Chennai Super Kings Had Won The Toss And Elected To Field:
In Game 7 of IPL 2020, Young Prithvi Shaw hit a fluent half-century and shared a 94-run opening role with Shikhar Dhawan to lead Delhi Capitals to 175 for three against Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai Cricket stadium.
Shaw made 64 out of 43 balls in the company of Dhawan (35 out of 27 balls, 3 out of 4 and 1 out of 6) to give a great start to DC’s innings after being beaten.
The duo started slowly, scoring just 36 runs of the first six power play overs before opening up to stitch 94 runs for the opening wicket in 10.4 overs. Shaw got into his stride, hitting two consecutive boundaries off Deepak Chahar. The Mumbai youngster didn’t appear to rush things and played some attractive shots.
Once CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had introduced the Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja spin duo in the seventh round, both Shaw and Dhawan were on the offensive. Chawla, who had been swept aside by Sanju Samson in their previous game against Rajasthan Royals, came in for some harsh treatment as did Jadeja, who had gone wicket less in his four overs (0/44).
Dhawan after playing second fiddle for a while, joined the party and hit a couple of attractive boundaries and slogged Jadeja’s first ball for a six over mid-wicket. The strong batting lineup of Delhi Capitals helped them in putting up a decent score of 175/3 in 20 overs for Chennai Super Kings.