Indian Premier League, 2021

Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals - Match 2

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: 10 April 2021

Delhi Capitals 190/3

RR: 10.18 | Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Prithvi Shaw c Moeen Ali & b Dwayne Bravoc Moeen Ali & b Dwayne Bravo723893
Shikhar Dhawan lbw Shardul Thakurlbw Shardul Thakur8554102
Rishabh Pant not out not out 151220
Marcus Stoinis c Sam Curran & b Shardul Thakurc Sam Curran & b Shardul Thakur14930
Shimron Hetmyer not out not out 0000
Ajinkya Rahane
Ravichandran Ashwin
Chris Woakes
Tom Curran
Avesh Khan
Amit Mishra
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 0, w 3, nb 1)
Total 190 (3 Wkts, 18.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
138-1 (Prithvi Shaw,13.3), 167-2 (Shikhar Dhawan,16.3), 186-3 (Marcus Stoinis,18.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Deepak Chahar4 0 36 0 9.00
Sam Curran2 0 24 0 12.00
Shardul Thakur3.4 0 53 2 15.59
Ravindra Jadeja2 0 16 0 8.00
Moeen Ali3 0 33 0 11.00
Dwayne Bravo4 0 28 1 7.00

Right then! That's all from this game! Delhi continue their winning streak over Chennai. Three wins in their last three games over MS Dhoni's team. Chennai, on the other hand, need to work out what went wrong in this first game. On Sunday, 11th April 2021, Hyderabad go up against Kolkata in Chennai. That match will begin at 1930 IST (1400 GMT). But the build-up will begin much earlier. Till then, cheers and take care. 

Shikhar Dhawan, the MAN OF THE MATCH says that he really enjoyed his batting and he was happy for Shaw who played some brilliant shots. Adds that it was important to give the team a good start and he is happy with his performance. Tells that he enjoys taking up the challenge of improving his game. States that he still was playing the ball close to his body as the pitch was sticky and he was confident and he was sticking to his game plan. Adds that it is tremendous to watch Shaw bat when he is in form and he is happy for him as he has worked hard after the last tournament. Goes onto say that his favourite catch in this game was Moeen Ali's as that was a tough catch.

Rishabh Pant, the Delhi skipper, says that it was good and he was under pressure in the middle phase while bowling but the bowlers did well to restrict Chennai. Goes onto say that it was special for him to captain his first match in the Indian T20 League against MS Dhoni. Tells that they were thinking about missing the services of Nortje and Rabada for this game and the performances of Woakes and Avesh Khan gives them a good headache while selecting the team for the next match. States that these are early stages in the tournament and they are not thinking about the net run rate. Tells that Shaw and Dhawan played really well and they played proper cricket shots. 

Prithvi Shaw is down for a chat. He says that he is feeling good about contributing for the team and says that they got a good start. Adds that the wicket was better to bat on during the second innings. About his technique, Shaw says that after getting dropped from the Indian team during the tour of Australia, he started working on the change in his technique and also spent time with Pravin Amre before the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

MS Dhoni, the Chennai skipper, says that dew was a factor that they had in their mind before the game started. Adds that the batters did a good job once the dew had settled in. About the bowling, Dhoni says that they didn't execute their plans to perfection and gave away a few boundary balls. Further adds that they sent Moeen Ali early to score quick runs along with Suresh Raina. Finishes by saying that it is a good pitch, and once the first half and hour is done, runs can be scored with ease.

Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony!!!

Earlier, in the day, Chennai posted 188 on the board, courtesy a fine knock from Suresh Raina and with valuable contributions from Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu and brilliant hits from Sam Curran towards the end. For Delhi, Avesh Khan was the star and he was well supported by Chris Woakes. Tom Curran and the spinners were punished but in the end, the target did not prove to be enough as Delhi chased it down with 8 balls to spare. 

Chennai will be very disappointed! They did a decent job with the bat but with the ball, they were thrashed. Dwayne Bravo was the only bowler to come out with decent figures but everyone else took a pounding. Thakur did pick up two wickets but he went for plenty of runs. Deepak Chahar too was expensive while Curran bowled two costly overs as well. They were not helped by their fielding as they dropped a couple of catches which proved very costly. They had a disappointing outing but this is just the start of the tournament and they are capable of making a comeback. 

Delhi were absolutely breathtaking in their run chase! Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw started off in fine fashion. They were going all guns blazing in the Powerplay and they did not stop there as they continued on from there and were hitting the ball to all parts of the ground. Prithvi Shaw was a little lucky but some of his shots were incredible and it was amazing to see him bat like this. Dhawan continues to have a love affair with Chennai. He scored a century against them in the last edition and has continued that form in this season as well with a fine knock. He fell towards the end but Pant stayed to finish things off. Overall, an incredible performance. 

A comprehensive win for Delhi! They have made a mockery of the target as they chased down the target comfortably. A complete performance and they have begun their campaign with a bang. Just brilliant. Chennai, on the other hand, have a lot to think about as they have been absolutely hammered. Delhi will be a very pleased unit. 

