IPL 2021 / Delhi won by 3 wickets in a thrilling match surpassed Chennai to become number 1

Zoom News : Oct 04, 2021, 11:10 PM
In the IPL, a thrilling match was played between table toppers Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals on Monday. Where Delhi Capitals won the match by 3 wickets in the last over. Delhi had a target of 137 runs, which the team achieved with 2 balls remaining for the loss of 7 wickets.

Pant flopped on birthday

Rishabh Pant (15) failed to play a big innings on his birthday. His wicket came in the account of Ravindra Jadeja. Pant got three lives in 12 balls before being dismissed. He got his first life on the last ball of the powerplay, when CSK appealed for LBW against him but the umpire gave Pant a note-out. After this Dhoni took DRS and that too went in favor of Rishabh. There was a strong LBW appeal against him on the very next ball and Pant was saved again. The DC captain got the third life in the 9th over when a stumping appeal was made against Pant and he was again not-out.

Then the coin of Lord Shardul went

Shardul Thakur made a tremendous comeback for Chennai in the 15th over of Delhi's innings by dismissing R Ashwin (2) and Shikhar Dhawan (39) on the first and last ball.

Shaw out after a good start

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan added 24 runs for the first wicket. Shaw, who hit three fours, was looking in good rhythm, but then Deepak Chahar showed him the way out of the field by dismissing him. Josh Hazlewood got the second breakthrough for CSK by dismissing Shreyas Iyer (2).

  • Deepak Chahar dismissed Prithvi Shaw for the sixth time in the IPL.
  • Ripple Patel (18), making his IPL debut, was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja for scoring runs.
  • So far this season Dhawan has scored 501 runs. This is the fifth time in IPL that Dhawan has scored 500+ runs in a season.
Dhoni showed sportsmanship

Chennai captain MS Dhoni scored 18 runs off 27 balls and got his catch to Rishabh Pant behind the wicket off Avesh Khan. Surprisingly, the Delhi Capitals team was appealing and before the umpire gave his decision, Dhoni had already returned to the pavilion. Playing first, CSK scored 136/5.

Rituraj could not take advantage of the opportunity given

Rituraj Gaikwad was dismissed LBW by Enrique Nortya on the very second ball of the match, but Gaikwad went against the decision of the umpire and took DRS. The replays clearly showed that the ball was leaving the wicket and going outside the leg-stump. After which Rituraj got a big lifeline at 0. However, he could not take advantage of this life and got his catch to R Ashwin on the score of (13) off Nortya's ball.

  • Axar Patel got the first success for Delhi by dismissing Faf du Plessis (10).
  • After this, Akshar Patel also showed the way to the pavilion by dismissing Moeen Ali (5).
  • Robin Uthappa (19), playing the first match for CSK, could not show anything special. Ashwin got him out by c and ball.
  • Dhoni-Rayudu added 70 runs for the 5th wicket.
  • Ambati Rayudu scored 55 not out from 43 balls. This was his 21st fifty in the IPL.
CSK made 3 and Delhi made 1 change

CSK made two changes with Robin Uthappa in place of Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo in place of Sam Curran and Deepak Chahar in place of KM Asif. At the same time, DC gave Ripple Patel a chance in place of Steve Smith.

eyes on top 2

The winning team in this match will be sure to finish in the top-2. The teams that finish in the top-2 after league matches have two chances to reach the final.

Delhi team has defeated Chennai 3 times in a row

Talking about the overall head-to-head in IPL, Chennai's edge has been heavy on Delhi, but in the last three matches, Delhi has defeated Chennai three times in a row. This also includes the victory in the first phase of the 2021 season. However, after that match, Chennai has shown excellent momentum. Chennai had won four consecutive matches in Phase II in the UAE before losing the match against Rajasthan.

Raina dropped from playing XI

Suresh Raina did not find a place in the playing XI due to not being fully fit in today's match. By the way, if seen, his performance in the current tournament so far has also been very disappointing. Most of the Chennai players are in great form, but Raina can be seen struggling.

Dhawan can be a challenge for Chennai

Shikhar Dhawan has proved to be a key role behind the success of Delhi. His batting becomes even more spectacular against Chennai. Dhawan was the man of the match in the last two encounters against Chennai.

Both teams-

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

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