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CSK vs DC Highlights, IPL 2020 Match Today: Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 44 runs

IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score, CSK vs DC: Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 44 runs in the match No.7 of Indian Premier League 2020 in Dubai to make in a row. Prithvi Shaw top-scored with 64 as DC scored 175 for 3 and then Kagiso Rabada starred...

By | Sep 26, 2020 09:07 IST

IPL 2020 Highlights, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Delhi Capitals (DC): Prithvi Shaw top-scored with 64 and Kagiso Rabada starred with the ball by picking up three wickets for 26 runs as Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 44 runs in the match No.7 of Indian Premier League 2020 in Dubai. After being sent in to bat by MS Dhoni, DC scored 174 for 3. In reply CSK never quite looked like chasing the target as they were restricted to 131 for 7 in 20 overs.

Follow CSK vs DC Highlights, IPL 2020 here:

23:12 hrs IST

Perfect match for DC, problems a plenty for CSK

It was a complete performance from the Delhi Capitals. They might just be a bit crossed with a few dropped chances but overall it was a very good performance with both bat and ball by DC. They climb to the top of the table.

It’s exactly the opposite for CSK. They are struggling in all departments. Their spinners are leaking runs, the seamers are not striking with the new ball and their batters can’t get off to a good start.

23:03 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals win

OUT! Ravindra Jadeja has been dismissed by Kagiso Rabada in the final ball of the match. Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 44 runs.

23:00 hrs IST

Kagiso Rabada gets MS Dhoni

Kagiso Rabada gets MS Dhoni, not that it mattered much but still it’s always a big wicket when you get MS Dhoni. He is out for 15 off 12 balls.

22:55 hrs IST

Anrich Nortje puts the final nail on the coffin

Only 6 runs off the 19 over. Anrich Nortje finishes with 2 for 21 in his spell of 4 overs. CSK need 49 runs in the final over. That is even not possible mathematically. A rather disappointing performance by CSK again.

22:52 hrs IST

CSK need 55 off 2 overs with Dhoni and Jadeja in the middle

A very good over from Rabada. The equation is now 55 off 12 balls with Dhoni and Jadeja in the crease, surely this has to be too much for even this dynamic pair.

22:48 hrs IST

Kagiso Rabada gets du Plessis

Edged and taken! So the drop catch doesn’t cost DC much. Rabada has got wicket of du Plessis. It was a full delivery outside off,,du Plessis wanted to hit it over cover but got an outside edge. He is out for 43 off 35.

22:47 hrs IST

Shimron Hetmyer drops du Plessis

Simron Hetmyer drops another, this time it’s du Plessis but this was a very difficult chance. He had to run backwards and take it.

22:44 hrs IST

MS Dhoni hits two fours

FOUR, dot, dot, FOUR! MS Dhoni has put the pressure back on young Avesh Khan but CSK’s required rate is 20 runs per over. So even if Avesh goes the distance in the next two, it becomes just par.

22:38 hrs IST

MS Dhoni walks in at No.6

Right, there is some news at last. MS Dhoni walks in at No.6, so he has promoted himself but maybe not the number that everyone was hoping. Dhoni has a mountain to get now as CSK need 75 in the last 4 overs.

22:37 hrs IST

Kedar Jadhav has been dismissed

OUT! Anrich Nortje has got his man. He was stone dead there. The moment you walk across your stumps and then miss it, there is only way - the way to the dressing room. CSK 98/4.

22:34 hrs IST

Anrich Nortje back

Anrich Nortje is back into the attack. So it will be him and Rabada in the final few overs. Boy, If CSK’s task was already not difficult enough. They now will have to get over 16 runs an over off two of the fastest bowlers in the IPL.

22:32 hrs IST

Last 5 overs of the CSK vs DC match

Two boundaries in the over but Kagiso Rabada comes back well. 11 runs off the over, CSK are 95 for 3 in 15 overs. They need 81 runs off 30 balls. 77 is the highest that have been scored in the last 5 overs while chasing in IPL.

