DC vs CSK
DC vs CSK

IPL 2020 DC vs CSK Highlights: Delhi Capitals set to play the 34th match of IPL 2020 against Chennai Super Kings(CSK). If DC wins this match then they would reclaim their first position in the IPL points table.

While CSK is in pressure to win this match in order to avoid the pressure which builds over them in the coming matches.

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

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss Details: Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opt to bat

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MS Dhoni | CSK skipper

We’ll bat first. There’s nothing on the surface, there’s no grass. This looks like a fresh wicket. The question is how much it will slow down as the game progresses. I am happy with a lot of things.

It’s just that the things that have gone wrong have gone wrong drastically. The last game was good, we didn’t commit a lot of errors. We need to keep doing. You are always under pressure in IPL.

If you have a bit of pressure on yourself, there’s more chance of you performing because you’ll respect the opposition, you’ll prepare slightly better, you’ll respect the conditions more. I feel it’s a good thing to have irrespective of where you are positioned in the points table. We have made one change. In place of Piyush Chawla, we have got Kedar back.

Shreyas Iyer | DC skipper

It’s far better (injury) now, thankfully it was just bruised. I wanted to play this game. We will be giving him (Pant) one more game rest so that he comes back really strong in the next one.

We are playing with the same team. I wouldn’t like to point out on the negatives. The boys are really motivated and confident with their mindset. This is going to be a new challenge for us. The last time when we chased, we lost, so this is going to be a good challenge for us. We are looking forward to it.

Till the last ball, we need to fight irrespective of where the game is heading. We are not giving up in any situation. We knew that we’re going to win the game from anywhere. Our mindset is such that we fight till the last ball.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma.

Delhi Capitals(DC)

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

DC vs CSK Highlights

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

CSK continuous with their previous match openers as Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis gets in to the crease. It’s a horror start for CSK as they lose Sam Curran at the first over of the innings.

Watson gets in to join hands with faf and in pressure to make a massive partnership. While DC bowlers seem to be in their top form as Rabada makes a maiden of his first over and restrict CSK to score high in the powerplay.

Watto and du Plessis make a steady partnership which pumps the team score to 71 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the 10 over. Finally, Nortje breaks the long stand partnership by dismissing Watson while scoring 36 runs.

Watson dismissed for 36 runs
Watson dismissed for 36 runs

du Plessis dismissed by Rabada while scoring 58 runs after a collision with the same bowler in the previous over while running between wickets. CSK skipper MS Dhoni too walks to Pavillion without scoring any massive runs. The departure of MS Dhoni adds pressure over the CSK batting line.

Faf du Plessis colloides with Rabada while running between wickets
Faf du Plessis colloids with Rabada while running between wickets

Rayudu and Jadeja with sixes of the every over drags CSK to score 179 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Delhi Capitals(DC) Batting

With a target of 180 to chase down Dhawan and  Prithvi Shaw gets in to the crease. Chahar with the new ball dismissed Prithvi Shaw for duck. Ajinkya Rahane gets in to join hands with Dhawan.

DC vs CSK | Prithvi Shaw dismissed for duck
Prithvi Shaw dismissed for duck

Chahar makes another massive blow by dismissing Rahane while scoring 8 runs. DC lands in trouble after losing a couple of wickets inside the powerplay. Though DC loses it’s wicket in one end still Dhawan is in strike who can change the game flow in favor of DC.

Dhawan was dropped by Chahar while scoring 27 runs this could be costlier for CSK. Another catch drop for Dhawan by MSD after surpassing his half-century. Bravo makes the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Shreyas Iyer for 23 runs.

Stoinis gets in the crease and puts DC in a comfortable zone by hitting back to back boundaries and sixes. Thakur finally dismissed Stoinis while scoring 24 runs from 14 deliveries and puts an end to his aggressive performance.

Dhawan still got a show to exhibit as he remains strike massive shots which kept the required run rate in reach. At the end of the 19th over Dhawan scored his maiden IPL century.

DC vs CSK | Dhawan bags his IPL maiden century
Dhawan bags his IPL maiden century

Jadeja gets in to bowl the last over of the innings while everyone expects Bravo to do this. With a triple sixes of the over DC claims the top position in the points table by beating CSK by 5 wickets.

Watch DC vs CSK highlights

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

Man of the Match 

Shikhar Dhawan | DC

It’s very special (first IPL ton). Playing for 13 years, so very special. Really happy. At the start of the tournament, I was hitting the ball but I wasn’t converting the 20s or 30s into fifties. Once you start doing that, you get more confidence.

I just want to continue the same form and make the most of it. I keep my mindset positive, I don’t think a lot. Of course, I do have a few strategies according to pitch.

I feel I have courage. It (fitness) is very important. Luckily, I was able to work a lot on my routine due to this long break we had due to Corona.

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