Shikhar Dhawan made his First T20 hundred, finishing unbeaten on 101 off 58 balls and Axar Patel thrashed 6,6,2,6 in last over of Jadeja to cap a thrilling finish against Chennai.
CSK first batting, started slow but at death exploded to make 179 for 4(du Plessis 58, Rayadu 45*, Nortze 2-44). Sam Curran, the opening was a duck in first over 3rd ball by Tushar Deshpande. 11 balls of first 12 balls were all dots including the first maiden in Sharjah, bowled by Kagiso Rabada.
Then, Faf du Plessis and Watson take their time and started hitting out of the ground to make comeback as it didn’t last long when Watson gave wicket to Nortje for 36 off 28 balls. And then the Purple Cap holder Rabada dismissed Du Plessis in 58 and Super kings were 129 for 4 in 17th over after dhoni soft dismissal in just 3 runs. It was exploding then when Jadeja hit for missed time yorker of Rabada and Nortze to 6, and Rayadu swiping at balls made 21 balls 50 run partnership set the Capitals 180.
Dhawan Shows the Way to Win
Deepak Chahar found his early swing and dismissed Prithvi Shaw for the fifth time in six innings. He also got Rahane for the fourth time in four innings. It was Dhawan day as he remained cautious over Chahar but slammed Curran, Thakur And even legspinner Karn Sharma. Dhawan was retrieved on 25,27,50,79 punished CSK bowlers to make his Maiden Hundred.
16 runs needed off last over, was two waysides over victory but just arrived Axar Patel hit hard to win to close out the game by smashing 6,6 2,6 ball of Jadeja.
The victory, secured with one ball to spare moved the Delhi Capitals back to the top of the Points table