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IPL 2021 Qualifier 1, DC vs CSK Highlights: Dhoni finishes off in style as CSK enter final

IPL 2021 Qualifier 1, Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Chennai Super Kings reach IPL final after beating Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 11, 2021 12:08:10 am
IPL 2021 Qualifier 1, DC vs CSK Live

IPL 2021, DC vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings entered the Indian Premier League final after beating Delhi Capitals by four wickets in the first Qualifier here on Sunday.

CSK reached the target of 173 with two balls to spare with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remaining not out on 18 off six deliveries. Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scored with a 50-ball 70 while Robin Uthappa contributed a 44-ball 63. For DC, Tom Curran took three wickets while Anrich Nortje and Avesh Khan got one each.

Earlier, Prithvi Shaw top-scored with a 34-ball 60, while captain Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer contributed 51 not out and 37 respectively after DC scored 172 for 5 after being invited to bat. Josh Hazlewood was the pick of CSK bowlers with figures of 2/29 while Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Moeen Ali took a wicket apiece.

Brief Scores:

Delhi Capitals: 172 for 5 in 20 overs (Prithvi Shaw 60, Rishabh Pant 51 not out; Josh Hazlewood 2/29).

Chennai Super Kings: 173 for 6 in 19.4 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 70, Robin Uthappa 63; Tom Curran 3/29).

 

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Qualifier 1

Delhi Capitals

172/5 (20.0)
vs

Chennai Super Kings

173/6 (19.4)
Match Ended ( Day - Qualifier 1 )
Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets

Live Blog

IPL 2021, Qualifier 1, DC vs CSK Highlights:

00:08 (IST)11 Oct 2021
Batman & Robin 😎&🦹🏻‍♂️

MS Dhoni and Robin Uthappa go back a long way. They made their India debuts around the same, mid 2000, and Robin, along with Suresh Raina, was part of the original Dhoni gang. Back then, they famously got along while in India blues and were also spotted during their buddy vacations to Coorg during off-season. Uthappa wasn't just Robin to the Batman Dhoni, as we now know he also played the cupid. Years later, Dhoni's wife Sakshi in an Insta revelation would post her 30th birthday picture with a caption: "Thanks to this man here, Mahi and I are together!!! It was great meeting you Robbie and Sheethal." The notoriously discreet Dhoni too would be seen on the twitter timeline of Uthappas - flashing a broad smile in family pictures with their respective tiny tots hovering around.  How time flies. At the start of this season when the Royals let go Robin go, CSK would scoop him. Anticipating snide remarks, Robin would give out disclaimer: “Dhoni told me, ‘I want you to know that I didn't make the decision about you coming in here." It was his way of saying, he was wearing CSK yellow because of his skills. Dhoni for one knew that Robin can be trusted in crunch situations. During the 2007 World Cup in that tied India-Pakistan league game, Robin had a half-century and more importantly hit the stumps in the 'bowl out'. And on the Dubai evening, when Dhoni, not among runs in this IPL leg, wanted someone to push CSK in the final and take the critical eye away from his personal form, it was his trusted friend who delivered. With Robin and Gaikwad doing the hard yards, Dhoni gave his usual finishing touch. This time he hit a four, he might have saved the six for the final.

00:07 (IST)11 Oct 2021
Batman & Robin 😎&🦹🏻‍♂️

MS Dhoni and Robin Uthappa go back a long way. They made their India debuts around the same, mid 2000, and Robin, along with Suresh Raina, was part of the original Dhoni gang. Back then, they famously got along while in India blues and were also spotted during their buddy vacations to Coorg during off-season. Uthappa wasn't just Robin to the Batman Dhoni, as we now know he also played the cupid. Years later, Dhoni's wife Sakshi in an Insta revelation would post her 30th birthday picture with a caption: "Thanks to this man here, Mahi and I are together!!! It was great meeting you Robbie and Sheethal." The notoriously discreet Dhoni too would be seen on the twitter timeline of Uthappas - flashing a broad smile in family pictures with their respective tiny tots hovering around.  How time flies. At the start of this season when the Royals let go Robin go, CSK would scoop him. Anticipating snide remarks, Robin would give out disclaimer: “Dhoni told me, ‘I want you to know that I didn't make the decision about you coming in here." It was his way of saying, he was wearing CSK yellow because of his skills. Dhoni for one knew that Robin can be trusted in crunch situations. During the 2007 World Cup in that tied India-Pakistan league game, Robin had a half-century and more importantly hit the stumps in the 'bowl out'. And on the Dubai evening, when Dhoni, not among runs in this IPL leg, wanted someone to push CSK in the final and take the critical eye away from his personal form, it was his trusted friend who delivered. With Robin and Gaikwad doing the hard yards, Dhoni gave his usual finishing touch. This time he hit a four, he might have saved the six for the final.

