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DC vs CSK Match 13 Commentary

Results
Match 13, Visakhapatnam, March 31, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 20 runs

Commentary

6:19 PM IST Right then, the apprentice gets a win over the master as Rishabh Pant and Delhi get a crucial win over reigning champions Chennai to end another Super Sunday in the 2024 Indian T20 League. Next up, a new week dawns and the only team yet to play at home will be playing at home as winless Mumbai take on unbeaten Rajasthan at the Wankehde Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, 1 April. That game will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT) but you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up. Cheers!
6:18 PM IST Khaleel Ahmed is the Player of the Match for his fine bowling display up top. Khaleel says that he has put in a lot of hard work in the domestic circuit and has played a lot of matches which has helped him know his bowling better. Adds that in T20 cricket, odds are in favor of the batter so it is good to bowl when the ball is swinging. Mentions that he tried to figure out a way to stay fit and adds that when you play red-ball cricket continuously, you get to know a lot more about how the ball behaves. Ends by saying that the ultimate goal is definitely to represent the national side once again.
6:17 PM IST Rishabh Pant, the skipper of Delhi says that the bowlers have been clinical and they as a team have learned from their mistakes. Mentions Prithvi Shaw who worked hard consistently and they had to give him the chance on which he did pretty well. Appreciates Mukesh Kumar despite being injured and bowling superbly in the death. Talks about himself and says that he took enough time for himself to get ready and worked hard after waiting for one and a half years to keep doing what he loves and improving. Mentions that his only thought process was his self belive to make a strong comeback.
6:11 PM IST The Presentation ceremony...
6:07 PM IST Anrich Nortje, the Delhi speedster is down for a chat. He says that his body felt a lot better in this game but he is talking it game by game. Adds that the training has been going really well and he is focusing on where to land it as he generally likes to go for straight yorkers rather than wide yorkers. Mentions that they are building up now and the starts have been nice in the last two games and he can also feed off that energy as the 3rd or 4th change bowler.
6:06 PM IST Ruturaj Gaikwad, the skipper of Chennai says that he was pretty much happy with the bowling effort after the kind of start Delhi got off to. Adds that the wicket had some seam movement and spongy bounce in the second innings which made it difficult for them and not being able to get hold of the first 3 or 4 overs made a big difference. Mentions that the extra seam movement let them reel in the game and it was just about trying to catch up as they failed to get one or two big overs which could've been important. States that after two good games, it doesn't worry them a lot to lose a game with a margin of 20 runs and it's just a matter of a few hits here and there.
6:05 PM IST Earlier in the game, Rishabh Pant won the toss and opted to put runs on the board on a ground where the odds were heavily stacked in favour of the team chasing but his decision was brilliantly backed by the opening pair of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw. The duo scored 62 runs in the Powerplay and added 93 runs in total for the first wicket before Warner fell after reaching his fifty. Rishabh Pant came up the order at number 3 and after Delhi lost a few wickets in the middle phase, Pant notched up a valiant fifty to take his side over the 190-run mark which was a very competitive total. As for Chennai, it was Matheesha Pathirana who was the star with 3 top wickets to his name and Tushar Deshpande too bowled a very economical spell. However, Deepak Chahar, Mustafizur Rahman and Ravindra Jadeja were a bit off-color and couldn't keep the runs in check. In reply, Chennai began slowly and wickets in the middle phase cost them dearly as Delhi won the contest by 20 runs.
5:59 PM IST Chennai knew 192 was chasable but that prolific opening pair of skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra just couldn't get going. Rachin played and missed a lot of deliveries and Gaikwad was sent packing very early. With the score at 7/2, Ajinkya Rahane and Daryl Mitchell stitched together a steady stand and got Chennai into a position from where they could do something positive. However, Mitchell fell and then they lost three wickets in quick succession. There was a late blitz from MS Dhoni who rolled back the years and finished unbeaten on 37 runs off just 16 balls but by then, it was a bridge too far for Chennai.
5:57 PM IST After having put on a solid total of 191 runs on the board, Delhi started brilliantly with the ball as Khaleel Ahmed and Ishant Sharma bowled immaculate lines and lengths and the former even picked up a couple of big wickets while remaining highly economical. In the middle overs, they did allow one stand to build and the Impact Player, Rasikh Dar couldn't make much of an impact but Mukesh Kumar certainly got Delhi firmly in front by picking up 3 wickets in his first two overs. Mukesh and Khaleel did close out decently but Anrich Nortje also conceded 20 runs in the final over. However, they had taken a far superior lead before the death overs that it didn't matter in this game.
5:55 PM IST Well, that was some sensational ball striking from the evergreen MS Dhoni but it wasn't enough for Chennai. One of the finest bowling performances so far in this year's tournament, well it was for most part of the run chase before it got a bit nervy at the death but the bowlers stuck to the plans and Delhi have finally got their first win of the campaign. On the other hand, Chennai lose their first match of the season and only Kolkata and Rajasthan remain as unbeaten teams.
End of over 2020 runs
CSK: 171/6CRR: 8.55
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MS Dhoni:37 (16)
Anrich Nortje:4-0-43-0
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19.6

Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, 6 runs

SIX! That cameo will please the crowd but Delhi win this home game by 20 runs and bag two crucial points. Another low full toss outside off, MS Dhoni with his strong bottom-hand cuts it over square on off for a maximum to end the innings at 171/6.

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19.5

Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, no run

Goes fuller and just outside off, MS Dhoni drives it straight to cover.

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19.4

Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, 4 runs

FOUR! Gets it right in the slot and makes full use of it. Anrich Nortje bowls a full toss, on off, MS Dhoni waits for it and smokes it over mid on for a boundary.

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19.3

Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, no run

Darts a yorker on off, MS Dhoni drills it to long off but denies the single.

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19.2

Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, 6 runs

SIX! How can someone hit that off one hand? That's some shot! Anrich Nortje looks for the yorker outside off and bowls a very low full toss, MS Dhoni flicks his wrist as his bottom hand comes off but still manages to clear the fence over mid-wicket for a maximum.

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19.1

Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, 4 runs

FOUR! Starts the over well does MS Dhoni. Fuller length, outside off, MS Dhoni with sheer power drives it past point for a boundary.

End of over 195 runs
CSK: 151/6CRR: 7.95RRR: 41
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MS Dhoni:17 (10)
Mukesh Kumar:3-0-21-3
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18.6

Mukesh Kumar to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs

A full toss outside off, Ravindra Jadeja gets across the line and whips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Chennai can now only manage to get closer to that target with them needing 41 off the last over.

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18.5

Mukesh Kumar to MS Dhoni, 1 run

Bowls another yorker outside off, MS Dhoni this times gets closer to the line and drills it to cow corner for a single.

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18.4

Mukesh Kumar to MS Dhoni, no run

Three dots in a row now! Executes the fuller delivery on a wider line perfectly, MS Dhoni stretches out and cuts it to point.

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18.3

Mukesh Kumar to MS Dhoni, no run

Top effort from Rasikh Dar at cover. Mukesh Kumar bowls it fuller and outside off, MS Dhoni drills it with sheer power to cover who does exceptionally well to cut it off.

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18.2

Mukesh Kumar to MS Dhoni, no run

Bowls a fuller delivery outside off, MS Dhoni drives it past point but denies the single.

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18.1

Mukesh Kumar to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

The crowd erupts with that single. Mukesh Kumar delivers a perfect wide yorker, outside off, Ravindra Jadeja digs it to cover and gets off the strike.

5:43 PM IST Delhi are quite a fair bit behind the bowling rate and will be penalized by being forced to have an extra man inside the ring.
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18.1

Mukesh Kumar to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

WIDE! Steams from around the wicket and bowls this fuller and well outside the tramline on off, Ravindra Jadeja leaves it alone for a wide.

End of over 1812 runs
CSK: 146/6CRR: 8.11RRR: 23
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Khaleel Ahmed:4-1-21-2
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17.6

Khaleel Ahmed to MS Dhoni, no run

Nails the yorker and ends the over well. Bowls it nice and full just outside off, MS Dhoni jams it back to the bowler. Chennai now need 46 runs off the last two overs.

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17.5

Khaleel Ahmed to MS Dhoni, 6 runs

SIX! Turning the heat on is MS Dhoni! Very unlike him but that was some shot! Fuller delivery outside off, MS Dhoni gets his front leg ahead and drives it over cover for a maximum.

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17.5

Khaleel Ahmed to MS Dhoni, 1 run

WIDE! Fuller again and outside off. That's the third off the over from Khaleel Ahmed.

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17.4

Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

Bowls a full toss outside off, Ravindra Jadeja cuts it to deep point for a single. Ravindra Jadeja looks at the umpire for height but the ball was just around the waist line.

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17.3

Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, no run

A precious dot ball! Serves a low full toss just outside off, Ravindra Jadeja drives it straight to the fielder at cover.

