All-round Delhi wins last-over thriller against Chennai in IPL 2021

DC vs CSK, IPL live score: Get IPL live score updates between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International Stadium.


Shimron Hetmyer's 18-ball 28 helped DC over the line.   -  SPORTZPICS

What a game. Fortunes swung in an absorbing chase but in the end, DC snuck past CSK in a low-scoring affair. Credit to Chennai. Their bowlers kept them in the hunt till the last over but Hetmyer's 28 not out from 18 balls ultimately proved to be just enough. Hetmyer was dropped by K. Gowtham btw. So, CSK will rue that in retrospect but a great game of cricket nevertheless. DC get two points and boost their chances of a top-two finish. That would be all from our side. Thanks for joining us. Good night..


Bravo to bowl the final over. Hetmyer takes a couple off the first ball. Dhoni wants the helmet. He will stand up to the stumps to make sure Hetmyer doesn't leave his crease. Oh dear, Bravo has bowled a no ball. Free hit coming up.  It's a wide. The batters have run a single. Harshal on strike. Swings and misses. GONE! Harshal Patel holes out! Is there a final twist left in the game? 2 runs in 3 balls. New batter will be on strike. KG Rabada on strike. Bravo misses the yorker and Rabada flicks that away for four. DC win a last-over thriller.

Hazlewood to bowl the 19th. Starts with a dot. Single next ball. Hetmyer on strike. Dot ball. 1 off the first three. There's the big shot - swings and deposits this over deep square for six. Gets a couple off the next ball. 7 off 7. Single to end the over. 6 off 6.

Bravo comes into the attack in the 18th over. Starts with a wide. Harsh call. Hetmyer had moved to the off side. Next ball's a dot. Shot - Hetmyer drills one over the bowler's head for four. That should release some pressure. Another wide. Bravo under pressure. Oh dear! Gowtham, what have you done? Not only does he drop Hetmyer but concedes a boundary. Ends with a single. 12 runs from it. DC 121/6 in 18 Overs.

Thakur into his last over. Hetmyer gets a single first ball. Just the one again for Axar. Another single, this time to Hetmyer. Five off the over. Shardul's figures tonight - 4-0-13-2. DC 109/6 in 17 Overs

Ali resumes after the break. Axar Patel joins Hetmyer. Five runs from that over. DC 104/6 in 16 Overs.

Time out

GONE! Shardul has clean bowled Ashwin with his first ball! The move to promote Ashwin fails. Here comes Hetmyer. He is off the mark with a single. GONE! Shardul Thakur's golden arm strikes. Dhawan has been given out caught behind. Dhawan reviews. Replays show a flat line as the ball passes the bat. Dhawan survives! Oh he has got him! Dhawan has holed out to Moeen Ali. What an over. Just a run and two wickets. DC 99/6 in 15 Overs.

Moeen back. Dhawan gets a single first ball. Good from Moeen. Four singles from it. But DC need just over run a ball at the moment. Should be a walk in the park from here but stranger things have happened. DC 98/4 in 14 Overs.

Jadeja comes around the wicket. Dhawan gets a single first ball. A dot later, Patel collects three. Could have been a four but for an excellent stop by Gaikwad who came running back from short third! GONE! Jadeja strikes again - Patel holes out trying to play the big shot! Capitals need 44 runs in 43 balls. Single off the last ball. Ashwin at 6. DC 94/4 in 13 Overs.

Thakur continues. Good over. Just a couple of singles and a brace from it in the end. DC 88/3 in 12 Overs.


Jadeja bowling from around the stumps. Patel pulls the first ball for four to deep midwicket before playing a delightful late cut for four more off the penultimate ball. Nine runs. DC 84/3 in 11 Overs.

Ripal has a strike rate of 189 in the domestic circuit. He is, however, yet to score off Thakur's first three deliveries. He gets a single off the next to put the in-form Dhawan on strike. DC 75/3 in 10 overs.

Ripal Patel off the mark with a single. Nine runs and a wicket off that Jadeja over. DC 72/3 in 9 Overs.

Time out.

Jadeja continues. A single for Dhawan first ball followed by a couple for Pant next ball. An appeal for stumping but replays show the bat was grounded before the bails came off. Pant survives. He celebrates with a boundary to long-on off the next ball. But Jadeja has the last laugh! Pant holes out.

Moeen Ali into the attack. Pant muscles one over long on for six. MS has a slip in place. Good comeback from Ali, who wraps up the over with three dots. DC 63/2 in 8 Overs.

Jadeja into the attack. Five runs off the over including an appeal for lbw against Pant. CSK can't review it. DC 56/2 in 7 Overs.

Hazlewood into his third. GONE! Hazlewood gets Iyer. Soft dismissal. A caught behind review against Rishabh Pant off the first ball he faces. Replays confirm there is a flat line as the ball passes the pat. CSK lose their review. CSK 51/2 in 6 Overs.

Chahar into his third. Dhawan skips down the pitch and launches Chahar over long-on for six. Dhawan whips the next ball on the leg side for four. A hattrick of fours for Dhawan as he guides this one down to third man for four more. Six more as he goes over mid-off this time. Chahar being taken to the cleaners here! Single to end the over. 21 off the over. DC 48/1 in 5 Overs.

Hazlewood continues with a slip in place. Dhawan on strike. Good over from Josh - just three off it in the end. DC 27/1 in 4 Overs.

Chahar starts with a wide before being taken for a boundary by Shaw - length ball, Shaw hits it over the mid on fielder for four. GONE! Chahar gets his man as Shaw holes out. Iyer in next. Good over. 5 runs and a wicket. DC 24/1 in 3 Overs.

Hazlewood from the other end. Shaw gets one in his arc and drives over the bowler's head for four. Shaw pulls one in front of square for four more. Nice shot. 11 runs from the over. DC 19/0 in 2 Overs.

Shaw and Dhawan to begin the chase. Chahar with the new ball. Shaw on strike with a slip in place. Shaw's off the mark with a thick top-edge. He is lucky that landed in the no-man's land. A couple for Shaw followed by a single. Slip in place for Dhawan, who after playing out a couple of dots, scythes a drive past cover for four. DC 8/0 in 1 Over.


Super Kings have dragged themselves to 136. Not an easy wicket to score on. Axar Patel was once again brilliant and Avesh Khan bowled an excellent final over. Rayudu top-scored with 55 but had little support from his teammates. His fifty stand with MS Dhoni was rewarding to an extent but the latter's struggle to time the ball did not help. Back with the chase shortly.


Avesh to wrap up the innings. Dhoni has struggled to break the shackles. MS is caught behind first ball! Jadeja takes a single and gets Rayudu back on strike. That was a leg bye. Rayudu can only manage to get a single. Jaddu takes a single next ball. A single off the last ball. Excellent over from Avesh, who seems to have hurt his thumb. Just four runs and wicket off the final over. CSK finish on 136/5.

Nortje to bowl out. Starts with a dot - scorching yorker. Rayudu has launched this slower ball over sweeper cover for six. A single next ball. MS takes a single and gives the strike back to Rayudu, who collects a brace off the fifth ball. Rayudu brings up his 50 with a boundary! CSK 132/4 in 19 Overs.

Avesh back. Rayudu swings and misses again. Rayudu gets one away thanks to some sloppy work from Shikhar Dhawan in the deep. This is a difficult wicket to bat on. The ball's not coming on. Meanwhile, another play and a miss for Rayudu. SIX! Rayudu brings up the 50 partnership with a maximum. That was a full toss and Rayudu has hammered that over deep square. Next ball, Rayudu collects a couple. Single to end the over and Rayudu keeps strike. CSK 118/4 in 18 Overs.

Rabada back. Rayudu has a wild swing and misses. A boundary at last! Full toss and Rayudu has hit that down the ground for four. 100 up for CSK. Just five fro it despite the boundary. CSK struggling to break the shackles. CSK 104/4 in 17 Overs.

Chasing here isn't easy as we saw last night with KKR. How much can CSK get from here? Nortje returns. Dhoni gets a single. Still just singles - the big hits have dried up since the 12th over. Six runs off that over. CSK 99/4 in 16 Overs.

Ashwin to bowl out. Dhoni takes a single first ball. Three singles off the first three balls. Five off that over in the end. Ashwin tonight - 4-0-20-1. CSK 93/4 in 15 Overs.

Avesh to continue after the break. Dhoni on strike. Three dots to begin with. Dhoni steals a quick single off the fourth. Three singles off the last three. CSK 88/4 in 14 Overs.

