Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals are locking horns in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League 2021 in Dubai International Stadium. DC has won the last four games between the two sides and will try to win tonight and book their seat in the final.
MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first keeping the trend of the stadium and CSK’s performance in mind. Rishabh Pant wanted to bowl first as well. He named one change in the playing XI as Ripal Patel made way for Tom Curran. CSK were unchanged from the last game.
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Delhi Capitals got off to a flying start thanks to their star openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Dhawan got out Josh Hazlewood in the third over but by then Shaw had gone off to a dashing start. Shreyas Iyer had a poor outing as he scored only 1 run and played 8 balls for it.
Rishabh Pant was holding one end tight and played a captain’s knock. An interesting incident occurred during the 19th over bowled by Dwayne Bravo. On the first ball of the over, Pant tried to slog Bravo and lost one hand from the bat handle.
However, this didn’t matter as Pant easily clear the boundary ropes by some distance and smashed Bravo for a one-handed six.
Watch the video here;
Unbelievable: Pant’s one-handed 86-metre SIX https://t.co/rcavH2iYws
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Pant scored stroke-filled unbeaten 51 runs in 35 balls, where he hit three fours and two sixes. DC scored 172/5 in 20 overs.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Tom Curran, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.