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.
Riding on the fifties from Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals scored 172/5 in 20 overs.
Defending the total, Anrich Nortje gave a perfect start to DC. He removed CSK’s man in form Faf du Plessis on the fourth ball of the innings with a perfect inswinger. Robin Uthappa walked out to bat at number three. With not much cricket under his belt in recent times, Uthappa had an uphill task to bat well in this important game.
He, against all odds, started off well and hit his first ball for a boundary. It wasn’t a fluke as he went on to hit more boundaries in the powerplay. Uthappa targeted Avesh Khan in the last over of the powerplay as he punished him hard with his sublime batting display.
He hit an amazing six on the second ball of the over and followed it up with a boundary on the next ball. The fifth ball of the over also went for a sixer before the last ball raced away for a boundary as Uthappa capped off a 20-run over. CSK scored 59 runs for 1 wicket in the powerplay to get their chase going.
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Earlier, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant played a fine knock and scored the fifties to take Delhi Capitals to a good score as they posted 172/5 in 20 overs.