Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is taking place between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Asked to bat first, Prithvi Shaw took the Rishabh-led side off the flyer however the things turned towards the Ms Dhoni-led side after they took wickets in quick succession of time leaving them stranded at 80/4.
Delhi capitals skipper Rishabh Pant played a blinder against Chennai Super Kings. After the Ms Dhoni-led side turned the momentum towards themselves, the left-handed batsman found a way and took his team to a respectable total of 172 runs.
Rishabh Pant smashed Chennai Super Kings bowlers’ all around the ground and the highlight of his innings was his one-handed sixes, which he hit twice and paved his way for a half-century. He gave fans everything to cheer about including one incident, where he lost his bat.
It was during the 19th over, when Dwayne Bravo bowled a full delivery outside off to which Rishabh Pant went all hands-on and looked to slog the ball for six and in the process lost his bat, which flies high and flat to the right of sweeper cover
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Josh Hazelwood played a pivotal role for Chennai Super Kings as the right-arm pacer jolted the Delhi Capitals with early blows and finished with the figures of 2/29. He during the mid-inning break said that his team needs to read the situation well and implement the efforts at the right time.
“Par score for that wicket. Seems to slow down but towards the end seemed to be getting better. We could have used the big boundary a bit better. All in all probable par. Just about reading the play and putting in the practice efforts here in the middle. It’s about implementing at the right time and executing. The batter is going to probably use his feet. It was pretty sweaty.” Josh Hazelwood said.