CSK Captain MS Dhoni gave his fans a fantastic treat by taking a smashing flying catch to dismiss Shreyas Iyer in yesterday’s match against Delhi capitals in the 7th match of IPL 2020 at Dubai International Stadium.
The former Indian Captain won the toss & elected to bowl. With Delhi Capitals reaching an outstanding total, Dhoni showed his wicket-keeping skills by taking a wonderful flying catch to send DC’s captain Iyer back to pavilion. Sam Curran had the Delhi Capitals caught behind with Dhoni diving to his right & Shreyas Iyer registered just 26 runs off 22 deliveries.
It was an astonishing catch reminding of Dhoni’s younger days when he used to do fielding for Indian national team. MS Dhoni also corrected his mistake made in first over by sending Prithvi Shaw back to the pavilion as he stumped him off on Piyush Chawla’s bowling. Shaw hit 64 runs off 43 deliveries power packed with nine fours & a six.
In the second delivery of the innings Chahar’s ball got touched on his bat & went directly into Dhoni’s hand for a direct catch. Shaw was smart enough to not turn & look behind even Dhoni didn’t made an appeal. TV replays showed that Shaw got a faint inside edge. Delhi Capitals scored 175 runs & put a target of 176 runs for CSK to achieve. Other than Shaw and Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis also contributed with the bat.
Dhawan & Pant were successful in stitched a stupendous partnership of 73 runs whereas Stoinis came in at the end and could only punch five runs to the total. Piyush Chawla and Curran took the wickets for CSK.