As it happened, Chennai vs Delhi, Indian T20 League 2021: Shaw, Dhawan power Delhi to comfortable win
Delhi thrash Chennai by 7 wickets
11:10 PM IST - Rishabh Pant finishes the game off with a boundary on his Indian T20 League captaincy debut. What a start for the 23-year-old!
Delhi lose another wicket with win in sight
11:07 PM IST - With only three runs needed off just nine balls, Delhi lost their third wicket as Marcus Stoinis has pulled straight to the man at deep mid. Shardul Thakur bags his second wicket of the night.
Massive, massive wicket for Chennai!
10:56 PM IST - Shardul Thakur once again provides an important breakthrough for Team Chennai as he dismisses Shikhar Dhawan for 85. Delhi 167/2 in 16.3 overs, requiring another 22 runs off just 21 balls.
Time-out! Delhi need 31 runs in 24 balls
10:51 PM IST - Surely, Delhi can't lose from this strong position. Or will we see any twist in the last four overs of the match?
Finally! Chennai break the sensational partnership!
10:37 PM IST - Prithvi Shaw has been dismissed for a scintillating 72-run innings in just 38 balls, undoubtedly one of the best performance by him in the Indian T20 League. Dwayne Bravo gives a crucial breakthrough for his team. Delhi need 51 runs in 6.3 overs.
Gabbar gets to a fifty of his own!
10:19 PM IST - Shikhar Dhawan just loves to bat against Team Chennai as he brings up another fifty. This is also Delhi's first 100+ opening partnership in 69 innings - the last was 115 between Quinton de Kock & Rishabh Pant against Gujarat in Rajkot in 2016.
Prithvi brings up his 50
10:16 PM IST - Team Delhi opener Prithvi Shaw smashed his seventh half-century in the Indian T20 League history. Shaw took just 27 balls to reach his fifty at the Wankhede. Meanwhile, Delhi need 90 runs in 10 overs.
Mitchell Santner drops an important catch!
10:06 PM IST - Prithvi Shaw skies one in the air off Moeen Ali, however, New Zealand's Mitchell Santner fails to grab the catch. Delhi 73/0 in 7.4 overs.
What a powerplay!
50 up for Delhi in just 4.4 overs
9:52 PM IST - Delhi opening batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have made a blitzkrieg start to their run-chase bringing up 50 in just 4.4 overs. Delhi need another 139 runs to win their first match of Indian T20 League 2021.
Shaw, Dhawan at the crease for Delhi
9:42 PM IST - Team Delhi openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have started the chase on a good note, scoring 24 runs in the first three overs.
Chennai set 189 target for Delhi
9:15 PM IST - Team Chennai rode on Suresh Raina's blitzkrieg fifty along with valuable contributions from Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja to post 188/7 in their quota of 20 overs. Will it be enough for Delhi's vaunted batting line-up?
Sam Curran playing a blinder!
9:06 PM IST - Chennai all-rounder Sam Curran has clobbered 23 runs off his brother Tom Curran in the 19th over. Sam has already scored 29 runs in just 12 balls. Surely, he will look to finish the innings on a high! Chennai 178/6 in 19 overs.
150 up for Chennai
8:57 PM IST - Sam Curran smashes his brother Tom Curran for a boundary as Chennai bring up their 150 in 17 overs. Chennai 150/6 in 17 overs.
MS Dhoni departs for a duck!
8:47 PM IST - Team Chennai captain MS Dhoni departs for a duck in his first appearance in Indian T20 League 2021. Chennai 137/6 in 15.3 overs.
Raina's innings ends in an unusual way!
8:43 PM IST - There's a mix-up between the wickets and Suresh Raina has to depart. Raina run out for 54 off just 36 balls. Chennai 137/5 in 15.1 overs.
Ambati Rayudu departs for 23
8:35 PM IST - Chennai lose another wicket as Ambati Rayudu is dismissed for 23 runs off 16 balls. Chennai 123/4 in 13.5 overs.
First 50 of Indian T20 League 2021 goes to 'Chinna Thala'
8:32 PM IST - Suresh Raina has once again showed how much Chennai missed him last year. The southpaw scores a terrific half-century on his Indian T20 League return. Chennai 117/3 in 13 overs.
Well Suresh Raina is definitely back!
