Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team defeated Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 13 runs and won their sixth win in the tournament. With this victory, Chennai has achieved the first place in the points table. CSK, batting first, scored 211 runs in the last 20 overs, losing 4 wickets. Watson for Chennai (78), Captain M.S. Dhoni (51) and Ambati Rayudu played brilliant innings. With the target of 212 runs, Delhi Daredevils could only manage 198 runs in 20 overs losing 5 wickets. None of the batsmen could influence the likes of Rishabh Pant (79) and Vijay Shankar (54 *) by Delhi.
Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar’s innings did not work
Delhi started well against Chennai, and opener Prithvi Shaw was caught out on a personal score of 9 runs. Jadeja caught the catch on the Asif ball Colin Munro made his innings good but he could not go far enough. He scored 26 runs off 16 balls and caught by Asif, caught by Karan Sharma. Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer scored 13 runs and ran out. Glenn Maxwell’s poor form is continuing. He scored 6 runs in this match and became bold on Jadeja’s ball. Rishabh Pant, who scored a fine innings of 79 runs in 45 balls. Lungi Najidi was caught by Jadeja at his own ball. Vijay Shankar, who scored an unbeaten 54 off 31 balls while batting in a superb innings, could not win his team. Rahul Tahitia not out on 3
On the other hand, K. Ashif got two wickets from Chennai while Najid and Jadeja took one wicket each.
Dhoni and Shane Watson’s stormy innings
Both the openers of Chennai Super Kings batted with a fine bat and shared 102 runs in 10.5 overs for the first wicket. This partnership was broken by Vijay Shankar and he was caught by Bolt in the hands of Fult Duplessis. After that, Suresh Raina, who came in to bat after making a single run, went for a run. Raina was bowled clean by Glenn Maxwell. Shane Watson gave a good start to Chennai with a fine innings of 78 runs in 40 balls. Amit Mishra’s catch by Shane caught by Plunkett Ambati Rayudu scored 41 runs in 24 balls and was run out. Chennai captain Dhoni scored a brilliant 51 off 22 balls. He made two fours and five sixes in his innings.