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Delhi got caught in Chennai spin trap

Delhi got caught in Chennai spin trap


The return of MS Dhoni and anchor innings by Suresh Raina and Quick Cameo from Ravindra Jadeja helps CSK to post a solid total. In return CSK spin web caught DC batsman and got all out without the team score crossing triple digit.

Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elect to bowl first, DC bowlers contained the CSK batsmen by bowling in perfect line and length. They conceded just 27 runs in powerplay by removing Shane Watson in 4th over. Suresh Raina joined with Faf Du Plessis and set the stage for CSK by striking boundaries and rotating the strike as well. Faf got out in Axar patel over by hitting the ball straight to ground but it lands in Dhawan’s hands, there 83 run stand helps to set stage for middle order batsman. Raina got out after scoring his half century but Dhoni and Jadeja paired up and boosted the score in 5 overs by smashing boundaries. Crowd got erupt when they witnessed vintage Dhoni once again the final home game of Chennai. Finally CSK posted 179 in 20 overs.

DC openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan started the innings, even though Prithvi shaw got out in first over Dhawan and Iyer scored runs well in powerplay and boosted the scoreboard for DC. Dhawan loses his wicket at last over of powerplay by trying to hit sweep but ball hit the timber. Rishabh Pant came and throw his wicket after scoring a boundary. Wickets were falling from one side but Shreyas Iyer standing on another side patiently and playing his innings well. After he got out in Jadeja’s over by an excellent stumping from MS Dhoni. DC loses it’s hope after they lose Shreyas Iyer. DC batsmen completely get trapped by Tahir and Jadeja and lose their wicket in regular intervals because of them DC all out in 99 runs and lose the game by 80 runs. This big margin defeat affect the DC NRR and from this victory CSK went to top of the table again.

MSD was awarded as man of the match for his excellent knock. CSK gonna face KXIP in their final league game and DC gonna face RR in their next and final encounter.