Indian Premier League Match 59
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals
Toss: Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bowl first
After sending to bat by MS Dhoni Delhi Capitals batsmen were looking out of touch. Their top order was not upto the mark, as the opener Prithvi Shaw departs early on just 5 runs off 6 balls. As the Colin Munro was send up the order but it was all in vain as Shikhar Dhawan and Colin Munro both struggle and dismissed cheaply. Shikhar Dhawan scored 18 runs off 14 balls and Colin Munro scored 27 runs off 24 balls. The skipper Shreyas Iyer also did not manage to up the tempo and departs on just 13 runs after facing 18 balls. Rishabh Pant was the lone warrior for the Delhi as he was just slaughtering the bowling but soon became the victim of Deepak Chahar.
Rishabh scored 38 runs for his side in the crucial playoff, despite him an entire batting lineup deteriorate badly. Delhi finishes their inning on 147 runs by the lost of 9 wickets in their 20 overs span. Dwayne Brave was the pick of the bowlers for CSK as he took 2 wickets in his 4 overs and give just 19 runs.
Delhi Capitals Score : 147-9 in 20 overs.
In reply of Delhi Capitals 147 runs, CSK were upto the mark and they never look in any sort of problem throughout their innings. Openers Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis start well and in a aggressive manner. They both added 81 runs for the first wicket before Faf Du Plessis departs after scoring 50 runs. Shane Watson on the other hand keep the good work going and he also scored a half-century. The match was won easily by the top order but the think to be consider is that Suresh Raina is still not firing.