New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings posted their second consecutive victory in IPL-12 as they beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets on Tuesday.
Chasing 148, CSK managed to cross the finish line with only two balls to spare. Shane Watson scored 44, while M.S. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 32.
Shikhar Dhawan scored a painstaking half-century in Delhi Capitals’ sub-par 147 for 6 on a lifeless Kotla track in an IPL encounter here on Tuesday.
The senior opener once again played the role of sheet anchor in his 51 off 47 balls that had seven boundaries but unfortunately failed to accelerate during the final overs. This left the home team at least 30 runs short of a fighting score.
From a comfortable 120 for 2 with the dangerous Rishabh Pant at the crease, CSK seized the momentum, effecting a middle-order collapse. Capitals lost four wickets for seven runs in just 1.5 overs. From 118 for 2 after 15 overs, the last five overs yielded only 29 runs.
With the ball stopping and coming, Capitals batsmen found Dwayne Bravo’s (3/33 in 4 overs) variations difficult to handle.
Ravindra Jadeja (1/23 in 4 overs) also made life difficult for the Capitals in the middle overs and Harbhajan Singh also bowled as many as 10 dot balls....