After getting a mini-scare from Vijay Shankar in the last two overs, CSK has managed to edge past Delhi. It was a good performance by Chennai as they restrict the opposition to just 198/5. Lungi gives away 14 runs in the last over.
The all credit of this wonderful victory should be given to M.S. Dhoni who helps CSK to set such a big target of 211/4 otherwise Delhi can achieve this so CSK should be thankful to Dhoni implemented such wonderful IPL Betting Tips and Free Cricket betting Tips in his power packed batting and helped CSK to win this match against Delhi daredevils (DD) and shines in the tournament again.
We should not forget the contribution of Shane Watson (78) and Ambati Rayudu (41) who set the base of this big total. With this delightful victory Chennai Super Kings (CSK) reaches to the top of the IPL point table.
We have often heard of the phrase ‘make your own luck’ and it holds true in sports more than anywhere else. Here, batsmen often make their own luck by backing their instincts or premeditating and outsmarting the bowler.
The Chennai Super Kings’ opener, Shane Watson, had one such moment at Pune when he was rapped on the pads off the very first ball of the match from Trent Boult. The Australian is infamous for plodding forward his front foot and exposing himself to the LBW, and it seemed like Delhi had struck early, but the umpire ruled him not out.
The visitors reviewed the decision but the third umpire couldn’t find enough evidence to overturn the on-field umpire’s decision. Watson might have managed to eke out a minuscule inside edge but replays couldn’t quite show if it was bat first or pad.
The early stroke of luck was seemingly all Watson needed to go bonkers as he bludgeoned his way to a 40-ball 78 that including seven wonderful sixes.
When you can hit mighty sixes and win games from impossible positions, you are often left having to save your own back. So, when Avesh Khan hit Dhoni on the thigh pad, the Chennai Super Kings skipper ran fast but was mindful of the young seamer rushing to the ball.
Dhoni ran straight across to avoid being run-out but was also scared of Avesh’s throw hitting his back. While running, Dhoni had one hand on his back to prevent the ball from hurting his back. The throw from Avesh Khan, though, eluded Dhoni by quite some distance. He had a sore back heading into the game and was perhaps looking to avoid from being hit by the ball too hard. Before discussing more about this match lets take a look of scorecard of both the teams.
c Liam Plunkett b Amit Mishra
|Faf du Plessis
c Trent Boult b Vijay Shankar
b Glenn Maxwell
run out (Trent Boult)
|MS Dhoni (C) (W)
(b – 1, w – 3, no – 1, lb – 2, penalty – 0)
|Total||211 (10.55 runs per over)|
Fall of Wickets: 1-102 (Faf du Plessis, 10.5 over), 2-103 (Suresh Raina, 11.1 over), 3-130 (Shane Watson, 13.5 over), 4-209 (Ambati Rayudu, 19.5 over)
Delhi Daredevils 198/5 (20.0 over) R/R: 9.9
c Ravindra Jadeja b KM Asif
c Karn Sharma b KM Asif
|Shreyas Iyer (C)
run out (Shane Watson)
|Rishabh Pant (W)
c Ravindra Jadeja b Lungi Ngidi
b Ravindra Jadeja
(b – 0, w – 6, no – 0, lb – 2, penalty – 0)
|Total||198 (9.9 runs per over)|
Fall of Wickets: 1-10 (Prithvi Shaw, 1.4 over), 2-46 (Colin Munro, 5 over), 3-64 (Shreyas Iyer, 7 over), 4-74 (Glenn Maxwell, 8.5 over), 5-162 (Rishabh Pant, 17.4 over)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Innings
Referral 1 (0.1 overs): Delhi against S Watson (LBW) Unsuccessful (DEL: 0, CHE: 1)
Chennai 51/0 in 5.2 overs
1st wicket Partnership: 50 off 32 balls between S Watson (30) and du Plessis (20)
Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 56/0
Strategic Time-out: Chennai 71/0 in 7.0 overs
S Watson T20 fifty: 53 runs in 25 balls (2×4) (6×6)
Chennai 100/0 in 10.2 overs
1st wicket Partnership: 100 off 62 balls between S Watson (66) and du Plessis (31)
Strategic Time-out: Chennai 123/2 in 13.0 overs
Chennai 155/3 in 16.1 overs
4th wicket Partnership: 53 off 24 balls between R Rayudu (21) and MS Dhoni (31)
MS Dhoni dropped on 31 by C Munro in 18.1 overs
Chennai 205/3 in 19.3 overs
MS Dhoni T20 fifty: 51 runs in 22 balls (2×4) (5×6)
Innings Break: Chennai 211/4 in 20.0 overs
Delhi Daredevils (DD) Innings
Delhi 52/2 in 5.1 overs
Mandatory Power play (1-6): Delhi 59/2
Strategic Time-out: Delhi 74/4 in 8.5 overs
Delhi 100/4 in 12.2 overs
5th wicket Partnership: 50 off 35 balls between R Pant (27) and V Shankar (20)
Strategic Time-out: Delhi 128/4 in 15.0 overs
R Pant T20 fifty: 53 runs in 34 balls (3×4) (3×6)
Delhi 151/4 in 16.3 overs
V Shankar T20 fifty: 50 runs in 28 balls (1×4) (5×6)
Sensational M. S. Dhoni turned back the clock in stunning style as he hit tremendous 51 off just 22 balls and made the difference in the end as Chennai Super Kings registered a 13-run win over the Delhi Daredevils. Dhoni’s blitzkrieg along with Shane Watson’s fine innings of 78 off 40 balls helped Chennai reach 211/4 after being put into bat. Delhi began badly as they lost Prithvi Shaw first early on, before Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar took them close.
We hope Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings will continue their form in the remaining IPL matches by using CBTF and Cricket Betting Tips. Now it’s become very hard for Delhi daredevils to survive in this tournament. If they want to reach in semis of IPL then they have to win all the IPL matches with good margin.
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