18.4
4
Shardul Thakur to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! The skipper finishes things off for Delhi! Length ball, around off. This is right in the slot and Pant hits it to the long on fence. DELHI WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
18.3
0
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! TAKEN! Too little too late for Chennai! A good short ball by Thakur, Stoinis goes for the pull but ends up hitting it to Sam Curran to deep mid-wicket, he takes a good catch. Shimron Hetmyer walks in now. 
18.2
0
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, Slower full toss by Thakur. Stoinis defends it, it dipped just in time to not be waist high.
18.1
4
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Easy runs for Stoinis! Full toss and on the pads. Stoinis flicks it down to fine leg. Just 3 needed now.
17.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Marcus Stoinis, Full ball outside off, Stoinis drives it to deep cover for a single.
17.5
4
Dwayne Bravo to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! CRUNCHED! That has gone at a rate of knots! Full ball outside off, Stoinis powers it through extra cover for a boundary.
17.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Rishabh Pant, Low full toss outside off, Pant smacks it through cover for a single.
17.3
2
Dwayne Bravo to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle, Pant flicks it to deep mid-wicket and picks up a couple of runs.
17.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Marcus Stoinis, Slower ball on off, Stoinis defends it to point for a single.
17.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Rishabh Pant, Edged! Full ball outside off, Pant looks to drive but it takes the outside edge and it files to third man for a single.
16.6
0
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, Length ball, around off. Stoinis punches it to covers. The fielder dives there and stops the ball. 17 required from 18. Singles will win the match here.
16.6
0
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, Too short by Thakur. It goes way over Marcus Stoinis's head. Wide given.
16.5
4
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Now Stoinis gets going! Short and wide outside off and he cuts it away. Ravindra Jadeja runs it and puts in a dive to stop it. But the replay shows that his legs were touching the ropes when he collected the ball. Boundary.
16.4
0
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, Beaten! Length ball, around off. Stoinis looks to defend but is beaten.

Who will come out to bat next? Marcus Stoinis is the new man in. 

16.3
0
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! LBW! An absolute beauty from Thakur! Fires this one very full on the middle stump line. Dhawan looks to flick it away but misses and is hit on the pads. It is plumb and the umpire raises his finger. Dhawan doesn't review it. End of a wonderful, wonderful innings by the southpaw.
16.3
0
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and wide outside off. So wide that even Dhawan won't chase that. Wided.
16.2
4
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! He is toying with the bowlers now! He knows what the bowler is going to bowl before he bowls it! Full toss, wide outside off. Dhawan shuffles across and sweeps it to the square leg fence.
16.1
4
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Shot! Full ball, wide outside off. Dhawan creams it past covers for a boundary. 

Strategic Time-Out! Delhi are cruising along despite losing Shaw. They need just 31 runs in 24 balls and with Dhawan still going strong and Pant for company. it should be a walk in the park for them but in the Indian T20 League, we have seen funny things happen and we cannot count that out. Chennai need something special if they want to pull this off. Where can they find the inspiration? Can they make a comeback in the final 4 overs? We will find out. Shardul Thakur is back on. 2-0-31-0 are his numbers so far. 

15.6
0
Dwayne Bravo to Rishabh Pant, Hits the timber at the other end! Low full toss on middle, Pant smacks it but hits the timber at the bowler's end.
15.6
0
Dwayne Bravo to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! Low full toss outside off, Rishabh lets it go. Wided.
15.5
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Full ball outside off, Dhawan moves across to the off side and then plays it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
15.4
0
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Play and a miss! Full ball outside off, Dhawan looks to drive but misses.
15.3
4
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Wow, Dhawan has been excellent today! Full toss on off, Dhawan shuffles across and then whacks it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
15.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Rishabh Pant, Slower ball on off, Pant looks to swing it away but gets an inside edge onto the pads for a single.
15.1
0
Dwayne Bravo to Rishabh Pant, Full toss outside off, Pant flays it to cover for a dot.
14.6
1
Deepak Chahar to Rishabh Pant, Short of a length, on the sixth stump line. Pant cuts it to point and keeps the strike. 12 from Chahar's last over.
14.5
1
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Low full toss, wide outside off again. Dhawan shuffles across and helps it to long on. 150 for Delhi and they are running away with the game.
14.4
1
Deepak Chahar to Rishabh Pant, Short of a length this time, around off. Pant pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
14.3
4
Deepak Chahar to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! The skipper is off the mark! Short and wide again, Pant rocks back and flays it past point and to the ropes.
14.2
1
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and wide outside off. Dhawan pays it to deep cover for one.
14.1
4
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Shaw may have how gone but Dhawan carries on! Length ball, wide outside off. Dhawan shuffles across and sweeps it to the square leg fence. The ball drops just short of the ropes before hitting it.
13.6
0
Dwayne Bravo to Rishabh Pant, Good ball to end the over! Low full toss on middle, Pant plays it back to the bowler. 50 needed in 36 balls.
13.5
0
Dwayne Bravo to Rishabh Pant, Length ball on the pads, Pant looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
13.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, defended to the off side for a single.

Who will come out to bat next? Rishabh Pant it is. 

13.3
0
Dwayne Bravo to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! CAUGHT AT DEEP COVER! Finally a wicket for Chennai, but is it too late for Chennai? Bravo gets his man and this was a good delivery! Very full ball outside off, Shaw has to reach out for it and then looks to drive but it goes off the bottom half of the bat and goes towards deep cover where Moeen Ali takes the catch. Ali fumbles a bit but to manages to hold onto it. End of a sparkling knock from Shaw.
13.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Full ball outside off, Dhawan nails it through extra cover for a single.
13.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Prithvi Shaw, NOT OUT! Dhawan is just in! Wonder why Dhoni did not show much interest in appealing. Good length ball outside off, Shaw looks to cut but gets an inside edge past the stumps and towards the keeper. Dhawan calls for the single and takes off. Dhoni comes charging in and collects and underarms it to the stumps at his end. The third umpire is called for. The replays roll in and it shows that Dhawan was just in.