IPL 2020: DC opener Prithvi Shaw’s plan works against CSK after ‘silly mistakes’ in 1st game
Dubai: Delhi Capitals’ (DC) opener Prithvi Shaw said his plan was to play the shots along the ground and also play his natural game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2020. Prithvi struck a fine half century as DC won their second game in a row, with a 44-run success over the MS Dhoni-led team on Friday (September 25).
Prithvi and Shikhar Dhawan laid a solid foundation for DC after being sent into bat by Dhoni at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Thanks to Prithvi’s 64, DC scored 175/3 in 20 overs. In reply, CSK were restricted to 131/7.
In the powerplay of six overs, Prithvi and Shikhar had put on only 36 runs but later accelerated. The opening stand yielded 94 runs. DC are now on top of the points table with four points from two matches.
After the match, Prithvi spoke to his captain Shreyas Iyer. In the video posted on IPL’s official website, the 20-year-old said there were some “silly mistakes” in the opening game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) which DC won in Super Over.
“My plan was to play my natural game but play the shots along the ground, last game we saw there were some silly mistakes and it was not working for me or the team,” said the right-handed batsman, who won the Man-of-the-match award.
“CSK has some good pace bowlers, I was able to time the ball and get some gaps. As the spinners came on, even if we are 40/0, it doesn't matter, I knew me and Shikhar Dhawan could pace our innings after the powerplay,” he added.