Opener Prithvi Shaw smashed a half-century earlier than the Delhi Capitals bowlers got here to the fore to assist their facet thrash Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 44 runs of their second match of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) on the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.
Asked to bat first by the CSK, openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan supplied an ideal begin to the Delhi Capitals by stitching a 94-run stand.
En path to the partnership, Shaw additionally introduced up his fifth half-century of the IPL and first of the continued season off simply 35 deliveries.
Dhawan (35) and Shaw (64) each fell in fast succession off Piyush Chawla’s deliveries.
After the duo’s dismissal, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant notched up an unbeaten knock of 37 runs, whereas skipper Shreyas Iyer contributed with 22-ball 26 to assist Delhi Capitals put up a rating of 175 for 3.
In reply, CSK misplaced each their openers Murali Vijay and Shane Watson cheaply for 10 and 14, respectively contained in the Powerplay.
Subsequently, Ruturaj Gaikwad additionally fell cheaply for 5 runs earlier than Faf du Plessis (43) and Kedhar Jadhav (26) steadied CSK’s innings.
Following the duo’s departure, the Dhoni-led facet didn’t sew partnerships and had been restricted to a rating of 131 for seven of their stipulated 20 overs.
For Delhi Capitals, Kagiso Rabada was the decide of the bowlers with figures of three for 26, whereas Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel additionally contributed with two and a wicket, respectively.
CSK will now look to bounce again once they tackle SunRisers Hyderabad of their subsequent conflict on October 2, whereas Delhi Capitals might be eager to proceed their momentum once they face the identical crew on September 29.