After Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan Became The Second Indian Batter To Achieve This Feat In IPL

In the eighth match of IPL 2023, Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by five runs. This win has propelled them to the second spot in the points table. Batting first, Punjab scored 197 runs losing four wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Rajasthan team could only score 192 runs after losing seven wickets in 20 overs. Punjab captain Shikhar Dhawan achieved a special achievement in this match. He played an unbeaten inning of 86 runs in 56 balls with the help of nine fours and three sixes.

This was his 48th half-century in IPL. Apart from this, he has also scored two centuries. Dhawan also registered his 50th 50+ score in IPL. He became the second Indian to do so. Before him, Virat Kohli has also achieved this feat. Virat has 45 half-centuries and five centuries in the IPL. Dhawan is the third player to achieve this position in the overall IPL list. David Warner (59) is on top in most 50+ scores.

Apart from these three, no batsman has scored more than 50 half-centuries. Dhawan has 6370 runs in 208 matches in the IPL at an average of 35.59 and a strike rate of 126.72. At the same time, Virat is on top in terms of runs. He has scored 6706 runs in 224 matches at an average of 36.64 and a strike rate of 129.51. Warner is third with 5974 runs in 164 matches at a strike rate of 140.23.

Most 50+ score in IPL history:-

  1. David Warner 56 in 164 matches
  2. Dhawan 50 in 208 matches
  3. Virat Kohli 50 in 224 matches
  4. AB de Villiers 43 in 184 matches
  5. Rohit Sharma 41 in 228 matches
  6. Suresh Raina 41 in 205 matches

Most fifties in IPL History:-

  1. David Warner 50
  2. Dhawan 48
  3. Virat 45
  4. AB de Villiers 40
  5. Rohit Sharma 40
  6. Suresh Raina 39

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