The middle order stumbled before Dhoni entered with Super Kings needing 23 off 11. After the second-wicket stand had set the stage for Super Kings in a chase of 173 runs. With them needing 19 off of 9 he played his first ball and missed. Avesh Khan’s subsequent delivery was smashed over the midwicket boundary. And Dhoni faced Tom Curran with a strike with 13 needed off of 5. Chennai vs Delhi Highlights.
At that point, Curran was the Capitals’ most effective bowler of the evening. But boundaries from Dhoni off the following two balls—even though one was an inside edge—put the pressure directly on him. This led to a wide and eventually the half-tracker slower ball that. Dhoni swung to the leg-side boundary to seal the victory.
The Delhi Capitals appeared to have lost their way in a chase of 137 runs after leading for the majority of the game, but Shimron Hetmyer’s unbroken 28 helped them defeat the Chennai Super Kings and move closer to a top-two finish.
When Shikhar Dhawan was bowled for 39 in a double-wicket over by Shardul Thakur, the Capitals were 99 for 6 and had two new batters in the middle. Shikhar Dhawan had been the chase’s anchor for the majority of the innings.
Then Hetmyer took control, hitting Dwayne Bravo twice for fours in his first over. He finally observed from the non-end striker’s as Kagiso Rabada flipped one fine for four to secure a three-wicket victory after hitting Josh Hazlewood for a key six.
The second over saw essis thrash Avesh Khan for two fours, and another precarious opening stand loomed. Axar Patel struck with his fourth delivery as du Plessis dragged one to a diving Shreyas Iyer at deep midwicket. The rapid start may have compelled Rishabh Pant to introduce spin early.