The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are playing against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the seventh match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan started pretty well and added a 94-run partnership for the opening wicket. Shaw looked in blistering touch as he hammered CSK bowlers all around the ground.
The 20-year-old exhibited top-class cricket and started hitting boundaries from the word go. He took just 35 balls to smash a classic half-century against CSK’s quality bowling attack. The right-handed batsman slammed nine fours and a six before getting stumped off Piyush Chawla for 64.
Shaw, in the very first over of the match, got a life-life as neither the bowler Deepak Chahar nor any other player noticed an inside-edge which went through to wicketkeeper Dhoni.
Even the snickometer revealed that the ball had taken a thin edge before going to the keeper’s gloves.
Rishab Pant’s handy knock took DC to a competitive score
DC scored 88-0 after 10 overs, but two wickets in consecutive overs of Chawla somewhat brought CSK back in the game. Despite that, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant added a crucial 58-run stand for the third wicket.
Sam Curran did get the wicket of Iyer on 26, but Pant held his end and kept on tickling the scoreboard. The left-handed batsman went unbeaten on 37 after the end of 20 overs. With a strike-rate of 148, the wicket-keeper batter smashed six boundaries to take his side to 175/3.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
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— Sashmika (@Sashmika7) September 25, 2020
— Saurav Rai (@iamsauravrai) September 25, 2020
CSK missed an edge of Prithvi Shaw😂
— ρяαѕнαηт (@Castlebeam) September 25, 2020
— SportsBash (@thesportsbash) September 25, 2020
Knicked and did not walk. Nor did MSD, slip and the bowler appeal? Prithvi Shaw
— SK Anand (@di_an) September 25, 2020
MS Dhoni's DreamXI captain for tonight looks like Prithvi Shaw. pic.twitter.com/rgjet6uNlt
— Riya (@reaadubey) September 25, 2020