IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals beats Chennai Super Kings by 44 runs

DC vs CSK, IPL 2020: Catch the highlights between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium.

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Prithvi Shaw scored his first half-century of the season.   -  IPL

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the IPL 2020 match between the Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings in Dubai.

 

It's all over. Delhi Capitals beats Chennai Super Kings by 44 runs. Great win for the Shreyas Iyer-led side as they squeezed Chennai right from the start and didn't allow Chennai to explode. Delhi goes to to the top of the table. Delhi 175/3 beats Chennai by 131/7 by 44 runs.

Nortje finishes with excellent figures of 2/20 and Delhi has got one foot over the line. 49 off 6 deliveries and we can safely say, Chennai left it too late, once again. Chennai 127/5 after 19 overs.

Dhoni keeps the strike but Delhi can feel it can clinch the match safely. 55 required off 12 balls and it might be a mammoth task even for one of the greatest finishers - MS Dhoni. Chennai 121/5 after 18 overs

WICKET! Faf du Plessis perishes as Rabada gets his man. Can Dhoni do a special as Ravindra Jadeja joins him

Dhoni is off with a couple of boundaries and Chennai believe it is still in the game. Chennai needs 65 off 18 deliveries. Chennai 111/4 after 17 overs.

WICKET! Kedar Jadhav departs and that brings MS Dhoni out into the middle. It's a mountain for Chennai to climb and it remains to be seen of its skipper can pull off a miracle. Chennai 101/4 after 16 overs.

Timing has been an issue for both batsmen and despite pocketing a couple of boundaries in the over, Delhi is firmly on top at this stage of the game. Chennai needs a miracle to win from here. 81 runs from 30 deliveries. Chennai 95/3 after 15 overs.

Du Plessis and Jadhav have decided to play their shots with the latter collecting a couple of boundaries. 13 runs from the Avesh Khan over but Chennai requires more of those. Chennai 84/3 after 14 overs.

Faf du Plessis is struggling for timing and although he got a boundary, Amit Mishra had spun a web around the batsmen. Singles aren't going to hurt Delhi. Mishra bowls a brilliant spell 4-0-23-0. Chennai 71/3 after 11 overs. 

Dropped! Hetymer drops a sitter and hands Faf du Plessis a life. Du Plessis having crossed the 2000-run mark in IPL needs to play a blinder and he starts to free his arms now. Chennai 60/3 after 12 overs.

Amit Mishra is giving nothing as both Jadhav and Du Plessis are banking on singles. 123 off 54 and a couple of good overs can bring Chennai back on track. Chennai 53/3 after 11 overs.

WICKET - Ruturaj Gaikwad is run-out and this is not how the youngster would have liked his IPL career to start. Even a full-length dive couldn't save the batsman. Delhi on top and Chennai can't afford to lose any further wickets. Kedar Jadhav joins Du Plessis and Chennai desperately requires a partnership. Chennai 47/3 after 10 overs.

Excellent over from Amit Mishra and Chennai is under serious pressure. Mishra brings in all his experience with a variety of deliveries and a young Ruturaj is clearly striggling to pick up. Chennai needs 132 runs in 66 balls at a run-rate of 12. Currently they are going at 4.89. Chennai 44/2 after 9 overs.

Axar Patel peels off another tight over as Du Plessis and Gaikwad are looking to build a partnership. Chennai 41/2 after 8 overs.

Excellent start from Amit Mishra as he keeps both Ruturaj and Du Plessis at bay and it won't be easy to hit Mishra as he mixes his deliveries well. This is the partnership that will be criticial for Chennai. Chennai 37/2 after 7 overs.

WICKET - Vijay's struggle at the crease comes to an end as Nortje removes the Chennai opener. He was in no position to play the shot, had no control and spooned a simple catch to Rabada at mid-on. Chennai in trouble and it is missing the services of Ambati Rayudu. Ruturaj Gaikwad joins Faf du Plessis. Chennai 34/2 after 6 overs.