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17.2

Khaleel Ahmed to MS Dhoni, 1 run

Bowls this fuller again, outside off, MS Dhoni drives it on the full to wide of long off for a single.

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17.2

Khaleel Ahmed to MS Dhoni, 1 run

WIDE! That's what pressure can do to you. Angles it across on a fuller length and well outside that tramline on off, MS Dhoni watches the ball go past to the keeper.

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17.2

Khaleel Ahmed to MS Dhoni, 1 run

WIDE! Khaleel Ahmed misses his mark and bowls a fuller delivery outside off, MS Dhoni leaves it alone for a wide.

1
17.1

Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

Missed out on that did Ravindra Jadeja! A full toss, on middle and off, Ravindra Jadeja pulls it straight to deep mid-wicket for a single.

End of over 1714 runs
CSK: 134/6CRR: 7.88RRR: 19.33
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16.6

Mukesh Kumar to MS Dhoni, 4 runs

FOUR! Vintage MS Dhoni! Fuller delivery on off, MS Dhoni plants his front leg ahead and with that bottom hand coming into play creams it through covers for a boundary. 14 runs come off this over. Chennai now need 58 off last 3 overs.

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16.5

Mukesh Kumar to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

Another fuller delivery, outside off, Ravindra Jadeja slices it to deep point for a single.

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16.4

Mukesh Kumar to Ravindra Jadeja, 4 runs

FOUR! Adding salt to the wound! Fuller delivery outside off, Ravindra Jadeja strestches out and manages to get an outside edge finer of short third man for a boundary.

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16.3

Mukesh Kumar to MS Dhoni, 1 run

DROPPED by Khaleel Ahmed! Couldnt have gotten any easier! A low full toss outside off, MS Dhoni stays put and drives it straight to Khaleel Ahmed at point who makes an absolute mess of it. The batters cross.

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16.2

Mukesh Kumar to MS Dhoni, 4 runs

FOUR! Gets off the mark with a boundary and the crowd goes berserk! A back-of-a-length delivery on middle, MS Dhoni stands tall and pulls it beautifully square of the wicket on the leg side for a boundary.

5:30 PM IST MS Dhoni walks out to bat now.
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16.1

Mukesh Kumar to Shivam Dube, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Shivam Dube holes out and Mukesh Kumar gets his third wicket. Bowls this on a length, well outside off, Shivam Dube reaches for it and drills it with an angled bat straight down Tristan Stubbs's throat at long off.

End of over 167 runs
CSK: 120/5CRR: 7.50RRR: 18
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15.6

Anrich Nortje to Shivam Dube, 1 run

An excellent over this from Anrich Nortje. Just 7 come off it. Another fuller delivery, wider on off, Shivam Dube drives it to deep point for a s single. Chennai now need 72 runs off the last 4 overs.

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15.5

Anrich Nortje to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

And again! Bowls this outside off, on a fuller length, Ravindra Jadeja only manages to jam it to long off for one more.

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15.4

Anrich Nortje to Shivam Dube, 1 run

Still cant find boundaries! Anrich Nortje is consistent with his line as he lands this fuller and outside off, Shivam Dube cuts it uppishly to deep backward point for one.

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15.4

Anrich Nortje to Shivam Dube, 1 run

WIDE! Attempts the wide yorker but bowls it well wider on off for a wide.

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15.3

Anrich Nortje to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

Bowls this perfectly too! Another full toss but well outside off, away from the arc, Ravindra Jadeja extends his arms and jams it to long on for a single.

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15.2

Anrich Nortje to Shivam Dube, 1 run

Serves a low full toss, outside off, Shivam Dube drives it straight to cover for just a single.

1
15.1

Anrich Nortje to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

Bowls this wider on off and on a fuller length, Ravindra Jadeja carves it to deep point for one run.

End of over 1510 runs
CSK: 113/5CRR: 7.53RRR: 15.80
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14.6

Ishant Sharma to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

Slower one, short and around the hips, Ravindra Jadeja swivels and pulls it straight to square leg for just a single. 79 needed now off 30 balls.

1
14.5

Ishant Sharma to Shivam Dube, 1 run

Well bowled again! Full and in the blockhole around the fifth stump line, Shivam Dube can only dig it out down to long off for a single as Ishant Sharma takes a tumble on the followthrough.

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14.4

Ishant Sharma to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

Misses the length but gets away with it. Overpitched around off stump, Ravindra Jadeja stays deep in the crease and powers the cover drive towards wide long off for just a single.

