IPL 2019
WATCH – Axar Patel Had Last Laugh Against Faf du Plessis
By CricShots - May 1, 2019 10:20 pm
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Currently, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are hosting Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 50th match of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). After winning the toss, the DC skipper, Shreyas Iyer asked the hosts the to bat first and the decision paid some rich dividends as Chennai lost Shane Watson for a duck.

Axar Patel bowling to Faf du Plessis

During the toss, the CSK skipper, MS Dhoni said that they have made three changes in their squad as Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, and Ravindra Jadeja came back in to replace, Dhruv Shorey, Micthell Santner, and Murali Vijay. On the other hand, DC also made three changes as Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, and Sandeep Lamichhane made way for Chris Morris, J Suchith, and Trent Boult.

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In the fourth over of Suchith, after Watson dismissal, Suresh Raina came out to bat and Rishabha Pant gave him an unusual welcome as he didn’t let Raina go towards the crease and blocked his way in a fun way. After the early dismissal of Watson, Du Plessis and Raina added as many as 83 runs for the second wicket before the former got out in the 14th over of Axar Patel. However, they only managed to score 27 runs in the powerplay.

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Before getting out Faf smashed Axar for huge six over the long-off boundary. However, on the very next ball, Axar delivered a loopy delivery and managed to beat a batsman in flight. Faf came down the pitch again and was looking to smash another six, but he is inches short of getting to the pitch of this and ended up getting it off the thick outside edge and Shikhar Dhawan took a comfortable catch at long-off.

Here are the videos of the six and the dismissal: