The coined flipped and the toss went in favor of Rishabh Pant. The Delhi Capitals skipper opted to ball first and invited Chennai Super Kings to bat first.
The decision proved to be right as they managed to take 2 wickets in the initial overs. Then comes Suresh Raina. He hasn’t played cricket for a long time but he played like he never left the field.
CSK was in a difficult situation as their opening pair were back in the pavilion without making any impact. In fact, Faf du Plessis went for a duck, and his opening partner scored Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 5 runs off 8 balls.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was the only player in the CSK team who scored three back-to-back centuries but he failed to continue that form and Chris Woakes made him play an unplayable ball and he was caught out in the slip.
Moeen Ali and Suresh Raina took the innings from there and they managed to make a partnership.
Moeen Ali scored 36 runs off 24 balls. He was going well with the bat. He has sent the ball out of the pavilion in the over of Ashwin twice but played a wrong shot in the next ball and got out.
Suresh Raina played impressive cricket. He was going well with the bat. He was timing the ball well but the luck was not in his favor and he got run out in 54 runs. He scored 54 runs in 36 balls. Raina managed to hit 3 fours and 4 sixes.
Ambati Rayudu came late down the order and started aggressively. He scored 23 runs off 16 balls. One 4 and two sixes came from him and Tom Curran took his wicket.
Ravindra Jadeja was impressive with the bat. He scored 26 runs off 17 balls. He stayed till the end.
The CSK Skipper MS Dhoni failed to score any run. He got out in a duck. Avesh Khan bowled him.
Sam Curran had very less ball to play at the end in the death over. He proved that he can play good shots. He scored 34 runs off 15 balls. 4 fours and 2 sixes came with his bat. The English all-rounder Chris Woakes took his wicket.
However, the Chennai Super Kings managed to score a defendable score of 188 runs.
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Chennai Super Kings Innings (Batting) Highlights
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Delhi Capitals Balling Highlights