IPL 2020 CSK vs DC
IPL 2020 CSK vs DC

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) gets in to play their third match of the innings against Delhi Capitals(DC) in IPL 2020 tournament. MS Dhoni faces a lot of controversies after the loss in the match against Rajasthan Royals. MSD fans expect him to scatter the controversies with his massive game tonight.

Match: Chennai Super Kings(CSK) vs Delhi Capitals(DC)

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Toss Details: CSK won the toss and opt to bowl.

Captains View 

Shreyas Iyer | DC Captain: 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.

MS Dhoni | CSK Captain: 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. But given the number of strips out here and the amount of grass, it won’t become a low scoring tournament. When you have 14 games before the playoffs you can’t win all games.

We need to control the controllable better, and one of them was the no balls. We also did well to get to 200 in the last game. One change – Ngidi misses out and Hazlewood comes in. As fas as my batting position go, I’ll do whatever is best for the team.

Playing XI

Delhi Capitals(DC)

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

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

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

IPL 2020 CSK vs DC

Delhi Capitals(DC) Batting

Over 1

Deepak Chahar gets in to bowl his first over of the match. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan get in to lead DC. With the new ball, Shaw makes a couple of boundaries in the first over. DC scored 9 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 2

Sam Curran gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. A controlled over from Curran, only 2 runs from the second over of the power play. DC scored 11 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 3

Josh Hazlewood, the new man gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. A decent over from Hazlewood as DC scored 15 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 4

Sam Curran gets back in to bowl his second over of the match. A couple of boundaries from Shaw, which leads DC to score 12 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 5

Hazlewood gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With the perfect length balls, Hazlewood DC only scored 3 runs off the over. DC scored 30runs for no wicket loss.

Over 6

Chahar gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. A perfect last over of the power play the CSK needed as Chahar restrict DC to score 36 runs for no wicket loss.

First time in five matches Prithvi Shaw has survived Powerplay against Deepak Chahar.

Over 7

Piyush Chawla the right arm leg breaker gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. With a pair of boundaries of the over DC scored 49 runs for no wicket loss. 

Over 8

Jadeja gets in to bowl his first over of the match. A massive six of the first ball from Dhawan. MSD makes a short discussion with Jadeja as CSK is in pressure to makes a wicket as the DC partnership cross 50 runs. With 13 runs of the over DC scored 62 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 9

Chawla gets in to bowl his second over of the match. The Delhi Capitals strikes makes use of the CSK spinners and start to hit boundaries. With a couple of boundaries, DC scored 73 runs fro no wicket loss.

Over 10

Jadeja gets in to bowl his second over of the match. CSK is in pressure to break the partnership in order to control the run flow. But DC strikes remains aggressive, with a six in the last ball DC scored 88 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 11

Chawla gets in to bowl his third over of the match. Finally a breakthrough, an unwanted reverse sweep from Dhawan which cost him to lose his wicket for 35 runs. DC scored 94 runs for 1 wicket loss.

IPL 2020 CSK vs DC Dhawan dismissed for 35 runs
Dhawan dismissed for 35 runs

Over 12

Jadeja gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. MS Dhoni goes along with spinners to take another wicket. After 12 overs DC scored 102 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 13

Chawla gets into bowl his last over of the match. An impressive stump out from MS Dhoni for Shaw. No one should step out of the crease while Dhoni stands behind the stumph. An impressive innings from Shaw gets to an end after scoring 64 runs. DC scored 105 runs for 2 wicket loss.

IPL 2020 CSK vs DC Prithvi Shaw dismissed for 64 runs
Prithvi Shaw dismissed for 64 runs

Over 14

Jadeja gets in to bowl his final over of the innings. With a boundary of the first over DC scored 113 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 15

Chahar gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. With a boundary of the over DC scored 124 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 16

Sam Curran gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. An emotional overthrow from the bowler which turns a dot ball into a boundary. Back to back full bowling from Sam Curran which restricts DC to score 134 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 17

Chahar gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. With a boundary from the over DC scored 146 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 18

CSK is in pressure to control the over inorder to restrict the run flow. Hazlewood gets in to bowl his third over of the match. On the other hand, DC strikes are in pressure to set the massive target as much as possible.

With a couple of boundaries of the over Delhi Capitals scored 157 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 19

A lot of guidance from CSK skipper as they should restrict the run flow in the last two overs as it could cost the most. CSK makes an outstanding fielding in order to avoid the extra runs. An excellent catch from MS Dhoni which remains of his fitness, yes Dhoni with an impressive catch dismissed Shreyas Iyer for 26 runs.

DC scored 161 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Dhoni makes an impressive catch to dismiss Iyer for 26 runs.
Dhoni makes an impressive catch to dismiss Iyer for 26 runs.

Over 20

Hazlewood gets in to bowl the last over of the innings. With triple boundaries of the over Delhi Capitals end their innings with 175/3.

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

Over 1

Murali Vijay and Shane Watson get in to chase down the target of 175. Rabada gets in to bowl the first over of the innings. With a steady start from Vijay which makes CSK score 2 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 2

Axar Patel gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Vijay with the boundary of the last ball makes CSK scores 9 runs for no wicket loss.

