M34 : 3 sixes in the last over, Axar took Delhi to the top, CSK lost by 5 wickets
The 34th match of the 13th season of IPL was won by Delhi Capitals (DC). On Saturday night, they defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 5 wickets in Sharjah. Delhi achieved the target of victory by scoring 185/5 runs in 19.5 overs. 'Gabbar' Shikhar Dhawan, running in excellent form, played an unbeaten innings of 101 runs (58 balls) from Delhi. In the last over, Axar Patel (21 not out, 5 balls) gave the victory by hitting three sixes.
With this victory, the team of Delhi Capitals has once again reached the top in the points table, moving forward with strength. With 7 wins, they got 14 points in their account. This was his 9th match. This was Chennai's sixth defeat in as many matches. In this season, Delhi won the last match against Chennai by 44 runs on 25 September.
Chasing a target of 180 runs, Delhi got a shock on the second ball. Deepak Chahar caught Prithvi Shaw (0) on his own ball. On the score of 26, Ajinkya Rahane (8) also gave his wicket to Chahar.
Captain Shreyas Iyer (23) shared a 68-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan. Dwayne Bravo returned him. After this, the pair of Dhawan and Marcus Stoinis took responsibility. But the third wicket of the aggressive Stoinis (24) fell. Shardul Thakur got this success.
In the 19th over, Alex Carey (4) lost the wicket off Sam Curran. Gabbar had completed a century off 57 balls. There was a need for 17 runs in the last over. After the first ball was wide, after getting a strike, Axar Patel scored two runs on the fourth ball after scoring two consecutive sixes in the second and third ball of Ravindra Jadeja in this over and with one ball remaining, he won with another six.
The match became exciting in the 19th over
Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit the first century in the Indian Premier League, taking advantage of three lives. Delhi were to score 21 runs in the last two overs, but Sam Curren conceded just four runs in the 19th over and Alex Carry (4) made the match exciting.
This is how Delhi Capitals won this match
As Dwayne Bravo was not in the field due to injury, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni bowled Jadeja in the last over, against whom Axar Patel ensured Delhi's victory by hitting three sixes. He scored an unbeaten 21 from five balls, which helped Delhi register their first win in the current season chasing the target.
Chennai scored 179/4
After the half-century innings of Faf Du Plessis (58), the Chennai Super Kings scored a challenging score of 179 for four in the last overs, with quick innings of Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja.
The Chennai batsmen added 67 runs in the last five overs, with Jadeja scoring 33 not out with the help of four sixes in 13 balls and Rayudu scoring an unbeaten 45 from 25 balls with the help of four sixes and a four. Both shared 50 runs in just 21 balls.
Earlier, Duplessis shared a 87-run second wicket partnership with Shane Watson (36) to lay a strong foundation for the latter's batsmen.