DC vs CSK: Shimron Hetmyer remained not out in a 137-run chase vs Chennai Super Kings.© BCCI/IPL
Delhi Capitals (DC) registered a hard-fought victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 3 wickets in Dubai to go on top of the points table. Delhi won the game in the final over where they needed 6 runs to win. Kagiso Rabada (4*) hit the winning runs on the first ball that he faced after Dwayne Bravo dismissed Axar Patel (5) in the final over. Throughout the chase, Delhi kept losing wickets at regular intervals but Shikhar Dhawan (39) held one end. After Dhawan got out, Shimron Hetmyer took the attack to the opposition. Hetmyer remained not out and guided Delhi Capitals to their tenth win of the season with his quick-fire knock of 28 runs off 18 deliveries. For Chennai, Shardul Thakur was the most successful bowler with his figures of 2/13 in four overs. Ravindra Jadeja also got two wickets, while Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood, and Dwayne Bravo got one wicket apiece while defending 137 runs. Earlier, CSK managed to put up 136 runs on the board thanks to Ambati Rayudu’s (55*) half-century and a steady innings from MS Dhoni in the middle-overs. With this victory, Delhi Capitals are now on top of the points table with 20 points and booster their chances of a top-two finish. Chennai moved down to the second spot in the points tally. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Highlights Between Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, straight from Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
DC On Top Of Points Table!
With this victory, Delhi Capitals made their case stronger to finish in the top two. They have one more game left this season in the league stage that is against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday. Chennai Super Kings got wickets in the regular interval but they failed to be on the winning side. CSK have lost two games in a row now and they have a game left against Punjab Kings to make their case stronger for a top-two finish.
That’s all from DC vs CSK blog. Do join us tomorrow where Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians will faceoff to stay alive in the race to playoffs.
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Bravo to Axar Patel, OUT, caught by Moeen Ali.Axar Patel c Moeen Ali b Dwayne Bravo 5(10)
DC 135/7, need 2 runs off 3 balls to win
DC Need 6 Off 6!
With power batting from Hetmyer in the last two over, Delhi Capitals need 6 runs in the final over to win this clash. Bravo will bowl the final over.
Thakur to Hetmyer, SIX!! This shot will boost his confidence to finish the chase. Capitals need 9 runs off 8 balls now.
DC Need 16 Off 12!
Bravo gave 12 runs in his first over that was the 18th of the second innings. Delhi Capitals need 16 runs in the final two overs to register a win and go on top of the points table.
Dropped And FOUR!
Bravo to Hetmyer, Ohh Dropped!! It was an easy catch for Krishnappa Gowtham but misjudged it completely and ball went away for another boundary. Can Hetmyer do the wonders for Capitals today?
Bravo to Hetmyer, FOUR, straight down the ground.
DC 114/6, need 24 off 16
Eyes On Hetmyer As DC Need 28 Off 18!
Delhi Capitals need 28 runs from the 18 balls to win the clash and top the points table. CSK bowlers provided regular breakthroughs that guided them to a commanding position while defending 137 runs. Shimron Hetmyer is batting with Axar Patel in the middle and they are the last batting hopes for Capitals in this chase.
DC 109/6, need 28 runs off 18 balls to win
Thakur to Dhawan, OUT, caught by Moeen Ali. Dhawan falls after a good start.
Shikhar Dhawan c Moeen Ali b Thakur 39(35) (4s-3 6s-2)
DC 99/6, need 38 runs in 30 balls
Thakur to Ashwin, OUT BOWLED!!!! Fifth wicket goes down for Delhi Capitals and what a comeback from Chennai Super Kings. Dhawan is still holding the other end but he needs a partnership to get going.
Ashwin b Thakur 2(3)
DC 98/5, need 39 runs off 35 balls to win
Jadeja Gets Another Wicket!
WICKET!! Jadeja gets Ripal Patel OUT. Patel went for a big shot but failed to take it over the boundary line. Fourth wicket goes down for Delhi Capitals. CSK are back in the game but still Shikhar Dhawan is holding the other end strongly.
Ripal Patel c Chahar b Jadeja 18(20) (4s-2)
DC 93/4, need 47 runs from 43 balls
Another boundary from Ripal Patel. Jadeja gave bit of room and Patel nicely played to third man.
