Fast bowler Deepak Chahar gave both the first setbacks to Delhi. He sent Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane to the pavilion.
The 34th match of the 13th season of IPL is being played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Sharjah. After winning the toss, Chennai batted first and gave a target of 180 runs. In reply, Delhi batsman Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer are at the crease.
Fast bowler Deepak Chahar gave both the first setbacks to Delhi. He caught Prithvi Shaw on his own ball. Ajinkya Rahane (8) was then caught out by Sam Karan.
Chennai had a poor start
Chennai had a very poor start. The team scored 179 runs losing 4 wickets. Opener Sam Karan returned to the pavilion without opening an account on the second ball of the match. Tushar Deshpande got him caught at the hands of Enrich Nortje. After this, du Plessis and Shane Watson (36) shared a 67-ball 87 for the second wicket. Watson was bowled by Nortje. Nortje took his second wicket in the match, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni was caught out by wicketkeeper Alex Carrie.
Du Plessis’s 16th FIFT in the IPL
For CSK du Plessis, Faf du Plessis scored the highest 58 off 47 balls. This was his 16th fifty in the league. Apart from him, Ambati Rayudu scored 45, Watson 36 and Ravindra Jadeja scored 33 runs. At the same time, Delhi fast bowler Enrich Nortje took 2 wickets for 44 runs. Apart from him Kagiso Rabada and Tushar Deshpande got 1-1 wickets.
Chennai scored 45 runs in the last three overs.
Chennai’s score was 134 runs in the 17th over. Jadeja and Rayudu were at the crease. The duo added 13 runs in the 18th over of Delhi’s Tushar Pandey. Rabada had 16 runs in the 19th over. Jadeja hit two sixes in the 20th over of Nortje. Jadeja and Rayudu shared a 50-run partnership for the 5th wicket off just 21 balls, taking Chennai’s score to 170.
Rabada named 50 wickets in lowest match in IPL
Rabada bowled lowest ball to take 50 wickets in IPL
Chennai innings highlights
|0-5||29/1||Du Plessis: 19 runs||Blight: 1 wicket|
|6-10||42/0||Watson: 25 runs||–|
|11-15||41/2||Du Plessis: 22 runs||Rabada: 1 wicket|
|16-20||67/1||Jadeja: 33 runs||Nortje: 1 wicket|
Jadhav returns to CSK
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a change in the playing eleven. Kedar Jadhav replaced Piyush Chawla. At the same time, there was no change in the Delhi team. Captain Shreyas Iyer, who was injured in the last match, is fit. They are playing matches.
Foreign players in both teams
Dhoni has included foreign players like Sam Karan, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo in Chennai’s playing XI. Delhi captain Shreyas gave a chance to Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carrie, Kagiso Rabada and Enrich Nortje.
Delhi: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada and Enrich Nortje.
Chennai: Sam Karan, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Karn Sharma.
Both teams face off for the second time in the season
This is the second match between the two teams in the season. In the previous match, Delhi had defeated Chennai by 44 runs. Such Chennai will have a chance to avenge their previous defeat to Delhi. If Delhi wins this match, then the points will reach the top in the table. Chennai will make it to the top-5 as soon as they win the match.
In Delhi form, Chennai’s performance is nothing special
Under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi Capitals have performed brilliantly in the season. Delhi have won 6 out of the 8 matches played so far in the season and they remain second in 12 points. At the same time, Chennai’s form has been nothing special in the season. Chennai are sixth with 6 points. Chennai won 3 out of 8 matches in the season and lost 5.
Delhi-Chennai’s expensive players
Captain Dhoni is the most expensive player in CSK. The team will give him Rs 15 crore a season. He is followed by Kedar Jadhav, who will get Rs 7.80 crore this season. At the same time, Rishabh Pant is the most expensive player in Delhi with 15 crores and Shimron Hetmyer worth 7.75 crores.
Delhi is the only team which has not played the final till now; Chennai won the title 3 times
Delhi is the only team that could not play the final till now. However, Delhi reached the semi-finals in the tournament’s opening two seasons (2008, 2009). At the same time, Chennai, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, won the title twice in 2010 and 2011. The last time this team became champions in 2018. Chennai has also been the runner-up of the IPL five times (2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019).
Chennai has the highest success rate in IPL
Chennai has the highest success rate of 60.17% in IPL. Cisa Ska has played a total of 173 matches so far. 103 matches won and 69 matches lost. One match was inconclusive. At the same time, the success rate of Delhi is 45.08%. Delhi has played a total of 185 matches so far. 83 matches won and 100 losers. 2 matches were inconclusive.