The 34th match of IPL 2020 was played between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings on Saturday evening at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Chasing the target of 180 runs in this match, Delhi Capitals needed 17 runs. Then Akshar Patel, who came to the crease, not only won the team by adding 20 runs with three sixes with his bat, but also got his 4 year old revenge from Dhoni’s team.
Yes, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was captaining Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016 IPL. Akshar Patel then played for Kings XI Punjab. Batting first, Punjab had set a target of 173 runs against the Supergiants. The last over was putting Axar Patel for Punjab and Dhoni was at the crease. His team needed 23 runs to win. Dhoni achieved the target with the help of three sixes, a four and a wide ball in the final over.
Also read – DC vs CSK: Shikhar Dhawan hits first IPL century after 12 years and 167 inning, breaks Kohli’s record
Akshar Patel did something similar in the match on Saturday. Akshar hit a 20-run batoure in Jaddu’s over with three gigantic sixes and gave his team a 5-wicket win.
Players who have scored most runs in 20th over in successful run chase of IPL
22 – Mahendra Singh Dhoni RPS vs KXIP 2016
22 – Rohit Sharma DC (Deccan Chargers) vs KKR 2009
20 – Akshar Patel DC vs CSK 2020 *
Also read – IPL 2020: Captain Shreyas Iyer told this player the hero of victory against CSK
After winning the toss in this match, Chennai Super Kings decided to bat first. CSK did not start well, with their new opening opener Sam Curran becoming a victim of Deshpande in the first over without opening an account. This was followed by an 87-run partnership for the second wicket between Shane Watson (36) and Faf du Plessis (58). After this Rayudu scored an unbeaten 45 and Jadeja played an unbeaten innings of 33 runs from 13 balls to reach the team score of 179. Dhoni once again failed and he became the victim of Nortje on a personal score of 3.
Delhi achieved this goal with a single ball thanks to Shikhar Dhawan’s century and Akshar Patel’s smoky innings in the final over. Akshar played a blistering 21-run knock off 5 balls with the help of 3 sixes.
Corona to Jung: Full Coverage