Jadeja to Ripal, flicked to mid-wicket and FOUR. Good shot from the debutant.
Finally Jadeja gets Rishabh Pant’s wicket!! Pant mistimed the ball completely and in the end a good catch taken by Moeen Ali.
Rishabh Pant c Moeen Ali b Ravindra Jadeja 15(12) (4s-1 6s-1)
DC 71/3, need 66 runs off 67 balls to win
Jadeja to Pant, cracking shot and another FOUR, to long on this time.
Moeen Ali to Pant, stepped out and SIX, over mid-wicket.
DC 63/2, need 74 runs off 75 balls to win
Second wicket!! Josh Hazlewood gives the breakthrough. Shreyas Iyer departs after scoring just 2 runs.
Shreyas Iyer c Ruturaj Gaikwad b Hazlewood 2(7)
DC 51/2, need 86 runs to win in 85 balls.
50 Up For DC!
50 comes up for Delhi Capitals!! They lost the wicket of Prithvi Shaw early but Dhawan fired in the previous over to recover from the loss.
DC 50/1, need 87 runs to win.
Another SIX!! Dhawan has scored 20 runs from the first four balls of Deepak Chahar’s over.
DC 47/1, need 90 runs to win in 94 balls
Back To Back FOURS!
Back to back boundaries from Shikhar Dhawan. 14 runs already from this over and still 3 balls are left.
DC 41/1, need 96 runs off 95 balls to win
Chahar to Dhawan, SIX!!! Brilliant shot from Dhawan. First maximum!
First wicket!! Deepak Chahar gets the breakthrough as Prthivi Shaw has to depart.
Prithvi Shaw c du Plessis b Chahar 18(12) (4s-3)
Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR, to mid-wicket this time. Third boundary from Prithvi Shaw.
Another boundary from Prithvi Shaw. The ball was outside the off stump and Shaw guided it to the long on for another boundary.
Hazlewood to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR, to long-off. Good shot from Shaw.
DC 12/0, 125 runs to win
Chahar to Dhawan, FOUR on the last ball of the first over.
DC 8/0 after 1st over
DC Need 137 To Win!
Brilliant final over from Avesh Khan as he gave away just 4 runs.
CSK 136/5 in 20 overs
DC need 137 runs to win in 120 balls
Dhoni Fails Yet Again!
Avesh Khan to Dhoni, OUT, caught behind!! MS Dhoni has to go after another steady innings.
Dhoni c Pant b Avesh Khan 18(27)
CSK 132/5 in 19.1 overs
Nortje to Rayudu, FOUR, to backward point. 50 comes up for Rayudu and CSK want to finish at a good score in the final over.
CSK 132/4 in 19 overs
Nortje to Rayudu, SIX, over the covers. Rayudu is playing rescue innings for CSK today.
SIX!! from Ambati Rayudu. First one of the match and with this 50 partnership also comes up between MS Dhoni and Rayudu.
Avesh Khan to Rayudu, FOUR, to mid-wicket. Poor fielding from Shikhar Dhawan and it resulted in four more runs to CSK.
100 Up For CSK!
Rabada to Rayudu, fulltoss and FOUR, straight down the round. 100 up for CSK in the 17th over and they need this partnership of MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu to get going for a good finish.
CSK In Trouble!
With regular wickets, Delhi Capitals are on top in an important clash against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai.
After 12 overs CSK are at 80/4 with MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu on the crease.
Avesh Khan to Rayudu, Another FOUR, to extra cover this time.
Avesh Khan to Rayudu, FOUR, to third man. Much needed boundary for CSK and they want more from Rayudu today.
Ashwin to Uthappa, OUT!! caught and bowled!! Fourth wicket falls for CSK.
Uthappa c and b Ashwin 19(19) (4s-1)
CSK 62/4 in 8.3 overs
Axar Gets Another WICKET!
WICKET!! Axar Patel got another one. Moeen Ali has to depart this time.
Moeen Ali c Shreyas Iyer b Axar 5(8)
Rabada to Uthappa, FOUR, Nicely played to fine leg.
CSK 46/2 in 5.3 overs
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