WICKET - Axar Patel gets the breakthrough for Chennai as he dismisses Shane Watson who hits straight into the hands of Shimron Hetmyer at deep mid-wicket. Chennai loses early wicket as Faf du Plessis joins Vijay. Chennai 26/1 after 5 overs.

Watson gets going as he welcomes Avesh Khan with a boundary to long-on and then goes over the same region for a maximum. It was a classic Watson shot, with a free swing of the bat and the Super Kings kicking off the chase steadily. Chennai 22/0 after 4 overs.

Avesh Khan into the attack.

Dropped! Prithvi Shaw drops Shane Watson on 2. Watson flicked it straight to Shaw at square leg and the Delhi opener drops a sitter. Watson survives. Chennai 10/0 after 3 overs.

Anrich Nortje, replaces Kagiso Rabada.

Vijay gets a boundary, not entirely convincing but Chennai will take it. Seven from the Axar over. Chennai 9/0 after 2 overs.

Spin straightaway and it will be Axar Patel.

Interesting from Shreyas Iyer as he gives Rabada two slips for Vijay and the batsman drives an away going delivery only to get beaten. He gets off the mark as Chennai's chase gets underway. Chennai 2/0 after 1 over.

Out come the Chennai openers Shane Watson along with Murali Vijay. The openers are in desperate need for runs and this could be a perfect opportunity for them to get going with the bat. It will be Vijay on strike with Kagiso Rabada with the new ball. Here we go!

Alright we are all set for a cracker of a chase and it will be interesting to see how Chennai approaches the target of 176.

Shaw and Dhawan got Delhi off to a solid start before Chennai fought back with two quick wickets. The big hits dried up in the middle overs but a late flourish from Pant and Stoinis has helped Delhi to a competitive score. Chennai needs 176 to win.

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Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Hazlewood to bowl the final over. Pant collects four off the first two balls. Make that five off three. Stoinis on strike with three balls left in the innings. The Aussie all-rounder dances in the crease and helps this one away past fine leg for four. Crucial runs. Make that eight off two.. four leg byes as MS fails to stop the ball. A single to finish the innings. DC finishes on 175/3. 14 from the final over.

Sam Curran [3.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack. He will bowl out. He is coming round the wicket to Iyer, who swings and misses. Dot to start the over. Make that two consecutive dots. Gold dust. He will collect a single off the next and get off strike. What can Pant do? The big hits have kind of dried up for DC. One more single, this time for Pant who goes for the big heave but settles for one. Iyer will collect a couple off the last ball. He is out caught behind, is Iyer!  Four runs and a wicket. DC 161/3 after 19 Overs.

It will be interesting to see Pant and Iyer's tactics against Hazlewood. Can the Aussie hold his nerve at the death? Let's find out. Starts off with a dot - Pant swings and misses. He bowls a wide next ball.. the previous delivery was Hazlewood's seventh dot ball of the match! SHOT! Pant drives this slower ball through covers for four... Kedar Jadhav misfields at sweeper cover and lets it through for a boundary. Much more convincing from Pant- blasts this over extra cover for four. A dot to finish the over. 11 from it. DC 157/2 after 18 Overs.

Deepak Chahar is back into the attack. He will bowl out. This has been a good over from Chahar, so far. Two singles followed by a brace. Chahar strays... offers a full toss on the leg-stump and Iyer puts it away for six. Iyer collects a brace of twos off the final two balls. 12 from that over. DC 146/2 after 17 Overs.

Sam Curran [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack. That was pretty ordinary from Curran - there was no need for that throw but he does it anyway, and Pant will gladly accept the four overthrows. Disappointing. However, Curran has been brilliant for CSK so far, with ball and with the bat. CSK will have a selection headache once Dwayne Bravo returns to full fitness. 10 from that over. Could've been just six! DC 134/2 after 16 Overs.

