IPL 2021, Match 2 – CSK vs DC: The second match of the Indian Premier League 2021 season saw Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede in Mumbai.
Put into bat, CSK managed 188/7 in 20 overs. Suresh Raina (54) led the way for CSK as Sam Curran excelled at the death. However, DC openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan took the game away.
CSK vs DC: Quick Highlights
Earlier in the match, Delhi Capitals won the toss and offered MS Dhoni and boys to bat first. Chennai, after putting to bat first, got off to a disappointing start as their opener Faf du Plessis went out for a duck and in no time Ruturaj was sent back to the pavilion for just 5 runs by Chris Woakes.
Moeen Ali (36 off 24) and Suresh Raina (54 off 36) then took the charge of the team and played some brilliant cricket to take the team near a good total. Ambati Rayudu also provided a much-needed contribution to his team as he smashed 23 runs off 16 deliveries.
Dhoni (0 off 2), however, lost control on the very second ball he faced and got bowled by Avesh Khan. Sam Curran (34 off 15) and Ravindra Jadeja (26 off 17) then took the responsibilities on their shoulders and helped their side post a competitive total of 188 runs on board.
In reply, Prithvi Shaw (72 off 38) and Shikhar Dhawan (85 off 54 balls) has helped Delhi Capitals overhaul Chennai Super Kings’ total of 188 and pick up a commanding seven-wicket win in Mumbai.
Before heading into the next fixture, let’s have a look at records broken in the match.
1. Suresh Raina Slams 39th IPL Fifty
Suresh Raina scored a 36-ball 54. It was his 39th IPL fifty. He hit three fours and four sixes at a strike rate of 150.00. With this, he achieved another milestone as he equalled the tally of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (39 each). Also, he is now the fourth-highest scorer against DC in the IPL.
2. Dhawan & Shaw Registers Second Best Opening Stand Against CSK
Dhawan and Shaw added 138 runs for the first wicket. This is now the second-best opening stand against CSK in the competition. This is also the highest stand for DC against CSK for any wicket in the IPL.
3. MS Dhoni Out For A Duck For The Fourth Time In IPL
Dhoni, who came in to bat at No. 7 in the 16th over after all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, had to walk back to the pavilion after facing only a couple of deliveries. Facing Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan, Dhoni’s attempt of pulling the right-arm bowler saw him inside edging the ball on to his stumps. It was his fourth time getting out for a duck. Earlier, Dhoni was out twice in IPL 2010 and once in IPL 2015 without opening an account.
MS Dhoni Ducks in IPL
- 0(1) v Royals Chennai in 2010
- 0(2) v Daredevils Chennai in 2010
- 0(1) v Mumbai Mumbai in 2015
- 0(2) v Capitals Mumbai in 2021
3. Shikhar Dhawan Surpasses Virat Kohli To Become The Leading Run Getter Against CSK
Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan became the highest run-getter against Chennai Super Kings in all T20 competitions, achieving the feat during the second match of the ongoing IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Dhawan surpassed Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli en route to feat with his knock of 54-ball 85, laced with 10 boundaries and two sixes. Dhawan now has a tally of 910 runs against Chennai, nine more than Kohli’s tally of 901. Rohit Sharma stands third with his tally of 749 runs.
4. Shikhar Dhawan Become First Batsman in IPL History To Amass 600 Fours
Dhawan also became the first batsman in IPL history to amass 600 fours, 90 more than second-placed David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad.