Delhi Capitals' campaign in IPL 2021 ended on Oct 13 after the team lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in a thrilling match that saw Delhi giving chills to KKR before they managed to reach their target.
Bowlers nearly pulled it back, unfortunate it didn't go our way: DC captain Pant after losing Qualifier 2
DC captain Rishabh Pant was left stunned by the turn of events after his team managed to take the game to the last over only to fall short in the end.
I was batting well in the nets; plan was simple, see the ball, hit the ball, says MS Dhoni as CSK enter final
Dhoni scored 18 off six balls to ensure CSK's smooth passage into the final against DC in a successful chase of 173.
CSK reached the target of 173 with two balls to spare with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remaining not out on 18 off six deliveries.
The incident happened during Delhi Capitals' innings when Ashwin and Rishabh Pant decided to take a run after the ball deflected off his partner's body.
Virat Kohli had announced earlier this month that he will step down as the team's skipper in the T20 format at the end of the upcoming World Cup in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14.
The KKR bowlers restricted Delhi Capitals to a meagre 127 for nine before their batting unit overhauled the target in 18.2 overs.
Anrich Nortje has returned to the Delhi Capitals side in the second phase of the Covid-struck IPL season, after missing the first phase due to an injury.
Iyer’s batting skills aside, the balance of the team and the ability to play an extra overseas bowler are among the options available for the team management to tinker with.
The wicketkeeper-batsman said that the team will look to continue its brilliant performance from the first half of the IPL 2021 season.
It was one of the most predictable decisions considering that Delhi Capitals did well under Pant despite the fact that Shreyas Iyer led them to their first final last year.
Exciting Oval climax in store on a placid pitch as England make solid start after India sets 368-run target
The target of 368 undoubtedly gives India an edge, and they once again had to thank the lower middle-order for bailing them out.
India were bowled out about 20 minutes into the final session with Umesh Yadav (25) the last wicket to fall. The tail wagged with Jasprit Bumrah (24) also contributing.
India did encounter another mini middle-order collapse as they slumped from 296 for 3 to 312 for 6 in a space of 10 overs in the first session.
Put under immense media scrutiny in the last couple of days, India's star-studded batting line-up must do a 180* turnaround at the Oval to gain a crucial 2-1 lead