Dhoni's cameo takes Chennai to the final as CSK beat Delhi by 4 wickets in Dubai, Qualifier 1 of the IPL.
The 1st Qualifier match of the Indian Premier League 2021 was played yesterday between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, in which Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets to reach the final.
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and invited Delhi Capitals to bat first, Delhi Capitals batted first, started the inning very well, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan came to start the inning, the first wicket of the inning has gone for 36 runs in 3.2 over, Shikhar Dhawan dismissed just for 7 runs in 7 balls, next batsman Shreyas Iyer came to bat, after few moments he also dismissed just for 1 run in 8 balls as second wicket in 5.3 over, the team score was 50 runs, followed by Axar Patel came to bat, and he good strike rotate with Prithvi Shaw for a while, the third wicket has gone for 77 runs in 9.4 over, Axar Patel dismissed for 10 runs in 11 balls, next batsman Rishabh Pant came to bat, menwhile Prithvi Shaw also dismissed after playing a brilliant quick half-century inning of 60 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 7 boundaries in just 34 balls as fourth wicket in 10.2 over, the team score was 80 runs, next batsman Shimron Hetmyer came to bat, handled the inning and played a brilliant half-century partnership of 83 runs with Rishabh Pant, the fifth wicket has gone for 163 runs in 18.4 over, Shimron Hetmyer dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 37 runs with the help of 1 six and 3 boundaries in just 24 balls, followed by Tom Curran came to bat, and he remains unbeaten without scoring with Rishabh Pant, and Rishabh Pant played a brilliant unbeaten half-century inning of 51 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 3 boundaries in just 35 balls. In this way, Delhi Capitals batted first after losing the toss scored 172 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in stipulated 20 overs, and set a target of 173 runs for Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings bowlers, Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and DJ Bravo got 1-1 wicket.
Chennai Super Kings chasing 173 runs in the second inning achived the target very easily after losing just 6 wickets in fourth ball of the last over, and won the match by 4 wickets, Chennai Super Kings got a brilliant start, altought the first wicket has gone just for 3 runs in fourth ball of the first over, Faf du Plessis dismissed just for 1 run, after that Robin Uthappa came to bat, handled the inning and played a brilliant cantury partnership of 110 runs with Ruturaj Gaikwad, the second wicket has gone for 113 runs in 13.3 over, Robin Uthappa dismissed after playing a brilliant half-century inning of 63 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 7 boundaries in just 44 balls, followed by Shardul Thakur came to bat, and he dismissed without scoring in just 1 ball as third wicket in last ball of the 14th over, next batsman Ambati Rayudu came to bat, and he was run out just for 1 run in 3 balls as fourth wicket in 14.4 over, team score was 119 runs, next batsman Moeen Ali came to bat, and handled the inning with Ruturaj Gaikwad, the fofth wicket has gone for 149 runs in 18.1 over, Ruturaj Gaikwad dismissed after playing a brilliant quick half-cnetury inning of 70 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 5 boundaries in just 50 balls, followed by MS Dhoni came to bat, and handled the inning with Moeen Ali, after few moments the sixth wicket has also gone for 160 runs in first ball of the last over, Moeen Ali dismissed after scoring 16 runs in 12 balls, next batsman Ravindra Jadeja came to bat, MS Dhoni was in strike, now Chennai Super Kings needs 13 runs in 5 balls, in the second ball, MS Dhoni slapped off the back foot for 4 runs, now needs 9 runs in 4 balls, in the thard balls, MS Dhoni got a another boundary from inside edge of the bat, next ball was wide, now needs 4 runs in 3 balls, in the fourth ball, MS Dhoni pulls behind square for a another winning boundary to took the match to the victory, Ravindra Jadeja remians unbeaten without playing any balls, and MS Dhoni played a brillant unbeaten victory inning of 18 runs with the help of 1 six and 3 boundaries in just 6 balls. In this way, Chennai Super Kings chasing 173 runs in the second inning achieved the target very easily for losing just 6 wickets in 19.4 overs and won the match by 4 wickets to reach the final.
Delhi Capitals bowlers, Tom Curran took 3 wickets for 29 runs, Anrich Nortje, and Avesh Khan got 1-1 wicket.
Chennai Super Kings batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was selected for the Man Of The Match, he played a brilliant quick half-century inning of 70 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 5 boundaries in just 50 balls.