Dubai: Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 44 runs to register their second consecutive win in the Indian Premier League here on Friday.
Sent into bat, DC made 175 for three and then restricted CSK to 131 for seven to keep their winning run intact.
Opener Prithvi Shaw smashed 64 off 43 balls while Rishabh Pant contributed 37 off 25 for Delhi Capitals against Chennai Super Kings.
Shaw's innings had nine fours and a six while he added 94 for the first wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (35 off 27 balls). However skipper Shreyas Iyer (26 off 22 balls) had a rare off-day as he consumed a few dot balls and DC may have ended at least 10 to 15 runs short of a safe score.
Piyush Chawla after a horrendous last game had a decent outing picking 2 for 33 while Sam Curran got the other wicket.
For Chennai, while Faf du Plessis played a 43 off 35 balls, Kedar Jadhav scored 26 off 21.
The two teams wore armbands to honour cricketer-commentator Dean Jones who died of a cardiac arrest Thursday at a Mumbai hotel. CSK also wore one to honour veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam who died on Friday after a long battle with COVID-19.
“The Super Kings are wearing black armbands in memory of Dean Jones and SP Balasubrahmanyam. One had an absolutely iconic day at Chepauk, the other’s life has changed and shaped all of us in so many ways. Lion faceYellow heart #RIPSPB #RIPDeanJones #WhistleFromHome #WhistlePodu #Yellove #CSKvDC,” CSK wrote on its Twitter handle.
Delhi Capitals 175/3 in 20 overs (Prithvi Shaw 64 off 43 balls, Shikhar Dhawan 35 off 27 balls, Rishabh Pant 37 off 25 balls, Piyush Chawla 2/33).
Chennai Super Kings: 131 for seven in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 43 off 35, Kedar Jadhav 26 off 21; Kagiso Rabada 3/26, Anrich Nortje 2/21).