Axar Patel is the Man of the Match
Rishabh Pant (DC): Not a birthday present, was a tough match, we made it tough for ourselves. In the end if we win everything is fine. In the powerplay, they came hard and got away. After that we bowled some good overs. In the end, they got away with some extra runs. With the bat, Prithivi got us to a good start. We were always in the chase as it was a low total, in the end we got over the line. Prithvi is going to play that well and Shikhar is going to help him playing that way, but started well. We got what we needed from him and in the Hetty (Hetmyer) finished it off for us. (On Ashwin's promotion) We were just trying to keep the right-left combination. Big win, because of this we can be absolutely sure that we can finish in top two. So it's a great win for us
Dhoni (CSK): We were looking to get closer to 150. After we lost a few wickets, around the 15-16th over mark the platform was nice. We failed to accelerate. I thought it was a tough pitch. Anything close to 150 would've been a good score. It's a two-paced wicket. It's not like it slowed down drastically. Can't just play your shots. That's what the Delhi batters also faced. The taller bowlers were getting movement. It was a very good effort to make a game out of it. Was important not to give too many in the first six. Was one expensive over in the first six, but when quality players are batting it can happen.
Delhi Capitals won by 3 wickets
Over 19.4 Dwayne Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to Kagiso Rabada, Boundary! Moves across in the crease and flicks it away to the fine leg fence. Hetmyer pumps the air.
Over 19.3 Dwayne Bravo bowls a good length delivery to Axar Patel, out Caught by Moeen Ali!! Axar reaches out and drills it straight to Moeen Ali at cover. A catching practice.
Over 19.2 Dwayne Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to Axar Patel, no run, gets forward and flashes his bat and misses the cut
Over 19.2 Dwayne Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to Axar Patel, 2 wides
Over 19.1 Dwayne Bravo bowls a good length delivery to Shimron Hetmyer, 2 runs, backs awat in the crease and slapped to deep extra cover for a couple
End of Over 19 (10 runs) Delhi XI 131/6
Shimron Hetmyer 26/17 Josh Hazlewood 4-0-27-1
Axar Patel 5/8
Over 18.6 Josh Hazlewood bowls a good length delivery to Shimron Hetmyer,1 run, gets forward and heaves it over mid-wicket and keeps the strike with a single.
Over 18.5 Josh Hazlewood bowls it short of length to Shimron Hetmyer, 2 runs, shapes up to pull and miscues. Lobs up off the top-edge and falls in the no-man's land around mid-on.
Over 18.4 Josh Hazlewood bowls a pitched up delivery to Shimron Hetmyer,Six! Moves leg-side, clears his front leg and clobbers it over deep backward square leg.
Over 18.3 Josh Hazlewood bowls a good length delivery to Shimron Hetmyer, no run, stand tall and ooks to swing over mid-wicket and misses, gets hit on the tummy.
Over 18.2 Josh Hazlewood bowls it short of length to Axar Patel,1 run, pulled down to fine leg off the inner edge
Over 18.1 Josh Hazlewood bowls a good length delivery to Axar Patel, no run, shimmies and miscues the pull to mid-wicket.
End of Over 18 (11 runs) Delhi XI 121/6
Axar Patel 4/6 Dwayne Bravo 1-0-12-0
Shimron Hetmyer 17/13
Over 17.6 Dwayne Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to Axar Patel,1 run, gets forward and swipes it to long-on
Over 17.5 Dwayne Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to Axar Patel, no run, gets down to sweep and is struck on the pad.
Over 17.4 Dwayne Bravo bowls a good length delivery to Shimron Hetmyer,1 run, gets forward and pushes it to mid-on and picks up a single.