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Highlights, IPL 2018, Match 30: Pant fifty goes in vain as Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils

Shane Watson and MS Dhoni scored scintillating half-centuries to set up a 13-run win over Delhi Daredevils in Pune, taking the two-time IPL champions closer to a playoff berth.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 01, 2018 0:04 IST ]

Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils

IPL 2018, CSK vs DD Highlights

IPL SCORE 2018, CSK vs DD in Pune, LIVE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) 2018 MATCH 30, CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs DELHI DAREDEVILS: Chennai Super Kings are back to winning ways with a dominating performance at home in match 30 of Indian Premier League 2018 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. After losing to Mumbai at this same place in their previous encounter, this was the perfect response they could have given. First, the batsmen did the job with the bat. Watson fired, then Rayudu and Dhoni joined in and took the Yellow Army past the 200-mark. And then, the fine job was continued with the ball. Early wickets were taken and the pressure was put on.

Rishabh Pant was the only player to put up any kind of a fight for the visitors Delhi Daredevils. He scored a handsome 79, even threatened to get his side across the line, but it was too much of an ask from just one man. His partnership of 88 with Vijay Shankar was superb but fell short nevertheless. Shankar did score some lusty blows towards the end to keep things interesting, but it was too little too late. Another loss to Delhi's name this season.(CRICKET STREAMING - CSK vs DD(SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)

HIGHLIGHTS, CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs DELHI DAREDEVILS, IPL 2018, MATCH 30 FROM PUNE

23.40 IST: 

23.35 IST: A single to end. That is it. Full and on middle, Shankar flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. CHENNAI WIN BY 13 RUNS!

23.31 IST: SIX! FIFTY! His fourth maximum in the last five balls faced by him. This is short and outside off. Shankar pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. 20 from 4. Delhi Daredevils 192/5 in 19.2 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (211/4)

23.29 IST: SIX! 28 needed from the last over. They got three in this over, they need five in the next. Another slower ball outside off. Shankar once again picks it and sends it sailing over the long on fence.   DD 184/5 in 19 overs

23.27 IST: SIX! DD 178/5 in 18.4 overs

23.26 IST: SIX! Shankar has connected and he has hit that a long way. Slower ball on off, Vijay picks it early and deposits it in the mid-wicket stands.  DD 172/5 in 18.3 overs

Rahul Tewatia is the next man in.

23.21 IST: OUT! Game, set and match! You have to say. Pant was the last hope and he has fallen. Nevertheless, he has fought like a warrior but it was always going to be a tough task. Short and outside off by Ngidi. Pant throws his bat at it but gets a top edge which flies towards sweeper covers. Jadeja there settles under it and takes it easily. Delhi Daredevils 162/5 in 17.4 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (211/4)

23.18 IST: FOUR! What a shot! Slower ball outside off. Pant flat-bats it through mid on for a boundary. Pant on fire here. Can he do it all alone?  DD 162/4 in 17.2 overs 

23.16 IST: FOUR! 11 from this one! 55 needed from 18! Game on? Pant lofts this one over mid on. The long on fielder is a little wide and the ball crosses the fence. DD 157/4 in 17 overs

23.15 IST: 

23.13 IST: FOUR! Pant is not finished yet! This is the slower one on middle, Pant swivels and hits it through fine leg for a boundary. He is constantly scoring through that region. Maybe take the fine leg back. DD 151/4 in 16.3 overs

23.11 IST: SIX! 18 from the over! Pant says the game is not yet over. Full and on the pads. Pant flicks it over the square leg fielder. The timing is such that it has gone all the way. 66 in 24. DD 146/4 in 16 overs

23.10 IST: FOUR! Falls over as he plays the shot but gets the desired result. Slower ball on middle, Pant flicks it fine past on the leg side and the ball races away. 12 from this over till now. DD 140/4 in 15.5 overs

23.08 IST: FOUR! FIFTY! Sloppy work in the field but Pant won't mind as he brings his 50 up. His 5th in the Indian Premier League. Fuller ball on middle, Pant lofts it over the bowler's head. He has not timed it that well. Rayudu in the deep from long off, runs to his left, slides but lets the ball through. Delhi Daredevils 134/4 in 15.3 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (211/4)

Strategic break signalled!