22:26 hrs IST

13 runs from 14th over but still not good enough

A productive over for CSK, 13 runs from it but it’s still below-par as their required rate is touching 15. But Kedar Jadhav hit two boundaries in this Avesh Khan, maybe a sign of things to come for CSK. But one gets the feeling, this is once again getting to a point where there will be too much to do in the last few overs. CSK need 92 off 36 balls.

22:20 hrs IST

Current mood in CSK vs DC match


22:19 hrs IST

2nd strategic time out, CSK need 105 in 7 overs

Amit Mishra ends a brilliant spell. 11 runs did come off this over but he has only given away 23 runs in his 4 over-spell. 13 overs have been bowled, the umpires signal for the final timeout. CSK need 105 in the last 7 overs at 15 runs per over.

22:14 hrs IST

Shimron Hetmyer drops Faf du Plessis

Another one has been put down. Du Plessis knew that he has hit it straight to Hetmyer at deep cover but the West Indian batsman puts it down. Is it because of the lights? We’ll never know but perhaps this is the luck CSK need to get back in this game. They need 116 runs in last 8 overs.

22:12 hrs IST

Du Plessis gets one away

FOUR! A boundary at last. It’s only the 4th four of CSK innings we are in the 12th over. Faf du Plessis the man there. He needs to bat out of skin now.

22:10 hrs IST

Boundaries not coming for CSK

Only 6 runs off Amit Mishra’s 3rd over. The boundaries are not at all coming fro CSK. They need 123 runs off 54 balls with du Plessis and Kedar jadhav in the middle.

22:06 hrs IST

Halfway through CSK chase, DC on top

Axar Patel ends his spell. 4 overs 1 for 18, superb stuff from the left-arm spinner. 10 overs have been bowled and CSK have only scored 47 for 3, yes you read that right. Their run rate is less than five runs an over when they need 12 an over.

22:03 hrs IST


Oh dear oh dear! Ruturaj Gaikwad was half-way down the track but du Plessis didn’t move much from his position. It was a horrible mix-up and there was no way that the youngster could back into his crease. Gaikwad is out for 5. CSK 45/3.

21:58 hrs IST

Strategic time out

Excellent over by Amit Mishra, only two runs off it and he almost got du Plessis out twice. CSk are 44 for 2 after 9 overs as the umpires signal for a strategic time out. CSK need 132 off 66 balls, they have to do something, otherwise the match may just slip away very quickly.

21:56 hrs IST

Axar Patel in middle of a great spell

Only 4 runs, Axar Patel is as accurate as ever. He is not giving an inch of room to the CSK pair of du Plessis and Gaikwad. Axar Patel has given only 15 runs and picked up the important wicket of Watson in his 3 overs. CSK 40 for 2 after 8 overs.

21:53 hrs IST

7 overs bowled in CSK’s chase

Amit Mishra, the evergreen leg-spinner starts brilliantly, gives away only 3 runs in his first over. CSK 37 for 2 after 7 overs. The required rate is rising for the men in yellow.

21:48 hrs IST

Anrich Norje gets Murali Vijay

OUT! You sensed that coming. Murali Vijay was really struggling in the middle. he tried to force the issue but Nortje is too quick, the ball rises and hits the top half of his bat. Kagiso Rabada takes an easy catch at mid-on. CSK 34 for 2 at the end of the powerplay.

21:44 hrs IST

Faf du Plessis, autograph please

FOUR! Pure class, just stand admire that shot. That was straight out of the manual books of cricket. Nortje bangs it on good length, just bit close to the body and that’s exactly what du Plessis needs. He uses the pace and flicks it using his lovely wrists to the square-leg boundary.

21:41 hrs IST

Axar Patel gets Shane Watson

OUT! Only man in the deep and Shane Watson picks him out perfectly, a very good catch at deep mid-wicket by Shimron Hetmyer, that was hit hard. Axar Patel has got the breakthrough for DC. He has now dismissed Watson six times in the IPL. CSK 23 for 1 after 4.2 overs.

