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Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals – IPL2021

csk vs dc - ipl match 50
October 4, 2021 0 Comments

Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals, the 50th IPL match will be played on 4th October 2021 at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.

Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals – Pre-match Updates 

Head to Head comparison of matches played and won between the two teams shows that out of 24 matches played between them, CSK convincingly won 15 times and DC managed to win on 9 occasions.

Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals

Both CSK and DC are in prime form and predicting who’s gonna win this one is difficult, a lot may depend on the toss, the Dubai wicket is good for batting and a score of around 155 is gettable.

This match can be a preview of qualifiers or maybe the finals. 

CSK and DC Match Details

DC won the toss and has elected to bowl first. Delhi has made one change to its playing XI, Ripal Patel comes in for Steve Smith

Chennai has made 3 changes to the playing squad, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, and Deepak Chahar comes in for Sam Curran, KS Asif, and Suresh Raina

Below are the CSK and MI teams that were declared.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Delhi Capitals (DC) Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Ripal Patel, Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje

After losing the toss CSK was put on to bat first, CSK finished the innings at 136-5 after 20 overs. 

Delhi needed 137 runs at the rate of 6.85 runs per over, they lost 7 wickets but in the end, DC scored 139-7 in 19.4 over and won the match by 3 wickets.

Axar Patel was awarded Man of the Match for his 2 wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs. 

CSK Innings

After losing the toss CSK was put on to bat first, the well-known openers, Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad, who have been in tremendous form, opened the innings for CSK. 

In the very first over of the innings, CSK got 16 runs and Gaikwad’s decision of LBW out was also reversed by DRS. Second, over too cost DC 10 run and CSK was 26-0 after 2 overs. 

Axar Patel who is DC’s ‘man with golden arm’ was brought into the attack by Rishabh, straight away he dismissed Faf at 10, CSK was 30-1 after 3 overs. 

In the 5th over Nortje scalped Gaikwad at 13, with both the openers back into the pavilion CSK was 41-2 after 5 overs. 

With Moeen Ali and Robin Uthappa at the crease, CSK was 48-2 after the power play (6 overs). 

This was not the usual start that CSK gets by its openers but still, they were placed well after the power play with 48 runs in the kitty. The only thing they needed to do is stay on the wicket and build a partnership. 

In the 8th over Axar struck again and departed Moeen Ali at 5, CSK was 61-3 after 8 overs. 

CSK was struggling to score and keep wickets, in the 9th over CSK lost Uthappa at 19 to Ashwin, CSK was 65-4 after 9 overs. 

Ambati Rayudu and Dhoni were on the crease and built the partnership, they both batted well and completed the 50 runs partnership in the 18th over, CSK was 118-4 after 18 overs. 

Rayudu hit some good shots in the 19th over and completed his half-century, CSK was 132-4 after 19 overs. 

In the last over Dhoni was dismissed by Avesh Khan at 18, it was the partnership of Dhoni and Rayudu due to which CSK finished the innings at 136-5 after 20 overs. 

CSK Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Ruturaj Gaikwad
c Ashwin b Nortje
Faf du Plessis
c Shreyas Iyer b Axar
Robin Uthappa
c and b Ashwin
Moeen Ali
c Shreyas Iyer b Axar
Ambati Rayudu
Not out
MS Dhoni
c Pant b Avesh Khan
Ravindra Jadeja
Not out
Total: 136-4 in 20 Overs
Anrich Nortje40371
Avesh Khan40351
Axar Patel40182
Kagiso Rabada40210
R Ashwin40201

DC Innings

Delhi needed 137 runs at the rate of 6.85 runs per over, this was not a big ask but DC must keep up with the run rate and should not lose many wickets too early. 

Shikhar Dhawan who has been an Orange cap contender opened the innings with Prithvi Shaw. 

They both gave a similar start that CSK got initially, and scored 19 in the first two overs, DC was 19-0 after 2 overs. 

In the very next over Deepak Chahar dismissed Prithvi at 19, DC was 24-1 after 3 overs. 

Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan were on the crease but DC lost Iyer to Hazlewood at 2, DC was 51-1 after the power play (6 overs). 

Rishabh Pant came to bat and scored 15 runs quickly and was departed by Jadeja in the 9th over, DC was 72-3 after 9 overs. 

Ripal Patel came in and built a brief partnership with Dhawan, Jadeja took his second wicket by displacing Ripal out at 18 in the 13th over, DC was 94-4 after 13 overs. 

Delhi still needed 43 runs off 42 deliveries with 6 wickets in hand, it was not a big ask and DC just needed to keep playing till the end. 

R Ashwin joined Dhawan and DC got into big trouble when Shardul Thakur dismissed both Ashwin and Dhawan in one over at 2 and 39 runs respectively, DC was 99-6 after 15 overs

Shimron Hetmyer and Axar Patel were the new batsmen on the crease, both played sensibly and took the score to 131-6 by the end of the 19th over. 

DC now needed 6 runs of 6 balls, which looked simple but again a twist in the tale, Bravo dismissed Axar at 5, DC was 135-7 after 19.3 overs. 

DC needed just 2 runs of 3 deliveries but the risk was that Bravo was Bowling and Kagiso Rabada was on the strike, and to everybody surprise, Rabada hit dispatched Bravo to the boundary and registered a win for Delhi in 19.4 over, DC scored 139-7 and won by 3 wickets. 

DC Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
rithvi Shaw
c du Plessis b Chahar
Shikhar Dhawan
c Moeen b Shardul Thakur
Shreyas Iyer
c Gaikwad b Hazlewood
Rishabh Pant
c Moeen b Jadeja
Ripal Patel
c Chahar b Jadeja
R Ashwin
b Shardul Thakur
Shimron Hetmyer
Not out
Axar Patel
Not out
Total: 131-6 in 19 Overs
Deepak Chahar30341
Josh Hazlewood40271
Ravindra Jadeja 40282
Moeen Ali30160
Shardul Thakur40132
Dwayne Bravo10120

DC vs CSK Match Highlights (video)

Match Highlights 

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