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14.3

Ishant Sharma to Ravindra Jadeja, no run

No harm done! Ishant Sharma gets the yorker outside off stump spot on and Ravindra Jadeja looks to heave across the line but can only toe-end it back towards the bowler.

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14.3

Ishant Sharma to Shivam Dube, 2 runs

No ball! Full and wide, right in the blockhole, Shivam Dube squeezes it away behind point for a run. Oh, no! The siren goes off which means Ishant Sharma has overstepped and a Free Hit will now follow.

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14.2

Ishant Sharma to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

Bowled back of a length and over off stump, Ravindra Jadeja gets across a bit and half-pulls it away to deep square leg for one.

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14.1

Ishant Sharma to Ravindra Jadeja, 4 runs

FOUR! Top shot! On a good length and around off, Ravindra Jadeja just walks down the pitch and hammers it straight back through the legs of Shivam Dube at the other end and the ball races away to the long off fence.

5:17 PM IST Ishant Sharma (2-0-13-0) comes back into the attack.
End of over 142 runs
CSK: 103/5CRR: 7.36RRR: 14.83
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13.6

Mukesh Kumar to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run

Slightly shorter this time and around off, pulled off the back foot down to long on for a run.

0
13.5

Mukesh Kumar to Ravindra Jadeja, no run

No hat-trick! Back of a length and over off stump, angling back in, Ravindra Jadeja gets behind the line well and blocks it down to mid on.

5:14 PM IST Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat next for Chennai and will face the hattrick delivery.
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13.4

Mukesh Kumar to Sameer Rizvi, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Two in two for Mukesh Kumar and Sameer Rizvi has to walk back for a golden duck! Pace on this time from Mukesh as he bowls this one on a hard length and on a tight line around off stump. The ball nips back in a bit and Rizvi gets caught on the crease. The ball goes off the outer edge of the bat as Rizvi looks to close the bat face and low to the left of short third where Khaleel Ahmed takes a fine sharp catch. Mukesh on a hat-trick now.

5:10 PM IST Strategic break! Delhi are currently in the driver's seat, steadily chipping away wickets at regular intervals, and maintaining a firm grip on the game. However, it's worth noting that Chennai still possess a wealth of batting firepower in their lineup, capable of turning the game on its head. Delhi will look to maintain their tight bowling while Chennai will have to go big right away with 90 more runs needed off 39 balls. With that Sameer Rizvi walks out to bat next for Chennai.
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13.3

Mukesh Kumar to Ajinkya Rahane, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Another timely wicket for Delhi as another set batter departs for Chennai at the wrong time. Smartly bowled by Mukesh Kumar as he brings out the slower ball and bowls it at just 114 clicks, fuller and wide of the off stump. Ajinkya Rahane picks the length but has to drag it from outside off and is early in the heave. The ball goes straight up off the toe end of the bat and over mid on where David Warner comes in from the deep and takes a simple catch.

0
13.2

Mukesh Kumar to Ajinkya Rahane, no run

Back to over the wicket now and bowled slightly shorter and on a tight line around off. Ajinkya Rahane looks to just ease it on the off side but almost ends up chopping it back onto the stumps.

1
13.1

Mukesh Kumar to Shivam Dube, 1 run

Comes from around the stumps to the left-hander and angles in a length ball into middle and leg. Shivam Dube flicks it wide of short fine leg where Khaleel Ahmed makes a good diving stop and keeps it down to a single.

5:07 PM IST Another bowling change as Mukesh Kumar is introduced into the attack now.
End of over 139 runs
CSK: 101/3CRR: 7.77RRR: 13
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12.6

Anrich Nortje to Shivam Dube, 1 run

In the air but lands safely! A quick short ball now, aimed at the body, Shivam Dube looks to pull but gets rushed and gets a top edge that lands near the vacant short mid-wicket region. The batters cross for one.

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12.5

Anrich Nortje to Shivam Dube, 4 runs

FOUR! Raw power from Shivam Dube! Overpitched outside off and at 140 clicks, Dube uses those long levers and thumps it through the line past covers and picks up a boundary.

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12.4

Anrich Nortje to Shivam Dube, 2 runs

Very full and bowled around the toes at 142 clicks, Shivam Dube manages to stay deep and jams it out through mid-wicket for a couple of quick runs. Good running!

