Shikhar Dhawan made a similar start in the second half of the IPL as well. As soon as he scored 42 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he took the record to his name. Dubai: Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan created a new record by scoring 42 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in his first match of the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season. Dhawan, who batted hard in the first half of the tournament, started the second half in a similar fashion and hit six fours and a six in 37 balls against Hyderabad. Along with this he also got back the Orange Camp.
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Dhawan has scored 422 runs in 9 matches so far. Not only this, this is the sixth consecutive season when Dhawan has scored more than 400 runs. This is the 8th time he has been able to do so overall. He has scored more than 400 in 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
He has surpassed Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner. The trio holds the record for doing so in 7-7 seasons. However, Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings holds the record for scoring 400 or more runs in 9 seasons.
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Talking about this match of IPL, Hyderabad batsmen could not play freely against Delhi bowlers. His team could only score 134 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. For Delhi, Kasigo Rabada took three wickets while Enrique Northje and Axar Patel took two wickets each. Delhi Capitals won the match by 139 runs for the loss of two wickets in 17.5 overs.
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