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IPL 2021, DC vs CSK Highlights: Delhi win by three wickets, go top of table

IPL 2021, DC vs CSK Highlights: Chasing a modest target of 137, Delhi Capitals reached 139/7 in 19.4 overs.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 5, 2021 7:38:33 am
IPL 2021, DC vs CSK Highlights: The match was held in Dubai.

IPL 2021, DC vs CSK Highlights: Delhi Capitals (DC) went top of the points table after beating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by three wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 contest at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Monday.

Chasing a modest target of 137, DC reached 139/7 in 19.4 overs with Shikhar Dhawan top-scoring with a 35-ball 39, while Shimron Hetmyer contributed a vital 28. Earlier, invited to bat, CSK posted 136/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Ambati Rayudu top-scored for CSK with an unbeaten 55 off 43 balls while Robin Uthappa contributed 19 runs. Both CSK and DC have already qualified for the play-offs.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 50

Delhi Capitals

139/7 (19.4)

Chennai Super Kings

136/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 50 )
Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets

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IPL 2021, DC vs CSK Highlights:

23:07 (IST)04 Oct 2021
DC win by three wickets, go top of table!

Hetmyer (28*) takes on Bravo and Hazlewood in two straight overs and turns the tables in some style! Two fours and a six reduce the equation to 6 runs from 6 balls. He starts the final over with a two but Bravo bowls a no ball and two wides in consecutive deliveries. The West Indies all-rounder redeems himself by scalping the wicket of Axar (5) on the third ball. But unexpectedly, Rabada wins it for Delhi with a cracking four on his very first ball. DC: 139/7 (19.4 overs)

22:47 (IST)04 Oct 2021
DC need 28 runs from 18 balls

Hetmyer (8*) and Axar (3*) have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders right now. Thakur and Moeen restrict the batters to a barrage of singles right now as CSK maintain their foothold on the contest in Dubai. DC: 109/6 (17 overs)

22:36 (IST)04 Oct 2021

What a brilliant over! Two wickets and just a single run conceded! Thakur starts off by dismissing Ashwin... his delivery flicked the batter's back pad and then onto the sticks! Later on, he scalps the wicket of Dhawan. DC: 99/6 (15 overs)

22:27 (IST)04 Oct 2021

Jadeja scalps his second as he sends Ripal (18) back to the pavilion. Chahar with the catch. DC: 96/4 (12.5 overs)

22:20 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Dhawan, Ripal take it slow

Despite Ripal smacking Jadeja for two fours in the last, Delhi are taking it a bit slow at the moment in Dubai. Dhawan keeps his partner in check and decides to deal in singles for now. The equation? 49 from 48. DC: 88/3 (12 overs)

22:07 (IST)04 Oct 2021

The wickets keep on falling for DelhI! After shifting to a new bat, Pant tries to be brave against Jadeja but top-edges a slog-sweep. Moeen takes the catch comfortably at backward point. Pant departs after scoring 15. DC: 71/3 (8.5 overs)

22:01 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Pant ups the ante

Pant (9*) ups the ante with a six! Moeen, who comes into the attack, gets smacked for a maximum over mid-wicket by the Delhi skipper on the third ball of the over by skipping down the pitch. Seven runs off the over. DC: 63/2 (8 overs)

21:53 (IST)04 Oct 2021

CSK fight back! Hazlewood removes Iyer (2) with a catch by Gaikwad. Pant comes on next. DC: 51/2 (6 overs)

21:47 (IST)04 Oct 2021

After a rather quiet Hazlewood over, Dhawan wakes up from his slumber and takes on Chahar. He starts off with a six over mid-on and proceeds to smack back-to-back boundaries. On the fourth ball, the veteran punishes Chahar again with a maximum over long-off. Dhawan (27*) ends the over with a quick single. 21 runs off the over. DC: 48/1 (5 overs)

21:35 (IST)04 Oct 2021

Chahar with the early breakthrough! Shaw aims for extra cover but he hits it high on the bat and miscues it in the air to mid-off. Du Plessis takes his time to get under it and seals the catch. The batter departs on 18. DC: 24/1 (2.3 overs)

21:23 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Shaw, Dhawan open the chase!

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan open for DC while Deepak Chahar starts the proceedings with the ball. Shaw starts off slow with a two, but after rotating strike, Dhawan ends the over with a boundary through mid-off. DC: 8/0 (1 over)

21:09 (IST)04 Oct 2021
CSK end on 136/5, DC need 137 to win!

