TOSS: Delhi Capitals won the toss and
decided to field first
MS DHONI – The CSK captain Is out to warm up in full kit. Looks like he’s fit
Shane Watson & Faf Du Plessis to bat. Trent boult to bowl the first over.
We are all set! Are you??
falls. He was frustrated with the runs not coming. Just three runs had come in
the first three overs. He tried to break free and smashes a length ball to deep
midwicket. Watson falls for a nine-ball duck.
controls the powerplay
in the first six overs for the loss of one wicket. Raina is trying to up the
ante while du Plessis is looking to settle in.
given the innings some impetus. Du Plessis has found it hard to get going and
is batting in 20 off 29. Not the ideal start but with wickets in hand, CSK
won’t feel too far behind. It’s crucial they pick up the pace in the next three
Plessis falls trying to up the ante. He had hit Axar for a six on the previous
delivery and went again. Doesn’t connect well and Dhawan takes a good catch at
long-off. He made 39 off 41.
falls after his 37th IPL fifty. Four, four, six and then out. He was trying to
take on Suchith and doesn’t connect well. Top edge and caught at point.
in 15 overs
catch from Morris. Off cutter and Jadeja wanted to clear the midwicket fence.
It went high and Morris chased that one. Covered the ground well and completed
the catch with ease. First wicket for him.
finishes with 180
Jadeja blitz and then the Dhoni assault has given CSK a very competitive score.
They made a very slow start and scored only seven in the first four overs. They
did really well to recover from that. Raina did well but the real difference
was made by Jadeja and Dhoni.
task ahead for DC and they’ll need their openers to click today. Dhawan is
scoring but a score from Shaw will make things a lot easy.
Capitals need 181 runs to win
Shaw & Shikhar Dhawan walks out to bat. As usual Deepak Chahar to bowl the
first over, Will DC chase this down?
early in the chase!
wide, Shaw creamed that one straight to cover point. Raina takes a good catch
and CSK have a wicket in the first over. Chahar’s good form continues.
is pumped. Dhawan goes for a slog sweep and doesn’t connect. The balls smashes
into the stumps. Second wicket inside the powerplay for CSK.
Poor from Pant!
from Rishabh Pant. Full and wide, smashed straight to long-off. He had gotten a
boundary just the last delivery. Tahir sticks to his plan and Pant doesn’t
execute his shot well. Straight to Bravo.
now. Full and fast from Jadeja, spun in and Ingram failed to connect on the
flick. That one turned plenty and DC went for a review. Replays showed it was
clipping the leg stump.
falters in the middle overs
wide from Tahir. Axar chases that one. Outside edge and caught at first slip.
Iyer frustrated and stuck at the other end.
says DC needs 100 runs in the last 10 overs
doesn’t last long either. Full and wide again, the left-hander chased that one
again and the edge flew to point.
spins past the outside edge. Morris had his foot in the air and Dhoni did the
The God of stumping!
now and DC are in shambles. Talk about timing the stumping. Just when Iyer
lifted his foot, Dhoni took off the bails. Couldn’t have timed it better. No
one could have pulled it off better.
by 80 runs
gets fourth, Dhoni gets his third dismissal of the game and it’s all over. CSK
are on top of the table again. Four of the five lowest totals in IPL 2019 have
come in Chennai.
walks off with a big smile on his face. He had admitted he wasn’t 100 per cent
and yet was taking the field. First his assault and then his keeping – plenty
of things to cheer for for the home fans.
was outstanding too. His 10-ball 25 turned the tide in CSK’s favour. And when
the track offered turn, he gave DC no chance. Tahir ran through the side and
Jadeja buried them into the ground.
Man of the match: Veteran South African spinner Imran Tahir for his spell- 3.2-0-12-4