DC vs CSK IPL 2021: While it was first match for Rishabh Pant as the new captain of DC. He did face a serious challenge as his team had to face a strong total set by CSK. But DC managed to chase it successfully.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
DC won the toss and took the decision to field first.
DC vs CSK IPL 2021 Match Summary
CSK openers go down early
Things didn’t look too bright for CSK as they lost both their opening batsmen at the score of just 7 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad (5 runs off 8 balls) and Faf du Plesis (0 runs off 3 balls) were the openers that were dismissed early on.
Middle order comes to the rescue
While many didn’t expect it to be, Moeen Ali (36 runs) and Suresh Raina (54 runs) both played well with strike rates of 150 each and CSK were at the score of 60 at 8.3 overs when Ali was dismissed. While Raina didn’t play in IPL 2020, he made a great comeback to the league and probably will go on to assist CSK in the batting department.
Mahi dismissed at 0
MS Dhoni’s dismissal by Avesh Khan broke many hearts as people started talking about it on Twitter. We all hope that Mahi goes on to play at his very best in the upcoming matches.
DC’s memorable opening partnership
Prithvi Shaw (72 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (85 runs) went all out on CSK bowlers and created the winning foundation for DC.
Skipper Pant takes the winning run
Yes, while when Dhawan arrived on the scene most of the run chasing was done. Nevertheless, he scored 15 runs and DC proved that it still has what it takes to make it to the finals. Hopefully, CSK bowlers will do better in the upcoming matches. If they had done well, the result would have been different. Since the batsmen had put up a defendable total on the board.