In the seventh match of the IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals (DC) claimed their second victory in this tournament after beating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 44 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai).
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to field first. At the end of the first innings, Delhi Capitals managed to score 175/3 (20 overs). In reply, CSK only managed to score 131/7 (20 overs).
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) innings
Chennai Super Kings openers Murali Vijay and Shane Watson again failed to provide a good start as Vijay was dismissed for 10 runs after Watson lost his wicket on 14 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad was run out on 5 runs. While CSK scored 34/2 at the end of the mandatory powerplay, their after powerplay period wasn’t so remarkable due to lack of speedy runs. The Delhi Capitals bowlers were very disciplined in that entire innings.
Faf du Plessis and Kedar Jadhav managed to provide a 50+ partnership for the fourth wicket but they couldn’t accelerate their innings. After the 54 runs partnership for that fourth wicket, when Jadhav was dismissed for 26 runs, CSK were battling on 98/4 in 15.4 overs.
Faf then lost his wicket after scoring 43 runs off 35 balls (4 fours). In the final over of the match, captain MS Dhoni was dismissed for 15 runs.
Among Delhi Capitals bowlers, Kagiso Rabada (3/26) got three wickets, while Anrich Nortje (2/21) took two wickets and Axar Patel (1/18) picked up one wicket.
IPL 2020, Match 7: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals (CSK vs DC) – Scorecard (2nd innings)
Delhi Capitals (DC) innings
Openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan provided a very good start and put the 94 runs partnership inside the 11 overs. While Dhawan scored 35 runs, Shaw, who completed fifty in 35 balls, scored 64 runs off 43 balls (9 fours and one six).
After both the openers lost their wickets in a quick period, Rishabh Pant and captain Shreyas Iyer built up the 58 runs partnership for the third wicket. While Iyer scored 26 runs, wicket-keeper batsman Pant scored 37 not out off 25 balls (5 fours).
Among the CSK bowlers, Piyush Chawla (2/33) got two wickets while Sam Curran (1/27) picked up the only wicket.
IPL 2020, Match 7: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals (CSK vs DC) – Scorecard (1st innings)
IPL 2020, Match 7: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals (CSK vs DC) – Twitter Reactions
One more team fielding first after winning the toss. One more team winning the match after losing the toss. While captains are focusing on respecting the conditions, it might not be a bad idea to respect the recent outcomes too. #CSKvDC #IPL2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 25, 2020
In a lighter vein, to tweak the Agneepath dialogue, hawa tez chalta hai Dinakar Rao, topi sambal, ud jayega, it has to be said now, "overs jaldi nikhal rahe hai CSK, scoring sambal, fuz jayenge". #IPL2020 #CSKvDC @vinodkambli349
— W V Raman (@wvraman) September 25, 2020
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) September 25, 2020
This @DelhiCapitals looks solid team. Great win vs csk. Really impress with @ShreyasIyer15 ‘a captainship,the way he hold three crucial overs for the back end of #rabada was important if any batsman would have been on song. #prithvishaw #RishabPant #nortje
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 25, 2020
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 25, 2020
MS Dhoni even at the age of 39 taking full length diving catches. pic.twitter.com/wRxMGncTpv
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 25, 2020
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) September 25, 2020