Shikhar Dhawan’s smashing century and Akshar Patel’s three sixes in the final over helped Delhi beat Chennai by five wickets. Delhi needed 17 runs in the last over to win. At that time, Akshar hit three sixes to seal the victory of the team. Dhawan hit an unbeaten 101 off 58 balls with 14 fours and a six. This was Dhawan’s first century in the IPL.
Chasing Chennai’s 180-run target, Delhi did not have a good start. Because they were shocked in the first over. This time Prithvi Shaw was dismissed on the second ball of the first over, he could not even blow a pumpkin. After that, Delhi suffered another blow in the form of Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane had to settle for eight runs this time. But then a good pairing of opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Shreyas Iyer came together.
Dhawan and Iyer took good news of the Chennai bowlers this time. The pair were now expected to score big. But this time, Dwayne Bravo of Chennai broke the tie and gave the Chennai team a big victory. Iyer scored 23 runs this time. Though wickets were falling on one side, Dhawan was batting hard on the other side.
Dhawan also scored his half century this time. This was his third consecutive half-century in the IPL. Dhawan had a good grip on Chennai’s bowling this time. Marcus Stoinis, who came to bat after Iyer’s dismissal, scored 24 off 14 balls. But Shardul Thakur dismissed him to give the team its fourth victory.
The Chennai Super Kings batsmen washed the Delhi Capitals bowlers well this time. Faf du Plessis hit a half-century, while Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja and Ambati Rayudu put on a formidable performance. That is why the Chennai team was able to challenge Delhi for 180 runs this time. Jadeja hit hard in the final overs. Jadeja hit an unbeaten 33 off just 13 balls with four sixes. Rayudu hit an unbeaten 45 off 25 balls with one four and four sixes.
Chennai won the toss and elected to bat first. Chennai’s innings did not start well this time. Because Chennai opener Sam Karan was dismissed in the first over, he could not blow a single pumpkin. But then Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis gave Chennai’s left a good shape. The duo put on 87 for the second wicket.
The pair was broken by Delhi fast bowler Enrich Norkia. Norkia dismissed Watson this time. Watson hit 36 off 28 balls with six fours. Despite Watson being out, Faf celebrated his half-century this time around. This was Faf’s fourth half-century of the season. Faf hit 58 off 47 balls with six fours and two sixes.