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Indian Premier League, 5th Match: Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings at Delhi, Mar 26, 2019

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Delhi Capitals 147/6

Chennai Super Kings 150/4 (19.4/20 ov)

Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Batsman R B S.R
Shane Watson (rhb) 44 26 169.23
MS Dhoni (rhb) 32 35 91.42
Bowller O M R W Econ
Amit Mishra (lb) 4.0 0 35 2 8.75
Kagiso Rabada (lb) 3.4 0 26 1 7.09
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Ball by Ball Live Score Commentary

11.55pm CSK make it two out of two, and they look like a team extremely aware of their strengths and limitations, and extremely clear-headed as a result. Delhi have a bit to learn, and perhaps the arrival of Chris Morris is what their team balance needs. Anyway, that’s that from me tonight. Our live show will keep going for a while, so I’ll let our experts take over. Good night!

Shane Watson is the Player of the Match: “It was a little better to bat on than in Chennai, so it was good to get a few off the middle. I had a few calf injuries, and I tried to keep myself up and running through the Big Bash. Really enjoyed playing the PSL, and coming here with a bit of cricket under my belt really helps. Really good to connect with the Chennai guys again.”

MS Dhoni: “The wicket turned more than expected. Second innings there was enough dew to make it slightly easier to bat on. I thought the bowlers did very well to restrict Delhi to 147. Losing Ngidi at the start of the tournament was a big blow, because he was our quickest bowler. We’re well covered in other areas. We will never be a great fielding side, but we can be a safe fielding side. We’ll keep losing or bleeding a few runs here and there, but as long as we use our experience, we’ll make it up with our batting and bowling.”

Kedar Jadhav: “It was a little bit on the slower side, especially when you have a target like this when you don’t know whether to go for it or take it till the end. We were in control right through. Unfortunately I couldn’t finish today. It’s a big tournament, we’re happy that we’ve won two games out of two, and we’ll look to continue the momentum. As long as we keep playing this way, we’re more than hopeful of repeating what we did last year.”

Shreyas Iyer: “I personally felt it was difficult to get in on that wicket. We’ve played a few matches here before, I knew it was going to be slow, and get slower. That’s why we chose to bat first. We were 10-15 runs short. I wouldn’t blame the batting – it happens, you can’t blame anyone in this situation. Still lot of positives to take from this match. We took it till the last over, so that is a plus point for the moment.”

Praveen: “I dont like Dhoni in these situations. It was becasue of him Jadhav slowed down himself and ultimately got out. Dhoni should have asked him to get going while he takes time to settle. They should definitely think about run rate too in this tournament. There was much better chance to improve their run rate.”

Bhalaji: “It would have been better to have Missy bowl the 18th, Rabada the 19th and then Paul/Ishant the 20th…. I dont mind the current game being a CSK supporter 😛 :P”

11.35pm This game seemed to be done and dusted half an hour ago, but CSK have huffed and puffed their way to this target. They never seemed under undue pressure, but taking it so deep and losing a wicket at an inconvenient time left a new batsman facing the pace and bounce of Kagiso Rabada. They’ve done the job in the end, though, but their net run rate might become an issue if it comes down to that. Won’t come down to that if they keep winning, of course.

19.4 4 Rabada to Bravo and Bravo finishes stylishly. Shortish, closer to off stump on this occasion. Steps across and then whips it into the gap between square leg and long leg, with front leg up in the air FOUR

Wow. Two to get, three balls remaining.

19.3 0 Rabada to Bravo and again. Another short, rising ball outside off. Wide enough to cut but too fast and too bouncy for the new man, who still hasn’t got a measure of the conditions. He goes hard at it, but can’t make contact no run
19.2 0 Rabada to Bravo ooh, there’s that pace and bounce again. Short outside off, and extra bounce beats the flashing square-cut no run

Dwayne Bravo walks in.

19.1 W Rabada to Jadhav a wicket. Back of a length wide of off, extra bounce, and Jadhav gets a thin edge to the keeper as he reaches out to steer to third man OUT
KM Jadhav c †Pant b Rabada 27 (60m 34b 2×4 0x6) SR: 79.41

Rabada comes back on with CSK needing just two. I’d have used him in the 19th and tried to swell the last-over target as much as possible.

It was always going to be about that one ball, wasn’t it? Dhoni knew he’d get one in his slot, and he knew he’d hit it for six.

RISHU: “Why Mishra when 1 each of rabada and Paul is left? Interesting choice by Shreyas.”

End of Over No.19 Chennai Super Kings 146/3 This Over (9 runs)

18.6 0 Mishra to Dhoni flat, back of a length, on leg stump, clipped to midwicket no run
18.5 6 Mishra to Dhoni flighted ball, loopy and inviting, on middle and leg, and it’s right in Dhoni’s arc for the big backlift, for the front leg cleared out of the way, for the big swing and the bigger hit, straight back down the ground and into the sightscreen SIX
18.4 1 Mishra to Jadhav flat and back of a length, on off stump, pulled down to long-on 1 run
18.3 1 Mishra to Dhoni back of a length on off stump, Dhoni rocks back, making room, and flat-bats it powerfully, flat but in the air, and it bounces some five yards in front of long-off 1 run
18.2 1 Mishra to Jadhav dangled up wide of off stump, Jadhav stretches out for a sweep to long-on 1 run
18.1 0 Mishra to Jadhav googly, spins in towards off stump from back of a length. Hurries onto the bat a bit. Wanted to punch through the covers, ended up hitting it back to the bowler no run

11 off 12. CSK should win this easily, unless… Here’s Amit Mishra.

