IPL 2021: Prithvi Shaw-Dhawan's blast, Delhi's easy victory over Chennai - Newztezz Online


Saturday, April 10, 2021

IPL 2021: Prithvi Shaw-Dhawan's blast, Delhi's easy victory over Chennai

The opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan helped the Delhi Capitals to an easy victory in their first match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament. 
In their first match in IPL-2021, Delhi defeated Chennai by seven wickets to make a winning start to the tournament.

Delhi won the toss and elected to bat first. With the help of Suresh Raina's 54 and useful innings by Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Karan, Chennai scored 188 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs. Thus, a tough target of 189 against Delhi came. But the tumultuous batting of Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw made the target easy. Delhi won the match by 190 runs for the loss of three wickets in 18.4 overs. Prithvi Shaw played 72 and Dhawan 85 innings.

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan's explosive batting
to chase the 189-run target, the Delhi Capitals team was expecting a banging start. The opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan gave the team a start. Both the batsmen batted immediately from the start and washed the Chennai bowlers. Not a single Dhoni bowler was able to put these two batsmen in trouble. The duo of Shaw and Dhawan laid the foundation of the team's victory with a partnership of 138 runs in 13.3 overs for the first wicket.

Both openers scored half-centuries. Prithvi Shaw hit 72 off 38 balls. Which included nine fours and three sixes. While Dhawan hit 85 off 54 balls with the help of 10 fours and two sixes. The duo made the team's victory easier. In addition, Marcus Stoinis scored 14 off 9 balls. Captain Rishabh Pant was unbeaten on 15 off 12 balls. For Chennai, Shardul Thakur was quick for two and Dwayne Bravo was quick for one.

Bad start for Chennai Super Kings
Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bat first. However, Chennai had a bad start. The duo of Rituraj Gaekwad and Faf Duplessis did not give the team a start as expected. Rituraj was dismissed for five while Duplessis could not even open an account. With both openers out for seven, the team was on the backfoot early on.

Suresh Raina's superb half-century,
however, veteran batsman Suresh Raina once again came to the rescue of the Chennai team. He teamed up with Moin Ali for a 53-run partnership to take the team out of the early twists. Moin Ali also batted aggressively. He hit 36 ​​off 24 balls with four fours and two sixes. While Suresh Raina completed his half century. He hit 54 off 36 balls, including three fours and four sixes. Unfortunately Raina was run out.

Ambati Rayudu played useful innings after Suresh Raina's half-century of Jadeja and Sam Karan's attack in the final overs . He played 23 innings. Rayudu hit one four and two sixes in his 16-ball innings. However, Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Kar were instrumental in making Chennai's score bigger. The duo accelerated the run-rate by washing the Delhi bowlers in the final overs. Jadeja and Karan shared a 51-run stand. Sam Curran hit 34 off 15 balls with four fours and two sixes and was dismissed on the final ball of the innings. Jadeja, meanwhile, hit an unbeaten 26 off 17 balls with the help of three fours. Chris Vokes and Avesh Khan took two wickets apiece while Ravichandran Ashwin and Tom Karan had one apiece.

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