Chennai Escape Delhi Scare

Chennai Escape Delhi Scare

IPL 2018, 30th Match, Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils

Monday, 30th April, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

Match Review :

The Chennai Super Kings survived a scare from the Delhi Daredevils in a high scoring game here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. They won the game by 13 runs.

Having won the toss, the visitors Delhi Daredevils  decided to bowl first on a true pitch, which believed would stay intact throughout the evening.

Shane Watson wrecked havoc of the Delhi Daredevils bowling attack and gave his team a blistering start. He was hitting the ball so cleanly and looked ominous. He hit 5 sixes in the power play 4 came of Liam Plunkett. Plunkett’s economy rate was below 6 in the last two games. He Has been taken to 35 in 2 overs of the power play. Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis added 102 runs for the first wicket in less than 11 overs. Faf and Rains got out very quickly and in walked the in form Ambati Rayudu. Shane Watson holed out to Amit Mishra after scoring an amazing knock of 78 from just 40 balls. His innings included 4 fours and 7 sixes. MS Dhoni once again proved why he is rated as one of the best limited overs batsman. He took the Delhi Daredevils bowlers to the cleanest. He hit two consecutive sixes of Trent Boult and made them look easy. He raced past to 51 in just 22 balls including 2 4s and 5 6s. This was his second fastest fifty in the history of IPL. The Chennai Super Kings scored a mammoth 211/4 in 20 overs.

In the pursuit of a big score, the Delhi Daredevils didn’t get the start they wanted. They lost Prithvi Shaw in the 2nd over itself. Colin Munro scored some quick runs and kept the scoreboard ticking. He scored 26(16 lb,3x4s,2x6s) before getting out. Rishabh Pant started of his innings with a 6 and 4 off Shane Watson and looked in some touch. However the match deciding moment came when Shreyas Iyer was run out in the 7th over. Glenn Maxwell too got out early. Many thought the game became one-sided when their team was reduced to 74-4 in 8.5 overs. But Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar’s had other ideas. They kept scoring at a good rate and kept their team in the hunt. But the required run rate was already too high, which  demanded them to go for anything that came their way. Rishabh Pant (79, 45b,7x4s, 4x6s) got out in the 18th over. Vijay Shankar, who everyone thought was a typical test match player, surprised everyone when he took the attack to Chennai. He scored a quick fire 54 of 31, including 1 four and 5 sixes. In the end everything the Delhi Daredevils did was not enough to get them over the line. They fell short by 13 runs but they fought till the last moment.

Match Summary :

Chennai Super Kings 211/4 in 20 overs ( Shane Watson 78, MS Dhoni 51,Amit Mishra 1-30)


Delhi Daredevils 198/5 in 20 overs ( Rishabh Pant 79, Vijay Shankar 54, Ngidi 1-26, Jadeja 1-31)

By 13 runs

Player of the Match :

Shane Watson – Chennai Super Kings

Orange Cap :

Ambati Rayudu – Chennai Super Kings

Purple Cap :

Siddharth Kaul – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Teams :

Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Mark Wood, David Willey, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Sam Billings, Shardul Thakur

Delhi Daredevils

Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Mohammed Shami, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Junior Dala


Image Credits : BCCI

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