HIGHLIGHTS - DD vs CSK, Match 52, IPL 2018Indian Premier League 2018 between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Tremendous bowling effort by Delhi Daredevils as they have managed to defend a target which by many was quipped by many as not enough against a strong batting line-up of Chennai Super Kings. Chasing a decent total the opening pair got the away side off to a good start. But once the Powerplay ended, run-scoring got very difficult. Watson departed immediately. Amabti Rayudu looked extremely fluent but he departed immediately after getting to his fifty. Billings and Raina fell in quick succession which saw MS Dhoni needing a lot to do. He too could not come to the fore and the visitors fell short by quite a few runs.
The Delhi bowling finally came to the fore here tonigh. Everybody except for Avesh Khan, who took a pounding has exceptional figures to their name. Trent Boult and Amit Mishra were the highlight as the two finished with combined figures of, 8-0-40-4. The pacers used their variation to great effect. Whereas, the spinners too varied their pace to which the Chennai batsman had not answers to. (CRICKET STREAMING - DD vs CSK) (SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)
HIGHLIGHTS, DELHI DAREDEVILS vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS, IPL 2018, MATCH 52 FROM DELHI
23.39 IST: That is it! A single to finish an excellent last over! Just 4 from it and DELHI WIN BY 34 RUNS! This is full and on middle, Jadeja hits it to long on for a run. Delhi Daredevils (162/5) beat Chennai Super Kings (128/6) by 34 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla. Mishra 2/20, Boult 2/20, Rayudu 50
Deepak Chahar is the next man in.
23.35 IST: OUT! Boult gets another! It is once again on a length around off, Bravo tries to go inside out but it goes off the toe-end towards wide long off. Vijay Shankar there runs in and takes a sliding catch. Chennai Super Kings 125/6 in 19.1 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (162/5)
23.34 IST: Angles this one onto the pads, Jadeja goes for the flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards third man and the batsmen run a leg bye. CSK 124/5 in 19 overs vs DD (162/5)
23.30 IST: SIX! Just the start they needed but they need a lot more! Full and on middle, Jadeja with a straight bat, lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie. CSK 119/5 in 18.1 overs
Dwayne Bravo is the next man in.
23.28 IST: OUT! Game set and match, if it was not obvious before this delivery. Dhoni holes out. A low full toss on middle, Dhoni tries to go over long on but fails to get the desired connection. It goes low towards Iyer there who takes a good catch diving forward. 50 needed from the last two overs. Chennai Super Kings 113/5 in 18 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (162/5)
23.22 IST: Brilliant over under pressure from Patel, just three runs from it. A single to end the over! Just 3 from it. This is full and outside off, Jadeja slices it over point and gets to the other end, 55 more needed in 18 balls. IPL Live Score - CSK 108/4 in 17 overs
Harshal Patel is back on.
23.17 IST: Flatter leg break, turns sharply, Dhoni hangs back and pushes it to covers. Calls for a quick single but sees the fielder attacking the ball, sends his partner back in time. Dot to end the over. Sandeep finishes his spell. His figures are 4-0-20-1. Exceptional effort from the young leg spinner. 58 needed from 24 balls, Delhi should be optimistic about their chances but with Dhoni still out there, you just can't count Chennai out yet.
23.13 IST: SIX! BANG! That is into the vacant stands right over the sightscreen. Jadeja decides to take the matters in his hands. He sees the loopy delivery, doesn't matter even if its a googly. Steps out to the pitch of it and hits it over the fence for half a dozen. IPL Live Score - CSK 100/1 in 15.1 overs
Ravindra Jadeja walks out to the middle.
23.09 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust here! Billings is the man who walks back. Amit Mishra tosses this one up outside off stump. Billings goes down on one knee and tries to sweep. He gets a top edge which lobs towars short fine leg where Sharma takes an easy catch. Chennai now face an uphill task here, 70 from 33 needed. Chennai Super Kings 93/4 in 14.3 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (162/5)
Sam Billings is the next man in.