Watson vs Axar (IPL):
38 balls
42 runs
Five dismissals

Over 3

Anrich Nortje gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Shaw makes a catch drop for Watson. After facing 3 overs CSK scored 10 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 4

Avesh Khan gets in to bowl his first ball of the innings. With a boundary and six of the over CSK managed to reach 22 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 5

Axar Patel gets in to bowl his second over of the match. Axar dismissed dangerous batsman Watson for 14 runs in the second ball of the over. Watson still struggles to get in form as he struggles to make some big runs since the beginning of the innings. CSK scored 26 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 6

Anrich Nortje gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. Another blow out for CSK as Murali Vijay too dismissed before the powerplay ends. At the end of power play, CSK scored 34 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 7

Amit Mishra gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Ruturaj Gaikwad struggles to make a strike after his duck out in the debut match. At the end of the over CSK scored 37 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 8

Axar gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. CSK struggles to score as they are a long way behind the target. At the end of the over CSK scored 41 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 9

Mishra gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. CSK gets in pressure as they fail to make runs. Delhi Capitals strong bowlers line restricts CSK to score 44 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 10

Axar gets in to bowl his final over of the innings. An unwanted run out for CSK as a result Ruturaj Gaikwad got dismissed for 5 runs. CSK scored 47 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Ruturaj Gaikwad dismissed for 5 runs.
Ruturaj Gaikwad dismissed for 5 runs.

Over 11

Mishra gets in to bowl his third over of the match. Without any big shots of the over CSK scored 53 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 12

123 needed off 54, a lot to achieve from CSK strikes to make a glorious victory over the match. With a drop from Hetymer for Faf du Plessis CSK scored 60 runs for 3 wicket loss. Faf should make of this chance to lead CSK to a victory.

Fastest foreign player to 2000 IPL runs (by inns) :
48 Chris Gayle
52 Shaun Marsh
64 Shane Watson
67 Faf du Plessis*
70 David Warner/ Dwayne Smith

Over 13

Amit Mishra gets in to bowl his final over of the match. With a boundary of the second delivery, CSK scored 71 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 14

Chennai Super Kings need 105 runs in 42 balls

It seems almost impossible for CSK to win this match as the runs needed from the remaining balls seem to be a difficult task for CSK. Chennai Super Kings can survive this match only with back to back massive shots.

Avesh Khan gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. While the needed runs per over remain 15 runs plus CSK scored 13 runs off this over. CSK scored 84 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 15

Kagiso Rabada gets in to bowl his second over of the match. Again a 13 run from the over, CSK scored 95  runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 16

Nortje gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. Nortje dismissed Kedar Jadhav with an LBW while scoring 26 runs. CSK skipper MS Dhoni gets in to the crease, CSK fans expect MSD to make some miracle to make the wind to turn towards CSK side.

At the end of the over CSK scored 101 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Over 17

With 75 runs required from 24 balls, the CSK skipper is in responsible to make a miracle. With a pair of boundaries, CSK scored 111 for 4 wicket loss.

Over 18

Kagiso Rabada gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. Rabada dismissed Faf du Plessis for 43 runs, CSK dream of victory scatters after faf dismissal. Jadeja gets in to join hands with Dhoni. After a boundary from Jadeja CSK scored 121 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 19

Nortje gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. The Delhi Capitals place themself in the position of a glorious win after Nortje controls CSK from scoring. At the end of the over CSK scored 127 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 20

Rabada gets in to bowl the last over of the innings. A wicket of the final over as MS Dhoni dismissed for 15 runs. CSK struggles to find the perfect batting pairs starting from the openers. Faf du Plessis is the only player who plays a key role in every match. CSK should make sure to form a perfect order for the upcoming matches.

CSK lose another wicket off the last ball of the innings. Finally, Delhi Capitals beat CSK by 44 runs.

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Post Match

MS Dhoni | Losing captain(CSK):

I don’t think it was a good game for us. There was no dew, but the wicket did slow down. We are lacking a bit of steam in the batting and that hurts. The run rate keeps on mounting after such slow starts and adds pressure, we need to figure that out.

We need to come back with a clearer picture, looking at the combination. Maybe, the team balance will get better once Rayudu comes back in the next game. That will give us the room to experiment with an extra bowler perhaps.

There are quite a few things we can think about. We are one batter extra to start off, so the players need to step up. We need to get better with our lengths, lines, and pace. I think the spinners have not come to the party yet.

We are bowling good deliveries, but we are giving away the boundary deliveries bit too often. I’ll ask the players as there have been quite a few dropped catches.

The players are not used to play under such lights, maybe the trajectory comes in the way. Now that you have said it, this can be an excuse for those dropped catches.

Shreyas Iyer | winning captain

I am really happy with the performance. I would give them the benefit of doubt, is tough to catch in these conditions. You misjudged the ball, really don’t know how to pace yourself.

In the team meeting, we decided that we are going to assess the batting conditions early and then play accordingly. The way the openers started gave us a lot of confidence and the finish was good too.

I am lucky to have KG and Nortje in the team. It’s important to stick together as a team and we need to enjoy each other’s success.

Prithvi Shaw(Delhi Capitals) | Player of the Match

In the start you have to see how the wicket is, playing along the ground is more important. I was striking the ball well last year as well, but I was making silly mistakes. This time I decided to play more ground shots. I would like to see the highlights of my knock and understand how it went and what I could do. The wicket was nice to bat on.