End of Over No.18 Chennai Super Kings 137/3 This Over (11 runs)

17.6 2 Paul to Dhoni back of a length on off stump, and Dhoni jabs it – without too much weight on the shot, to enable the second run – into the gap between deep extra-cover and long-off 2 runs

Cover point comes into the circle, extra-cover drops back onto the boundary.

Shivang: “How good was the comeback by Axar after 9 of the first over to finish of with figures of 4-0-16-0.”

17.5 4 Paul to Dhoni shortish, too much width, and Dhoni slaps it away, easily beats deep point to his right FOUR
17.4 0 Paul to Dhoni wide length ball, Dhoni is slow getting on the front foot to drive, and is still on the move when he pushes at it with his hands. Beaten no run
17.4 1 Paul to Dhoni slower ball, sixth-stump line, left alone. Was it really that wide, Marais Erasmus? Borderline call – seemed to finish inside the tramline for me 1 wide
17.3 1 Paul to Jadhav full outside off, strides forward for a drive to deep point 1 run
17.2 1 Paul to Dhoni back of a length outside off, jabbed to the left of backward point 1 run
17.1 2 Paul to Dhoni shortish outside off, cuts it to the left of backward point, and Axar makes a good diving stop but concedes overthrows once more with another unnecessary throw, this time to the striker’s end with the keeper nowhere near the stumps 2 runs

22 off 18. Keemo Paul returns.

End of Over No.17 Chennai Super Kings 126/3 This Over (1 run)

16.6 1 Patel to Dhoni back of a length on off stump, flat-batted down to long-on for a single that Delhi might not mind conceding 1 run

That’s five straight dots.

16.5 0 Patel to Dhoni flat again, fuller this time, close to off stump. Stays back and punches firmly, back to the bowler no run
16.4 0 Patel to Dhoni back of a length, no real turn and therefore no real room. Flat-batted hard to extra-cover no run
16.3 0 Patel to Dhoni down the track again and Axar bowls it flat and quick outside off. Stabbed to cover no run
16.2 0 Patel to Dhoni down the track and Axar fires it in at his pads. Clipped to midwicket no run
16.1 0 Patel to Dhoni back of a length on off stump, makes room and cuts to point no run

End of Over No.16 Chennai Super Kings 125/3 This Over (5 runs)

Varun : “Being a Delhiite and a Delhi supporter for 10 years, one thing I hate the most is that most of times, they’re beaten because of their own mistakes – getting the squad completely wrong at the auctions, even if they get the squad right – they get the team selection on the match days horribly wrong. It hurts all the more as they’re not beaten by the other team but themselves”

Rajkumar Bhaska: “CSK is very conservative in their approach, they are not looking for the run rate in these matches. in this closely contested league, will it come back to haunt them?”

It’s time for another strategic time-out.

15.6 1 Rabada to Dhoni short again, gets up to shoulder height over off stump, pulled to deep square leg 1 run
15.5 0 Rabada to Dhoni sharp bouncer, rising steeply towards Dhoni’s head. He keeps his eye on it and ducks his head calmly under the ball no run
15.4 1 Rabada to Jadhav Jadhav makes room for the cut, and Rabada bowls a slower one, back of a length, just outside off. There’s no pace onto the bat so he adjusts and plays a flat-bat pull to long-on instead 1 run
15.3 1 Rabada to Dhoni back of a length outside off, punched to deep point 1 run
15.2 1 Rabada to Jadhav back of a length close to off stump. Lets it come on and defends with soft hands, and the ball rolls backwards into the vast space between the keeper and backward point 1 run
15.1 1 Rabada to Dhoni shortish, a bit of width, cut away to the left of deep point 1 run

CSK need 28 off 30. Can Rabada make things interesting with an over of pace and fire?

End of Over No.15 Chennai Super Kings 120/3 This Over (2 runs)

14.6 1 Patel to Dhoni back of a length on off stump, this time he manages to squeeze the back-foot jab a few yards to the right of cover 1 run

Score Cards

  • Batting R B 4 6
    SR Watson stumped 44 26 4 3
    AT Rayudu caught 5 5 1 0
    SK Raina caught wk 30 16 4 1
    KM Jadhav caught wk 27 34 2 0
    MS Dhoni not out 32 35 2 1
    DJ Bravo not out 4 3 1 0
    RA Jadeja
    DL Chahar
    SN Thakur
    Harbhajan Singh
    Imran Tahir
    Extras (lb 5, w 2, nb 1) 8
    Total (4 wkts; 19.4 ovs) 150
  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    I Sharma 3 0 28 1 9.33
    AR Patel 4 0 16 0 4.00
    K Rabada 3.4 0 26 1 7.09
    A Mishra 4 0 35 2 8.75 (1w)
    R Tewatia 2 0 20 0 10.00
    KMA Paul 3 0 20 0 6.66 (1nb, 1w)
  • Partnerships
    Wkt Runs Players
    1st 21 AT Rayudu 5 SR Watson 16
    2nd 52 SR Watson 28 SK Raina 19
    3rd 25 SK Raina 11 KM Jadhav 14
    4th 48 KM Jadhav 13 MS Dhoni 32
    5th 4* MS Dhoni 0 DJ Bravo 4
  • To bat
    Player Mat Runs HS Ave 100
    7. RA Jadeja 221 2212 48 22.12 0
    8. DL Chahar 51 158 39 9.29 0
    9. SN Thakur 71 86 15* 7.81 0
    10. Harbhajan Singh 258 1507 78 14.77 0
    11. Imran Tahir 241 200 23 10.00 0
  • Summary

    Sports Event
    5th Match Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings

    Location

    Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi,
    Delhi,Delhi,INDIA
    Starting on
    Mar 26, 2019
    Ending on
    Mar 26, 2019
    Description
    Indian Premier League, 5th Match: Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings at Delhi, Mar 26, 2019.

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