New Delhi: An all-round Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting line-up was key to their victory on Tuesday as they beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets in the Indian Premier League to remain unbeaten.
2 in 2 for @ChennaiIPL
Bravo finishes it off for #CSK as they win by 6 wickets and register their second win of #VIVOIPL 2019 season
Scorecard - https://t.co/AWx9J47Cvh #DCvCSK pic.twitter.com/otlJon8eP9— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 26, 2019
As a result, this was Capital’s first loss this season as Shikhar Dhawan’s half-century went in vain.
After losing Ambati Rayudu early, Shane Watson started off strongly but fell short of a half-century, with Rishabh Pant stumping courtesy Amit Mishra’s delivery.
Suresh Raina (30) too played an important knock but could not continue his form as Mishra struck once again.
Despite losing Kedar Jadhav for 27 in the final over, Dwayne Bravo finished the match in style with a four sparing just two balls, whereas MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 32.
Chennai Super Kings 98-3 after 10.2 overs
WICKET! Amit Mishra strikes again, as Suresh Raina is caught by Rishabh Pant behind the wickets. Raina departs for 30.
Chennai Super Kings 73-2 after 6.4 overs
WICKET! Watson (44) looked set for a big innings, but is eventually stumped by Rishabh Pant as Amit Mishra strikes.
Chennai Super Kings 21-1 after 2.4 overs
WICKET! Ambati Rayudu is caught by Shreyas Iyer at mid-off as Rabada strikes early.
Delhi Capitals innings
Chennai Super Kings made a massive comeback in their Indian Premier League match against Delhi Capitals as they restricted the hosts to 147-6 here on Tuesday.
Innings Break!— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 26, 2019
Clinical bowling from @ChennaiIPL restrict @DelhiCapitals to a total of 147/6 in 20 overs. In how many overs do you reckon will #CSK attain the target? #VIVOIPL #DCvCSK pic.twitter.com/YRSWzBudFf
After a strong start by Prithvi Shaw (24) and Shikhar Dhawan (51), the former was dismissed by Deepak Chahar as CSK received the much-needed breakthrough.
Shreyas Iyer (18) and Rishabh Pant (25) played their bit of cameos, but it was eventually Dhawan’s half-century which gave the hosts some hope.
Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the CSK bowlers, finishing his four overs with a spell of 3/33.
Delhi Capitals 127-6 after 17.1 overs
WICKET! The Capitals are falling apart quickly here, as Dhawan departs after a well-played innings of 51.
Delhi Capitals 123-5 after 16.3 overs
BOWLED 'EM! Keemo Paul is dismissed for a duck as Jadeja strikes.
Delhi Capitals 122-4 after 15.4 overs
WICKET! Colin Ingram departs for two runs as Raina completes the catch at extra-cover. Bravo is at it again.
Delhi Capitals 120-3 after 15.2 overs
WICKET! Pant dismissed after a cameo of 25 runs from 13 balls as Bravo gets his first wicket. Shardul Thakur completes the catch at deep square-leg.
Delhi Capitals 79-2 after 11.4 overs
WICKET! Shreyas Iyer departs for 18 as he is struck lbw by Imran Tahir
Delhi Capitals 36-1 after 4.3 overs
WICKET! A quickfire cameo from Prithvi Shaw comes to an end as he is caught by Watson at deep mid-wicket with Chahar celebrating the wicket. Shaw departs for 24 runs.
Delhi Capitals have won the toss against Chennai Super Kings and have opted to bat.
Both teams remain unchanged after wins in their respective first round of matches.
A confident Delhi Capitals (DC) side hosts Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match five of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as both teams look to continue their winning momentum.
MS Dhoni and co had a walk in the park during the first match of the IPL season against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), winning the game by seven wickets after bundling Kohli and co for just 70 runs.
Age was not a barrier for neither of Harbhajan Singh or Imran Tahir as the duo picked up three wickets each.
Meanwhile, the Capitals posted the first 200-plus total of IPL 12, as Rishabh Pant (78 runs off 27 balls) guided them to a mammoth 213-6 from 20 overs in their first clash against Mumbai Indians (MI) as Yuvraj Singh’s (53) effort went in vain.
Having picked up two wickets each in the previous game, Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada’s form will be crucial if they are to overcome a dangerous-looking CSK batting side.
Delhi Capitals (DC): Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Colin Munro, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Ankush Bains, Keemo Paul.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): MS Dhoni(Captain), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, David Willey, Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mohit Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Monu Kumar, KM Asif.
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