23.02 IST: OUT! How often have we seen this? A wicket right after the strategic break and it is off the dangerous Raina. He too fails to make use of the reprieve he got. He thought might consider himself a touch unlucky here as he hit that well. Sandeep bowls the googly and it is quite full on middle, Raina whips it off the middle. He though hits it flat and it goes into the hands of Vijay Shankar at deep mid-wicket who takes it. Chennai Super Kings 90/3 in 13.1 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (162/5)
Sandeep Lamichhane is back into the attack.
Final strategic break of the game!
22.58 IST: Floats it up on off, it is driven back to the bowler. Just four from this over. They needed this tight over as the last one was expensive. 73 needed from 42. CSK 90/2 in 13 overs vs DD
Amit Mishra is back on.
22.52 IST: FOUR! Second from the over! Bringing back Maxwell is turning out to be a bad idea here. This is short and outside off, Dhoni rocks back and cuts it through backward point for a boundary. CSK 85/2 in 11.3 overs
22.51 IST: FOUR! Trademark Raina! Maxwell tosses this one up on off, Raina with the turn goes inside out over covers for a one bounce boundary. Once again a good start to the over. IPL Live Score - CSK 80/2 in 11.1 overs
MS Dhoni walks out to the middle.
22.43 IST: OUT! Harshal removes Ambati Rayudu for 50. Chennai Super Kings 70/2 in 10 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (162/5)
22.41 IST: FIFTY! Ambati Rayudu slams 17th half-century of his IPL career. Chennai Super Kings 69/1 in 9.4 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (162/5)
22.39 IST: Welcome back into the attack Patel! A gift, a half-volley down the leg side. Rayudu flicks it through short fine leg and the ball races away. Pressure on the bowler now, a boundary from the first ball.
Harshal Patel is back on.
22.37 IST: SIX! BOOM! Once again uses his feet to great effect. This time takes the ball on the full and hits over the bowler's head for a biggie. Rayudu is playing another brilliant knock here. A biggie to follow the boundary. 102 more needed. IPL Live Score CSK 62/1 in 9 overs
22.36 IST: FOUR! Much-needed for Chennai! Rayudu makes excellent use of his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball. He smashes it through covers and there is no stopping that ball. CSK 55/1 in 8.4 overs
22.33 IST: Floats it wide outside off, Raina tries to go through covers but gets it off the inner half, back to the bowler. Just 4 runs from the over. IPL Live Score - CSK 50/1 in 8 overs vs DD (162/5)
Suresh Raina is the next man in.
22.29 IST: OUT! Mishra strikes in his first over! Watson's struggle out there comes to an end. Mishra tosses this one up on off and once again the ball turns a little. Watson tries to go over long off but does not get it off the middle. It lobs towards Boult there who takes an easy catch. A much-needed wicket for Delhi and they are right back into the game. CSK 46/1 in 6.5 overs
22.26 IST: Floats this one up on middle, this turns away. Watson tries to go across the line but gets an outside edge to point. CSK 46/0 in 6.1 overs
22.23 IST: SIX! Another one and 22 runs off the over. Avesh has been thrashed. Started the last over of the Powerplay in style and now ends it in style! 22 from this one and it has released all the pressure built earlier. Another short ball on middle, Rayudu is feeding on that at the moment. He rocks back and pulls it with disdain over the mid-wicket for a maximum. So what was turning out to be a poor Powerplay for Chennai has turned out to be a brilliant one. They are 44 for 0 after it and they need another 119 from 84. CSK 44/0 in 6 overs
22.22 IST: SIX! Rayudu is not missing these. He finally opens up. Poor bowling by him. He bangs this one short and on middle, Rayudu once again gets into position early and sends it over the square leg fence. CSK 38/0 in 5.5 overs
22.21 IST: FOUR! Ten runs off the over so far and Avesh's short-pitched deliveries will be punished. CSK 32/0 in 5.3 overs
22.20 IST: SIX! Smashed and blasted by Rayudu. Gets the timing right finally. Perfect start to the last over off the Powerplay! This is right in the zone, length and on middle. Rayudu lines it up and dispatches it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. CSK 28/0 in 5.2 overs
22.19 IST: Two runs off Harshal's over. This has been some brilliant bowling so far in the Powerplay and the batsman want to smash but aren't timing it correctly. CSK 22/0 in 5 overs
22.12 IST: FOUR! Ambati smashes his first boundary of the match. All the pressure that was building is released by this exquisite stroke by Rayudu. Clears his front leg, gets a full ball on off. He goes over extra cover and the ball races away to the fence. CSK 20/0 in 4 overs