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Deepak Chahar [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack. MS turns to pace. After milking the singles off the first three balls, Pant times the day lights out of this cover drive ... the ball races away for four. Nothing du Plessis could have done about that. 11 runs from that Chahar over. DC 124/2 after 15 Overs. Last 5 overs, CSK has conceded 36 runs and picked 2 wickets. Five overs left. Time-out.

Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, to bowl out. Pant hits a trademark six ... down on one knee and hammers this scoop over fine leg for six. Good comeback from Jaddu.. keeping the batters down to singles after that six off the first ball.  Eight from the over. DC 113/2 after 14 Overs. Jaddu: 4-0-44-0. Another off day with the ball for the star all-rounder.

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Piyush Chawla, leg-break bowler, to bowl out. One run to deep mid-wicket for Pant. GONE! Shaw has been stumped. Shaw wanted to have a go at a flatter delivery from Chawla, misses it and Dhoni does the rest. He goes for 64. Shreyas Iyer, right handed bat, comes to the crease. A great over from Chawla - good comeback in the last two overs from the leggie. Just three from this one. DC 105/2 after 13 Overs. Chawla: 4-0-33-2.

Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, to continue. Shaw and Pant collect a single off the first two before the former cuts a short and wide delivery for a couple. More misery for Jaddu as Shaw plays a delectable late cut for four. Shaw's putting on an exhibition of exhilarating strokeplay. Eight from that over. DC 102/1 after 12 Overs.

Piyush Chawla, leg-break bowler, to continue. He gets a breakthrough at last! Dhawan is out lbw. The southpaw falls to the reverse sweep, he is gone for 35. Rishabh Pant has been promoted up the order. The message is clear from the Delhi camp - attack! Six runs and a wicket from that over. DC 94/1 after 11 Overs.

Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, to continue. Dhawan's short arm jab off the first ball earns him a couple off the first ball. He takes a single next ball and gives the strike back to Shaw, who has been in complete control of his game tonight. He inches closer to his fifty with a single. Dhawan now, gaining confidence, as he goes over deep extra-cover for four. Meanwhile, Shaw gets to his 50 with a single with a cracking six over deep square-leg! Ends the over with a cracking six over deep square-leg for six. What a strike. 15 from that over. DC 88/0 after 10 Overs.

Piyush Chawla, leg-break bowler, to continue. Dhawan steals a single off the first ball. SHOT! Shaw showing his class tonight - finding gaps at will for now, plays this between extra cover and long-off for four more. Ominous signs for MS and Co. And again: this time, Shaw spots the googly and hammers it over extra for the second boundary of the over. He has switched gears seamlessly. 11 from that over. DC 73/0 after 9 Overs.

Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack. In the slot and Dhawan welcomes Jaddu with a maximum over deep square-leg. So CSK's potent weapn - spin - hasn't quite yielded the desired results for them so far...  Both Chawla and Jaddu being taken for runs, speaking of which - Dhawan slog sweeps this one away for four... into cow corner. Such sweet timing from Dhawan. 13 off it. DC 62/0 after 8 Overs.

Piyush Chawla, leg-break bowler, comes into the attack. He had a pretty prdinary outing against RR the other night, did Chawla. He starts off with a long hop, which Dhawan pulls away for a single. He has struggled to get going, has Dhawan. How long before it takes a toll on him and his partner? A slip in place for Shaw, who pulls one to mid-wicket for a single. SHOT! Shaw's hit the ground running - slashes this through the covers for four before placing one through deep backward point for four more. 13 from it. DC 49/0 after 7 Overs.

Deepak Chahar [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack. This has been a good Powerplay for both sides, you'd say. The Delhi openers haven't aimed for a blitzkrieg in the first six and Dhoni has rotated his fast bowlers to keep the batters guessing. Six from that over. Good one to end the Powerplay. DC 36/0 after 6 Overs.

Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, to continue. Still a slip in place for Shaw, who has had the most amount of strike so far. He miscues a pull, no harm done and he will collect a brace. Hazlewood's cranking up the pace - north of 140, the first three balls. Probing stuff from the Aussie pacer - great lengths. Just three from the over. DC 30/0 after 5 Overs.

Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, to continue. Back of the hand, leg-cutter from Curran and Shaw glances it towards backward square-leg for four. Curran fights back with two consecutive dots before bowling a slower ball, back of a length which Shaw drives over long-off for four more. Had all the time in the world, did Shaw to pick his spot. Shaw looking confident. Good start from the openers - no unnecessary risks up front. Shaw swivels a pull for a single to end the over. 12 from it. DC 27/0 after 4 Overs.

Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. No looseners, right on the money - back of a length, on the body and Dhawan pushes it away off the back foot. No run taken. Another dot later, Dhawan works one towards mid-wicket for a single. A slip in place for Shaw, who chops it to backward point where Jadeja dives and keeps it down to a single. Excellent first over from the Aussie - four from it. DC 15/0 after 3 Overs.

Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. A slip in place for Dhawan. The second ball off the first over, replays show Shaw getting an edge through to the keeper. No one heard any noise and the Mumbaikar gets a reprieve! Meanwhile, Dhawan has get off the mark with a single. Good over from Curran. Two from it. DC 11/0 after 2 Overs.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw to open the innings for Delhi. Deepak Chahar to start proceedings with the new ball. Both openers had a rather disappointing first game. The duo would like to amends tonight. A slip in place for young Shaw. Little bit of swing first up - no run. More movement for Chahar, another dot. Beautiful - Shaw moves across and punches it off the backfoot, through covers for four. Make that two in two. This time off the front foot, slaps it through covers for another boundary. A single to end the over. DC 9/0 after 1 Over.

Prithvi Shaw v Deepak Chahar - Head to Head in T20s

4 innings, 27 runs, 29 balls, 4 dismissals

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TOSS UPDATE: MS Dhoni has won the toss and Chennai Super Kings will bowl

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

MS Dhoni: "We'll bowl first. I think we need to respect the conditions and the fact that dew will play a part. Maybe the teams batting second so far in the tournament have made mistakes to not win. It looks better to bat second on TV. Some of the wickets might slow down as the tournament progresses. When you have 14 games before the play-offs you can't win all games. One change - Ngidi misses out and Hazlewood comes in."

Shreyas Iyer: "We needed that win in the first game of the season. The boys are really motivated and we are in a great mindset. I would have chosen to field as well because in the last match dew played a great part. Ashwin, I feel is doing pretty well, but we wanted to give him a 2-3 game rest so that he feels better. He's doing well in the gym. We have two changes - Amit Mishra in for Ashwin and Avesh Khan for Mohit Sharma."

PITCH REPORT: "We've seen scores in the range of 150-160 and last night, KL Rahul put on a T20 masterclass here. He made the most of what is a terrific pitch," reckons Michael Slater. "It is a beautiful wicket... spin bowlers have done really well. The seam bowlers are picking up the majority of their wickets by bowling short," reckons Kevin Pietersen. "Win toss, chase," says KP.

BUILD-UP

 

CSK has outdone the Delhi franchise in 15 out of the 21 games they have played against each other. DC is likely to play Amit Mishra if Ashwin is not fully fit. Here's the preview - READ

Ambati Rayudu, grappling with a hamstring strain, is likely to miss at least one more CSK game after not figuring in Tuesday’s clash against Rajasthan Royals - READ

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra may be called upon to replace off-spinner R. Ashwin if he is deemed not fit to play Delhi Capitals’ next contest against Chennai Super Kings - READ

Chennai Super Kings captain M.S. Dhoni will become the joint most-capped player in IPL history - 193 - alongside CSK teammate Suresh Raina when he leads the team against Delhi Capitals - READ

 

Squads

Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Keemo Paul

Match details

Match 7, Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals

Venue: Dubai International Stadium

Date: September 25, Thursday.

Time: 7:30 PM IST.

The match will be broadcast on the Star Sports network in India on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 1 Hindi. It will be live streamed on Star’s video on demand platform Disney+Hotstar.