23.03 IST: On the pads from Bravo, worked through square leg for a run. He moves onto 48. 11 runs from the over, still below the rate required. DD 128/4 in 15 overs

22.59 IST: SIX! A good hit by Shankar! Fuller and on middle, Vijay tonks it over the long on fence to bring up the 50-run stand. 88 needed in 34. DD 124/4 in 14.2 overs

22.57 IST: 

22.56 IST: FOUR! Poor ball! Down the leg side and at a good pace. Shankar just has to put bat to it. He does that and gets it through short fine leg for a boundary. DD 117/4 in 14 overs

22.54 IST: SIX! What a shot! This is tossed up outside off. Pant goes down on one knee and drags this over long on for a biggie. DD 110/4 in 13.2 overs

22.53 IST: Jadeja bowls it outside off, Pant hits it towards cover. The fielder there misfields and concedes a run. 7 runs from the over. DD 104/4 in 13 overs

22.47 IST: SIX! That is huge! Pant walks down the track and flicks it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. 14 from the over, they need more like this. DD 92/4 in 11 overs

22.45 IST: FOUR! In the gap! They need a lot more. This is flatter on middle, Pant heaves it through mid-wicket and it goes for a boundary. DD 84/4 in 10.3 overs

22.44 IST: Another tidy over from Bhajji, just 4 came off it. DD 78/4 in 10 overs

Strategic break. Vijay Shankar is the new man in.

22.38 IST: OUT! Bowled 'em! Once again a wicket falls after a boundary is hit. Jadeja fires it on the leg stump. This goes on with the arm. Maxwell once again tries to go big but misses to see the ball hit the top of leg stump. Another failure for Maxwell and now the hole deepens for the visitors. 138 more needed in 67. Delhi Daredevils 74/4 in 8.5 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (211/4)

22.37 IST: FOUR! Just as I write that Maxwell scores a boundary! He maybe reading what I am writing. He makes room and gets a ball which is slightly on the shorter length. He rocks back and cuts it through covers for a boundary. CSK 74/3 in 8.4 overs

22.35 IST: Some air on this one, close to off, Pant plays at it and gets an inside edge past Dhoni. Was awfully close to the stumps, but a couple result. Tidy over from Bhajji!  CSK Live Score 68/3 in 8 overs

22.32 IST: Harbhajan Singh comes on to bowl. And Glenn Maxwell is the next man in for Daredevils.

22.31 IST: OUT! Huge misunderstanding and that brings about a run-out. This is surely not what Delhi wanted at this stage. Slower through the air on off, Iyer taps it towards covers. He wants a run and sets off for it. He hesitates for a second but eventually goes for it. Pant though first obliges but then due to the hesitation pulls out. Iyer was at a point where there was no return. Watson picks the ball up and throws it to the keeper who collects it and takes the bails off. The in-form Iyer is walking back and the chase now looks very difficult. Delhi Daredevils 64/3 in 7 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (211/4) in Pune

22.25 IST: FOUR! Pant has come out all guns blazing here. Short and outside off, Pant cuts it through backward point for a boundary. Making full use of the last over of the Powerplay.

22.24 IST: SIX! What a way to get off the mark! This is fuller on middle by Watson. Pant plants his front foot forward and lifts it over the mid-wicket fence.

22.23 IST: Rishabh Pant is the new man in.

22.22 IST: OUT! KM Asif removes Munro for 26. In the air... taken! Once again Asif has the last laugh. He has gone for two boundaries and a biggie on the last three balls but strikes back with his second wicket. It is the shorter ball this time and it is on the body. Munro goes for the pull but only manages to get a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards deep square leg where Karn Sharma takes a good catch. The dangerous Munro departs and Delhi in trouble here. They need 166 from 90. Delhi Daredevils 46/2 in 5 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (211/4) in Pune.

