CSK vs DC Highlights: Chennai Super Kings have secured their place in the top four and are all likely to play the first qualifier against Gujarat Titans at their home ground. CSK needed a win to confirm their spot and they exhibited a dominating performance.
CSK batted first and posted a mammoth total of 223 runs on the board in the first innings. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Conway stitched a brilliant opening partnership of 141 runs, which laid a strong foundation.
Gaikwad started off slowly and quickly pressed the accelerator and changed gears. He didn’t take a lot of time to get to his half-century, while Devon Conway also continued his fine form with the bat.
The duo added 141 runs in the first innings and, perhaps, took the game from Delhi from there. Gaikwad departed in the 15th over after playing a sensational knock of 79 runs in 50 deliveries at a strike rate of 158.
On the other hand, Devon Conway yet again played a masterclass knock of 87 off 52 balls, including 11 fours and 3 sixes. Shivam Dube came at number three and chipped in with a handy cameo of 22 off 9 deliveries, while Jadeja contributed 20 off 7.
Chasing a monumental target of 224 runs, DC lost Prithvi Shaw (5) early in the 2nd over. Deepak Chahar then accounted for the wickets of Salt and Rossouw in consecutive deliveries to leave Delhi reeling at 26 for 3 inside 5 overs.
Delhi’s batting falters despite Warner’s Resilient 86 run-knock
While Warner was trying his hard to keep the scoreboard ticking at one wicket, wickets kept falling in quick succession. Yash Dhull (13) and Axar Patel (15) tried to give some support to the DC skipper but couldn’t stay at the crease for too long.
David Warner, too, eventually fell in the 19th over after playing a stellar knock of 86 runs in 58 and the game was done and dusted pretty much after that.
For CSK, Deepak Chahar starred with three wickets, while Theekshana and Pathirana claimed two wickets each.
CSK vs DC Highlights:
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings 223/4 (Conway 87, Ruturaj 79) beat Delhi Capitals 146/9 (Warner 86; Chahar 3-22) by 77 runs