Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) shocked the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday night time with a 91-run defeat at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Using on Devon Conway’s 49-ball 87 and a quickfire cameo from MS Dhoni (21 not out off 8), the defending champions set a mammoth 209-run goal. In reply, Rishabh Pant & Co had been bowled out for 117 in 17.4 overs. Moeen Ali was the decide of the Chennai bowlers as he returned with the figures of three/13 in 4 overs. Mukesh Choudhary (2/22), Simarjeet Singh (2/27) and Dwayne Bravo (2/24) pocketed 2 wickets apiece.
Chennai bowlers had been everywhere in the Delhi Capitals batters throughout their stiff chase of 209. The batting collapse started after the early dismissal of Kona Srikar Bharat, who got here in as a substitute for Prithvi Shaw. The Karnataka cricketer hammered two consecutive boundaries to Simarjeet Singh earlier than getting caught by Moeen Ali within the second over.
DC’s trusted opener David Warner couldn’t reside as much as the expectation and returned to the dressing after scoring 19 runs off 12 balls. Spinner Maheesh Teekshana trapped the Aussie batter in entrance, lowering Delhi to 36 for two.
After shedding two wickets in fast succession, captain Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Mitch Marsh paired as much as restore the injury. The duo added 36 runs to the third wicket earlier than the latter was eliminated by Moeen Ali. Marsh tried smoking a most however couldn’t get the space, ending up getting caught by Ruturaj Gaikwad close to the long-on boundary.
The English all-rounder returned in his second over and took down Pant (21) and Ripal Patel (6) to finish a three-wicket haul. Ali was probably the most financial bowler for CSK, registering figures of three for 13 in 4 overs; his second-best in IPL.
After Ali prompted the utmost injury, Mukhesh Choudhary returned to bowl his second spell. He eliminated Axar Patel (1) and Rovman Powell (3) in the identical over, leaving no scope for DC to get better.
Earlier, openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway gave CSK a flying begin, stitching a 110-run stand for the primary wicket.
Conway continued his aggressive strategy and performed some wonderful photographs, particularly in opposition to Kuldeep Yadav, racing to his third-successive half-century in IPL 2022 in simply 27 deliveries. Gaikwad additionally complimented the Kiwi batter nicely from the opposite finish as Chennai reached the three-figure mark in 10 overs.
Anrich Nortje then dismissed Ruturaj (41 off 33) to interrupt the century opening stand and provides some respite to Delhi. Shivam Dube, who got here to bat subsequent, wasn’t capable of finding his timing and performed a number of dot deliveries, which slowed down CSK’s run price a little bit.
With solely 4 overs to go, Conway tried to up the ante however he couldn’t discover the timing and edged the ball for Rishabh Pant behind the wickets. The wicket introduced Ambati Rayudu to the crease and he struggled for probably the most a part of his innings. Rayudu’s battle additionally put strain on Shivam Dube, who tried to hit a Mitchell Marsh supply for a six however discovered Warner on the boundary line.
Skipper Dhoni walked in to bat with 17 balls to go and hit Marsh for a six and boundary to offer a push to CSK innings. Moeen (9) and Uthappa (0), who got here to bat after Rayudu’s (5) wicket, fell for fast succession within the final over of the innings however Dhoni’s cameo took CSK to 208.
(With Company Inputs)