22.20 IST: SIX! So two boundaries and a biggie to follow now. This is short and on middle. Munro upper cuts it over the slip cordon and it seems to have carried all the way. They go upstairs to check and it has hit the ropes on the full.

22.19 IST: FOUR! Down the ground this time! Full this time. The bowler overcompensates. Munro slams it back past the bowler. Back-to-back boundaries.

22.18 IST: FOUR! Munro is now getting into his groove here! This is a slower ball and on the shorter side outside off. Munro cuts it over point and the ball races away.

22.17 IST: FOUR! Over mid on! So a good way to end the over, 14 from it. Munro shuffles across and lofts it over Harbhajan Singh and the races away.

22.15 IST: SIX! Trademark Munro! This is fuller and on off. Colin lunges and picks it over the square leg fence for a maximum. So Delhi are now starting to get a move on. DD 27/1 in 3.4 overs.

22.10 IST: FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Iyer backs away and gets a short ball outside off. He cuts it through point and the ball races away.

22.07 IST: Shreyas Iyer is the next man in.

22.06 IST: OUT! KM Asif removes Prithvi Shaw for 9. Asif has the last laugh! A shot too many by Shaw! This one is short again on off, Shaw tries to play the pull shot but the ball hurries onto him. It takes the top edge and lobs towards Jadeja who takes a couple of steps back and pouches it. An early wicket for Chennai and this is something Delhi did not need. The free-flowing Shaw makes his way back cheaply this time. Delhi Daredevils 10/1 in 1.4 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (211/4) in Pune.

22.04 IST: FOUR! This is even better than the last shot! Fuller on middle, Shaw hits it through mid on and there is no stopping that. Second boundary from the over.

22.02 IST: FOUR! Hits it at the safest place on the field! Over the bowler's head. Short and on off, Shaw hits it down the ground and the ball races away to the fence. First boundary in this innings.

22.01 IST: Lungi Ngidi to Colin Munro, no run. Another swing and another miss! Just a run from Ngidi's first over. This is just ahead of a length outside off. Munro slashes at it but misses. Delhi are 1/0 after the first over.

21.56 IST: We are back for the chase! Delhi have a huge task ahead of them. 212 is what they need. Colin Munro and Prithvi Shaw make their way out to the middle. They will try and get their team off to a flier. The latter will be on strike and he will be facing Lungi Ngidi.

21.45 IST: 

21.42 IST: FIFTY! A couple to end the last over! 13 from it. This is full and outside off, Dhoni hits it towards extra cover and runs two. He brings up his fifty with that, his 20th in this format and it has come up of just 22 balls and his knock has ensured   Chennai Super Kings score 211/4 in 20 overs against Delhi Daredevils in Pune. Watson 78, Dhoni 51*

21.41 IST: OUT! Rayudu has been run-out! A good change in length by Boult he bowls it short and on the body. Dhoni goes for the pull but the ball brushes his gloves and goes towards the keeper who dives to his left but drops it. Rayudu wants a run and almost completes it but Dhoni says go back as he wants to keep strike for the last ball. Rayudu turns and runs towards the non-striker's end. Pant in the meantime throws the ball to Boult who does not miss as he hits bull's eye at his end. End of another useful knock by him but once again he has been run out. CSK Live Score 209/4 in 19.5 overs  

21.40 IST: FOUR! He moves onto 49 with a powerful stroke! This is just brute force. Do not put your hands in the way on that shot. Comes down the track and flat-bats it past the bowler and through mid off for a boundary.  CSK 209/3 in 19.4 overs

 

21.39 IST: SIX! Dhoni has no mercy today. He comes on strike and dispatches this into the crowd. A low full toss on middle, Dhoni heaves it over the mid-wicket fence for another biggie.  CSK 205/3 in 19.3 overs

