Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the last-over thriller at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. The win also powered DC to top of the points table.
The contest went down to the wire, where DC claimed victory with two balls to spare and three wickets in hand. Shimron Hetmyer played a match-winning unbeaten 28 run knock off 18 deliveries to guide his side to a memorable win.
Shikhar Dhawan also played a crucial inning of 39 runs from 35 balls and stayed in the middle till the 15th over.
Earlier, the Super Kings posted 136/5 on the board in their allotted 20 overs. Ambati Rayudu was the top-scorer for the three-time winners.
Rayudu clubbed 55 runs off 43 balls to guide his side to a respectable total. He along with captain MS Dhoni added a crucial partnership of 70 runs for the fifth wicket.
Axar Patel was the most successful bowler for the Capitals, picking up two wickets for just 18 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also bowled well and bagged one scalp while conceding 20 runs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 4, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 4, 2021
A terrific victory for @DelhiCapitals to get to the top! Their momentum now is unmatched and they are the clear favorites, csk fans can say catches win matches but 136 was never going to be enough on this wicket for @ChennaiIPL, but a grt fight back by the men in yellow!#DCvCSK
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 4, 2021
Baapu @akshar2026 back to back man of the match awards. Waah bhai. Lage raho.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 4, 2021
Captains winning an IPL match on their birthday:-
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 4, 2021
(Not at the ground before people say! 🤣)
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) October 4, 2021
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 4, 2021
Lack of control from Bravo today. Anyways, a tough loss. Blaming Gowtham makes no sense when our innings is stuck in my mind. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 4, 2021
Delhi Capitals has beaten Chennai Super Kings in the last 4 matches in IPL.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 4, 2021