New Delhi: The IPL 2021 match played between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings has a lot of runs. In this match played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the Delhi team registered a convincing win by 7 wickets. In this match, young captain of Delhi Capitals Rishabh Pant won the toss and decided to bowl first. Chennai team went to batting first and lost 7 wickets, they scored a score of 188 runs. In reply, the north Delhi team achieved the target by losing 3 wickets in 18.4 overs. The biggest credit for this went to Delhi’s big openers – Shikha Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw.
The Delhi team got off to a great start by chasing the target of 189 runs given by the Chennai Super Kings to the Delhi Capitals. Openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan batted bang. Prithvi Shaw played a brilliant innings of 72 off 38 balls which included 3 sixes and 9 fours. While Shikhar Dhawan smashed 84 runs off 54 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes.
Dhawan and Prithvi shared a stunning 138-run partnership for the first wicket which lasted 13.3 overs. With this, both of them made a special record. It has proved to be the second largest partnership for any wicket against Chennai Super Kings. The best partnership in this case is the name of the Rahane-Watson duo who shared 144 runs for the first wicket during IPL 2015 playing for Rajasthan Royals.
An interesting anecdote also came to light that Shikhar Dhawan played a century partnership against Chennai Super Kings in the first season of IPL (2008) while playing for Delhi Daredevils. In those days, Prithvi Shaw was just 8 years old. Today, the same Prithvi Shaw is co-producing records with Shikhar Dhawan. Today Shikhar Dhawan is 35 years old and Prithvi Shaw is 21 years old.
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