8:24 PM IST - Suresh Raina has already played a brilliant innings so far, scoring 43 runs in just 29 balls. He has smashed Amit Mishra for two huge sixes. Chennai 98/3 in 12 overs.
A fine 50-run stand between Moeen Ali and Suresh Raina comes to an end
8:09 PM IST - After clobbering Ravichandran Ashwin for consecutive sixes, Moeen Ali departs for 24-ball 36 as he tried a cheeky little reverse sweep. He could only manage a big top-edge as he was caught by Shikhar Dhawan. The players will take a strategic time-out as well. Chennai 60/3 in 8.3 overs.
Quiet powerplay for Chennai
8:00 PM IST - This has been an extremely slow start for MS Dhoni's Chennai. Having lost both their openers, they have managed to amass just 34 runs in the first 6 overs.
Suresh Raina smashes consecutive boundaries
7:53 PM IST - Chennai's all-time leading run-scorer Suresh Raina hit back-to-back boundaries in the very first over of Ravichandran Ashwin. Interestingly, Raina is playing his first Indian T20 League game since the 2019 final. Chennai 30/2 in 5 overs.
Chris Woakes removes Ruturaj Gaikwad
7:42 PM IST - Team Delhi are on fire as their pacer Chris Woakes has dismissed Ruturaj Gaikwad for just five runs. Ruturaj gets a thick edge and Shikhar Dhawan grabs a decent catch at slip. Chennai 11/2 in 3 overs.
Faf du Plessis dismissed for duck!
7:38 PM IST - Faf du Plessis has been given out lbw. That was plumb! Faf did the right thing as he decided against a review.
Ruturaj Gaikwad hits first boundary for Chennai
7:35 PM IST - Team Chennai opener Ruturaj Gaikwad scored the first runs of Chennai's innings with a sweet boundary. Chennai are 5/0 at the end of first over.
7:35 PM IST - Champions Mumbai begin the first game of Indian T20 League 2021 on a sedate note, with just five runs off the first over. Settling in...
Amit Mishra is all set to play his 100th T20 game for Delhi
Team Chennai playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper/captain), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Team Delhi playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper/captain), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
Rishabh Pant wins toss, elects to field
7:00 PM IST: Team Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant has won the toss and decided to bowl first against Team Chennai at the Wankhede Stadium.
06:40 PM IST: Michael Slater reckons that the batsmen would love this surface at the Wankhede Stadium. 176 is the average score batting first at this venue. The square boundaries are also pretty short on both sides. Looks like this will be a run-fest!
'Thala' arrives at the Wankhede!
New Delhi captain is here! Are you guys excited?
Rishabh Pant meets MS Dhoni ahead of tonight's clash
Brett Lee predicts Pant to be highest run-scorer for Delhi tonight!
6:10 PM IST - SportsAdda ambassador Brett Lee has predicted that Team Delhi's newly-appointed captain Rishabh Pant will be the highest run-scorer for his side against Chennai at Wankhede. “He (Rishabh Pant) is on top of his game right now. He’s got the leadership qualities and I think he’ll go out there and have a huge game,” Lee said.
Know the Chennai vs Delhi head-to-head record
5:55 PM IST - The Chennai vs Delhi head-to-head record in the Indian T20 League is in favour of MS Dhoni-led side, having won 15 of the 23 matches played between these two teams.
For more stats and insights, click here.
Team India coach Ravi Shastri's tweet goes viral!
5:45 PM IST: Looks like Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri is pretty excited for today's Indian T20 League clash as he took to Twitter and wrote: "Guru vs Chela. Bahot Maza aayega aaj (it'll be great fun tonight). Stump Mic suniyega zaroor (do listen to the stump mic).
Wondering where to watch the Indian T20 League live on TV?
5:40 PM IST - The Chennai vs Delhi match will be telecast live at 7:30 PM IST on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels. So, plenty to choose from!
Live streaming of Chennai vs Delhi will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
Welcome to the 2nd match of Indian T20 League 2021!
5:30 PM IST Good evening and a warm welcome to SportsAdda’s live blog for the second game of the Indian T20 League 2021!
Three-time champions Team Chennai take on last year finalists Team Delhi at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It's the battle between the master and the apprentice as MS Dhoni face off against Rishabh Pant.
There’s a lot of action and drama in store, so stay tuned for all the latest updates, here!
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