Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018, Highlights: Watson, Dhoni help CSK seal 13-run win
Follow highlights of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs (DD) Delhi Daredevils, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune here. CSK beat DD by 13 runs for their sixth win in IPL 2018.cricket Updated: Apr 30, 2018 23:54 IST
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 13 runs in an IPL 2018 match in Pune on Monday. Asked to bat, hosts CSK rode on Shane Watson’s 78 and skipper MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 22-ball 51 to post 211/4. In reply, Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar hit fifties but they all went in vain as CSK sealed their sixth win of the tournament. Follow highlights of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs (DD) Delhi Daredevils, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune here (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
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MS Dhoni (CSK captain): “Back is bad but nothing much can be done. I have not been training much because of it. There is a bit of pain but I think I will manage. It is very important for us to get a good platform and then I can promote myself up the order. Looking at the wicket we thought we needed an overseas batsmen. With Faf opening and Rayudu it gives more stability to the batting order. Rayudu can bat anywhere in the order and he is keen to take any responsibility. Lungi has impressed me right from the South Africa. If he keeps coming good it will be good for us.”
Shreyas Iyer (DD captain): “Too many runs on the board. Losing four wickets had a massive impact. We got really close, which is a positive we can take into the next match. We need to win six out of six, which is the only motivation we can take into the remaining games. We are really effective in home games, and if we can keep the team stable, that should serve us well.”
23:34 hrs IST: That’s it. Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by 13 runs and move to the top of the table.
23:22 hrs IST: Impressive over from Ngidi, six runs and an all-important wicket of Pant. Delhi Daredevils need 49 off 12.
23:16 hrs IST: FOUR! This is turning out to be an excellent phase for the Daredevils. Pant moves to 75. Delhi Daredevils need 55 off 18.
23:10 hrs IST: 4,4,6 -- And that’s fifty for Pant. Stupendous knock! Delhi Daredevils need 66 off 24.
23:03 hrs IST: Eleven runs off Bravo’s first over. Delhi Daredevils need 84 off 30. Second Strategic time-out.
22:57 hrs IST: Costly over from Harbhajan, 13 runs off it. Finishes with figures of 0/26. Delhi Daredevils need 95 off 36.
22:53 hrs IST: Jadeja ends with figures of 1/31. Pant holds the key for Daredevils. He needs to stay till the end. DD need 108 off 42.
22:50 hrs IST: It has been a great day for Harbhajan. Three overs, 13 runs. Delhi Daredevils need 115 off 48.
22:47 hrs IST: SIX! Tossed up from Jadeja, Pant steps out and hammers it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Delhi Daredevils need 120 off 54.
22:43 hrs IST: Another great over from Harbhajan, just four runs off it. Delhi Daredevils are 78/4 after 10 overs.
22:37 hrs IST: OUT! Jadeja removes Maxwell. Turning out to be very difficult for the visitors. If DD lose this match, they will have to win all their remaining six games to qualify for the playoffs. Strategic time-out.
22:33 hrs IST: Back-to-back good overs from Jadeja and Harbhajan. Delhi Daredevils are 68/3 after 8 overs.
22:26 hrs IST: Another expensive over from Watson, 13 runs off it. Delhi Daredevils are 59/2 after 6 overs. Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.
22:21 hrs IST: OUT! Asif strikes again, gets the better of Munro. Just the wicket Chennai Super Kings would have wanted. Rishabh Pant comes to the crease. Delhi Daredevils are 46/2 after 5 overs.
22:15 hrs IST: FOUR! Too full from Watson and Munro chips it over the fielder at mid-on. Delhi Daredevils are 31/1 after 4 overs. Asif again
22:11 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Ngidi, six runs off it. Delhi Daredevils are 17/1 after 3 overs. Watson comes into the attack.
22:08 hrs IST: Costly start from Asif, 10 runs off his first. Delhi Daredevils after 11/1 after 2 overs. Ngidi to continue. The South African gave away only one run in his first over.
22:05 hrs IST: OUT! KM Asif strikes, gets Shaw. Important wicket for the hosts. Shreyas Iyer comes to the crease.
21:59 hrs IST: Welcome back! Prithvi Shaw and Colin Munro to open. Lungi Ngidi to bowl the first over.
21:42 hrs IST: Two runs and that’s fifty for Dhoni. Magnificent Mahendra! Chennai Super Kings finish on 211/4. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
21:35 hrs IST: Avesh Khan finishes with figures of 0/28. Chennai Super Kings are 198/3 after 19 overs. Rayudu 40*, Dhoni 39*
21:30 hrs IST: A tough day for Plunkett. Three overs, 52 runs. Don’t think he’ll bowl the last over. Chennai Super Kings are 187/3 after 18 overs. Khan to bowl the penultimate over.
21:24 hrs IST: Dhoni and Rayudu smashing it all around the park. Chennai Super Kings are 170/3 after 17 overs.