21.35 IST: SIX! That's outta here! Poor bowling from Avesh and Dhoni encashes the full toss in style. No, he can't! He serves a juicy full toss on middle. Not a lot of batsman would miss out there and Dhoni certainly won't as he helps it on its way over the square leg fence. 11 from the over. This biggie was measured at 108 meters. That came right off the middle.  CSK Live Score 198/3 in 19 overs

21.30 IST: FOUR! This looks deliberate! This is short and outside off, Rayudu cuts it fine past the short third man fielder for a boundary. 10 from the last two balls and 38 from the last two overs.  CSK 187/3 in 18 overs

21.29 IST: SIX! Ambati Rayudu the man in form! What a shot! uses his feet, makes the length ball into a full ball. He hits it over the bowler's head for a biggie.  A quickfire 50-run stand between the two comes up.  CSK Live score 183/3 in 17.5 overs

21.28 IST: FOUR! There was a fine leg in place but Rayudu has pulled it so fine that he had no chance. He walks across to the off side and pulls it through short fine leg for a boundary.  CSK 175/3 in 17.2 overs

Liam Plunkett is back.

21.25 IST: FOUR! Rayudu gets into the act this time. A low full toss outside off, Rayudu goes across his stumps and hits it in the gap through deep mid-wicket and long on for another boundary.  CSK Live Score 170/3 in 17 overs

21.23 IST: FOUR! 16 from the first three. He is playing with Boult here. He was ready for the short ball and he gets it. Dhoni pulls it over square leg and the ball races away. How big an over can this be?  CSK 165/3 in 16.3 overs

21.22 IST: SIX! Consecutive biggies! Mahi on the charge here. Once again he muscles this one. Full goes Boult this time. Dhoni smashes it over long on for half a dozen.  CSK Live Score 161/3 in 16.2 overs

Trent Boult is back on.

21.19 IST: SIX! Chennai needed this! Uses his feet again and Mishra bowls it outside off. Dhoni gets under the ball and lofts it over the long off fence. Spoils what was a good over till now. CSK 148/3 in 15.5 overs

21.15 IST: Decent over from Avesh, just 6 runs from it. CSK Live Score 137/3 in 15 overs

21.13 IST: 

Avesh Khan comes into the attack.

MS Dhoni walks out to the middle.

21.08 IST: OUT! Watson is out of here! Once again it is the bowling change which does the trick. This is brave bowling by the leggie. He tosses this one up outside off. It is the googly. Watson tries to clear long off but hits it flat towards him. Plunkett, there goes low and makes no mistake. End of a brilliant knock by Watson as he walks off to a standing ovation. Chennai Super Kings 130/3 in 13.5 overs vs Delhi Daredevils

21.05 IST: FOUR! Not a good start by Mishra! This ball had hit me written all over it and Rayudu does that. Down the leg side, Ambati sweeps it fine and the ball races away. 19 from the last 7 balls.  CSK 127/2 in 13.1 overs

Second strategic break signalled! Amit Mishra is back on.

21.02 IST: FOUR! BRUTE! This is a half-volley outside off. Watson goes inside out over covers for a boundary. So after the first two dots, it still goes for 15.  CSK Live Score 123/2 in 13 overs

21.01 IST: FOUR! A gift and Watson puts it away. A full toss outside off. Watson drives it square on the off side and the ball races away. So what was looking to be a good an over after the first two balls is turning out to be a very expensive one? CSK 118/2 in 12.5 overs

20.58 IST: FOUR! So this should release the pressure that was building. Uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over covers for a boundary. CSK Live Score 112/2 in 12.3 overs

20.54 IST: 

Ambati Rayudu walks in at no. 4.

