Thrill of last over, DC wanted 17 runs, Akshar becomes hero
Delhi needed 17 runs in the last over and Ravindra Jadeja had the ball. The first ball was wide, while Dhawan took a single on the first legal ball. After this, Akshar Patel brought a storm. He hit a six off slog sweeps on the second ball, while sending the third ball for 6 runs at long off. After scoring two runs on the fourth ball and hitting a six off the 5th ball, Akshar Patel gave Delhi the victory in a domineering manner.
Shikhar Dhawan’s Dhansu Century
At one end, where wickets kept falling continuously, on the other side, Gabbar i.e. Shikhar Dhawan’s bat thundered. He scored the first century of his IPL career with the help of 14 fours and a six in 57 balls. His century came in 167th innings. The wait for Dhawan’s first century can be gauged from the fact that earlier he had scored 39 half-centuries and his best score was 97 runs.
Thrill of chennai innings
After the half-century innings of Faf du Plessis (58), Chennai Super Kings scored a challenging score of 179 for four wickets, batting first against Delhi Capitals in the last over of Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja.
Sam Karan could not open account in front of Tusshar
The decision to bat first after winning the toss for Chennai was mistaken when young fast bowler Tushar Deshpande sent Chennai opener Sam Karan on the third ball of the opening over without opening the account.
Watson and Plessis added 87 runs
First du Plessis shared an 87-run partnership for the second wicket with Shane Watson (36) to lay a strong foundation for the latter’s batsmen. During this period, du Plessis completed his IPL 16th in 39 balls and his fourth half-century of the current season with one run in the 12th over, but on the very next ball, Nortje bowled Watson to form an 87-run partnership for the second wicket between the two. broke. Watson scored 36 off 28 balls with the help of six fours.
Dhoni again flopped
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (5) failed once again and became the second victim of Nortje after scoring three runs in five balls. Jadeja and Rayudu, however, did not let Dhoni feel the crunch at the crease with big shots in the last over.
Stormy batting of Jadeja and Rayudu
The Chennai batsmen added 67 runs in the last five overs with Jadeja scoring an unbeaten 33 off 13 balls with four sixes and Rayudu scoring an unbeaten 45 off 25 balls with the help of four sixes and a four. Both shared a 50-run 21-ball partnership. Both of them scored 16-16 runs in the 19th over of Rabada and 20th over of Nortje. Jadeja hit two consecutive sixes in Nortje’s last over.
Delhi’s poor start, two wickets fell at 26
Delhi also had a poor start. He got his first blow on the second ball of the very first over of the innings. Deepak Chahar caught and bowled Prithvi (0). After this, Ajinkya Rahane (8) was also run by Deepak Chahar. The team’s score was 26 for 2 wickets.
Dhawan and captain Iyer added 68 runs
After two wickets fell early, skipper Shreyas Iyer played on the field well with the in-form Shikhar Dhawan. Both added 68 runs for the third wicket and gave the team a good platform. However, the same dangerous pair was broken by DJ Bravo, with Shreyas (23) caught by du Plessis.