Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018, Highlights: DD win by 34 runs
Delhi Daredevils (DD) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 34 runs in an IPL 2018 game at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday. Asked to bat, the hosts rode on contributions from Rishabh Pant (38), Vijay Shankar (36*) and Harshal Patel (36*) to post 162/5. For visitors, Lungi Ngidi took two wickets. In reply, Ambati Rayudu’s fifty kept CSK’s chase on track but brilliant spells from spinners Amit Mishra (2/20) and Sandeep Lamichhane (1/21) helped DD seal their fourth win in the tournament. Follow highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018 match here (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO) (IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE)
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Shreyas Iyer: “We were craving for this victory. Really satisfying victory. Lived up to the expectations. Wasn’t easy to bat on this wicket, Harshal delivered, that last over was very important to get us to 163 (162). We were never lacking preparations, we were just not able to execute. All three clicked together in the games that we’ve won.”
MS Dhoni: “Wicket got more difficult in the second half. Nobody was middling it, the bowlers bowled well. Difficult to predict how this pitch will behave. You have to be very practical about why something went wrong. We know the reasons. It’s important not to look at the points table. The middle-order can also get a partnership. Anyone can get an opportunity. Need to be mentally prepared, more than physical.”
23:37 hrs IST: And that’s it. Delhi Daredevils beat Chennai Super Kings by 34 runs. Harshal Patel did it for them with the bat while their spinners did an unbelievable job.
23:28 hrs IST: OUT! Dhoni departs. It’s getting tough for the visitors. Bravo comes to the crease.
23:21 hrs IST: Excellent over from Patel, just three runs off it. Can’t get any better! CSK are 108/4, need 55 off 18.
23:15 hrs IST: Lamichhane finishes with figures of 1/21. Once again, Dhoni holds the key for his side. CSK are 105/4, need 58 off 24. Patel comes back into the attack.
23:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Googly from Mishra, Billings looks to sweep but gets a top-edge and Abhishek Sharma does the rest at short fine leg. Jadeja comes to the crease.
23:05 hrs IST: Impressive over from Lamichhane, only two runs and a wicket. CSK are 91/3, need 71 off 36.
23:00 hrs IST: OUT! Lamichhane gives DD a much-needed breakthrough. Raina departs. Sam Billings comes to the crease.
22:53 hrs IST: Can’t understand why Maxwell was given another over, gives away 10 runs. CSK are 86/2, need 77 off 48.
22:47 hrs IST: Six runs off Lamichhane’s second. CSK are 76/2, need 87 off 54. Maxwell to continue.
22:42 hrs IST: Rayudu completes his fifty but gets out two deliveries after that. Patel gets his wicket. What an innings from him! CSK are 70/2 after 10 overs, need 93 off 60.
22:38 hrs IST: Rayudu continues to pile on the runs. Mishra isn’t even spared. CSK are 62/1 after 9 overs. Harshal Patel comes into the attack.
22:34 hrs IST: Great over from Maxwell, just four runs off it. CSK are 50/1 after 8 overs. Rayudu 33*, Raina 2*. Mishra to continue.
22:28 hrs IST: OUT! Amit Mishra removes Watson who was struggling to get going. Suresh Raina comes to the crease. CSK are 46/1 after 7 overs. Maxwell comes into the attack.
22:21 hrs IST: Rayudu on fire! Smashes Avesh all around the park. Just the kind of start CSK would have wanted. They are 44/0 after 6 overs.
22:13 hrs IST: FOUR! Full delivery from Avesh, Rayudu goes back in his crease and hits it past the fielder at mid-off. CSK are 20/0 after 4 overs.
22:08 hrs IST: SIX! Good length delivery from Boult but Watson finds it easy to smack it over mid-wicket for a maximum. CSK are 14/0 after 3 overs. Avesh Khan comes into the attack.
22:03 hrs IST: Great over from Lamichhane, only two runs off it. CSK are 5/0 after 2 overs. Boult to continue.
21:59 hrs IST: Tidy start from Boult. CSK are 3/0 after the first over. Sandeep Lamichhane comes into the attack.
21:55 hrs IST: Time for CSK’s chase. Watson to take strike. Boult to bowl the first over.
21:40 hrs IST: Four sixes in the last over and DD finish on 162/5. Bravo ends with figures of 0/52. We will be back in a few minutes time.
21:35 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Thakur, just six runs. Finishes with figures of 1/27. DD are 136/5 after 19 overs. Bravo to bowl the final over.
21:31 hrs IST: SIX! Slower delivery from Bravo, Patel gets into position early and smashes it over square leg. Twelve runs off the over. DD are 130/5 after 18 overs. Thakur to bowl the penultimate over.
21:27 hrs IST: SIX! Short of a length from Thakur and Shankar pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. DD need more of these. They are 118/5 after 17 overs. Bravo now.
21:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Slower delivery from Ngidi and Patel punches it through cover for his first boundary. DD are 110/5 after 16 overs. Thakur again.
21:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Thakur and Shankar helps it to fine leg boundary. DD are 102/5 after 15 overs. Ngidi comes back into the attack.
21:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Thakur strikes, gets rid of Sharma. Easy catch for Harbhajan at mid-on. DD are 97/5 after 14.4 overs. Harshal Patel comes to the crease. Strategic time-out.
21:09 hrs IST: OUT! Poor stuff from Maxwell. Quicker delivery from Jadeja, the Australian looks to play the reverse sweep but misses and the ball hits his stumps. Abhishek Sharma is at the crease. DD are 95/4 after 14 overs. Thakur is back into the attack.
21:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Full delivery from Bravo and Shankar hits it straight past the bowler. Takes a single off the last ball to keep strike. DD are 93/3 after 13 overs. Jadeja to bowl his final over.
20:59 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Jadeja, only three runs off it. Maxwell and Shankar are at the crease. DD are 84/3 after 12 overs. Bravo comes back into the attack.
20:55 hrs IST: Ngidi, you beauty! Gets the better of both Pant (38) and Iyer (19). CSK on top now. Two new batsmen at the crease. DD under pressure, once again. They are 81/3 after 11 overs. Jadeja again.
20:49 hrs IST: Two maximums for Pant. The first one was flicked over deep mid-wicket while the second was hit over long-off. Just the over the Daredevils would have wanted. They are 77/1 after 10 overs. Ngidi comes back into the attack.
20:43 hrs IST: Six runs off Bravo’s first. DD are 60/1 after 9 overs. Strategic time-out. Six boundaries and a solitary maximum in the first 54 balls. Safe to say, CSK have been good so far.
20:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Short from Harbhajan and Pant smacks it through cover. As good as it gets! Still a decent from ‘The Turbanator’. DD are 54/1 after 8 overs. Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack.
20:33 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Jadeja, Iyer opens the bat face and cuts it in the gap between short third-man and backward point. Eight runs off the over. DD are 47/1 after 7 overs. Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack.
20:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Thakur and Pant pulls it through square leg for his first boundary. DD are 39/1 after 6 overs. Jadeja comes back into the attack.
20:24 hrs IST: Two boundaries for Iyer and he moves into double figures. If he can stay till the 10th over, the hosts will have a good chance of posting anything above 200. DD are 33/1 after 5 overs. Thakur comes into the attack.
20:19 hrs IST: OUT! Good length delivery from Chahar, Shaw looks to hit it over mid-wicket but doesn’t get the timing and hands a simple catch to Shardul Thakur at long-on. He scored 17(17). Rishabh Pant comes to the crease.
20:16 hrs IST: Good start from Jadeja. Keeps it wicket to wicket. DD are 24/0 after 4 overs. Shaw 17*, Iyer 3*. Chahar to bowl his third over.
20:12 hrs IST: SIX! Slower delivery from Chahar, Shaw picks it early and hammers it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Iyer finishes the over with a single. DD are 18/0 after 3 overs. Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.
20:07 hrs IST: Tidy start from the South Africa. No margin for error. DD are 9/0 after 2 overs. Shaw 5*, Iyer 1*. Chahar to continue.
20:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Chahar and it’s enough for Shaw to pull it over square leg for his first boundary of the night. Still a decent start from the bowler. DD are 5/0 after the first over. Ngidi comes into the attack.
19:59 hrs IST: Time for live action. CSK players make their way out in the middle and so do Shaw and Iyer. Chahar to start the proceedings.
19:39 hrs IST: One change for CSK, Ngidi comes in for Willey. For DD, Maxwell replaces Roy while Avesh is in for Dala. They have gone with just three overseas players with the other two being Lamichhane and Boult.
19:37 hrs IST: Teams -
Delhi Daredevils: Prithvi Shaw, Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(wk), Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi
19:31 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and have opted to field.
19:11 hrs IST: Dhoni himself has turned back the clock with his clean hitting, helping him amass 413 runs at 103.25. Watson too has been exceptional with 424 runs at 35.33.
19:05 hrs IST: CSK’s opening combination of Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson has worked brilliantly while chasing big totals as well as setting them. Rayudu, with 535 runs at 48.63 average, has been their standout player.
18:57 hrs IST: With CSK comfortably qualifying for the playoffs, the MS Dhoni-led squad is eyeing the top spot in the points table alongside Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), whom they defeated comprehensively in their previous game.
18:55 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings.
DD have a woeful record against CSK in IPL, winning five of the seventeen matches played so far.
Pant has been the in-form batsman for DD in this year’s tournament, the left-hander has scored 582 runs at an average of 52.2. He has been ably supported by captain Shreyas Iyer, who has scored 386 runs.
CSK have had major contributions from their players with three of them scoring over 400 runs.