Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan went past Virat Kohli on the list of most runs scored by batsmen against the Chennai Super Kings in T20 cricket during Match 2 of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Saturday.
Dhawan went past Virat Kohli’s tally of 901 runs against MS Dhoni’s side when he scored his 77th run in the 189-run chase at the Wankhede stadium.
Dhawan now leads the list with 910 runs versus the three-time champions followed by Kohli (901), Rohit Sharma (749), David Warner (617), Ab de Villiers (593) and Robin Uthappa (590). Dhawan also went past Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner on the overall list of most runs in IPL.
Dhawan is third on the list now with 5282 runs from 177 matches at an average of 34.75 with 2 hundreds and 42 fifties while Warner dropped to fourth but will have the chance to get his place back when his team plays Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai on April 11.
Dhawan, who was part of a 138-run opening partnership with Prithvi Shaw (72), was eventually dismissed for 85 off 54 balls as Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. His knock was laced with 10 fours and two towering sixes.
Their opening stand was also the second highest partnership for any wicket against CSK in all T20s, just 6 runs behind Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson’s 144-run stand for Rajasthan Royals in 2015.
Dhawan and Shaw laid a solid foundation for the run chase and took the game away from CSK as they gunned down the target of 189 in the 19th over of the match to register their third win in a row against the three-time champions in IPL. DC had won both the league games last season.
The win was DC’s 9th against CSK, who still lead the head-to-head battle with 15 victories.