In a thrlling encounter, Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 5 wickets of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 conflict on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE, on Saturday (October 17).
With Shreyas Iyer-led aspect needing 17 runs off the ultimate over of the innings, CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni left everybody shocked by asking Ravindra Jadeja to ship the final over as an alternative of Dwayne Bravo who’s thought to be among the finest dying over bowlers on this planet. Jadeja was hit for 3 sixes by Axar Patel and Delhi Capitals gained the match with one ball to spare.
After the match, Dhoni termed Bravo’s dangerous health as the explanation why he didn’t ask him to ship the ultimate over. “Bravo was not fit. He went out and didn’t come back. The options were Jaddu and Karn. I went with Jaddu,” mentioned the CSK skipper.
Dhoni lauded Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan who batted beautifully to attain his maiden century within the IPL on Saturday. The CSK skipper, nevertheless, slammed his fielders for dropping a number of catches of Dhawan.
“Shikhar’s wicket was important but we dropped him quite a number of times. If he keeps batting, he will keep the strike rate high. Also, the wicket played better in the second half, but we can’t take the credit away from Shikhar,” Dhoni added.
The CSK skipper additionally mentioned there was just a little little bit of dew on the bottom within the second half, which made it simpler for the DC batsmen to attain runs.
“There was difference between the first and second innings. The wicket behaved slightly better in the second, it came on a bit better. Batting was easier in the second innings but we can’t take credit away from Shikhar. He batted really well and was supported well by the others,” he famous.
Dhawan completed his innings unbeaten at 58-ball 101 runs, which was embellished with 14 boundaries and a six. Dhawan accomplished his century by selecting up single on the final supply of the penultimate over by Sam Curran. Dhawan was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his match-winning knock.