Delhi Capitals defeated the table-toppers Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets and became the table toppers. CSK slips down to the 2nd spot in the IPL 2021 points table after yesterday's defeat. Axar Patel again stars for Delhi as he took 2 wickets in his 4 over spell. His figures are 4-0-18-2. However, in the run chase, In-form Shikhar Dhawan and Shimran Hetmyer do the job done.
Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant won the toss and elected to bowl first against Chennai. However, DC made one change in their side as Steve Smith misses out and Ripan Patel makes his IPL debut. On the other hand, Chennai made 3 changes to their side. Sam Curran, KM Asif, and Suresh Raina rested as DJ Bravo, Deepak Chahar, and Robin Uthappa replaces them.
The most successful openers of this season, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis come to open the innings. But, soon both of them were eliminated by Nirtje and Axar respectively. Moreover, CSK lost both of their openers in just inside 40 runs. However, soon Moeen also got caught by Iyer as Axar took his second wicket.
Rayudu came to rescue CSK from the top-order disaster. Also, Uthappa(19) has gone to try to execute some runs. After that, skipper MS Dhoni came to bat but he was not at his best. But, he makes a good handy partnership with Rayudu who was firing. They made a 70 runs partnership to guide CSK to a respective total.
Chennai Super Kings finishes on 136-5 in 20 overs with Rayudu scores a half-century. Rayudu scored an unbeaten 55 runs in 43 deliveries including 5 four and 2 sixes. Axar Patel took 2 wickets, and the other bowlers got 1 wicket each except Rabada.
Coming to chase DC opener, Prithwi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer fails as DC loses 2 wickets inside the powerplay. Shikhar Dhawan. holds one side as wickets were falling in regular intervals on the other side. Delhi skipper Rushabh Pant goes out after scoring 15 runs in 12 balls including a boundary and over-boundary.
After that debutant Ripon Patel also fails as he scores only 18 runs. As Jadeja dismisses both pant and Ripon to bring CSK back in the game. Soon Ashwin got bowled b Shardul Thakur in the 15th over. Shardul also takes the most important wicket of Dhawan in the same over as DC slips from 93-3 to 99-6.
Meanwhile, Hetmyer came and chase down the target with Axar Patel holding the other side. Delhi capitals complete the run chase in the 20th over of their innings. DC finishes on 139-7 in 19.4 overs. As Delhi Capitals overtakes Chennai to become the table toppers of IPL 2021 points table.
After defeating Chennai Super Kings, Delhi capitals became the new table-toppers of the IPL 2021 points table. With 20 points in 13 matches, DC is currently at the top of the points table. Also, DC confirms that they will finish in the top two's after their win against CSK. However, CSK slips down to the second place with 18 points in 13 matches. Let's take a better look at the IPL 2021 points table after DC thrashed CSK last night.