21:37 hrs IST

Shane Watson hits first six of CSK innings

SIX! Told ya, Shane Watson will definitely target Avesh Khan. He got a boundary in the first ball and now smacks it over mid on for a huge six. 12 runs off the over. CSK 22 for no loss after 4 overs.

21:34 hrs IST

Shane Watson breaks the shackles

FOUR! Boy did CSK need that. Shane Watson welcomes Avesh Khan with a boundary past mid on. Not the ideal way to start for the young pacer but Watson would want to target him.

21:33 hrs IST

Anrich Nortje starts well, end of 3 overs in CSK chase

What a start by the big South Africa pacer. Just 1 run from the over and he should’ve got the wicket of Shane Watson had Shaw not dropped it. CSK are off to sedate start. They are 10 for no loss after three overs.

21:30 hrs IST

Prithvi Shaw drops Shane Watson

DROPPED! Straight in and straight out. That should have taken. Shane Watson flicked it straight to Shaw at square-leg, he didn’t need to move an inch but it got to him quicker than he anticipated it. Watson gets a life, Nortje will be disappointed.

21:28 hrs IST

Murali Vijay hits first CSK four

FOUR to end the over but it’s still a pretty good one from Axar Patel, 7 runs from it. Murali Vijay made room and went over mid on to collect CSK’s first boundary. They are 9/0 after 2 overs.

21:25 hrs IST

IPL 2020, CSK vs DC Live: CSK 2/0 after 1 over

Tight start by Kagiso Rabada, gives away just a couple of runs. Murali Vijay has got off the mark.

21:20 hrs IST

Out walk Watto and Vijay

... and Kagiso Rabada has the ball. Here we go, CSK chase underway.

21:16 hrs IST

Sam Curran has the Purple Cap

Yesterday, Mohammed Shami was awarded the Purple Cap and today Sam Curran has taken over with the wicket of Shreyas Iyer. Iyer’s wicket was Curran’s fifth of the season.

21:05 hrs IST

End of DC innings

14 runs off Josh Hazlewood’s last over. Some momentum for the Delhi Capitals as they end with 175 for 3 in their 20 overs. CSK need 176 to win this match.

21:00 hrs IST

Dhoni takes a brilliant catch, Curran bowls a great over

OUT! What a catch by MS Dhoni behind the stumps, Iyer departs. A brilliant over by Sam Curran, two dot balls at the start and only 4 runs from it. Not to forget the wicket of DC captain Iyer. DC are not getting the flourish they need. They are 161 for 3 with just 1 to play.

20:55 hrs IST

Rishabh Pant getting into the groove

Two boundaries in the over of Josh Hazlewood. Just what DC needed, 11 runs from it but still not quite the big over that DC are looking for. GThey are 157 for 2 with two overs to play.

20:51 hrs IST

12 from the 17th over

That’s much better from Shreyas Iyer and Rishab Pant, they’ve got 12 runs Deepak Chahar. He has been a bit off colour in this IPL so far. Okay then, last 3 overs of the DC innings coming up. They are 146 for 2. Can they get over 180? Well they would be very disappointed if they don’t to be honest.

20:45 hrs IST

16 overs bowled

It would’ve been a 6-run over ha Curran not thrown that ball in anger but as it turns out now that over has cost CSK 10 runs. DC 134 for 2. Pant and Iyer really need to go big now, DC need a finish after that solid start.

20:42 hrs IST

4 over throws

Sam Curran, please don’t look at MS Dhoni now. It would’ve been a dot ball had he thrown it like that. And there was no need at all. Rishabh Pant was back in his crease after playing a forward defence but something crossed Curran’s mind and threw hit way down the leg side to gift four runs to Pant and DC.

