In a thrilling match at Sharjah, Delhi Capitals put down Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets to climb to the top of the table. And all thanks goes to Axar Patel who smashed three sixes in the last over to take DC home. It was Shikhar Dhawan’s fabulous maiden T20 ton that set the stage for the thrilling final over where Patel swept them home.
It was sweet revenge for Patel, who scored 21 off 5 balls. 4 years down the lane where roles were swapped, MS Dhoni smashed Patel for 23 runs in the last over to seal the game for Rising Pune Supergiants.
Sehwag’s hilarious tweet
And who better than Virender Sehwag to put all these emotions into words. The explosive opener came up with a comical way to praise Patel and Dhawan for knocks.
“Dhai Axar Prem ke. Wonderful hundred from Dhawan but Axar Patel doing to Dhoni’s team what was done to him by Dhoni 4 years ago. But a much better batting performance from CSK,” he wrote.
While CSK’s batting was much improved last night, it is their fielding which continues to haunt them. They put down Dhawan not once but three times who then went on score big and snatch the game away from them.
DJ Bravo’s fitness was yet another headache for them who left the field in the middle of the game. It was due to his absence Ravindra Jadeja bowled the final over and Patel did the rest. With this win DC are just a win away from a qualifiers spot while CSK now have an Herculean task of winning 4 of their last 5 games.