The Chennai Super Kings were in a cloud nine moments after qualifying as the first team to the playoffs in IPL 2021. Delhi Capitals followed their lead and are the second team to be in the playoffs.
Apart from the teams qualified, 5 other teams are fighting to find a spot to play in the playoffs. Due to their very poor performance this season, the Sunrisers Hyderabad has been ruled out from this tournament.
In the meantime, the Rajasthan Royals fought against the Chennai Super Kings at Abu Dhabi. The inaugural champions of IPL wanted to win this game very badly at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Taking the batting line first, the Chennai Super Kings managed to put up a mammoth total of 189 for 4 wickets at the end of 20 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored an unbelievable century in just 60 balls that strengthened the score for the whole team.
This right-handed batsman had hit 9 boundaries and 5 sixes. In return, the Rajasthan Royals did everything they could to keep in track of the run-chase.
The Royals aced the run chase and won the game by 7 wickets at the end of 17.3 overs. Shivam Dube had hit 64 runs in 42 balls that include 4 boundaries and 4 sixes.
Hilarious Moment of Error at Abu Dhabi
Yashasvi Jaiswal batted well to give a terrific start to the fixture. This southpaw had scored a quick half century in just 21 balls with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes.
A comical incident happened during the second ball of the 17th over. Sam Curran was the bowler at that moment. As we all know, Sam Curran and Glenn Phillips are known for creating drama content in the field.
While bowling to Phillips, Sam Curran slipped the ball out of his hands. This delivery went bonkers to somewhere out of the crease. Usually, a batsman would never make a mere attempt to even hit the ball. However, Phillips had other plans to hit the ball running towards the square leg region. This made the commentators and fans to a laughing riot.