DC beats CSK by 7 wickets
DC beats CSK by 7 wickets

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IPL 2021 CSK vs DC highlights: The last year’s finalist Delhi Capitals locks horns with the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings to play their first match of the IPL 2021. CSK who created an unwanted history in the IPL 2020 seeks to pump back to their original state.

Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss Details: DC won the toss and opt to bowl

Captains View 

Rishabh Pant | Delhi Capitals

We will bowl first. The wicket looks a bit soft. I will be a mix of youth and experience, have done a bit of captaincy in 2017, but my first IPL game. Four overseas players – Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes and Tom Curran. We aren’t playing in Delhi, so think it’s working fine.

MS Dhoni | CSK

We were also looking to bowl, it’s slightly difficult to defend on this ground. Dew could be a factor, but it’s cloudy today, so it might not be a factor. The combination looks good, some of the overseas players turned up late, some are in quarantine, but we are ready to go – Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, and Dwayne Bravo are our four overseas players.

Playing XI

Delhi Capitals(DC)

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan.

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.

IPL 2021 CSK vs DC Highlights

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

Ruturaj Gaikwad and du Plessis opens the game on behalf of the Chennai Super Kings(CSK). Chris Woakes opens the bowling attack against CSK.

The duo is expected to make an impressive opening partnership but failed to withstand the DC’s bowling attack. Avesh Khan in the 2nd over of the innings dismissed Faf du Plessis for a duck and followed by Woakes dismissal of Ruturaj Gaikwad in the next over for 5 runs.

The two quick wickets load pressure over the CSK as they lose their two top-order wickets for just 7 runs. Mr. IPL gets into the yard and joins hands with CSK’s newbie Moeen Ali. Missing a season would definitely made an impact in Suresh Raina and he is in need to prove himself to his fans.

On the other hand, Moeen Ali, who never played with Suresh Raina seems to make a good partnership. The duo added a crucial 53 run partnership before Moeen Ali’s dismissal. Moeen Ali after hitting back-to-back to sixes loses his wicket to R Ashwin.

Rayudu gets into join hands with Suresh Raina. The duo added another crucial 63 runs partnership to the CSK’s scoreboard. It’s Tom Curran who breaks the partnership by dismissing Rayudu for 23 runs.

Jadeja gets in to join hands with Suresh Raina. Suresh Raina secured his maiden IPL 2021 half-century in the previous over with an impressive six.

In the 15th over of the innings, Raina loses his wicket via run-out and walks to Pavillion after scoring 54 runs off 36 deliveries.

The much expected MS Dhoni gets in and walks off to the pavilion of the same over for a duck. CSK fans might not interested to see their THALA in this way. Jadeja and Sam Curran somehow managed to push the CSK score to an extend of 180+.

CSK at the end of the 20 overs scored 188 runs for 7 wickets loss.

Delhi Capitals(DC) Batting

Chasing might not be a difficult task for the DC with a powerful batting order. Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan get into the crease to chase the target of 189 runs. Deepak Chahar opens the attack on behalf of the CSK.

Shaw and Dhawan started and continued to hit massively that loads constant pressure over the SK bowlers. Though CSK had an impressive bowling unit they struggle to make the early wickets. Which is much needed in the short format games.

At the end of the 5th over DC scored 58 runs for no wickets loss and place themself in a safe zone.

Soon at the end of the 10 overs, DC scored 99 runs for no wicket loss with a half-century under the name of Shaw. In the followed over Dhawan registered his first half-century of the season.

In the mid of the 13th over Dwayne Bravo dismissed Prithvi Shaw for 72 runs. Late wickets for CSK, the destruction were already made by DC. Finally Thakur in the mid of the 16th over dismissed Dhawan for 85 runs.

DC Skipper Pant with a boundary of the 18th over grabs the first victory of the IPL 2021 by beating CSK by 7 wickets.

Watch CSK vs DC Match Highlights

Watch full match highlights of IPL 2021 CSK vs DC and check the IPL 2021 points table.

Man of the Match

  • Name: Shikhar Dhawan
  • Team: Delhi Capitals
  • Role: Batsman
  • Stats: 85 runs off 54 deliveries(4’s – 10, 6’s – 02)

I really enjoyed my batting. Was enjoying the way I was hitting the ball. Prithvi was batting really well. He carried on with his form from Vijay Hazare. It was important to get off to a good start because we were chasing a big total.

I have to innovate a few shots and I enjoy taking up challenges. I was playing the ball close to the body. The wicket was a little sticky. I knew my game plan. It is tremendous to watch Prithvi.

He played some effortless shots. So good and so happy for him as he didn’t have a good IPL last time around. I liked the Moeen Ali catch the most.

 

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