20:39 hrs IST

2nd strategic timeout, last 5 overs in DC innings

11 runs off the Deepak Chahar over and that’s the end of 15 overs in DC’s innings. They are 124 for 2 with Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant in the crease. Our prediction is that they should get over 180 considering they’ve got wickets in hand.

20:36 hrs IST

Rishabh Pant shows his class

“Ganguly-like timing,” says Mark Nicholas. It was a splendid shot. Frame it Rishabh Pant. Perfect balance, perfect head position, and perfect timing. That one races away past the cover fielder for a boundary.

20:33 hrs IST

Good period of play for CSK

Ravindra Jadeja backs up Chawla’s good over.A good period of play for CSK. They have got the two DC openers out and have also squeezed the rising run rate a bit. DC 113 for 2 after 14 overs. How much can they get?

20:28 hrs IST

Prithvi Shaw out for 64

OUT! That’s a huge wicket for CSK. Piyush Chawla redeems himself by getting both the DC openers. Credit to MS Dhoni too for being alert and quick as ever to pull of the stumping. Shaw went down the track, the ball hit his pads and rolled backwards, he was too far down the return back kin time. DC 104/2 after 12.2 overs.

20:25 hrs IST

12 overs bowled in DC innings

8 runs off the Ravindra Jadeja over and Delhi Capitals have crossed 100. Rishabh Pant has now joined Prithvi Shaw in the middle. DC are 102 for 1 after 12 overs.

20:20 hrs IST

Piyush Chawla gets Shikhar Dhawan

OUT! Shikhar Dhawan’s attempted reverse sweep goes horribly wrong as he gets himself into a tangle and it hits him right in front. The umpire raises is finger. A relief for CSK and Piyush Chawla. Dhawan goes for 35 off 27, DC 94/1

20:18 hrs IST

10 over bowled, DC on top

A blistering six from Prithvi Shaw’s bat to end the 10th over and Delhi Capitals are 88 for no loss at the halfway mark. Shaw and Dhawan have now really started the step on the gas. CSK are in desperate search of a wicket.

20:17 hrs IST

Fifty for Prithvi Shaw

Single and that will bring up the half-century of Prithvi Shaw. This has been a stunning innings from the young man. Now it’s up to him to go and get a bug one.

20:13 hrs IST

9 overs bowled in DC innings

11 runs including two boundaries off Piyush Chawla’s second over. He has already leaked 25 runs in his two overs. This is turning out to be a problem for CSK and Dhoni. DC are 73/0 after 9 overs.

20:10 hrs IST

Strategic time out

There seems to be some issue with Prithvi Shaw’s eyes, well with the kind of shots he has played today, there is no reason to believe that. But we have a brief stoppage as the physios run out and the umpires rightly have called for the strategic time out. DC 71/0 after 8.4 overs.

20:09 hrs IST

Prithvi Shaw hits two boundaries

majestic stuff from Prithvi Shaw. He has put Piyush Chawla under immense pressure by hitting tow fours off the four balls in his second over. Both of them pure cricketing shots.

20:06 hrs IST

DC vs CSK: End of 8 overs

Another productive over for DC - 13 runs from it. Both the CSK spinners have started off on the wrong not again. Problems for CSK as Dhawan and Shaw look well set. DC: 62/0 after 8 overs.

20:03 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan hits first six of the match

SIX! Right out of the middle of the bat. Shikhar Dhawan hits his first boundary of the match and it’s a huge six off Ravindra Jadeja over mid wicket. The DC openers are now getting a move on.

20:01 hrs IST

DC looking good now

Piyush Chawla’s first over leaks 13 runs. Prithvi Shaw hit tow fours in the over again. This start by the Delhi Capitals is now looking to be a great now.

20:00 hrs IST

Great timing from Prithvi Shaw

FOUR! Cut away by Prithvi Shaw off the backfoot, told ya, he’s looking very solid today. It was a bit short by Piyush Chawla and he smashed it past cover point for a boundary.

