MUMBAI: In the 38th league match of the 15th season of IPL played here today, Shikhar Dhawan not only scored 88 not out in his 200th match but also scored a century partnership with Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Against the target of 188 runs.
Punjab Kings, who took the first innings after CSK won the toss and elected to field, had a slow start and were bowled out for just 37 in the opening six overs when Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for just 18. However, Dhawan then shared a 110-run stand with Rajapaksa to take the score to 147 when Rajapaksa was dismissed for 42 off 32 balls in the 18th over. Liam Livingstone was dismissed for 19 off 7 balls. Johnny Bairstow was run out for 6 in the final over. Dhawan was unbeaten on 88 off 59 balls with the help of 9 fours and 2 sixes. For CSK, Mahesh Tikshana took 1 wicket while Dwayne Bravo took 2 wickets.