IPL 2021 / Chennai gracefully stepped into the final beat Delhi by 4 wickets

Zoom News : Oct 10, 2021, 11:25 PM
The deciding round of IPL 2021 has started from today. The first clash of the season's playoff (IPL Playoff) matches was played between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings (DC vs CSK) today. In which Chennai Super Kings has gracefully reached the final. In the last over, Captain Dhoni hit 3 fours on Karan and gave the team victory in a tremendous way. Batting first after losing the toss in this first qualifier being held at Dubai International, Delhi Capitals made a good score of 172 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Chennai started very poorly and in the very first over, opener Faf du Plessis was out. From here Robin Uthappa and Rituraj Gaikwad handled the innings and put the team in a strong position. Uthappa and Gaikwad scored half-centuries.

Well done Shaw's magic

Prithvi Shaw scored 60 runs in 34 balls while batting brilliantly. This was Prithvi's first half-century in Phase-2 and fourth half-century in IPL 14. Shaw fired shots in almost every direction. He was constantly putting pressure on the CSK bowlers with his stormy batting, when Ravindra Jadeja showed him the way to the pavilion by dismissing him.

First wicket after a good start

Delhi got a good start while playing first. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan added 32 runs in three overs. The pair was gaining momentum when Josh Hazlewood dismissed Dhawan (7) to give CSK their first breakthrough. Hazlewood gave Delhi the second blow in his very next over by dismissing Shreyas Iyer (1). After this, the wicket of Akshar Patel (10) was picked up by Moeen Ali.

In the third over of Delhi's innings, Prithvi Shaw hit four fours against Deepak Chahar.

Shaw and Dhawan left 36 runs for the first wicket.

DC's score was 51/2 until the powerplay.

When Prithvi Shaw was batting on 42, Dhoni dropped his catch.

Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer added 83 runs in 50 balls for the 5th wicket.

Hetmyer (37) was dismissed for Bravo's delivery. This was his best score in Phase 2.

In the last five overs, Delhi scored 58 runs for the loss of one wicket.

Pant's amazing batting

Delhi captain Rishabh Pant was seen batting wonderfully in the match. He hit 2 sixes with just one hand. At the same time, once his bat was left out of his hands. Flying the bat went to the square leg umpire. The umpire narrowly escaped. At the same time, Pant played 3 ball dot in the last over. He could have taken a single off all three balls, but he did not run. On the last ball of the innings too, Pant hit a shot with one hand but this time the ball could not cross the boundary. He completed his fifty on this ball. Pant scored an unbeaten 51 runs.

Bravo created history

Dwayne Bravo took the wicket of Shimron Hetmyer in the match. This was his 550th wicket in T20 cricket. Bravo became the first player in the world to achieve this historic feat. DJ Bravo has so far taken 550 wickets in 506 T20 matches.

The losing team will not be out

The team winning the match will directly enter the final, while the losing team will get another chance to reach the final. That team will have to play the winner of the Eliminator match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier.

Dhoni's team is coming after collecting hat-trick of defeat

Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have finished second after the league stage, but have not done well in the last few matches. In the last three matches, they have lost against Rajasthan, Delhi and Punjab. Against Delhi, the team of Chennai has lost the last four matches.

Raina did not get the place again

Suresh Raina has once again been left out of the playing XI. His performance in the tournament so far has also been very disappointing. Most of the Chennai players are in great form, but Raina can be seen struggling.

match changes

CSK did not make any changes in their team while Delhi replaced Ripple Patel with Tom Curran in the playing XI. Let us tell you that Dhoni has become the first captain in the world to win 150 toss in T20.

both teams

DC - Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Tom Karan, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrique Nortya

CSK - Rituraj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood