Ravindra Jadeja had a difficult task of saving 16 runs in the final over while bowling to 2 left-handers. Axar Patel didn’t spare Jadeja as he hit 3 sixes in the final over and finished the match in style.
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals Win Against Chennai Super Kings
Dhawan remained unbeaten on 101 from 58 balls. Axar’s explosive cameo at the close helped DC gain 2 crucial points yet again.
Earlier in the CSK batting display, Faf du Plessis continued his prolific form a scored a half-century. Late fireworks from Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja took CSK to a total of 179 after their 20 overs.
Axar Patel Is An Unsung Hero- Shreyas Iyer
Unfortunately for them, the day belonged to DC opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan. The experienced batsman toyed with the field placements set by MS Dhoni and played some outstanding strokes. In the end, his ton didn’t go in vain as DC wrapped up the match with one ball to spare.
Here’s what the winning captain Shreyas Iyer had to say in the post-match presentation.
“I was very nervous, didn’t know what to say because it was getting to the last over. I knew that if Shikhar stays till the end, we will win. But the way Axar struck the ball was amazing to see. Whenever we give the Man of the Match awards in our dressing room, he is always there. He is an unsung hero. His preparation is always on point and he knows what he is doing”.
“We’ve been gelling well as a team from the first day of our camp. We know the strengths and weaknesses of each other. We’ve embraced each other’s success and failure in the same way. I just told one of the teammates today that today the way he batted, it was really mesmerizing to see. Also gives me some breathing space as captain”, said Iyer post the win against CSK.