The capitals of Delhi beat the Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets in the last match of the Match 32 IPL 2020 after Shikhar Dhawan recorded his first-hundredth IPL. Success sees them move to the top of the table in the process, beating defending champions India Mumbai.
MS Dhoni’s lead dress has done well as 179/4 on the Sharjah wicket seems to be slowing down day by day. The capitals started to get the best possible possible after Tushar Deshpande knocked out Sam Curran in the first round of the competition.
Shane Watson will walk in No. 3 and give the support he needs to Faf du Plessis who both led the 87-man team, before the Aussie all-rounder was cleared by Anrich Nortje in the 12th. The Proteas du Plessis cap was then dropped in the 15th because it made a 47-top 58.
A recent development from Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja saw the Super Kings send a 179/4 contest on the forum in 20 separate picks. Two bats did not win with 45 and 33 respectively.
In the capitals when Deepak Chahar raised Prithvi Shaw for his second consecutive duck, as part of a wicket girl right above, he started tracking. Chahar continued on his way to annihilation when Ajinkya Rahane was eliminated, finishing 2-18 in his four appearances.
The story of the day, came from Shaw’s opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan. Delhi southpaw formed a partnership in the IPL under the tutelage of Shreyas Iyer and Marcus Stoinis on their impressive 58-ball 101, the first century.
However the play did not end without a play. With DC needing 21 of 12 balls, Sam Curran adjusted with a remarkable prediction, conceding just four blocks. As Dwayne Bravo withdrew from the field due to injury, Jadeja was replaced by Dhoni.
Bowling wide and accepting one single from the next ball for Dhawan to strike, the situation seemed to be under control with new batman Axar Patel on strike. Mayhem followed him as Axar hit Jadeja three-on-six in four more balls to get Delhi back home with a ball to achieve an unprecedented victory.
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Published 18 October 2020, 00:15 IST