batsman, Shikhar Dhawan, achieved 600 runs in the ongoing IPL 2020 season. He surpassed Mumbai Indian captain Rohit Sharma in the tournament's all-time highest run-getters list against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2

The southpaw became the 2nd batsman for Delhi Capitals after Rishabh Pant to reach the 600 runs mark in a single season. This was also the veteran's most runs in a single IPL season, with the previous best being 569 in 2012. His 2 centuries in the IPL 2020 came in back to back matches against CSK and KXIP.

The Delhi Capitals batsman scored 78 off 50 balls and became the second-highest run-getter after KL Rahul. He also smashed his fastest 50 off 26 balls in an IPL playoff fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Dhawan smashed his sixth half-century of the season but missed out to record his third century in the tournament. The veteran's third century would earn him the 2nd batsman in the IPL to have scored three or more centuries in a single edition of the league after Virat Kohli. The RCB skipper had more than two centuries in the 8th edition of the Indian Premier League.

DC will now take on MI in the final of IPL 2020

Dhawan expressed his views in the media press conference ahead of the playoffs stage. All the seasons have turned out to be the best as he has been performing consistently and providing a great start to the team. The batsman also added that all the seasons have been good for him. Dhawan also mentioned that this season has been remarkable because he scored two centuries and two ducks, something he never did in previous seasons.

The second qualifier was a very impressive match from the team led by Shreyas Iyer. Dc's all-around performance made them beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Dhawan and Stoinis offered an excellent start to the side, with the Australian all-rounder departing after playing a knock of 38 runs. The Capitals managed to add 44 runs in the last 24 balls they faced. Dhawan and Shimron Hetmyer played knocks of 78 and 42 runs, respectively, to post a total of 189/3 and book the team's ticket to the finale for the first time in the team's history.

With four-fifties and two centuries this season, Shikhar Dhawan has 603 runs in 16 innings so far. 

With a tally of 600+ runs, Dhawan is now second with 5182 runs in 175 games in the league's most run-scorer list. RCB's captain, Virat Kohli, is on top of the table with 5878 runs in 198 games.

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Durba