Indian Premier League reached the final stage of the 2021 edition we are just having another 10 days to witness the IPL 2021 champion. Till now, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore made the playoffs. For the fourth slot, there is competition from KKR, MI, and RR.
CSK VS DC
Yesterday Delhi Capitals and CSK played against each other for the second time in this edition, Delhi Capitals opted to bowl first after winning the toss. In-form openers Ruturaj and Faf for the first time in this UAE leg failed to deliver for CSK thus resulted in exposing the CSK middle order, which hasn’t been tested in the early overs.
Delhi Capitals bowlers were brilliant, they were accurate to not let the CSK batsmen to score quickly in the middle overs as well as in the death. CSK could able to score 136 for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.
Dhoni’s Slow Innings
Though CSK lost just 5 wickets they couldn’t accelerate towards the end, only Ambati Rayudu scored 55 runs from 43 balls another batsman MS Dhoni who is on the edge of his IPL career, scored 18 runs with a strike rate of 67, for the first time MS Dhoni failed to score single boundary when he faced 25 balls or more in the IPL.
Target was looking easy to chase but it’s a trend, pitch gets slow and slow in UAE. Delhi Capitals brought down their Required rate below 6 by the fifth over, which seems to be another thrashing day for CSK bowlers but CSK spinners applied the brake and made it difficult for the Delhi batsmen. But eventually, the total was not enough for the CSK’s bowlers to defend, they were 10-15 runs short.
Reacting to CSK’s loss Twitter fans trolls Dhoni’s slow innings, we have shared some of the tweets here.