Mumbai: Prithvi Shaw smashed a hapless Chennai Super Kings (CSK) attack into submission with a brilliant 72 off 38 balls as Delhi Capitals romped home by seven wickets in IPL 2021 here on Saturday.
Shaw, who has been in sublime form of late found a perfect ally in veteran Shikhar Dhawan (85 off 54 balls), as they added 138 for the opening stand while cruising to the target of 189 in 18.4 overs.
Shaw's innings had nine boundaries and three sixes while Dhawan was equally attractive in his strokeplay with 10 fours and two sixes.
The CSK attack had no answers as Shaw and Dhawan literally took control of the chase within the Powerplay overs with both Sam Curran (0/24 in 2 overs) and Shardul Thakur (2/53 in 3.4 overs) being carted all over the park.
Earlier, CSK managed a total of 188/7, riding on comeback man Suresh Raina's stroke-filled half-century and Curran's late assault.
Raina, who skipped the last IPL due to personal reasons, was back with a bang, smashing 54 off 36 balls with three fours and four sixes, while Curran blazed his way to 34 off 15 deliveries.
Moeen Ali's brisk 36 off 24 balls and Ravindra Jadeja's unbeaten 26 off 17 balls were the other vital knocks.
For DC, Avesh Khan returned impressive figures of 2/23. He sent back Faf du Plessis and M S Dhoni for ducks.
Brief scores: CSK 188/7 in 20 overs (Suresh Raina 54, Moeen Ali 36, Sam Curran 34;, Avesh Khan 2/23, Chris Woakes 2/18) lost to DC 190 for 3 in 18.4 overs (Prithvi Shaw 72, Shikhar Dhawan 85).