Published on Oct 11, 2021 07:48 AM IST
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) became the first team to enter the final of IPL 2021 after beating Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets in Qualifier 1 in Dubai. Put in to bat first, DC, courtesy of fifties from opener Prithvi Shaw (60) and skipper Rishabh Pant (51*) posted 172/5 in 20 overs. In response, Robin Uthappa (63) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (70) stitched a mammoth 110-run stand for the 2nd wicket. CSK then lost 3 wickets in 2 overs but cameos from Moeen Ali (16 off 12) and skipper MS Dhoni (18* off 6) helped seal a nail-biting win for the Chennai outfit. Delhi still have a chance to make the final as they will face the winner of the Eliminator between RCB and KKR in Qualifier 2.