New Delhi. In the 50th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021), Delhi Capitals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets. Batting first, Chennai Super Kings scored 136 runs in a thrilling match, in reply, Delhi had to struggle hard to win and they won the match 2 balls first. Shikhar Dhawan scored 38 for Delhi and Shimron Hetmyer scored an unbeaten 28 off 18 balls in the last over to give victory to his team and now Pant’s platoon has also reached the top of the points table. After the defeat from Delhi, Dhoni (MS Dhoni) gave the reason for the defeat. Dhoni cited the length of the pitch as well as Delhi’s fast bowlers as the reason for the victory of the opposing team.
After losing the match, Dhoni said, ‘We wanted to get close to 150 runs. After the fall of 4 wickets in the beginning, we had also made a good platform for 15-16 overs but we could not accelerate our innings. Let us tell you that Ambati Rayudu batted fast in the last over but Dhoni scored only 18 runs in 27 balls and this is the reason why Chennai’s team could not reach 150 runs. The big thing is that Chennai all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja played only 2 balls and Dwayne Bravo did not get a chance to bat. While both these players are also in amazing form with the bat.
The tall stature of Delhi bowlers is the reason for Chennai’s defeat?
After losing the match, Dhoni said, ‘According to me it was a difficult pitch. 150 runs would have been a good score on this pitch. The pace of the pitch was double. This pitch did not slow down at all. Batsmen were unable to play their shots. Delhi batsmen also had to face the same. The tall bowlers got more help on this pitch. There was more movement in his ball. It was important for us not to give too many runs in the first 6 overs but one over was expensive. But it can happen when you have good batsmen standing in front of you.
Krishnappa Gautam dropped Hetmyer’s catch
Let us tell you that the reason for the defeat of Chennai Super Kings was also poor fielding of Krishnappa Gautam. In the 18th over, Gautam dropped a simple catch from Hetmyer off Bravo. When Hetmyer’s catch was missed, he was only on 13 runs. After missing the catch, he scored 15 more runs and Chennai had to face defeat. Let us tell you that in this season, Delhi has defeated Chennai in both the league matches. Now there can be a collision between the two in the playoffs.