21:19 hrs IST: SIX! Fuller delivery from Mishra, Dhoni charges down the track and smacks it over long-off for a maximum. Chennai Super Kings are 149/3 after 16 overs.
21:14 hrs IST: Excellent over from Khan, six runs off it. Chennai Super Kings are 137/3 after 15 overs.
21:08 hrs IST: DD’s best bowler gets rid of Watson. What a knock from the Australian! First wicket for Mishra. Chennai Super Kings are 131/3 after 14 overs.
21:01 hrs IST: FOUR! Half-volley from Shankar and Watson lifts it over cover. Costly over from Shankar, 15 runs off it. Chennai Super Kings are 123/2 after 13 overs. Second strategic time-out.
20:56 hrs IST: WICKET! Maxwell joins the party, gets Raina. Good over from the Australian, just five runs off it. Chennai Super Kings are 108/1 after 12 overs. Shankar again.
20:51 hrs IST: OUT! Vijay Shankar strikes, gets rid of Faf du Plessis. Trent Boult completes a neat catch at long-off. Suresh Raina comes to the crease. Chennai Super Kings are 103/1 after 11 overs. Glenn Maxwell comes into the attack.
20:45 hrs IST: Mishra has been the lone bright spot for the Daredevils so far. Just 10 runs off his first two overs. Chennai Super Kings are 96/0 after 10 overs.
20:42 hrs IST: It’s raining sixes in Pune. Fifty for Shane Watson. The Australian has been in sublime form. Chennai Super Kings are 91/0 after 9 overs. Mishra to continue.
20:38 hrs IST: Tidy over from Mishra, just five runs off it. Chennai Super Kings are 76/0 after 8 overs. Tewatia to continue.
20:34 hrs IST: Amit Mishra comes into the attack. Can he strike?
20:31 hrs IST: Two more sixes for Watson. Moves to 45. The first one was lifted over mid-off while the second was flicked over backward square. Chennai Super Kings are 71/0 after 7 overs. Strategic time-out.
20:26 hrs IST: Expensive over from Khan, 11 runs off it. Chennai Super Kings are 56/0 after 6 overs. Watson 31*, Faf 24*. Plunkett to continue.
20:22 hrs IST: Couple of maximums for Watson, over the mid-wicket boundary. Faf makes it even better a six over fine leg off the last ball. Chennai Super Kings are 45/0 after 5 overs.
20:18 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Tewatia, Faf backs away and hits it over extra cover. Chennai Super Kings are 25/0 after 4 overs. Liam Plunkett comes into the attack.
20:13 hrs IST: Two more boundaries. Watson and Faf have started to break the shackles. The visitors should look to strike early. Chennai Super Kings are 16/0 after 3 overs. Rahul Tewatia comes into the attack.
20:09 hrs IST: Magnificent start from Khan. Just a single for the South African captain. Chennai Super Kings are 7/0 after 2 overs. Boult to continue.
20:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Full and swinging in from Boult and Watson hits to square leg boundary. Two more runs after that. Chennai Super Kings are 6/0 after the first over. Avesh Khan comes into the attack.
20:02 hrs IST: Watson survives. Sharp inswinger from Boult and the Australian gets an inside edge. That was pretty close. Daredevils lose their review.
20:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Faf and Watson make their way out in the middle, and so do the Daredevils players. Trent Boult to start the proceedings.
19:40 hrs IST: So Delhi are unchanged. Four changes for the hosts. Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif and Karn Sharma are playing.
19:38 hrs IST: Teams -
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif
Delhi Daredevils: Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
19:32 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and have opted to field
19:21 hrs IST: Meanwhile, England cricket team’s Barmy Army fans are in the process of rebranding and the biggest change will be the removal of the British flag from its logo.
According to The Express of UK, the group founded in 1994-95 wants more families, women and young fans to sign up and the rebranding exercise is aimed at that. The Barmy Army has around 27,000 members.
19:12 hrs IST: On a Pune pitch that assists bowlers ready to go the extra yard, as shown by Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday, there is not much firepower in CSK’s bowling at the moment. Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson and Thakur are not among the fastest and depend on guile to outsmart batsmen.
19:02 hrs IST: It would interesting to see whether the Daredevils again leave out Gautam Gambhir, who is out of form and did not figure in the playing eleven against Kolkata Knight Riders.
18:56 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Delhi Daredevils have won three out of their five games in Pune including their last two.
18:50 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of IPL 2018 match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils. A very important game for the Daredevils. They need a win to stay alive in the tournament.
CSK have lost Deepak Chahar, who did a good job while opening the bowling, for two weeks with a pulled hamstring. That reduces the fast bowling options as the only other recognised Indian pacer is Shardul Thakur.
The overseas options are Lungi Ngidi, Mark Wood and David Willey.
On the other hand, DD would hope that their skipper Shreyas Iyer continues to lead from the front as he did with a match-winning 93 against KKR.
Besides Iyer, other batsmen like opener Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and all-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro too will have to play their part to perfection.
First Published: Apr 30, 2018 17:11 IST