- Chennai Super Kings (173/6) beat Delhi Capitals (172/5) by 4 wicket in Qualifier 1
- MS Dhoni hit the winning runs as Chennai stormed into their 9th IPL final
- Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa joined hands for 110-run stand for the 2nd wicket
The Chennai Super Kings will remain in Dubai awaiting the runner-up for the IPL 2021 showdown on Friday. While Delhi Capitals will travel to Sharjah on Wednesday for Qualifier 2. The winner of Monday’s Eliminator between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be will face Rishabh Pantled DC.
Ruturaj-Uthappa put on a show for CSK
In pursuit of 173, CSK got off to a bad start. When Anrich Nortje cleared Faf du Plessis’s prelude in the first round. However, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa had other plans. When the CSK starter teamed up with an experienced hitter. To stitch up a record 110-run stand for the second wicket to give Chennai control of the game.
Robin Uthappa (63 of 44 balls) has redeemed himself by setting the pace in the company of the young and flamboyant Ruturaj Gaikwad (70 of 50 balls). Tom Curran’s third over put Qualifier 1 within reach of Delhi as the English all-rounder made good use of his tempo variation to knock out the set Uthappa (63) and promoted Shardul Thakur (0) in the same over.
Ambati Rayudu was the next Chennai hitter to go when Shreyas Iyer caught him with an excellent outfield performance at the end of the non-forward just before his goal.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni delivered in style, scoring 18 off 6 with the help of three fours and six as CSK knocked down the 173-run goal with two balls from the sidelines. There were only six balls and he missed some and marked the rest. Dhoni’s wife, Sakshi, hugged her daughter Ziva after the CSK captain‘s vintage show.
The commentators in the air were on their feet when Dhoni finished the game with a limit when he took 4 runs off 3 balls in the final.
Pant, Shaw guide DC to a competitive 172
Rishabh Pants’ unbeaten 51 and Prithvi Shaw’s fast 60. Helped Delhi Capitals achieve a competitive result of 172/5 against the Chennai Super Kings in the first standings. Pant forged a solid 83-run position for the fifth wicket. With powerful West Indies hitter Shimron Hetmyer (37 of 24 balls).
Pant hit three fours and two sixes when the Delhi Capitals finally didn’t pay the price to play a specialist short hitter as they benefited. From a brilliant start from starter Prithvi Shaw (60 of 34 balls). Who beat the opponent in seven. quartet and three sixes.
While Shikhar Dhawan (7) and Shreyas Iyer (1) were caught by Josh Hazlewood in the power play. Axar Patel (10) failed after their promotion. Faf du Plessis ran sideways to make a deliberate catch. And finish off Prithvi Shaw’s entertaining punch at Ravindra Jadeja’s Over.
At 80-for-4, Hetmyer and Pant only got together for a pair of singles and doubles before flamboyant Caribbean Moeen Ali hit a short of six. While Hetmyer fell in round 18 against fellow West Indies Dwayne Bravo. Pant continued his innings and hit his first fifty on the UAE stage in the final delivery of innings with a double-off from Shardul Thakur.
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