20.53 IST: OUT! The bowling change has worked wonders. Two wickets in two overs for Delhi. This is tossed up on off. Raina goes for the slog sweep but misses it completely to see the furniture behind him get disturbed. Raina walks back early and Delhi fighting back now.  Chennai Super Kings 103/2 in 11.1 overs vs Delhi Daredevils

20.52 IST: 

Suresh Raina is the next man in.

20.51 IST: OUT! Faf holes out! He never got going out there and he departs in an attempt to clear the long off fence. Shankar gets the much-needed breakthrough as she breaks 102-run stand. This is once again full and outside off. Faf du Plessis tries to go downtown but it does not go off the middle. It lobs towards Boult there who takes an easy catch. Delhi will now look to build on this. Chennai Super Kings 102/1 in 10.5 overs vs Delhi Daredevils

20.48 IST: NO BALL! A high full toss on middle, Faf connects with the pull shot but it goes into the hands of Boult. He takes the catch but it won't count as the umpire as signalled it a no ball. Free Hit coming up and the six-hitting machine Watson is on strike. CSK Live Score 100/0 in 10.3 overs

20.45 IST: Vijay Shankar is introduced into the attack!

20.44 IST: Mishra finishes off with a googly. CSK Live Score, 96/0 in 10 overs

20.40 IST: SIX! Watson hits this one between mid-wicket and long on. His 7th in the game! This is Huge! Goes down on one knee and sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence for the second biggie for the over. CSK Live Score, 91/0 in 9 overs

20.39 IST: SIX! Watson goes berserk, hits Tewatia for a maximum over fine leg. Brings up his fifty in style! His 15th in the Indian T20 League. It has just come off 25 balls. This is a half tracker on middle, Watson goes down on one knee and pulls it over the fine leg fence. It has been an innings of maximums by him. However, he would want more today.

20.38 IST: Mishra gives away 5 runs! CSK Live Score, 76/0 in 8 overs

20.36 IST: DD have deployed Amit Mishra in search of a breakthrough! 

20.35 IST: Strategic Time Out taken!

20.31 IST: SIX! Back-to-back from Watson! Plukett has not got it right here. This is on the pads, too easy for Watson as he flicks it over the fine leg fence for a biggie. Dealing in maximums is this guy. CSK Live Score, 71/0 in 7 overs

20.30 IST: SIX! Watson is dealing in sixes! Watson is in the mood today! This is right in his zone. Full and on off, Watson lofts it over mid off and the ball goes all the way.

20.27 IST: FOUR! Du Plessis hits Avesh Khan for a boundary to fine leg. Boundary to end the over. Back of a length into the body, du Plessis swivels and pulls it along the ground, fine down the leg side for a boundary. CSK Live Score, 56/0 in 6 overs

20.24 IST: High...high...high and it goes for a SIX! Unbelievable. Just goes to show how small the boundaries are. You make even a half decent connection and it's going to fly away. Short ball outside off, Watson looks to pull but the bounce gets too big on him. Gets a top edge but it still sails over the long on fence. Watson hits Avesh Khan for a maximum over long on. Fifty-run stand comes up between Watson and Du Plessis.

20.23 IST: SIX! Du Plessis hits a maximum over fine leg to end the over. 20 from the over! Third maximum but this time it is off the bat of Faf du Plessis. Excellent innovation by him. He sees the fine leg is up and goes for the paddle. He connects and the ball has gone all the way. CSK Live Score, 45/0 in 5 overs

20.21 IST: SIX! Back-to-back sixes from Watson! This one is over backward square leg. Once again the wrong line. On the pads, Watson flicks it over the square leg fence for another biggie.

20.20 IST: SIX! Watson hits Plunkett for a maximum over deep mid-wicket! Watson has got hold of that one! This is short and on middle, it sits up to be hit. Watson pulls it over the square leg fence for the first maximum.

