Mumbai: Prithvi Shaw smashed a hapless Chennai Tremendous Kings assault into submission with a superb 72 off 38 balls as Delhi Capitals romped house by seven wickets in an IPL match right here on Saturday. Shaw, who has been in elegant type of late discovered an ideal ally in veteran Shikhar Dhawan (85 off 54 balls), as they added 138 for the opening stand whereas cruising to the goal of 189 in 18.4 overs.
Shaw’s innings had 9 boundaries and three sixes whereas Dhawan was equally enticing in his strokeplay with 10 fours and a pair of sixes.
The CSK assault had no solutions as they actually took management of the chase throughout the Powerplay overs with each Sam Curran (0/24 in 2 overs) and Shardul Thakur (2/53 in 3.4 overs) being carted all around the park.
Earlier, Suresh Raina introduced his IPL comeback with a blazing 36-ball 54 and powered Chennai Tremendous Kings to a strong 188 for seven. Sam Curran smashed away to 34 off solely 15 balls to prop up the CSK innings in direction of the tip. Curran hit 4 fours and two sixes.
The final 5 overs yielded 52 runs for CSK, due to Curran’s power-packed innings.
Requested to bat first by Rishabh Pant, Ruturaj Gaikwad acquired CSK off the mark with a delightful drive by the off aspect between level and canopy, two deliveries after being overwhelmed all finally ends up by a Chris Woakes outswinger.
Final season’s runners-up DC didn’t have to attend lengthy for his or her first breakthrough as Avesh Khan (2/23 in 4 overs) had Faf du PLessis trapped in entrance of the wicket within the second over.
Within the first ball of the third over, Woakes had Gaikwad caught within the slip cordon as Chennai Tremendous Kings slipped to seven for 2.
The English pacer drew Gaikwad right into a push with a ball that moved a barely on pitching.
In got here Raina — he had missed the final IPL owing to private causes — and within the firm of Moeen Ali, the seasoned campaigner revived Chennai Tremendous Kings’ innings and seemed to place up a difficult whole towards a robust DC batting line-up on the Wankhede Stadium.
Throughout his 24-ball 36, Moeen struck 4 boundaries and two sixes, enjoying a wonderful serving to hand to Raina.
Skilled off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reduce brief Moeen’s innings when the all-rounder acquired himself into an uncomfortable place whereas going for a reverse sweep, the following top-edge ending in catch by Shikhar Dhawan, who ran backwards from brief third man to carry on to the ball.
Ambati Rayudu got here in and straightaway acquired into the act, hitting a few sixes and a 4 to race away to 23 off 16 balls earlier than Tom Curran ended his keep within the center.
In the meantime Raina went about his process in a fashion that didn’t give the impression that he was coming again to top-flight after an extended hiatus.
Raina acquired himself going with a 4 off Woakes after which labored Ashwin for 2 successive boundaries, not afraid to bop down the wicket towards the wily spinner’s flight.
Utilizing his ft properly, the veteran southpaw hoicked leg-spinner Amit Mishra for 2 and likewise acquired a most towards Ashwin.
It was no totally different with Marcus Stoinis as Raina pulled the Australian medium pacer for an additional six earlier than being run-out following a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja.