CSK Vs DC IPL Match 2 Review: Raina’s Return Eclipsed by Dhawan-Shaw Onslaught
CSK Vs DC- IPL 2021 Match #2 Quick Review!
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Toss: DC won the Toss and chose to field first
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary & Virender Sharma
What Actually Happened
- Winner: Delhi Capitals Won by 7 Wickets
- Scores: CSK: 188/7 Vs DC: 190/3 (18.4 overs)
- Player of the Match: Shikhar Dhawan
- Best Figures- Chris Woakes — 2/18
- Shardul Thakur — 2/53
- Most Runs- Suresh Raina — 54 (36)
- Shikhar Dhawan — 85 (54)
Moments of The Day
The IPL is full of surprises and memorable moments. Here are my moments of today:
- The return of Suresh Raina: Several questions about his commitment over the past year, but he came back in style. The hoicks & cuts are back. 4 sixes. With Moeen Ali, it was exactly the impetus CSK were missing last year in the middle overs.
- Dhawan-Shaw Make a Mark: Dhawan 85, Shaw 72, 138 opening partnership. With the declaration that Kohli-Sharma will open in the World T20I world cup and KL Rahul & Ishan Kishan as reserves, Shikhar Dhawan & Prithvi Shaw seem to be out of the reckoning. With a 23-man squad possible now, commanding performances like today will help their cases. Just toyed with the field!
- The Battle of the Currans: In the penultimate over of the 1st innings, Tom Curran came to bowl in the death to Sam Curran. 2 fours, 2 sixes, and 23 runs later, the younger brother wins the battle.
Honorable Mentions: Free-flowing Moeen Ali, impressive Avesh Khan, 3 catches for Gabbar!
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day
- MS Dhoni — #DhoniReturns was trending on twitter, but did not get much batting time as he was bowled for a duck.
- CSK improved on the batting front with ‘intent,’ but with only specialist cutters (Bravo-Thakur-Chahar), the bowling was not threatening at all.
- R Ashwin was the only DC player with an off day. Expensive 47 runs in 4 overs was not his best performance
- More dropped catches….Santner, Bravo, Gaikwad the culprits this time around
IPL 2021 Points Table
No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table. We will keep updating it in every article!
TeamsPlayedWonLostTied/No-ResultPointsNet Run Rate1. Delhi Capitals11002+0.7792. Royal Challengers Bangalore11002+0.053. Mumbai Indians10100–0.05 4. Chennai Super Kings10100–0.779Kolkata Knight RidersPunjab Kings Rajasthan RoyalsSunrisers HyderabadIPL 2021 Points Table
The Kolkata Knight Riders take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai. Who do you think will win this one?
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- Chennai Super Kings — CSK Preview
- Delhi Capitals — DC Preview
- Kolkata Knight Riders — KKR Preview
- Mumbai Indians — MI Preview
- Punjab Kings — PBKS Preview
- Rajasthan Royals — RR Preview
- Royal Challengers Bangalore — RCB Preview
- Sunrisers Hyderabad — SRH Preview