23:52 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Iyer on fire 👨🏻‍🎤 & 🚀

Shreyas Iyer hadn't gotten going when Delhi Capitals batted, getting a sub-terrestrial T20 strike rate of 12.50. When DC defended, he made up for missing out with the bat. He tried, at least. His resolve to contribute was firm like the black headband tautly holding his vertical outcrop of golden streaked hair. First was a clever catch at long-on to send back Uthappa who was looking to finish this off by himself. But setting a kitten amongst pigeons, Iyer would keep his head in a cha-cha-cha catch at the boundary. The ball had sailed in between mid wicket and long on, and Iyer while holding onto the running catch, had failed to brake his run inside the ropes. He'd toss the ball back, watch Axar Patel hover uncertainly around him, but pop it slightly to step in and complete the catch. Later he would finish a pick-and-throw in quick step, sending back Ambati Rayudu with a rocket throw to Rabada inches away from the stumps, to lend some late drama to CSK's chase. Then Dhoni rained down on his redemption.

23:19 (IST)10 Oct 2021
CSK win as Dhoni finishes it

And Dhoni hits a 4. Over extra cover. This is going to be a grand stand finish. And another one to follow. Oh how the script has changed. And a 4 again. It's over. CSK has won. Over and over again this man finishes matches in this way.

23:12 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Ali caught

And a wicket off the first ball. Moeen Ali is gone. Curran gets his third wicket. Rabada takes the catch. CSK 160/6 after 19.1 overs.

23:10 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Dhoni's 6 in the 19th over

Dhoni now on strike. And would you know it. A 6 to get off the mark. Just MSD tings. 11 off the over. Just 1 over left now. CSK 160/5 after 19 overs.

23:05 (IST)10 Oct 2021
BIG WICKET

Aaaaaaand gone. Big wicket. Gaikwad, out Caught by Axar!! In the airrr, brilliant diving catch by Axar.  CSK 5 down. CSK 149/5 after 18.1 over.

23:04 (IST)10 Oct 2021
SmoulderMan, not spidey 🕸️✂️😕

Rishabh 'Spidey' Pant gritted his teeth and flared his nostrils when collecting a wild wandering throw that allowed Robin Uthappa to saunter in for a third. The chirpy keeper, now and then pulling on the visage of a stern captain, was unhappy with the lounging-pace throw from third man that let Ruturaj Gaikwad add three after dissecting deep point and third man. Saving the boundary was hardly any solace, even as DC were cantering to their second-wicket partnership with both headed to half centuries. Pant backing up on the throw, would frown his irritation and use his keeper gloves to mock-slap at the stumps - the ever-grinning goof giving a rare grim grump. Three wickets quickly thereafter would bring a hint of a smile back to Rishabh, but Gaikwad and Uthappa seemed to have inflicted enough damage to paste a start of a frown on Pant's face as the spidey's web was used more like a mosquito swatter.

23:03 (IST)10 Oct 2021
18 gone

Nortje to finish off his spell. Comes to bowl the 18th over. Gaikwad does not care. Hits the first ball for a four. The 5th ball is also it for a 4. 11 to end the over. 2 left now. CSK 149/4 after 18 overs.

22:56 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Gaidwad resolute

Avesh was bowling a good over until he gets hit for a 4 by Gaikwad. Beautifully times shot. Only 9 off the over though. CSK 138/4 after 17 overs.

22:52 (IST)10 Oct 2021
44 needed from 4 overs

Nortje starts the 16th over. Run rate slowly creeping up. Ali hits a 4 to end the over. 8 off it. Still some work to do. CSK Need 44 from the reamining 4 overs. CSK 129/4 after 16 overs.

22:46 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Another gone

Rabada in to ball. And Rayadu is run out. Top,top fielding. CSK 119/4. 3 wickets lost in no time.

22:42 (IST)10 Oct 2021
WICKET

And Curron takes his second wicket as Thakur goes for a duck. CSK 117/3 after 14 overs. 6 runs and 2 wickets.

22:37 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Uthappa gone

And DC gets the important Uthappa wicket. Smartly completed by Iyer at long-on after a bit of muddle there! CSK 113/2 after 13.3 overs

22:31 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Back to back 4s

Uthappa hits a 4 off Ashwin's second ball. 100 partnership up. And he hits one straight down the ground for another 4. 12 off the over. 111/1 after 12 overs.

22:18 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Gaikwad gets going

Gaikwad hits a maximum off Axar. Did just enough and it crosses the boundary. And a 4 to follow. Over the bowler's head.13 off the over. CSK 94/1 after 11 overs.

22:15 (IST)10 Oct 2021
10 overs done. Uthappa gets 50

Curran back to bowl. Just 6 off this over as well. DC bowlers have really put the brakes on this CSK innings. Uthappa gets 50 though. CSK 81/1 after 10 overs.

22:11 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Slow overs

Ashwin in to ball. The last two overs have been good from Delhi's perspective. Just 4 and 5 off them respectively. Just 7 off it as well. Some slow overs. CSK 75/1 after 9 overs.

21:56 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Uthappa goes berserk

And the last over of the powerplay. And Avesh gets hit for a 6 by Uthappa in the second ball. And a 4 to follow. Uthappa is hitting them everywhere. And another 6. This is turning into an expensive over. 50 partnership up for these two. And a 4 to finish it off. CSK 59/1 after 6 overs

21:49 (IST)10 Oct 2021
Sixes and fours

And Gaikwad hits a maximum.  Rabada goes length ball outside off but Gaikwad skips down the ground and then flat-bats a shot into the sightscreen. Uthappa hits a 4 in the 5th ball. This partnership might get dangerous. 14 off the over. CSK 34/1 after 4 overs.

Squads:

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

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

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