20.17 IST: FOUR! Du Plessis hits Tewatia for a boundary. Up and over! This is flatter and on middle, Faf makes room, waits for it and lofts it over covers for a boundary. CSK Live Score, 25/0 in 4 overs

20.14 IST: A full toss outside off, Watson misses out there as he gets beaten. Could have been the third boundary for the over. Still a good over in the end. 9 from it. CSK Live Score, 16/0 in 3 overs

20.12 IST: FOUR! Great boundary from Watson off Boult. Excellent placement! This is on a length and around off, Watson rocks back and guides it through short third man and backward point for a boundary. Second in the over. 

20.11 IST: FOUR! Du Plessis hits Boult for a boundary. EDGY FOUR! Faf will take it though. Full and wide outside off, du Plessis goes for the drive but the ball takes the outside edge and goes towards third man. The fielder there runs to his left but fails to stop it.

20.10 IST: Avesh Khan gives away just a single off the second over. CSK 7/0 in 2 overs

20.04 IST: FOUR! Watson hits Boult for a boundary. CSK 6/0 in 1 over

20.02 IST: NOT OUT! A huge shout for an LBW against Watson has been turned down. Boult wants it to be reviewed and Iyer has signaled the 'T'. Looks very close. Watson survives the LBW call off Boult's first ball! Third umpire thought it was bat first, however, it looked like it was pad first.

20.00 IST: Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis have come to open for CSK while Trent Boult will start the proceedings for DD.

19.57 IST: Delhi on the other hand, got off to the perfect start under their new captain. Also they cannot afford anymore slip ups and Iyer would want his team to carry forward the momentum from the last game. They go into this fixtures as underdogs but a surprise cannot be ruled out. We can expect another cracking encounter. Welcome to the coverage.

19.55 IST: CSK head into the game on the back of a defeat. The panic button though need not be pressed yet as they are riding high on the table. However, they would look to get back to winning ways tonight. They are a formidable unit and head into this fixture as favorites.

19.45 IST: India Tv - Chennai Super Kings Playing XI against Delhi Daredevils in Pune

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Chennai Super Kings Playing XI against Delhi Daredevils in Pune

19.41 IST: India Tv - Delhi Daredevils Playing XI against Chennai Super Kings in Pune

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Delhi Daredevils Playing XI against Chennai Super Kings in Pune

 

19.38 IST: MS Dhoni says Mumbai had good pace bowlers which was good on this wicket. Adds further they did not bowl well and they were fifteen runs short in the lsat game. Informs there are quite a few changes, Faf du Plessis, Ngidi, Asif and Karn Sharma come in.

19.35 IST: Shreyas Iyer says he is very pleased with his performance in the last game but now is looking forward to this game. Informs they are unchanged.

19.32 IST: 

19.30 IST: TOSS - Delhi Daredevils win toss, opt to bowl against Chennai Super Kings in Pune

19.15 IST: 

19.10 IST: 

18.56 IST: Old is Gold! 

18.51 IST: 

18.40 IST: 

18.35 IST: Another immensely talented Indian batsman 

18.30 IST: Brilliant show from the youngster - 

Brief Preview: Their stuttering campaign back on the rails under new skipper Shreyas Iyer, a resurgent Delhi Daredevils will play table-toppers Chennai Super Kings in a crucial Indian Premier League match on Monday in Pune. While Delhi would fight for survival, CSK would be equally keen to get back to winning ways after losing by eight wickets to Mumbai Indians in their adopted home ground in Pune on Saturday. The Daredevils, who were struggling with Gautam Gambhir at the helm, found the elusive winning formula in their previous game when they comprehensively defeated formidable Kolkata Knight Riders at home.

Ricky Ponting-coached Delhi, now at the bottom of the table with just two wins out of seven games, however, need to continue their winning spree to keep themselves in the hunt for the playoffs. CSK, on the other hand, are still on top on the points table but their confidence suffered a blow last night against another struggling outfit in defending champions Mumbai Indians. It would still be an uphill ask for the Daredevils to beat CSK at their adopted home - the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium but they cannot afford to lose.(Read Full Match Preview)

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