1
12.3

Anrich Nortje to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Leg bye! A bit full and attacking the pads, Ajinkya Rahane misses the pick-up shot off the legs and the ball rolls away down to fine leg after crashing into the pads. They get a leg bye.

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12.2

Anrich Nortje to Shivam Dube, 1 run

Hard length on off stump, Shivam Dube hangs deep and swats it away down to long on without much timing for a single.

0
12.1

Anrich Nortje to Shivam Dube, no run

Starts the new spell from over the stumps and bowls a fuller delivery outside off at 143 clicks, Shivam Dube stays leg side of the ball and looks to go downtown but misses.

End of over 1214 runs
CSK: 92/3CRR: 7.67RRR: 12.50
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11.6

Mitchell Marsh to Shivam Dube, 1 run

A single to end but 14 runs come off that over and now 100 runs are needed in 48 balls. Pitched up on middle and leg, pushed down to long on for a single by Shivam Dube.

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11.6

Mitchell Marsh to Shivam Dube, 1 run

WIDE! Goes full and wide now and that was very close to the tramline, left alone for a wide and there's no review either.

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11.5

Mitchell Marsh to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Slower one, bowled a lot fuller and on the pads, tucked away around the corner for a single.

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11.4

Mitchell Marsh to Ajinkya Rahane, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely done by Rahane but that was begging to be hit. Dug in halfway down the pitch at a gentle pace and in the hitting arc. Rahane gets on top of the bounce and pulls it between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

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11.3

Mitchell Marsh to Ajinkya Rahane, 4 runs

FOUR! Streaky but will do nicely for Chennai! Dug in short and outside off, Ajinkya Rahane throws his bat at it but gets a thick outside edge fine of short third and the ball runs away to the fence.

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11.2

Mitchell Marsh to Ajinkya Rahane, 2 runs

Slower one, bowled on a shorter length and over middle and leg, Ajinkya Rahane pulls it away towards fine leg and picks up a couple of runs more.

1
11.1

Mitchell Marsh to Shivam Dube, 1 run

Back of a length and angled across the off stump, Shivam Dube cuts it away behind the man at deep point and picks up a single.

4:57 PM IST Mitchell Marsh comes into the attack now.
End of over 113 runs
CSK: 78/3CRR: 7.09RRR: 12.66
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10.6

Axar Patel to Shivam Dube, 1 run

On a dragged length and on the pads, flicked off the back foot past square leg for a single.

0
10.5

Axar Patel to Shivam Dube, no run

Was there an inside edge on that one? Axar's reaction tells that it was and the replays indicate that there indeed was a feather. Slowed up a bit and cleverly flighted fuller outside off, Shivam Dube swings across the line but gets it off the cue end of the bat and straight into Pant's pads. The ball deflects away on the off side.

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10.4

Axar Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Floats it up a bit, full and on off stump, Ajinkya Rahane gets on the front foot and wrists it away to wide long on for one more.

1
10.3

Axar Patel to Shivam Dube, 1 run

A bit more round arm and fuller on middle and off, Shivam Dube leans on and clips it away through mid-wicket for a single.

4:53 PM IST The impact substitute Shivam Dube replacing Matheesha Pathirana comes out to bat next for Chennai.
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10.2

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, no run

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! A fine return catch from Axar Patel and the partnership is broken. Quicker and flatter at almost 97 clicks and bowled on a tight line around off stump. Daryl Mitchell looks to stay put and power it back past the bowler but gets it off the toe end of the bat and the ball goes low to the left of Axar goes gets down quickly and grabs it with both hands. Just when Mitchell started to fire, he has to walk back.

0
10.1

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Bowled quick and short, angling it in from outside off, Daryl Mitchell rocks back and chops it to point.

End of over 1017 runs
CSK: 75/2CRR: 7.50RRR: 11.70
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9.6

Rasikh Dar to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Bowls this on a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell drills it straight to long off for a single.

6
9.5

Rasikh Dar to Daryl Mitchell, 6 runs

SIX! Daryl Mitchell gets into the attack and Chennai get 16 off this over already. Another overcooked delivery right in the arc on off, Daryl Mitchell waits for it before smoking it over mid-wicket for for another maximum.

1
9.4

Rasikh Dar to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

On a length, over off, Ajinkya Rahane taps it in front of mid off and sets off for the run. Axar Patel collects the ball well and has a direct hit at the stumps at the nonstriker's end but replays confirm that Ajinkya Rahane has dragged his bat well in time.