22.10 IST: Starts off with a full ball on off, Rayudu times it back to the bowler.
22.09 IST: Avesh Khan comes into the attack
22.08 IST: Nine runs off Boult's second over. A decent over considering the powerplay. CSK 14/0 in 3 overs
22.06 IST: SIX! A short ball and Watson is going to smack that for sure. Sheer power. Watson picks the length early and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. CSK 12/0 in 2.3 overs
22.05 IST: And Rayudu gets off the mark finally.
22.03 IST: Another brilliant over by the 17-year old Nepali and concedes just two runs off it. It's hard to contain Rayudu and Watson for long though. CSK 5/0 in 2 overs
22.01 IST: Sandeep Lamichhane comes into the attack.
22.00 IST: Off the mark and after four dot balls, Watson gets going. Brilliant over by Boult as he concedes three off it. CSK 3/0 in 1 over
21.50 IST: Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson open for CSK and have 163 on the board to chase. Delhi bowlers know what these two powerhouses are capable off as Trent Boult starts the innings. Let's get started.
Harshal Patel's cameo (36 off 16) has allowed @DelhiDaredevils to come back into the game and they have posted a challenging 162/5. Can they defend this now? #DDvCSK #VIVOIPL— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 18, 2018
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21.41 IST: SIX! Finishes things in some style. He gets a full toss from Bravo and he dispatches it right back over the bowler for half a dozen. 26 runs collects from the final over, DELHI FINISH WITH 162/5. Delhi Daredevils score 162/5 in 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings at Feroz Shah Kotla. Pant 38, Harshal 36*, Ngidi 2/14
21.39 IST: SIX! Poor delivery and Shankar cashes on it. Slower ball on a length, Shankar muscles it over mid-wicket fence for a biggie. That's the 50-run stand between Patel and Shankar. They have given Delhi some score to play with. IPL Live Score - DD 149/5 in 19.3 overs
21.37 IST: SIX! Patel starts the final over of the innings with a bang. He gets a fullish delivery right in his zone. Clears his front leg out of the way and blasts it over long on for a maximum. Can he hit couple more?
DD 142/5 in 19.1 overs
21.36 IST: Shardul takes all the pace off it, Patel goes for the big shot across the line but he fails to make any contact. Dot ball, just what Delhi don't want at this stage. Just 6 runs from the over. IPL Live Score - DD 136/5 in 19 overs
21.29 IST: SIX! Amazing strike from Patel, he picks up the slower ball from Bravo and whacks it nicely over the square leg boundary for half a dozen. With couple of big strikes, Delhi have gone past 120, can they somehow get to 150? DD 124/5 in 17.1 overs
Bravo is back into the attack.
21.26 IST: SIX! Boom! That's into the stands! Short of a length ball, sits up nicely for Shankar who waits for it on the front foot and clobbers over wide long on for a biggie. IPL Live Score - DD 118/5 in 16.5 overs
21.23 IST: FOUR! Pounded by Harshal Patel, a much-needed boundary for Delhi to end the 16th over! Slower ball from Ngidi on a length outside off, Patel sits back and powers it flat-batted through the covers for a boundary. DD 110/5 in 16 overs
21.18 IST: FOUR! Errs in line and gets picked off. Short of a length ball, sliding down leg, Vijay gets inside the line of it and glances it nicely past the keeper. The ball races away to the fine leg boundary. IPL Live Score - DD 102/5 in 15 overs
21.13 IST: OUT! And there goes another wicket and the hosts have lost half their side. Chennai are bossing this game big time. It is the short ball from Shardul Thakur that does the trick, it got big on Sharma who looks to pull that off the back foot. He ends up getting a top edge to mid-wicket. Harbhajan is the fielder under it and he is not the one to miss out on those. Abhishek Sharma, who promised a lot with his exclusive strokes in his last game, fails to get going in this game. Delhi Daredevils 97/5 in 14.4 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
Abhishek Sharma walks out to bat.
