Delhi Daredevils defeated Chennai Super Kings by 34 runs in the 52nd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) -11. This is the fourth win in 13 matches of Delhi, which was already out of the existing IPL playoff. This is the fifth defeat in 13 matches of Chennai, which has already confirmed its seat in the playoffs. Chasing Chennai’s target of 163 runs, Chennai’s team could score 128 runs on 6 wickets.
Delhi Daredevils scored 162 runs in 5 overs in 20 overs
Chennai won the toss and invited Delhi to bat first. Delhi started well and its initial blow was on the total of 24 runs. Deepak Chahar gave Chennai the first breakthrough by catching young opener Prithvi Shaw at the hands of Shardul Thakur. Shaw 17 runs out of 17 balls.
Rishab, who looked good in the rhythm, also returned 38 off 26 balls to go for the pavilion. Rishabh scored three fours and two sixes during his innings. Shreyas and Rishabh shared a 54-run partnership for the second wicket. Delhi had great hopes from Glenn Maxwell but he also disappointed. Maxwell made five runs to become the bowler on Ravindra Jadeja’s ball.
Going to chase the target, Chennai Super Kings gave a solid start to Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu. Both added 46 runs for the first wicket. Watson gave Amit Mishra the first blow to Chennai by signing a catch at Trent Bolt. Watson was dismissed by 14 runs.
After that, Rayudu also made the half-century. Rayudu made 50 runs in 29 balls including 4 fours and 4 sixes. Suresh Raina contributed 15 while Sam Billings contributed one run. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not do anything special He scored 17 runs off 23 balls. They were trapped by Pacers Trent Bolt in the hands of Shreyas. Dwayne Bravo was dismissed by one run while Ravindra Jadeja returned unbeaten on 27 runs. Pacer Trent Bolt picked up two wickets for Delhi. Delhi scored 162 runs for 5 wickets
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