The Chennai Super Kings recorded a dominant 27-run victory against the Delhi Capitals on Wednesday at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. With 15 points from 12 games, CSK has consolidated second place in the Indian Premier League standings, one point behind table-toppers Gujarat Titans (16 points from 11 games). The bowlers, headed by Matheesha Pathirana (3/37), restricted DC to 140 for 8 in their allocated 20 overs after setting a tough 168-run total. won their seventh game of the season, while DC suffered their seventh defeat in 11 games, leaving them at the bottom of the points standings. Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja’s searing performances, together with Matheesha Pathirana’s three-wicket haul, enabled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 27 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 encounter here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. Dhoni and Jadeja’s 19th-over attack lifted CSK to 167/8. Pathirana grabbed three wickets, Deepak Chahar two, and Ravindra Jadeja one. Rilee Rossouw led Delhi with 35 runs off 37 balls, while Manish Pandey hit 27 runs off 29 balls. Chennai spinners dominated Delhi hitters at the outset of their innings, defending a score of 167. Deepak Chahar drew first blood, claiming a key wicket from David Warner to give DC an early lead in the first over. Mitchellsh, a right-handed batter, next came out to bat. Chahar struck again in the third over of the game, dismissing set hitter Phil Salt for 17. Chahar threw a short delivery, and Salt fetched the draw and mistimed it, giving Ambati Rayudu a simple catch. Manish Pandey then took the batter’s stance. It didn’t take DC long to lose their footing in the chase and lose Mitchell Marsh. Due to a mix-up in the DC batting, CSK was able to run out Marsh for 5. Rilee Rossouw then stepped out to bat and clasped Manish Pandey’s hand. Manish and Rossouw thrashed Chahar for 15 runs, including one six and two fours. Rossouw and Manish completed their fifty-run stand for the fourth wicket off 51 deliveries. Manish’s 27-run stint at the bat, however, came to an end when he was caught by Matheesha Pathirana in the 13th over of the game. Axar Patel then came out to bat and smashed a boundary to relieve his team’s pressure. Rossouw was then sent out by Ravindra Jadeja after making a vital 35. Axar’s cameo ended in the 18th over when Pathirana produced a slower ball and the DC all-rounder pulled a drive that was collected by Ajinkya Rahane in the deep. Yadav hit a hat-trick of fours in the last over, but his late flourish was not enough to get his team home.
Delhi Capitals lost the Match.
CSK defeated the Delhi Capitals by a score of 27 runs. Earlier, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja’s 19th over attack against the Chennai Super Kings increased the Chennai Super Kings’ total to 167/8. Khaleel Ahemd let up 21 runs in the 19th over, allowing CSK to post a competitive total. The Delhi Capitals batted first, with left-armer Khaleel Ahmed delivering a clean over and the CSK scoring only four runs in the opening over. Devon Conway and his opening partner, Uraj Gaikwad, on the other hand, recovered strongly in the second over as they went after Ishant Sharma. In his first over, Ishant gave up 16 runs. He hit three fours in Ishant’s over, indicating his intentions. An appeal was filed for catching behind, but DC did not examine it, and Conway survived to fight another day. Axar Patel entered the assault in the fifth over, giving DC a key breakthrough. Even as Conway attempted to match Gaikwad’s scoring pace, Axar was able to send him back to the dugout, lbw for 10 (13). CSK were 49/1 at the end of the power play. Axar scooped up another wicket before Gaikwad could rediscover his groove following the deliberate pause, as Gaikwad’s drive fell straight into the hands of Aman Hakim Khan. Moeen Ali, a left-handed hitter, stepped to the crease after Gaikwad was out for 24 (18). Ajinkya Rahane and Moeen then took their time settling in but continued to flip the strike over.
CSK’s Attempt could not bring them to the gateway of match win.
Moeen attempted to accelerate but was caught in the trap of Kuldeep Yadav in the 10th over, smashing a miscued ball straight into the palms of Mitchell Marsh.
In the 12th over, Ajinkya Rahane quickly followed Moeen back into the dugout, playing a shot that was single-handedly pouched by Lalit Yadav. Ambati Rayudu was the next to arrive at the crease, as he attempted to thread a partnership together with Shivam Dube in his 200th appearance for the Men in Yellow. Dube, on the other hand, lost early, falling to Mitchell Marsh with a score of 25 (12). Rayudu attempted a maximum with the overs ticking away, but the ball ended up holing out to Ripal Patel. Following that, it was up to MS Dhoni to finish the job. MSD threw back the years in the company of Ravindra Jadeja as he tore through the DC assault. Khaleel became their main target after allowing 21 runs in the 19th over. Mitchell Marsh limited the damage by removing Jadeja and Dhoni for 21 (16) and 20 (9), respectively. CSK finished their innings with a total of 167/8 in 20 overs.