21.08 IST: OUT! Bingo, Jadeja uproots the leg stump with a pacy delivery. He was expecting an innovative stroke from Maxwell and decides to dart it on the stumps. The Big Show goes for the reverse sweep but fails to put bat to ball. The ball smashes into the leg stump and Chennai rejoice another wicket. 4th wicket down for Delhi and they are in a desperate need of a partnership. Delhi Daredevils 94/4 in 13.5 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
21.04 IST: FOUR! Crunched, no need to run for that! Overpitched delivery from Bravo and Shankar blasts it back past him. The bowler did the smart thing of moving away from the line of it. The ball rocketed to the long off fence. IPL Live Score - DD 92/3 in 12.5 overs
Vijay Shankar walks out to bat.
20.55 IST: OUT! Miles up in the air... and Bravo is the man under it, he is the one man you want under such a high ball and he takes it without making any mistake! Slower ball on off, angling away from the stumps, Pant goes for the big shot across the line. He gets a thick top edge to third man, Bravo near the rope runs in quickly towards his left and pouches it safely. Ngidi has picked up couple of important wickets in this over and with that Chennai are right on top in this game. Delhi Daredevils 81/3 in 11 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
Glenn Maxwell is the next man in.
20.52 IST: OUT! Bowled 'em! Poor shot selection from Iyer. End of the scratchy innings from the Delhi skipper. Good length ball, angling in from outside off, Iyer backs away and exposes all his stumps. He looks to play the square cut but misses it and the ball smashes into the wickets. He doesn't even look back and starts walking towards the dugout dejectedly. A timely breakthrough for Chennai. Delhi Daredevils 78/2 in 10.3 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
Lungi Ngidi is back on.
20.50 IST: SIX! Miscued by Pant but he somehow manages to clear the long off fence. Loopy off break outside off, he goes for the big shot by dancing down the track and lofts it to deep. The fielder in the deep was few yards inside the circle and misjudges it, the ball just eludes him and clears the fence. IPL Live Score - DD 76/1 in 10 overs
20.48 IST: FOUR! Well-placed by Pant. Faster and flatter from the bowler outside off, Pant sits back and slaps it right between short third man and backward point for a boundary. DD 70/1 in 9.3 overs
20.47 IST: SIX! HEAVED AWAY! Tremendous strike from Pant. Harbhajan fires this one on the pads and he whacks it with disdain with the angle. Clears the mid-wicket fence with utmost ease. DD 66/1 in 9.1 overs
20.43 IST: Delivers a fullish delivery outside off, Pant powers it to long on and they take a run. 600 runs in this season of the Indian Premier League for Pant, he is the first Delhi player to do so. He has been in some terrific form and how many more can he add? IPL Live Score - DD 60/1 in 9 overs
Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack.
20.36 IST: FOUR! Dismissive! Harbhajan drops it short outside off, just where the southpaw likes it. He rocks on the back foot and slaps it through the covers. The ball speeds to the boundary. DD 53/1 in 7.4 overs
Now, veteran stalwart Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack for CSK.
20.34 IST: FOUR! Well-placed by Iyer. Faster and flatter from Jadeja outside off, Iyer sits back and square cuts it behind point for a boundary. IPL Live Score - DD 47/1 in 7 overs
Jadeja is back into the attack.
20.29 IST: FOUR! Much better from Pant, he keeps his eyes on the ball this time and hits it for a boundary. Short ball from Thakur, he gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. DD 39/1 in 5.5 overs
Shardul Thakur comes into the attack.
