Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals Match Summary
So, Chennai Super Kings have beaten Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier to book their place in the finals, where they will square up with Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
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Chennai Super Kings have outclassed Delhi Capitals in all departments only to end their IPL Journey and their hopes to win their debut IPL title.
The match between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings once again reminded everyone that experience counts no matter whatever the format is – be it T20 or Test Cricket.
Out-of-form Shane Watson has reaped faith that was put on him in one important game for CSK. Watson struck his second half-century in the tournament, playing a vital 32-ball 50 run innings.
However, it was Faf Du Plessis who took on himself to give CSK an ideal start to a run-chase. The duo waited for initial two overs before Du Plessis start taking on Delhi bowlers to the cleaners even as Watson played as a second fiddle at that stage.
Du Plessis looked at complete ease while hitting boundaries. He started his assault with Axar Patel in the fourth over of the innings, hitting a four and a six, followed by three consecutive boundaries to Ishant Sharma in the next over and there was no stopping him from then. Watson till then was taking his time to get over his bad-form while Du Plessis kept taking the game away from Delhi at the other end.
CSK amassed 81 runs in ten overs without losing a single wicket. Iyer then brought Boult back into the attack in the eleventh over of the innings, and much to the delight of Delhi Capitals, the New Zealand bowler finally got his side their first wicket in the form of Du Plessis.
WATSON SCORED 23 RUNS TO KEEMO PAUL IN THE 12th OVER.
With Du plessis wicket and with 65 needed in 54 balls, Delhi was still hopeful of a comeback. However, come the 12th over, Shane Watson smashed 2 fours and 2 sixes to Keemo Paul only to seal the game for CSK as the equation reduced to 40 needed from 48 balls.
Delhi despite accounting for Watson, Raina, and Dhoni’s wicket in the 13, 16th and 19th over, CSK cruised to 6 wicket-victory over Delhi Capitals on Friday.
EARLIER, DELHI CAPITALS POSTED 147/9 IN 20 OVERS.
Earlier, Delhi Capitals posted a below-par 147 runs in 20 over in the first innings. Barring Rishabh Pant’s 25-ball 38, no player could contribute significantly in Delhi’s total in what was their first ever qualifier in the history of IPL.
Experienced player Shikhar Dhawan’s inability to score in big games was again in the spotlight, as he fell cheaply for just 18 off 14 deliveries, while skipper Iyer also didn’t spend much time at the crease, getting out on 13 off 18 balls.