Time out

Here comes Axar from over the wicket. Both batters nudging the ball around for singles. Top bowling by the left-arm spinner. Five singles to end the over and his spell. His numbers today - 4-0-18-2. CSK: 85/4 in 13 Overs.

Avesh Khan into the attack. Rayudu cuts and cuts nicely beyond third man for four. Brilliant from Rayudu - lofts this slower ball and beats deep point to get four more. 8 from that over. CSK 80/4 in 12 Overs.

"Keep changing. Keep changing," chirps Pant from behind the stumps, asking Ashwin to carry on with his variations. Three runs from that Ashwin over. CSK 72/4 in 11 Overs.

Axar continues the good work as Dhoni and Rayudu only manage to score four off the over. CSK 69/4 in 10 Overs.

Ashwin to continue. CSK's middle-order will be put to test tonight. Gone! Ashwin bags one now - Uthappa departs. Time out. Ash resumes after the break. Dhoni joins Rayudu. Dhoni off the mark with a couple. CSK 65/4 in 9 Overs.

Axar Patel returns into the attack. Patel strikes again! Moeen Ali holes out. Very soft dismissal. Ali will be livid. Full on leg stump and Moeen has hit that straight to Iyer. Out comes Rayudu. Five runs and a wicket. CSK 61/3 in 8 Overs.

Ashwin into the attack. A dot and a wide up front. Second wide. Good comeback from Ash. Ali and Uthappa nudging him around for singles before Uthappa slog sweeps one for a couple. A single to end the over. CSK 56/2 in 7 Overs.

Rabada continues. Uthappa tickles one past fine leg for four. 7 off the over. CSK, despite losing their openers, will be pleased with the Powerplay returns. CSK 48/2 in 6 Overs.

Nortje is back. Uthappa collects a couple. Gone! The in-form Gaikwad departs - beaten for pace as he mistimes this pull straight to Ashwin. Good fightback from DC after that brisk start by CSK openers. Moeen Ali joins Uthappa. CSK 41/2 in 5 Overs.

Rabada into the attack. Gaikwad drives stylishly down the ground and collects four. End of the fourth over. Six from it. CSK 36/1 in 4 Overs.

Axar Patel into the attack. GONE! Faf has holed out to Shreyas Iyer in the deep. Short ball from Axar and Faf has found the lone fielder in the deep. Robin Uthappa in next. Gets off the mark with a brisk single. Four runs and a wicket from that over. CSK 30/1 in 3 Overs.

Avesh Khan to du Plessis, with a slip in place. Starts off with a nasty delivery, back of a length ball that takes off and hits Faf on his arm. A wide later, Faf clubs a length ball past a diving point fielder for four. He follows it up with a pull shot for four more. 10 off the second over. CSK 26/0 in 2 Overs.

Ruturaj to take strike. Nortje with the new ball. Over the wicket and he has a slip in place. What a peach! Just came back in a fraction and Gaikwad was beaten. Five wides after a good ball. Gaikwad has been given out lbw! He reviews after a chat with Faf. Replays show the ball missing the leg stump. Ruturaj survives. Nortje is getting the ball to move around. Another wide. Gaikwad off the mark with a couple. He makes room next ball and slashes at this length ball and it flies over the cordon for four. 4 leg byes off the last ball. CSK 16/0 in 1 Over.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis to open for the Super Kings. The two umpires make their way out to the middle. Birthday boy Pant leading his team to the centre.

TOSS UPDATE: Rishabh Pant has won the toss and elected to bowl. One change for DC and three for Chennai. Sam Curran, Suresh Raina and KM Asif are out. DJ Bravo, Robin Uthappa and Deepak Chahar are in. Raina has a bad left knee. Ripal is debuting, and Smith goes out.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

TEAM NEWS: Ripal Patel is set to make his debut for Delhi Capitals today. Patel plays for Gujarat in the domestic circuit.

6:45 pm: 15 minutes to go for the toss. It is No. 1 vs No. 2. It is M.S. Dhoni vs Rishabh Pant. Should be a cracker of a contest.


Team Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Steven Smith, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Praveen Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel

Team Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Moeen Ali, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma


The IPL 2021 match between CSK and DC will be aired on the Star Sports Network - Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD at 7:30pm. The live streaming will be available on Hotstar.