Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten century guided Delhi Capitals to an exhilarating 5-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings within the ongoing IPL 2020 on Saturday (October 17). However, what caught extra eyes was when the CSK skipper MS Dhoni gave Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the essential remaining over when there have been two left-handers on the crease.
With 17 runs to defend off 6 supply, Jadeja’s show within the remaining of the sport was very poor as DC cruised home in the long run with one ball to spare after the CSK allrounder conceded 22 runs off his 5 deliveries.
This prompted loads of outrage amongst followers as folks began to query why was Jadeja given the final over to bowl as a substitute of somebody like Dwayne Bravo. However, after the match, Dhoni did present a clarification behind this alteration in bowling.
“(Dwayne) Bravo was not fit. He went out and didn’t come back,” MS Dhoni mentioned in the course of the post-match interview.
“The options were Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) and Karn (Sharma). I went with Jaddu,” he added.
In chase of a goal rating of 180, DC acquired off to a horrible begin after CSK pacer Deepak Chahar pulled off an environment friendly caught&bowled effort to take away Prithvi Shaw for a duck off the second ball of the chase.
With this early dismissal, Ajinkya Rahane walked out to fashioned a stand with opener Shikhar Dhawan within the center. The duo performed some good photographs however solely managed so as to add 26 runs earlier than Rahane (8) was despatched again to the dressing room after a superb fielding show.
Skipper Shreyas Iyer then fashioned a short stand for the third wicket. Iyer performed a run-a-ball inning of 23 runs earlier than he was despatched again to the dressing room by Dwayne Bravo after Faf Du Plessis took a superb catch on the boundary line.
Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan held the opposite finish firmly for DC as Marcus Stoinis (24) and Alex Carey (9) acquired dismissed by Shardul Thakur and Sam Curran. However, Dhawan saved on going and his resistance paid off in the long run because the DC opener bagged his maiden IPL century off 57 deliveries.
Going into the ultimate over, DC wanted 17 runs with Dhoni giving the ball to Ravindra Jadeja. In what first regarded like a near-impossible job, Axar Patel made it look simple and guided DC to victory in model with an enormous six with one ball remaining.
Dhawan (101*) and Patel (21*) remained unbeaten in the long run as Delhi Capitals completed on 185/5