20.25 IST: FOUR!Smart shot from the Delhi skipper. He sits on the back foot and plays the uppercut. Executes it to perfection and hits it over the keeper. The ball flies to the third man fence. DD 33/1 in 5 overs
20.23 IST: FOUR! Slapped over point! Iyer finally connects one and earns a boundary for the effort! Short of a length ball outside off, he backs away and smashes it over the infield for a boundary. IPL Live Score - DD 29/1 in 4.4 overs
Rishabh Pant is the next man in.
20.18 IST: OUT! Gone! Prithvi Shaw fails to make the most of the opportunity handed to him in the last over. Once again, he tries to pull one without moving his feet. This time the ball comes to him with an angle and he gets cramped for room. Top edges it to long on, the fielder is stationed there for such a shot. Shardul takes a safe catch and Chennai celebrate their first breakthrough. Delhi Daredevils 24/1 in 4.1 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
20.15 IST: Uppish... lands safely! Shaw goes for the slog sweep against the spin. He gets a top edge over mid-wicket. Ngidi backtracks but manages to collect it on the bounce. They take a couple. IPL Live Score - DD 21/0 in 3.2 overs
Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack
20.11 IST: SIX! Shot! Shaw plays a pickup shot and deposits it over the mid-wicket boundary. Good length ball on the leg stump line, he swivels across and mauls it for a half a dozen. IPL Live Score - DD 16/0 in 2.3 overs
20.08 IST: Brilliant first over from Ngidi, he gives away only 4 runs. Short of a length ball, angling in, Iyer goes back and defends it to end the over with a dot. DD 9/0 in 2 overs vs CSK
Lungi Ngidi comes from the other end.
20.04 IST: FOUR! BANG! Prithvi opens his account with a strong shot! He gets a shortish delivery on his pads and pulls it with disdain over square leg for a boundary. IPL Live Score - DD 5/0 in 1 over
20.01 IST: Beaten! Another lovely delivery from Chahar, pitched just short of a good length, and swings away. Shaw goes back to punch that but he fails to make contact.
19.57 IST: We are all set to go! The umpires are out and the Chennai team is in a huddle and now make their way out. For Delhi, Prithvi Shaw has a new partner in the form of Shreyas Iyer. Deepak Chahar has the new ball, he will start the proceedings for the visitors. Here we go...
19.41 IST: Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi skipper, says he too wanted to bowl first and agrees with Dhoni that it is a tough ground to defend a score. Adds Chennai have an experienced side and they need to execute their plans well, particularly with the ball. He is happy with the way batting unit has performed. Informs 190 is the par score on this wicket and they need to get close to it. He informs they have made couple of changes, Glenn Maxwell and Avesh Khan replaces Jason Roy and Junior Dala.
19.35 IST: MS Dhoni, the Chennai skipper, says it is a difficult ground to contain and hence they want to bowl first. Feels it is important to learn from every game, keep on improving and all importantly stay fit. Opines the wicket will be deteriorating. Mentions his side has got just one change, Lungi Ngidi comes in place of David Willey.
19.30 IST: TOSS - Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to bowl against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla
18.35 IST: Key man for the hosts this season! -
.@RishabPant777 is on the top of the list for most boundary-related stats this year! No wonder we call it Power-Pant-i! 💪🏻— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 18, 2018
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Brief Preview: A formidable Chennai Super Kings will be aiming to tie up loose ends ahead of the playoffs when they take on a listless Delhi Daredevils in a rare dead rubber of the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Friday. With CSK comfortably qualifying for the playoffs, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led squad is eyeing the top spot on the points table alongside Sunrisers Hyderabad, whom they defeated comprehensively in their previous game.
The consistency CSK have shown in the tournament after missing out in the previous two seasons is commendable and it seems they were never out of action. They have been solid even against the mighty Sunrisers, who arguably have the best bowling attack in the tournament. Also, CSK adjusted well in Pune, their forced home ground after games were moved out of Chennai due to the Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.(Read Full Match Preview)