IPL 2018: Match 52, Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings – Delhi Daredevils Players’ Ratings
However, this match had no importance with Chennai already qualified for the playoffs. On the other hand, Delhi Daredevils are out of the competitions and looked to finish the tournament on a high.
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Batting first, Delhi struggled to get off to a good start, as they lost Prithvi Shaw (17) in the fifth over. However, some useful partnership down the order helped Delhi go over the 150-run mark. Vijay Shankar (36) and Harshal Patel (36*) hammered the ball, as the bowlers went in search of the leather. Patel played a blinder in 16 balls including one boundary and four towering sixes.
In reply, Chennai batsmen struggled to get going, as Delhi bowlers did an outstanding job with the ball. However, Ambati Rayudu continued his brilliant run with yet another half-century. The middle-order struggled to score run with the bat, as Chennai fell short of 34 runs.
Here is the players rating:
Prithvi Shaw: (4.5/10)
The young Prithvi Shaw started the tournament on a real high, however, failed in the last few games. Meanwhile, this is a learning curve for him, as he will only grow in confidence from here.
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Shreyas Iyer (c): (4.5/10)
Shreyas Iyer will curse on himself for not capitalising on the start against the Super Kings. He scored 19 runs from 22 balls, as he struggled to manoeuvre the field. Meanwhile, he has led the team well and will be keen to finish the league on a positive note.
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Rishabh Pant (wk): (6/10)
Pant has been consistent with the bat for Delhi throughout the season. He continued his run-scoring spree, as he chipped in with 36 runs including three boundaries and two sixes. Pant will try to present his case for the last time in the eleventh edition of the league.
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Glenn Maxwell: (2/10)
Glenn Maxwell once again failed to score runs with the bat, which sums up Delhi’s stint in this edition of the league. However, he will be keen to contribute some runs in the last game.
Vijay Shankar: (7/10)
The all-rounder has done well in bits and pieces in this edition of the league, however, lacked consistency. Shankar played a responsible hand of 36 runs, as he guided Delhi to take his team to 162 runs.
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Abhishek Sharma: (2/10)
The young all-rounder failed to get going, as he tried to score quick runs. However, he had an outstanding game in the last match, and will only grow from here.
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Harshal Patel: (8.5/10)
The all-rounder has done well in the limited opportunities he has got. Harshal Patel scored a quickfire 36 runs off just 16 deliveries including fours sixes.
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Moreover, he also chipped in with four cheap overs returning with 1 for 23.
Amit Mishra: (8/10)
The veteran leg-spinner was pivotal behind Delhi’s win against the Super Kings. He bagged two crucial wickets, as he returned with two for 20 in his full quota.
Amit Mishra has been consistent for Delhi and will look to finish the tournament on a high.
Avesh Khan: (3.5/10)
The young seamer has struggled to contain runs, as he went for plenty. Avesh Khan gave away 28 runs in his two overs, however, will have to increase his performance in the next outing.
Sandeep Lamichhane: (6/10)
The young leg-spinner from Nepal has left an early mark in his stint in the IPL. Sandeep Lamichhane returned with one for 21 in his four overs. He was outstanding in the powerplay overs, as he contained a star-studded batting unit.
Trent Boult: (8/10)
The seamer from New Zealand has been outstanding for the Delhi in this edition. Boult was outstanding once again, as he returned with two for 20 in his four overs. However, he will look to continue this effort for the one last time.
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