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9.3

Rasikh Dar to Ajinkya Rahane, 6 runs

SIX! Ajinkya Rahane has slowly found his rhythm and is connecting the ball beautifully! Slightly overpitched by Rasikh Dar on middle and leg, Ajinkya Rahane picks it up neatly flicking it over mid-wicket for a big one.

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9.2

Rasikh Dar to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Takes pace off and bowls this fuller and on off, Daryl Mitchell drives it to long off for one.

2
9.1

Rasikh Dar to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

Bowls this on a length, over off, Daryl Mitchell looks for the heave but gets it off the inner half of the bat to right to deep square leg for a couple of runs.

4:45 PM IST Strategic break! It has been all Delhi so far in this run chase but it seems like Chennai have finally settled down with this partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Daryl Mitchell. There are plenty of big hitters to come but with the required rate hovering around 12 runs per over, Chennai need to go big right away. Delhi will be hoping that they manage to pick up a few more wickets in the middle phase and keep their noses in front.
End of over 911 runs
CSK: 58/2CRR: 6.44RRR: 12.18
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8.6

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Darts this quicker and fuller into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell makes room and punches it to backward point for a single to end the over.

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8.5

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

Drags it down and pushes it through on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell flicks it past short fine leg for a couple of runs.

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8.4

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Bowls this quicker and fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell edges it straight to short third man for no runs.

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8.3

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, 6 runs

SIX! Daryl Mitchell takes charge now and Chennai get to 50 runs with that six. A tossed-up delivery on middle, Daryl Mitchell dances down the track and clubs it straight over the bowelr's head for a biggie.

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8.2

Axar Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Drops the length short and drifts on leg, Ajinkya Rahane waits back and pulls it to right of deep square leg for just a single.

1
8.1

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Bowls it nice and full, drifting away from off, Ajinkya Rahane rocks back and lofts it over the bowlers head for a single.

End of over 89 runs
CSK: 47/2CRR: 5.88RRR: 12.08
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7.6

Rasikh Dar to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

LEG BYES! Takes pace off and bowls it on a nagging length around middle and off, Daryl Mitchell misses his flick and the ball wears him high on the pads as the batter cross for a quick single.

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7.5

Rasikh Dar to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Oh dear, that one missed the off stump by a whisker. Bangs it on a length just over the top of off, getting thee ball to angle into Daryl Mitchell who looks to loft it over leg but misses.

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7.4

Rasikh Dar to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

Takes pace off and bowls it straighter into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell eases to to deep mid-wicket and squeezes a couple of runs.

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7.3

Rasikh Dar to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Lands this on a good length, outside off, Ajinkya Rahane mistimes his cut to point region for a single.

4
7.2

Rasikh Dar to Ajinkya Rahane, 4 runs

FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane gets it in the gap. A length delivery on middle and leg, the ball keeps low off the deck, Ajinkya Rahane just picks the length right and pulls it square of the wicket on leg for a boundary.

1
7.1

Rasikh Dar to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Starts from over the wicket and hurls it into the deck on a length, on off, Daryl Mitchell opens the bat face and cuts it to third man for a single.

End of over 76 runs
CSK: 38/2CRR: 5.43RRR: 11.84
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6.6

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

A tad shorter on off, Daryl Mitchell punches it to long on for a single to end the over.

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6.5

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

Extra run gifted by Anrich Nortje there. A fuller delivery on middle and off, Daryl Mitchell drives it to point who collects and has a shy at the stumps allowing the batters to scamper for the second.

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6.4

Axar Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Fuller again on off, Ajinkya Rahane drives it to left of cover and steals a quick single.

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6.3

Axar Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run

Goes fuller and on off, Ajinkya Rahane drives it to cover.

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6.2

Axar Patel to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Shorter again on middle, Daryl Mitchell eases it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

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6.1

Axar Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Starts from around the wicket and drops the length short, angling in into the right-hander on middle, Ajinkya Rahane rocks back and pulls it along the ground to deep square leg for a single.

4:33 PM IST Axar Patel comes into the attack now. Also, Delhi bring on Rasikh Dar for Prithvi Shaw as the Impact Player.
End of over 69 runs
CSK: 32/2CRR: 5.33RRR: 11.42
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5.6

Anrich Nortje to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

LEG BYES! A good delivery to end the over and the powerplay. Angles it in on a length around middle and off, Ajinkya Rahane misses on tucking it around and the ball wears him high on the pad. This time Daryl Mitchell calls for the run and Ajinkya Rahane scampers across as Anrich Nortje collects the ball and hits the stumps at the bowler's end.