19:57 hrs IST

End of powerplay, DC with their noses ahead

That’s the end of the powerplay, 6 runs from Deepak Chahar’s first over. Delhi Capitals have scored 36 runs in six overs. It’s not a flying start by any means but it’s a solid one. Shaw and Dhawan would now look to up the ante a bit.

19:55 hrs IST

Here’s why CSK are wearing a black arm band today


19:53 hrs IST

Deepak Chahar back into the attack

Dhoni has brought Deepak Chahar back into the attack. He was taken off after conceding two fours in the first over. Now he has a chance to give CSK the first breakthrough.

19:52 hrs IST

CSK vs DC Live: 5 overs bowled

A brilliant over Josh Hazlewood. He gave no room to Shikhar Dhawan, who tried his best by coming down the track and also making room for himself. Only 3 runs off the over. DC 30 for no wicket after 5 overs.

19:48 hrs IST

4 overs bowled in DC innings

End of the 4th over, a good one for the Delhi Capitals, 12 runs from it, the best one of their innings so far. What is encouraging for DC is that Shaw is looking really good. DC 27/0 after 4.1 overs.

19:46 hrs IST

Prithvi Shaw looks good

Two fours- one down the leg side and then one slapped past mid-off. Four boundaries already for Prithvi Shaw. He looks to be in great touch today. Ominous signs for CSK.

19:43 hrs IST

3 overs bowled in DC innings

Josh Hazlewood starts well. Perfect length and lines from the Australian in his first over in the IPL, only 3 runs from it. Delhi Capitals 15/0 after 3 overs.

19:40 hrs IST

Good start by Sam Curran - End of 2nd over

A very good start by Sam Curran, just two runs off the over (1 being a leg bye). Shikhar Dhawan got a single after Prithvi Shaw got a leg bye. DC 11/0 after 2 overs.

19:36 hrs IST

Sam Curran with the 2nd over

That’s a bit of surprise. We were all hoping it will be debutant Josh Hazlewood who will share the new ball with Chahar but Dhoni has given the ball to Sam Curran.

19:34 hrs IST

CSK vs DC - End of 1st over

A very positive start by Prithvi Shaw. Two boundaries in Deepak Chahar first over and both came from Shaw’s bat. DC 9 for no loss at the end of the first over.

19:31 hrs IST

Prithvi Shaw off the mark with a boundary

FOUR! A backfoot punch through the covers. A trademark Prithvi Shaw this. He got into position quickly and just stroked it through the covers for a four.

19:29 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw to open for DC

It will be the powerful opener pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw for Delhi Capitals. They need to give DC a good start. It will be Deepak Chahar with the new ball for CSK.

19:27 hrs IST

CSK players in a huddle

The players have made their out into the centre. The setting is beautiful, the only thing missing is the crowd. But that has so far had no impact in the quality of cricket we’ve seen so far. CSK players led by MS Dhoni is in a huddle now even as Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw walk out to bat.

19:21 hrs IST

MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant share a light moment

Just after the toss RIshabh Pant and MS Dhoni were seen sharing a big laugh. A man who has just retired from cricket and another one who is pitted to take over as India’s wicket-keeper batsman. But tonight they are up against each other.

19:18 hrs IST

Amit Mishra returns in IPL

Amit Mishra needs 3 more wickets to complete 100 wickets for Delhi Capitals in the IPL. He will be the 7th bowler to pick up 100 wickets for a side in the IPL. Lasith Malinga (170 wickets),Harbhajan Singh (127 wickets), Sunil Narine (123 wickets), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (109 wickets), Dwayne Bravo (104 wickets), Yuzvendra Chahal (103 wickets).

19:15 hrs IST

Big day for Josh Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood is making his IPL debut. He is a quality swing bowler and Dhoni will bank on him to strike with the new ball.


19:14 hrs IST

Shreyas Iyer at the toss

Shreyas Iyer: “We needed that win in the first game of the season. The boys are really motivated and we are in a great mindset. I would have chosen to field as well because in the last match dew played a great part.”

