IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings - Match Report

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IPL 2019: 5th Match, Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Report 

IPL 2019: 5th Match, Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Report
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IPL 2019: 5th Match – Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Report; Yet another solid victory for the defending champions at Feroz Shah Kotla. They dominated things thoroughly to make it 2 wins in their 2 games on a trot. Dwayne Bravo was the star with the ball while Watson and Co chased down the tally.

Earlier in the match, it looked like a high-scoring game at Feroz Shah Kotla. However, Dwayne Bravo’s spell completely changed the scheme of things. In the end, it looked like a one-sided contest.

IPL 2019: 5th Match - Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings - Match Report
Dwayne Bravo. Credit: IPL

Turning point of the match:

Of course, the 2nd over of Dwayne Bravo‘s spell was the turning point of the game. He injected a double-wicket over and then sent down Shikhar Dhawan when he looked like boosting the run rate. Despite going for 17 runs in his first over, Bravo conceded just 16 runs for 3 wickets in remaining 3 overs.

Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – 2nd innings

In reply to Delhi’s 147, Chennai Super Kings lost Ambati Rayudu for a cheap score. After scoring 5 runs, he went for a wild heave against Ishant Sharma, which took a top edge and landed safely in the hands of Shreyas Iyer.

However, Suresh Raina and Shane Watson smashed Delhi bowlers to all corners of the park with their stylish strokeplay. Both Raina and Watson looked pretty comfortable in the middle, who put on 52 runs partnership for the second wicket.

IPL 2019: 5th Match - Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings - Match Report
Suresh Raina played a quick cameo. (Credits – Twitter)

In between, Amit Mishra outfoxed Shane Watson when Rishabh Pant pulled out a stumping. However, Raina and Number 4 Kedar Jadhav looked rock solid in the middle. Suresh Raina, in particular, looked brilliant with his strokeplay. However, Mishra once again struck to send Raina back to the hut.

MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav added 48 runs partnership before Kedar losing his wicket when team required 2 runs off 5 balls. After that, Dwayne Bravo played a couple of dots and then smashed a boundary.

Scorecard:

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Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – 1st Innings

Initially, it was Shreyas Iyer, who won the toss and to the surprise of many, opted to bat first. The young Prithvi Shaw started things off in a flash by smashing Shreyas Thakur to three boundaries in an over.

However, he failed to repeat the strokes against Deepak Chahar, who saw him walking back to the hut. In between, the flamboyant Shikhar Dhawan knocked runs at a good strike rate to steady the innings alongside the skipper Shreyas Iyer.

Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, IPL 2019
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The duo added 43 runs for the second wicket before Imran Tahir trapping Iyer in front of the wicket. Unlike the previous game, the management sent Rishabh Pant at number 4 to go for a kill against CSK death bowling.

In between, Shikhar Dhawan also boosted the scoreboard by finding the fence more often than not. The best in the business Dwayne Bravo was smashed to 17 runs in his first over of the game, which changed the scheme of things for Delhi.

His blistering knock coupled with Rishabh Pant’s cameo looked like Delhi is on their way to a big tally. However, all they managed was 147 runs on the board.

Scorecard:

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Now, Chennai Super Kings will take on Rajasthan Royals at Chennai while Delhi Capitals will host Kolkata Knight Riders.

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