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5.5

Anrich Nortje to Ajinkya Rahane, no run

Bowls this on a fuller length, on off, Ajinkya Rahane flicks it neatly but straight to mid-wicket.

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5.4

Anrich Nortje to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Angles it in, on a length, on top of off, Daryl Mitchell looks to push it through the line but gets an inside edge don't his pads. Ajinkya Rahane is quick and calls for the run and gets across comfortably.

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5.3

Anrich Nortje to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Hits the deck on a length, just outside off, Ajinkya Rahane opens his bat face precisely steering the ball to this man for one.

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5.2

Anrich Nortje to Ajinkya Rahane, 6 runs

SIX! How beautiful was that shot? Anrich Nortje bowls it nice and full into the pads, Ajinkya Rahane uses the pace to his advantage and flicks it beautifully over deep square leg for a maximum.

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5.1

Anrich Nortje to Ajinkya Rahane, no run

Starts from over the wicket and bowls it right on the money! Angles it in on a fuller length and into the right-hander on middle and leg, Ajinkya Rahane with no foot movement looks to flick but gets beaten onto his pads.

4:28 PM IST Anrich Nortje comes into the attack to bowl the final over of the powerplay.
End of over 56 runs
CSK: 23/2CRR: 4.60RRR: 11.26
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4.6

Khaleel Ahmed to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Three dots on the trot to end another fine over from Khaleel Ahmed. Bowled back of a length and angled across the off stump, Daryl Mitchell stands tall and punches it nicely towards covers.

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4.5

Khaleel Ahmed to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Goes full now and keeps it outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets on the front foot and punches it straight to mid off.

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4.4

Khaleel Ahmed to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Beaten! Almost the exact same delivery to the previous one and the length is pulled back ever so slightly, Daryl Mitchell looks to get on the front foot and punch it away but the ball slants past the outside edge.

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4.3

Khaleel Ahmed to Daryl Mitchell, 4 runs

EDGED AND FOUR! Length ball on the fifth stump line and angling away, Daryl Mitchell gets drawn forward and pushes at it but gets an outside edge that goes perfectly between first slip and gully and into the third man fence.

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4.2

Khaleel Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Pitched up again and angled across the right-hander, Ajinkya Rahane strokes it on the up to the left of covers where the fielder hustles across and makes a half-stop to keep it down to a single.

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4.1

Khaleel Ahmed to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Nice and full outside off stump, Daryl Mitchell gets across well and nudges it out on the off side for a quick single.

4:22 PM IST Change? No, Khaleel Ahmed will continue.
End of over 410 runs
CSK: 17/2CRR: 4.25RRR: 10.93
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3.6

Ishant Sharma to Ajinkya Rahane, 4 runs

FOUR! One brings two as Ajinkya Rahane picks up back-to-back fours. Fractionally short and outside off, Rahane opens the bat face a bit and times it superbly past the point region for another boundary.

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3.5

Ishant Sharma to Ajinkya Rahane, 4 runs

FOUR! That will ease the nerves a bit! Back of a length over middle and angling in, Ajinkya Rahane uses the angle well and pulls it nicely over mid-wicket for the first boundary of the chase.

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3.4

Ishant Sharma to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Good length wide of off stump, Daryl Mitchell gets forward well and drives it away wide of third man to get off the mark with a single.

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3.3

Ishant Sharma to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Slower one, floats it up full on off stump, Ajinkya Rahane holds back and just pushes it out to the left of mid on for one.

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3.2

Ishant Sharma to Ajinkya Rahane, no run

Back of a length and slanted back in from outside off, Ajinkya Rahane gets on his toes and hits it square but straight to cover-point for no run again.

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3.1

Ishant Sharma to Ajinkya Rahane, no run

Perfect length, around the top of off and angling back in sharply, Ajinkya Rahane stands tall and punches it out to covers.

End of over 31 run
CSK: 7/2CRR: 2.33RRR: 10.88
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2.6

Khaleel Ahmed to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Just a leg bye off the over and it will be a wicket-maiden for Khaleel Ahmed! Goes full and angles it outside off stump, Daryl Mitchell tries to get across and over the line but the ball beats the outside edge.

