Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan made history during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match between Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, becoming only the second player ever to bat with all of his teammates in a single inning. This feat was previously achieved by Parthiv Patel for Chennai Super Kings in 2019. With a knock of 99 off 66 deliveries, Dhawan proved to be the backbone of his team’s innings.

Dhawan’s crucial knock in IPL thriller

Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Dhawan held his own and played a crucial inning for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He hit 12 fours and five sixes in his innings, providing the much-needed impetus to his team’s total. However, Punjab Kings struggled in their chase, thanks to an impressive spell of bowling by Mayank Markande.

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Shikar Dhawan in action for Punjab Kings IPL 2023

Markande’s sensational spell stuns Punjab Kings

Spinner Mayank Markande put in a spectacular performance, picking up four wickets for just 15 runs to leave Punjab Kings reeling at 88 for nine in the 15th over. This put Sunrisers Hyderabad in a commanding position, and they eventually won the match by a comfortable margin. Despite the loss, Punjab Kings skipper Shikhar Dhawan had some positive moments in the match.

Punjab Kings suffer an early collapse in IPL showdown

Punjab Kings survived a catastrophic start to their innings, losing Prabhsimran Singh in the very first ball of the match. The team lost wickets at regular intervals and was struggling at 10 for two in the second over.

Despite the early collapse, Sam Curran’s knock of 22 off 15 balls provided some respite for the team. However, it was ultimately Shikhar Dhawan’s day as he became only the second player in IPL history to bat with all of his teammates in a single inning.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Shikhar Dhawan’s innings were crucial for Sunrisers Hyderabad, and his feat of batting with all of his teammates in a single IPL inning is a rare accomplishment. Mayank Markande’s spell also played a key role in his team’s victory, while Punjab Kings will need to regroup and bounce back in their next match.