New Delhi. Delhi Capitals scored 172 for 5 in the first qualifier of IPL-2021 against Chennai Super Kings, thanks to brilliant half-centuries from young opener Prithvi Shaw and captain Rishabh Pant. In this match played on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Prithvi played a brilliant innings of 60 runs. Captain Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 51 off 35 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes.
Prithvi hit 7 fours and 3 sixes in 34 balls. This was also the first 50+ score for Delhi in the UAE leg of the current season of IPL. Prithvi completed his fifty in just 27 balls. Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets for Chennai while Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo got 1-1 wickets.
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss in this match and invited Delhi to bat first. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan gave Delhi a good start and added 36 runs for the first wicket in 3.1 overs. However, on the second ball of the fourth over of Josh Hazlewood’s innings, Dhoni caught him behind the wicket. Dhawan scored 7 runs in his innings of 7 balls with the help of 1 four. Shreyas Iyer could not do anything special and became the victim of Hazlewood by scoring only 1 run. He was caught by Rituraj Gaikwad.
Axar Patel came out to bat at number four but scored 10 runs and was caught by Substitute Santner off the ball of Moeen Ali. Prithvi returned to the pavilion on the team’s score of 80 when he was caught by Faf du Plessis off Ravindra Jadeja’s ball.