Gujarat Titans defeated Punjab Kings in a thrilling match played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Chasing 190, Rahul Tewatia hit two consecutive sixes with 12 runs needed off 2 balls to seal a resounding victory over Punjab Kings. While Tewatia pulled off Tewatia in the match, an experienced batsman achieved another milestone.
Shikhar Dhawan created history by becoming the first Indian batsman to hit 1000 fours in T20Is. Dhawan had hit 997 fours before the match, he needed 3 to reach 1000. He hit four fours in the innings and crossed the 1000 mark in the fifth over. The first two fours were sharp and streaky as they got an inside edge on both, which was inches wider than the stumps. Third, 1000th, came off the middle as he dismissed Lockie Ferguson over mid-off. The next ball came on the next ball as he slammed another boundary through the cover of the Kiwi pacer.
Dhawan was dismissed for 35 off 30 balls as a googly from Rashid Khan dismissed him and dismissed the keeper.
Dhawan is currently fifth in the list of most fours hit in T20Is. The record for most fours is currently held by the great Chris Gayle. Universe Boss has hit 1132 fours so far in T20. Gayle is followed by Alex Hales of England, who has hit 1054 fours. Next on the list is David Warner who has hit 1005 and his Australian teammate Aaron Finch has hit 1004 fours. Dhawan is at the fifth position with 1001.
Dhawan is currently the second highest run-scorer in the IPL, having scored 5911 runs in 195 innings at an average of 34.77. He has hit 668 fours in the league. Overall, he has scored 8902 runs in 304 innings at an average of 32.48 in T20Is. He has also hit 203 sixes in the format.
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