19:11 hrs IST

MS Dhoni speaks at the toss in CSK vs DC match

MS Dhoni: “When you have 14 games before the play-offs you can’t win all games. We need to control the controllable better, and one of them were the no balls. We also did well to get to 200 in the last game.”

19:09 hrs IST

DC Playing XI against CSK

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

19:08 hrs IST

CSK Playing XI against DC

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

19:06 hrs IST

No Ashwin in DC playing XI against CSK

Ravichandran Ashwin is yet to reagin full fitness, DC have decided not to risk their premier spinner, so Ashwin has been replaced with the experienced Amit Mishra in DC’s playing XI against CSK.

19:05 hrs IST

Josh Hazlewood makes his debut for CSK

So indeed that cap was for Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood. He is making his debut for CSK. Hazlewood replaces Lungi Ngidi in CSK’s Playing XI.

19:01 hrs IST

Toss update

CSK win the toss and opt to bowl first against DC in Dubai.

18:57 hrs IST

Looks like there is a debut for CSK

The CSK players have joined in a huddle just before the toss and looks like they have handed over a cap someone? Who might that be? Will wait for confirmation.

18:53 hrs IST

Key players to watch out for in CSK vs DC IPL 2020 match

CSK: Shane Watson, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis.

DC: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis.

18:48 hrs IST

Experts divided on whether to bat or bowl

Kevin Pietersen says win the toss and bowl first but Michael Slater says every team batting first is winning. What will MS Dhoni and Shreyas Iyer do? We are minutes away from the toss.

18:45 hrs IST

CSK vs DC live: Dubai pitch report

It’s beautiful wicket, the batting gets good when the wicket is good, this wicket is a very good one. The seamers are using the short ball intelligently, this a real wicket-taking options. The big dimensions and lights can play a crucial factor: Kevin Pietersen and Michael Slater with the pitch report ahead of DC vs CSK encounter in Dubai.

18:40 hrs IST

Sanjay Bangar opines on Dhoni’s batting order

“Dhoni is very clear in his mind, with what to do. He’s very clear that he is going to bat at over no. 12 or 13,” said Sanjya Bangar on Star Sports.

18:33 hrs IST

Dhoni bats long in the nets on the eve of the match

“He (Dhoni) spends a lot of time in the nets, a lot more in the night before the game, along with Raina. Both of them used to bat a long time together the night before the match and I’m not surprised he’s doing that even in this IPL,” said Scott Styris on Star Sports.

18:28 hrs IST

DC Predicted XI vs CSK

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma.

18:25 hrs IST

CSK predicted XI vs DC

All the fantasy cricket buffs, here’s our predicted XI for CSK against DC.

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo/Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur.

18:21 hrs IST

CSK vs DC - Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant the key for DC

Shreyas Iyer is not only the youngest captain in IPL but he is also one of the most impactful and consistent performers in the league. He looked quite in their previous match along with Rishabh Pant, who also one of the best strike rates in the middle over of IPL. They will be crucial for DC in today’s match against CSK.

18:18 hrs IST

Time to look beyond Murali Vijay for CSK?

It’s a bit early in the tournament to make such a statement but Murali Vijay doesn’t quite look your gun T20 opener. You can understand why Dhoni is opening with him. There is no Rayudu and Raina, so Vijay becomes CSK’s most experienced Indian batsman after Dhoni himself. But with du Plessis being in great touch this might not be a bad idea to move him up the order and replace Vijay maybe with an Indian seamer like Shardul Thakur.

18:12 hrs IST

Kagiso Rabada is a gem for DC

Let’s talk about the bowling a bit. And you can’t start the conversation on bowling without the mention of Kagiso Rabada. He was impressive as ever in the first match but what he did in the super over was absolutely magical. DC will once again bank on Rabada to delivery the goods against the likes of Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis and MS Dhoni.

