IPL 2019, Eliminator 2: MS Dhoni once again showed his experience from behind the stumps in a tricky situation. The ball hit Prithvi Shaw in the pads, Dhoni had a long look at it and then opted to go for the DRS. Replays showed that Dhoni was right as the ball was crashing onto Shaw’s stumps. Prithvi was looking good once again but fell prey to his addiction for the pull shot. The length wasn’t really there on that occasion and he missed it altogether only to be hit on the back knee as he crouched a bit. CSK were confident on the LBW appeal and it upstairs after the umpire’s rejection. Nothing on UltraEdge and HawkEye shows Three Reds. It was out, once the decision came Twitter was abuzz praising Dhoni.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings skipper M.S. Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first against Delhi Capitals in Qualifiers 2 here on Friday.
While Delhi remained unchanged from their last game, Chennai made one change with Shardul Thakur coming in for Murali Vijay.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Munro, Axar Patel, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma