Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during IPL 2020 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals.

Another matchday and one other win for Delhi Capitals within the Indian Premier League 2020. The Delhi franchise have been relentless of their pursuit of the highest spot within the 13th season of IPL and so they additional strengthened their place with a win over Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. It wasn’t the commanding efficiency from DC as they needed to grind onerous to eke out a five-wicket win on the Sharjah Stadium. Chasing a goal of 180, the match went to the final over with DC needing 16 runs off it.

Shikhar Dhawan was batting on 101 and Axar Patel had simply come to the crease. At the essential stage, there have been two selections in entrance of captain Dhoni – Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja. Bravo was the logical alternative as a result of his expertise within the dying overs. But Dhoni in a shocking transfer went with Jadeja. The plan backfired as Jadeja conceded 22 runs off the final over.

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Explaining his transfer of handing the final over to Jadeja, Dhoni instructed the host broadcaster Star Sports after the match, “Bravo was not fit. He went out and didn’t come back. The options were Jaddu and Karn. I went with Jaddu. Shikhar’s wicket was important but we dropped him quite a number of times. If he keeps batting, he will keep the strike rate high. Also, the wicket played better in the second half, but we can’t take the credit away from Shikhar.”

In the final two overs, Delhi Capitals wanted 21 runs however Sam Curran bowled brilliantly and gave away simply 4 runs. However, a closing over cameo by Axar which noticed him whacking three sixes helped Delhi Capitals chase the goal with one ball to spare Dhawan had additionally survived a scare on 99 within the penultimate over.

The on-field umpire gave him out however he went for a evaluation immediately and the replay confirmed that there was no edge.

Dhoni mentioned that the wicket performed higher within the second innings and there was sufficient dew to make the pitch higher.

“There wasn’t a lot of dew, but there was just enough to make the pitch better. That makes a big difference: minus 10 when you are batting, and the extra 10 for the team batting second. A positive was Sam’s last over. He needs to be convinced that he can execute outside off yorkers, that is something most of the coaching staff want the bowlers to bowl,” Dhoni mentioned.

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“If you are not comfortable doing it, you can’t really push in the game. I feel this game will give him a lot of confidence when it comes to executing outside off yorkers, I feel that will be one delivery that is slightly difficult to hit,” the wicket-keeper added.

With this win, the Shreyas Iyer led aspect has regained the highest place within the factors desk with 14 factors.

(with ANI inputs)


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