18:05 hrs IST

CSK players make their way into the ground

This is for all you CSK fans, as we get the first visuals of MS Dhoni and the rest of the squad members entering the ground.


18:00 hrs IST

One hour away from toss in CSK vs DC IPL 2020 match

We are exactly one hour away from the toss in DC vs CSK IPL 2020 encounter in Dubai.


17:50 hrs IST

MS Dhoni two sixes away from a milestone

This one is for the stat-lover and of course the Dhoni needs admires, I’m sure there are plenty in both the categories. CSK captain Dhoni is just two sixes away from hitting 300 sixes in T20s.

17:40 hrs IST

How much will Rayudu’s absence hurt CSK?

Pretty much. Remember CSK are already without Suresh Raina, their trusted man at No.3 and now they have been forced to leave out Rayudu too because of an injury. Rayudu was CSK’s highest scorer in the opening match. We can’t really say Ruturaj Gaikwad will straightaway be you perfect top-order batsman so even in this match against DC, Rayudu’s absence will hurt CSK a lot.

17:30 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan has to stand up for DC

An unfortunate run out ended Shikhar Dhawan innings in the previous but he has been one of the most consistent performers in the IPL. Dhawan has scored 641 runs against CSK in IPL, 3rd highest behind V.Kohli and Rohit Sharma.Dhawan has scored six 50s against CSK his joint highest against any opponent in IPL.

17:23 hrs IST

Stephen Fleming backs under-fire Dhoni

CSK head coach Stephen Fleming has backed an under-fire MS Dhoni. There has been a lot of talk around MS Dhoni’s batting position ever since he came in to bat at No.7 when they were chasing 217 against RR with former cricketers like Gautam Gambhir and Kevin Pietersen questioning it but Fleming said Dhoni is working very hard in the nets, it’s not fair to expect him to go slam-bang from the beginning after such a long gap.

17:17 hrs IST

Is Jadeja’s form a concern for CSK?

CSK’s key man over the years, Jadeja has struggled to get going in IPL 2020.

• He has picked up just 2 wickets at an average of 41.

• Known to be an economical bowler Jadeja has conceded over 10 an over in both the matches so far.

• Jadeja’s economy of 10.25 is also the worst by a spinner in IPL 2020. Below is the table of most expensive spinners of IPL 2020.

• This is the first time in his IPL career that Jadeja has conceded 40+ runs in consecutive matches.

17:10 hrs IST

How good was Marcus Stoinis for DC?

Marcus Stoinis pretty much single-handedly took DC’s previous match into Super Over. First he scored a blistering fifty with the bat to take them over 150 when they at best were looking to finish with 135 and then he picked up two wickets in the last 3 balls when only 1 run was needed for KXIP to win. If Stoinis can produced similar stunts today then DC sure will fancy their chances.

17:00 hrs IST

Faf du Plessis holds the key for CSK

Du Pessis has started IPL 2020 in fine form scoring 2 half centuries in 2 matches.

• In the opener against Mumbai Indians with Rayudu leading the charge Du Plessis played the anchor and

stayed till the end scoring 58 not out from 44 balls.

• In the 2nd match against RR with CSK chasing 217 Du Plessis showed his attacking instincts scoring 72 of 37

balls which was the highest by a CSK player.

• It was the First time since 2016 that Du Plessis has scored back to back 50s

• Du Plessis has played as an opener majorly in IPL, but CSK have played him at No 3 this year and he has excelled so far.

• In the opener against Mumbai Indians with Rayudu leading the charge Du Plessis played the anchor and stayed till the end scoring 58 not out from 44 balls.

• In the 2nd match against RR with CSK chasing 217 Du Plessis showed his attacking instincts scoring 72 of 37 balls which was the highest by a CSK player.

• It was the First time since 2016 that Du Plessis has scored back to back 50s

• Du Plessis has played as an opener majorly in IPL, but CSK have played him at No 3 this year and he has excelled so far.

