Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant's blistering fifties powered Delhi Capitals to a first-innings total of 172/5 in IPL 2021 Qualifier 1 against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, October 10. Josh Hazlewood returned with 2/29, while Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo bagged a wicket each.
Prithvi Shaw attacked right from the onset after MS Dhoni put Delhi Capitals in, and brought up Delhi Capitals’ first half-century in IPL 2021 UAE leg. His 34-ball 60 featured seven hits to the fence (including four in a single Deepak Chahar over) and three over it, before being cut short by Ravindra Jadeja.
Josh Hazlewood had Shikhar Dhawan (7) caught behind in the fourth over, before sending back Shreyas Iyer for 1 soon after. Skipper Rishabh Pant (51* off 35) and Shimron Hetmyer (37 off 24) added 83 in 50 balls to round off an impressive first innings effort of 172/5. Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers with 2/29 from his four overs.
Excellent partnership from Pant and Hetmyer to push the score beyond 170 in the the Qualifier— Samay Turakhia (@samay_srt) October 10, 2021
Looks a really good total in a big game... Hopefully DC reach another final today itself#IPL2O21 #DCvsCSK #Qualifier1
Superb comeback from #DelhiCapitals. That was a superlative stand between Pant and Hetmyer. Bit of dew acc to Hazlewood so #CSK will hope it increases with time. Their openers hold the key tonight #DCvsCSK #IPL2021— Ishaan (@ishaanmccain) October 10, 2021
WON'T BE EASY!
172 in such a game, is a decent total considering where #DC where after 4 wickets. And considering they picked the extra bowler, they’ll be confident to defend it. Need quick wickets & control from the spinners #DCvsCSK #CSKvsDC #IPL2O21— Arup Ghose (@arup_ghose) October 10, 2021
— 🇮🇳 Eswaran Subramanian 🇮🇳 (@Eswararasu3) October 10, 2021