IPL 2021, Qualifier 1 CSK vs DC: Shaw and Pant help Delhi reach 172

Prithvi Shaw
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IPL 2021 is reaching it’s climax as the playoffs have finally begun.

Chennai Super Kings are up against Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 1 to register their spot in the finals of IPL 2021.

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first. Delhi batting first managed to put 172 on scoreboard at the loss of 5 wickets.

Both teams would want to win this match as winning it means a direct entry in the final and the losing side will have another shot at it.

Match Summary

CSK won the toss and invited DC to bat first. Prithvi Shaw yet again gave Delhi a really good start.

Shikhar Dhawan lost his wicket to Josh Hazlewood in the 4th over itself way before he could even settle. Dhawan scored 7 runs of 7 balls.

Josh Hazlewood striked again in his very next over and this time he sent back Shreyas Iyer. He got out after scoring 1 run of 8 balls.

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Hazlewood gave Delhi some early blows but that didn’t effect their scoreboard because Prithvi Shaw from the other end kept on firing blazing shots. Shaw even completed his half century.

Delhi got another blow and this time in form of Axar Patel. He lost his wicket to Moeen Ali in the 10th over after scoring 10 runs.

Then Jadeja in the very next over took the wicket of Prithvi Shaw and gave CSK comeback hopes. Shaw got out after scoring 60 of 34 balls.

Rishabh Pant and Hetmyer progressed the game from where Shaw left and did a 83 run partnership in the middle over.

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Rishabh Pant scored a blazing half century. He played a captain’s knock when his team’s middle order failed.

Hetmyer did got out in the 19th over after scoring 37 of 24 balls but did his job before his departure.

Delhi managed to put 172 on scoreboard at the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.

Chennai will have a target of 173 in front of them and tough time chasing it considering Delhi’s bowling.

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