Prithvi Shaw became only the second player in IPL after teammate Ajinkya Rahane to achieve this feat.
Opener Prithvi Shaw on Thursday hit six fours in the first over of Delhi Capitals’ run chase against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With the milestone, he became only the second player in IPL after teammate Ajinkya Rahane to achieve this feat.
The onslaught began when Shaw hit an aerial straight drive down the ground off Shivam Mavi. He followed it up by hitting a pitched up delivery over the bowler’s head for four in the next ball. The right-hander then whipped the next ball over midwicket before pumping a drive through off-side off the third ball. He thensteered one through the covers off a low full toss outside off. For the fifth ball, Shaw hit through backward point before finishing the over with a flourishing drive through extra-cover.
DC beat KKR by seven wickets after winning the toss and opting to bowl first. Kolkata made 154 for six. Opener Shubman Gill regained some form with a 38-ball 43 but KKR slipped to 82 for five before Andrew Russell smashed 45 off 27 balls to take them past the 150-mark at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
In reply, DC chased down the target in 16.3 overs. Shaw blazed away to 82 off only 41 balls while sharing 142 runs for the first wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (46). The 21-year-old Shaw smashed 11 fours and three sixes during his blazing knock.
Among Delhi Capitals bowlers, the spin duo of Axar Patel (2/32) and Lalit Yadav (2/13) snared two wickets each, while Avesh Khan (1/31) captured one.
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