4:15 PM IST Daryl Mitchell walks out to bat at number 4 with Chennai in all sorts of trouble early in the innings.
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2.5

Khaleel Ahmed to Rachin Ravindra, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! It was coming, the pressure was on and Khaleel Ahmed and sent back both of Chennai's openers now. Dug in a bit over the off stump line, Rachin Ravindra stays put and just looks to clobber the ball over mid on but his feet get stuck and he ends up getting a top edge over mid on. Two fielders converge but it is Tristan Stubbs from mid off who runs across and keeps his eyes on the ball before pouching it reverse-cup and he is pumped up. Thankfully for him, Anrich Nortje pulled out in time and there wasn't a collision but Chennai are struggling here.

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2.4

Khaleel Ahmed to Rachin Ravindra, no run

properly banged in this time around off and zipping off the deck, Rachin Ravindra looks to take on the pull but misses out on the connection again.

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2.3

Khaleel Ahmed to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Bangs it in a bit short this time and keeps it outside off. This one swings away and Rachin Ravindra misses out on the cut as his feet go nowhere yet again. Chennai under early pressure here.

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2.2

Khaleel Ahmed to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Swing and a miss once more from Rachin Ravindra! Pitched up well outside off and allowing it to swing away, Ravindra goes a bit too hard at it and misses it by a long way.

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2.1

Khaleel Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Leg bye! Hard length on leg stump and shaping back in, Ajinkya Rahane misses the flick and the ball goes off the thigh pad towards short fine leg. They cross for a leg bye.

End of over 23 runs
CSK: 6/1CRR: 3.00RRR: 10.33
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1.6

Ishant Sharma to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

Banged in a bit at the body and shooting off the deck, Ajinkya Rahane gets taken aback but fends it away in front of square on the leg side for a single.

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1.6

Ishant Sharma to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run

WIDE! On a good length and angling back in but the starting line is on leg stump and this one goes down the leg side for a wide.

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1.5

Ishant Sharma to Ajinkya Rahane, no run

Back to over the wicket for the right-hander and bowls it a tad short and wide, Ajinkya Rahane reaches out and cuts it straight to point.

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1.4

Ishant Sharma to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Fuller one, pushed well wide of the off stump this time, Rachin Ravindra goes after it and ends up slicing it away over backward point for a single.

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1.3

Ishant Sharma to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Rachin Ravindra can't get bat to ball at the moment! Pitched up a bit and closer to the off stump, leaving the left-hander again. Ravindra gets drawn into the drive but is beaten past the outside edge for a third time in a row.

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1.2

Ishant Sharma to Rachin Ravindra, no run

And again! On a slightly fuller length and outside off stump, swinging away, Rachin Ravindra looks for the expansive drive but is well beaten.

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1.1

Ishant Sharma to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Play and a miss! Begins from around the stumps and hits the deck hard bowling it outside off. The ball nips away a bit as Rachin Ravindra looks to slap it away square on the off side but fails to connect.

4:05 PM IST Ajinkya Rahane walks out to bat at number 3 for Chennai. Also, Ishant Sharma will share the new ball from the other end.
End of over 13 runs
CSK: 3/1CRR: 3.00RRR: 9.94
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0.6

Khaleel Ahmed to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Well, the extra ball works in favour of the bowling side and that is a quality delivery. This is pitched up outside the off stump at around 136 clicks and seems to be slanting across but shapes back in beautifully. Ruturaj Gaikwad tries to drive away from the body but the ball catches the inside edge and goes straight into the mitts of Rishabh Pant behind the stumps. Perfect start for Delhi not so much for Chennai as their skipper departs for just one.

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0.6

Khaleel Ahmed to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

WIDE! Looks to angle it across the right-hander but pushes it way too wide outside the off stump. Rishabh Pant with a big dive to his right to pouch that one.

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0.5

Khaleel Ahmed to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Rachin Ravindra gets off the mark as well with a single. Pitched up around off and angling back in, Ravindra stands tall and punches it towards cover for one.

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0.4

Khaleel Ahmed to Rachin Ravindra, no run

On a good length again, close to 140 KPH and keeping it tight around off stump, Rachin Ravindra taps it away towards cover for another dot.

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0.3

Khaleel Ahmed to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Swing and a miss! Good length, bowled a bit wider of the off stump and swinging further away. Rachin Ravindra throws his hands at it but only connects with thin air.

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0.2

Khaleel Ahmed to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Nicely bowled! A tad fuller in the channel around off and shaping away, Rachin Ravindra edges it down with soft hands but can't beat the man at gully to his left.

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0.1

Khaleel Ahmed to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Off the mark right away! Bowled slight back of a length over off stump and swinging back in a touch. Ruturaj Gaikwad hops back and just bunts it out in front of covers for a quick single.

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