The Indian Premier League (IPL) is nearing the end of its 14th season. On Sunday in Dubai, the top two teams, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals, faced off in the first qualifier.
This game has some of the best T20 players in the world, and it’s no surprise that runs are flowing from the bat on a reasonably decent pitch in the middle.
However, playing first, the Capitals struggled in the first half of the game, losing four wickets, including Prithvi Shaw, who was batting brilliantly at the time.
Rishabh Pant then came in and had to start his innings by dropping anchor. As the innings progressed, the left-hander began to open up in search of quick runs to help his team reach a respectable total.
In the process, the captain of the Washington Capitals smashed a single-handed six off Shardul Thakur in the 16th over of the innings.
Thakur came and bowled a wobbling slower full toss that dipped slightly before reaching the batter. Rishabh Pant took a real whack to it, leaving one hand off the bat.
However, the ball’s power was enormous, as it sailed over the midwicket boundary for a massive six. Pant was really taken aback by the 86-meter maximum.
DC’s position following Prithvi’s performance
The Capitals batted exceptionally effectively to reach a massive total of 172 runs in their 20 overs. Prithvi Shaw blasted the ball at will for his squad, hitting a 27-ball fifty.
He scored 60 runs off 34 balls with seven fours and three sixes in the powerplay overs. Due to this the game was out of reach.
DC were in trouble at 80/4 in the 11th over, despite a promising start. It was only for Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer to rebuild and boost the ante at the same time.
Their 83-run partnership for the fifth wicket ensured the Capitals scored a respectable total.