Akshar Patel smashed three sixes off Ravindra Jadeja in the last over to seal Delhi’s victory. Akshar’s 21 off 5 balls helped Delhi reach the target of 17 runs. Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a century, is the foundation of Delhi’s success.
After Deepak Chahar’s double, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer led Delhi. In the second ball of the innings, Prithvi returned a catch to Chahar and Chahar dismissed Rahane a few overs later.
However, the Delhi Capitals scored 76 runs in the first over when Dhawan batted as a continuation of the last match. Shreyas Iyer, who scored 23 runs, lost the team to 94 runs on the scoreboard. Dwayne Bravo took the wicket.
In the last five overs of the match, Delhi needed 51 runs. Chennai took the fourth wicket when Shardul Thakur hit a huge six off the Stones, who were bowled out for the next ball. Dhawan and Stones combined for 43 off 25 balls.
With just 10 runs to spare from that over, Delhi’s target was reduced to 41 off 24 balls. Delhi needed 21 off 12 balls to reach just 4 off the 19th overs bowled by Sam Karan. Delhi lost Alex Carrey. Meanwhile, Dhawan scored his century off 57 balls. Delhi should have scored 17 runs in the last over.
Dhoni’s decision to bowl Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out by Akshar Patel as Dwayne Bravo was not fully fit. With the win, Delhi Capitals topped the points table.