16:50 hrs IST

CSK vs DC, venue insight of Dubai

Highest Team Total: 184/1 By Sunrisers Hyderabad Against Delhi Capitals

Lowest Team Total: 133/10 By Rajasthan Royals Against Chennai Super Kings

Highest Individual Score: 89 By Mayank Agarwal (Kings XI Punjab) Against Delhi

Capitals In 2020.

Best Bowling Figures: 4/14 By Mohit Sharma (Chennai Super Kings) Against Mumbai Indians

Highest Partnership: 128 By David Warner And Aaron Finch (Sunrisers Hyderabad) For 2nd Wicket Against Delhi Capitals

Win Rate Batting First: 44.44% (4 Won; 5 Lost)

16:38 hrs IST

Dwayne Bravo might just return today

CSK head coach Stephen Fleming dropped a hint that Bravo might just be included in the playing XI against DC if he proves his fitness before the match. Bravo has been a go-to player for CSK especially in the death overs. Lungi Ngidi, who played in the previous two games, leaked a lot of runs in the death overs. CSK would hope Bravo regains his fitness soon.

16:30 hrs IST

Areas of concern for CSK against DC

CSK might have an overwhelming record against DC but they have a few areas of concerns this year.

1) CSK opening combination of Shane Watson and Murali doesn’t seem to be working.

2) Big void in top order created by Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina’s absence.

3) Too many all-rounders, unsettled middle-order.

4) Where should MS Dhoni bat?

16:26 hrs IST

CSK vs DC - head-to-head stats in IPL

It is heavily in CSK’s favour. CSK and DC have faced each other 21 times in the IPL. The Dhoni-led side has won 15 of those while Delhi have only 6. With a 71.43 win percentage, CSK have one of the best records against DC.

16:20 hrs IST

Will R Ashwin play against CSK today?

Well it’s a question on everyone’s mind. But what thing we all will agree that the injury Ashwin suffered is not bas ad as it looked initially. The first thing on all our minds was that he must’ve dislocated his left shoulder but thankfully, that is not the case. He was seen without the sling in the post-match presentation and DC assistant coach Mohammad Kaif did not rule out the possibility of the off-spinner playing today against CSK. But if he can’t then he will be replaced by Amit Mishra.

16:13 hrs IST

CSK vs DC live - Who has the upper hand?

Aritra: I’m going with Delhi Capitals. Rishabh Pant might get a big one today and not to forget Prithvi Shaw. Just get a feeling, this is his match. Yes, by now all of our readers must be aware that I tend to the back whoever is against CSK, nothing against them, just hat the dominance of anyone on anything. So here’s to this being DC’s season.

Aditya: CSK are known to come back strong after a performance... well... quite like the other night. Despite the loss, I don’t think we should forget that the margin was brought down to just 16 runs, with Faf du Plessis playing a blinder of a knock. Although having said that, really looking forward to Amit Mishra possibly getting a game as R Ashwin’s replacement.

Karan: Look, guys, I think Delhi Capitals are going to win this one. Chennai Super Kings will be on the backfoot after all the chatter. MS Dhoni is only a human and he must be in two minds - should he bat higher or should he go by his instincts and push himself lower down the batting order. Interesting to see if CSK make a change. My bet will be on Delhi Capitals.

16:04 hrs IST

CSK vs DC - the oldest and the youngest

Chennai Super Kings is led by MS Dhoni - the oldest captain of IPL while DC is led by Shreyas Iyer - the youngest captain of the tournament. Based on average age, CSK is also the oldest one in IPL. DC, on other hand have a perfect mix of youth and experience. But Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw batting in top 4, it is surely driven by the next gen Indian cricketers.

16:00 hrs IST

IPL 2020, CSK vs DC live score

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the IPL 2020 match no.7 between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. To say we have an exciting contest on our hands will be an understatement. I’m Aritra Mukherjee and today I have my colleague Aditya Bhattacharya. Two bongs doing a North-South match-up, that’s exactly the what the essence of IPL is.

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