CSK vs DC: Shaw and Dhawan star as Delhi Capitals cruise past Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The previous few months have been a curler-coaster experience for Prithvi Shaw. A under-par tour of Australia noticed him lose his place within the nationwide facet however the younger gun shortly turned issues round by scoring a mammoth 827 runs within the subsequent Vijay Hazare Trophy. On Saturday, the 21-yr-previous opener confirmed why he’s rated so extremely as his glowing innings of 72 from 38 deliveries and the 138-run opening wicket stand with Shikhar Dhawan (85, 10×4, 2×6) helped Delhi Capitals cruise past Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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A stiff goal of 189 set by CSK demanded a powerful begin from the DC openers. Shaw and Dhawan offered simply that with their 82-ball blitz. The duo took little time to get going. They have been extreme on the unfastened deliveries and pierced via the gaps with surgical precision. Shaw started with a boundary over sq.-leg within the second ball of his innings. Dhawan too teed off with a 4 behind level area to sign his intentions. The two matched every shot-for-shot and wanted simply 4.4 overs to lift the crew’s 50. By the time the Powerplay overs concluded, the Shaw-Dhawan pair had knocked off 65 runs from their goal and they have been simply getting began.

The duo’s onslaught left CSK skipper MS Dhoni trying to find solutions. None of the CSK bowlers have been spared. The crew’s fielding too did not assist. Shaw, regardless of a improbable knock, was give life twice. He was dropped on 38 and 47 by substitute fielder Mitchell Santner and Ruturaj Gaekwad respectively. Those drops by no means affected the tempo at which Shaw scored as he raced to his half-century in simply 27 balls. Shaw’s sensational innings contained 9 fours and 3 sixes. Dhawan, on the different finish, was at his fluent finest. The seasoned southpaw was completely happy to play the second fiddle to Shaw. At the midway mark, DC have been comfortably positioned at 99 with out loss.

By the time Shaw departed — caught by Moeen Ali at sweeper cowl area off Dwayne Bravo within the 14th over — the Mumbai lad had all however sealed the chase in favour of his facet. DC quickly misplaced Dhawan – trapped leg-earlier than to Shardul Thakur within the seventeenth over — however skipper Rishabh Pant (15 n.o.) ensured the chase was concluded with 8 balls to spare.

The first half of play belonged to Suresh Raina (54, 3×4, 4×6) whose thirty ninth IPL half-century and a brisk 51-run stand off 28 balls for the seventh wicket between Ravindra Jadeja (26 n.o.) and Sam Curran (34) helped CSK completed with a complete of 188 for 7 of their quota of 20 overs. Walking in at 7 for two, Raina first stitched a 53-run stand together with Moeen Ali (36, 4×4, 2×6) earlier than including 63 for the fourth wicket to put the muse for CSK’s innings. After Raina’s departure, the Jadeja-Sam pair offered fireworks in direction of the tip however it proved to be inadequate towards the onslaught from Shaw and Dhawan.

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