IPL2021 on 10th April 2021
Delhi Capitals v/s Chennai Super Kings
Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 7 wickets on 10/04/2021 in the IPL 2021.
The half-centuries by Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan helped the DC team gun down the target of 189 that was set by the CSK team.
The fast bowlers of the DC team managed to do enough damage using the new ball and also the old. They made sure that the CSK team depth that was already fabled, had to stretch. Raina managed a fifty to get a competitive total.
Shikhar Dhawan and Shaw took out this sting out of the total with the 65 runs in the power play. The opening stand was of 138 runs with almost more than 10 per over. Dhawan got off to a quick start so that Shaw had some time at the top, and then carried on the high rate of strike even after Shaw was out. These two were the ticks of the Capital’s plans.
The Depth matters
The middle over’s were nothing like what the CSK team is used to. More so, when both of the batsmen, left-handed, took off the off-spinner, Ashwin. Moeen managed to hit successive fours in the first-over of Ashwin. He managed successive sixes in the next over. Moeen got out when he tried reverse-sweeping Ashwin. By this time, CSK was on their way. The Capitals were compelled to go back to pace after Raina, grabbing hold of the baton, ran at Mishran and Ashwin. Raina hit two sixes to get to his fifty, by hitting Marcus.
Wickets and Brakes
The CSK team was slowed down by Avesh Khan and Tom Curran before the death overs. Rayudu got out with a slow ball by Curran and Dhoni was out for a duck by Avesh. The bowling was good and defensive as the batsmen were handcuffed. Sam Curran managed to get the better of his brother, Tom Curran in the 19th over. This provided the CSK team the finishing kick but this was yet below-paron the flat surface of Wankhede.
Shaw and Dhawan need to go on
Ponting revealed, before the IPL started, that Shaw does not like to bat when he was out of form. Shaw wanted to show everyone that he was back, and this he did with the second ball. He managed a four of the ball by Deepak Chahar.
On the other hand, Dhawan’s assault was when he hit four on the ball of Sam Curran and also managed to hit a six in the fourth over. In the fifth over, Shaw joined this party by taking Thakur for 3 fours. Shaw continued taking the spinners after keeping quiet for a few overs after the power play. He managed to score two runs a ball. This allowed Dhawan to be at the strike rate of 150, which is considered as ‘sedate’.
Many times, each of these players looked good for a century. Shaw needed 28 runs off 51 balls at the time he holed out. The last 10 balls Dhawan faced, brought 20 runs for the DC team.