Even though Delhi Capitals (DC) were ahead in most of the aspects of the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), somewhere in the middle of their batting it clearly looked like they have lost their charm. All thanks to Shimron Hetmyer, they beat Chennai Super Kings and inched one step closer to a top-two finish.
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First Innings: DC vs SRK
After winning the toss, Delhi Capitals opted to bowl first & gave Chennai an opportunity to score big. Things didn’t went as per the plan for Chennai Super kings. Rituraj Gaikwad & Faf Du Plessis gave a quick start to CSK by hitting Anrich Nortje & Avesh Khan. This quick start may have forced Rishabh Pant to bring spin on early, and it worked as Axar Patel struck off his fourth ball as du Plessis pulled one to a diving Shreyas Iyer at deep midwicket. Nortje then returned to bowl a rising, short delivery that had Gaikwad slicing a pull to midwicket. With both openers gone, it was a useful chance – with not a lot of pressure – for the Super Kings middle order to get some batting time before the playoffs.
Robin Uthappa came in at No. 3 on his Super Kings debut after replacing the injured Suresh Raina, but couldn’t make much of a mark. Rayudu was 4th & he struck Avesh for two fours in the 12th over, then hit a six and four off the same bowler in the 18th, but in between the boundaries were hard to come by. A big 19th over off Nortje allowed Rayudu to raise his half-century and lift the Super Kings to 136 on what Dhoni called a “two-paced surface” after the game.
Second Innings: DC vs SRK
After Prithvi Shaw was dismissed for the sixth time in the IPL by Deepak Chahar, Dhawan chose to attack. The fifth over from Chahar had the umpires bringing out the sanitisers twice as Dhawan smacked big sixes either side of two fours. Dhawan was forced to rein his shots in when Shreyas Iyer was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood and Rishabh Pant was picked off by Ravindra Jadeja as the Capitals stuttered to 75 for 3 after ten overs.
Thakur’s double-wicket over got rid of Ashwin (bowled) and Dhawan (chipped to cover). The game looked to be getting out of the Capitals’ grasp. Axar and Hetmyer knocked singles around early on to take the Capitals closer to their target. Dhoni chose Bravo for the 18th over and Hetmyer clubbed his fellow West Indian for two fours included a dropped chance at long-on. Pressure was released when Hetmyer thumped Hazlewood for a six in the 19th over.
Delhi Capitals 138/4 (Shikhar Dhawan 45, Steve Smith 33; Kieron Pollard 1/9) beat Mumbai Indians 137/9 (Rohit Sharma 44, Ishan Kishan 26; Amit Mishra 4/24) by 6 wickets.
Man of the Match: Axar Patel