After the fall of Dhoni, Avesh asserted his dominance on the batters in the final over of the innings. Rayudu finished on 55*, hitting five fours and two sixes. On the other hand, Jadeja was on 1*. DC have an easy chase. CSK: 136/5 (20 overs)

21:01 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Half-century for Rayudu

Nortje bowls the 19th. Starts off with a yorker. Rayudu now picks a slower ball outside off stump. Wham! Carted over covers - the second six of the innings now. Rayudu gets to his 50 in the 19th over, off 40 balls. Dhoni on 18 off 26 balls.

CSK 132/4 after 19

20:55 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Rayudu hits first 6 of innings in 18th over

A misfield from Dhawan gives Rayudu his fourth four. CSK grateful for that, dot balls still bogging down this scoring rate. Rayudu hits the first six of the innings now as Avesh goes full towards the pads. That six gets the partnership over 50. 14 runs come in the 18th over, the best over since the first over, in which 16 runs had been scored, by far.

CSK 118/4 after 18

20:50 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Pant's Patel-rap 🤠🥁💬🔊

Communications-wise, Axar Patel-Rishabh Pant has to be the most exciting bowling-keeping combo. The doggerels from the not-so-distant past are probably still fresh in viewers' memory, when the left-arm spinner had been teasing England batsmen in home Tests earlier this year and Pant serenading him with: "Thoda sa aage, Milkha Singh bhaage, pyara Axar jaage". Then there was another one: "Ollie Pope ko Lollipop do, ball ghoomega toh ye jhoomega."

Against Chennai Super Kings, Patel was in the middle of an excellent spell and true to T20 cricket's matter-of-fact nature, Pant's instructions to his spinner was about not letting the pressure slip. After Moeen Ali got out to Patel, Ambati Rayudu played a firm push to the bowler's left. Readily, Pant's sharp-shooting came from behind the stumps: "Oye Patel, ruk, ruk, ruk..." Patel acted on his captain's command and ran around to get a hand to ball. But there was enough time for Rayudu to rotate the strike, much to Pant's expressive chagrin.

20:49 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Ruturaj & seasons in the sun 🙌🏼🙇🏻‍♂️ 🍃☘️🍂🍁

It’s a testament to Ruturaj Gaikwad that the Delhi Capitals exploded in joy and sunk in disappointment within a minute. Anrich Nortje thought he had nailed his man lbw in the first over and fist-pumped and roared. The most expansive celebration came from Shimron Hetmeyer who ran all the way from the boundary to hug the bowler with great joy.

Once Gaikwad sent it upstairs and DRS reprieved him, he had a quiet smile with Faf du Plessis. Nortje turned grim and that man Hetmeyer slumped his shoulders and almost sank. It proved an eventful over as 16 runs came, just one edgy four over slips from Gaikwad but there were wides and leg byes that ran to the boundary as Nortje couldn’t quite control his radar. Rishabh Pant put in an acrobatic dive to get across the first slip to gather a wide swinging delivery; else it could well have been 20 runs. That save also showed how far Pant has come on in his wicketkeeping. Previously, his first movement used to be invariably to his left and he would often find himself late to balls on his right but he has corrected it and developed a great deal in the past few months.

Rayudu finally gets one of his swings to go to the fence. A third boundary for him. Just the 5 runs off the 17th over though.

CSK 104/4 after 17

20:45 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Dhoni-Rayudu's partnership worth 37 runs off 45 balls

3 runs in the 14th over, 5 runs in the 15th. The boundaries are still elusive for Dhoni and Rayudu. This partnership now worth 33 off 41 balls. Both batsmen now swinging with abandon, but still only 6 runs off Nortje's 16th over.

CSK 99/4 after 16

20:30 (IST)04 Oct 2021
CSK in a rut in middle overs

Avesh Khan offers some width outside off and Rayudu slashes for four. A boundary after 6 overs! After the openers departed, only one had been hit so far - by Uthappa. And Rayudu goes again, slashed through the covers for four. 8 runs but no singles in the over. CSK's innings in a bit of a rut now.

A few singles in Axar's 13th, but no boundary. The ball gripping off the surface, the ball does not seem to be coming on to the bat very well.

CSK 85/4 after 13

20:20 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Pant's spinners weave web around CSK

Ashwin to Dhoni. Dhoni off the mark with a flick off his pads for two. 'Achha ball hai', is Pant's verdict - he was still being overshadowed by Sarfaraz in the U-19 Indian team when Dhoni and Ashwin were tying teams up in knots together for CSK. 'Phasaa ke rakh', is his direction as Axar now bowls to Dhoni. Dhoni and Rayudu move the score in singles.

CSK 69/4 after 10

20:13 (IST)04 Oct 2021
Dhoni in at 6

Uthappa now falls. A skier caught by Ashwin off his own bowling. MS Dhoni in at 5, joins Rayudu.

CSK 62/4 after 8.3


Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje, Sam Billings, Marcus Stoinis, Umesh Yadav, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Praveen Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra

Chennai Super Kings Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma

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