Can you believe it? MS Dhoni has bagged a silver duck to start IPL 2021. Avesh Khan bowls this fast, just outside the off stump, the ball skids, Dhoni goes for the drive and chops on.
Earlier, Delhi Capitals stand-in captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and elected to bowl first. While Delhi Capitals were playing two overseas fast bowlers in Chris Woakes and Tom Curran, Chennai Super Kings played with two overseas all-rounders.
Quite surprising that Delhi Capitals preferred Avesh Khan over Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. CSK, on the other hand, played a long batting depth with Deepak Chahar batting at 11.
Avesh Khan trapped Faf du Plessis plumb in front as the batsman missed an incoming ball and was plumb.
In the 9th over, Moeen ali smashed Ashwin for two sixes but played a poor reverse sweep on the next ball, only to hole out to Shikhar Dhawan at short third man, leaving Ashwin with the last laugh.
Mr. IPL Suresh Raina announced his comeback in style as he notched up his fifty with a six off Marcus Stoinis. The southpaw took just 32 balls to reach the landmark.
Tom Curran also joined the party after dismissing Ambati Rayudu on a brilliant slower ball.
Watch – Suresh Raina run out
Watch Dhoni's dismissal here: