Chennai pip Delhi to storm into IPL final
Chasing 173, a stunning cameo of 18 not out from six balls from Captain M. S. Dhoni secured the win.
He hit the 13 runs required in the 20th over, bowled by England’s Tom Curran (3/29).
Despite Dhoni’s heroics, there were also vital contributions from Ruturaj Gaikwad (70) and Robin Uthappa (63).
Earlier, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant starred for Delhi by making half-centuries and ensuring they posted a competitive total of 172.
But despite losing Francois du Plessis in the first over, CSK recovered and were in firm control of the chase at 113 for one before the Capitals forced their way back into the game by chipping away with regular quick wickets.
Curran, playing his first match since the IPL restarted in September was impressive and even removed England teammate Moeen Ali with the first ball of his final over to swing the game back in his side’s favour.
Delhi Capitals: 172/5 in 20 overs (Prithvi Shaw 60, Rishabh Pant 51 n.o, Shimron Hetmyer 37, Josh Hazlewood 2/29)
Chennai Super Kings: 173/6 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 70, Robin Uthappa 63, Tom Curran 3/29).