The second successive win helped CSK consolidate their second spot within the Indian Premier League standings with 15 factors from 12 video games, a degree behind the table-toppers Gujarat Titans (16 factors from 11 video games).
As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals
After setting a aggressive 168-run goal, CSK bowlers, led by Matheesha Pathirana (3/37), stopped DC to 140 for 8 of their allotted 20 overs.
It was the seventh win of the season for the hosts CSK, whereas DC suffered their seventh defeat in 11 video games to stay stranded on the backside of the factors desk.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni punished Khaleel Ahmed after which marshalled his bowling sources to perfection as CSK took a large stride in the direction of play-offs.
The talismanic skipper’s couple of monstrous sixes in his 9-ball-20 did assist CSK get to 167 for 8, which was at the least 20 runs above-par on a cheesy Chepauk monitor.
The overall was simply what Dhoni wanted to marshall his bowlers as Delhi Capitals have been by no means in hunt after their batting mainstays David Warner (0), Phil Salt (17) and Mitch Marsh (5) have been out by the beginning of the fourth over.
In the long run, DC completed quick by 27 runs and their struggles have been actual as not even 10 fours have been hit in all the innings. The DC batters managed solely seven boundaries and 4 over-boundaries.
Earlier than one factors fingers at head coach Ricky Ponting and Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly, there could be a number of the expertise scouts, who must be held accountable for presenting the workforce with choices who’re incapable of being x-factors even on the home stage.
A former India participant’s son, who is among the expertise scouts, could have a whole lot of answering to do.
The Indian batters like Manish Pandey, Ripal Patel, Lalit Yadav or Aman Khan aren’t adequate to ace simple chases on their very own go away alone getting higher of robust targets like this one on the day.
The 2 veterans Ravindra Jadeja (1/19 in 4 overs) and Moeen Ali (0/16 in 4 overs) tightened the noose across the DC batters within the center overs when Pandey and Rillee Rossouw added 59 at lower than run-a-ball.
Pandey, particularly after operating Marsh out may have finished higher however in his 16 seasons of IPL, he hasn’t even received 10 video games for all of the franchises that he performed.
Matheesha Pathirana (3/37 in 4 overs) nailed his yorker completely to ship the previous India participant packing.
Earlier Capitals bowlers got here to the fore, conserving the Tremendous Kings batters on the leash on a sluggish pitch earlier than Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja (21 off 16 balls) put strain on DC bowlers on the back-end.
Not one of the CSK batters may go on and get a considerable rating with Shivam Dube (25) being the best rating. There have been 20s by Ruturaj Gaikwad (24), Ambati Rayudu (23) and Ajinkya Rahane (21).
Electing to bat after skipper Dhoni received the toss, the house workforce was pegged again by some wonderful bowling by the Capitals bowlers, particularly left-arm spinner Axar Patel (2/27). Mitchell Marsh (3/18 ) was one of the best bowler whereas Kuldeep Yadav (1/28) and Lalit Yadav (1/34) have been the opposite wicket-takers.
The massive-hitting Dube smacked the primary six of the innings, hoisting Axar Patel into the stands within the eleventh over. He hit two extra earlier than a pull of Mitchell Marsh landed within the arms of skipper David Warner.
He made 25 (12 balls) and helped enhance the CSK scoring fee which had been slowed down as a result of some good bowling.
The second over bowled by Ishant Sharma yielded 16 runs as Gaikwad hit three boundaries
Within the third over, Conway swished at a supply from Khaleel and the bowler appeared to assume he heard a nick. Nevertheless, the Capitals did not assessment it and later the replays confirmed a faint edge.
Conway, nonetheless, didn’t make a lot of the ‘life’ as he was trapped LBW by Axar Patel for 10.
On the finish of the powerplay, CSK have been 49 for 1.
Gaikwad was dismissed making an attempt to up the tempo, caught within the deep as Axar Patel continued to stymie the Tremendous Kings.
Moeen Ali couldn’t power the tempo and was despatched again by one other spinner-Kuldeep Yadav- caught in an try to succeed in out and play a shot.
There have been no six hit by the CSK batters within the first 10 overs because the Capitals bowlers sought to place the squeeze on run-scoring.
Ajinkya Rahane’s innings was lower quick on 21 when Lalit Yadav took an outstanding return catch.
(With inputs from PTI)