Sidelights:

CSK is a champion side and one defeat can not make them nervous at all. On the other side DD just managed a victory after 7 games on the trot and they were the most vulnerable team among the two and that exactly what happened in this game. CSK managed their scoring according to plan and DD just fade away with no planning at all. Once CSK posted 177 it was beyond DD, looking at their team combination and in the end they handed CSK their biggest victory in terms of runs.

IPL 7 | Match 8 | CSK Vs DD

Faf du Plessis takes a blinder

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Toss: CSK and elected to bat first

Playing XIs:

CSK: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey

DD: Mayank Agarwal, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, Manoj Tiwary, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Mini Score Card

CSK 177/7 (20) Run rate: 8.85

Suresh Raina 56 (41) | Jaydev Unadkat 3/32 (4)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni 32 (15) | Jimmy Neesham 1/29 (4)

DD 84 – all out (15.4) Run rate: 5.36

Jimmy Neesham 22 (15) | Ravichandran Ashwin 2/3 (2)

Dinesh Karthik 21 (22) | Ravindra Jadeja 2/18 (2.4)

Result: CSK won by 93 runs

Points: CSK 2 (2) , DD 0 (2)

Man of the match: Suresh Raina (CSK)

Umpires: Richard Illingworth | C Shamshuddin | Kumar Dharmasena (3rd) | K Srinath (Reserve)

Match Referee: Graeme Labrooy

How they played the game

Powerplay: CSK 34 runs, 1 wicket | DD 24 runs, 3 wickets

First 50 runs: CSK 50 balls | DD 55 balls

50-100 runs: CSK 33 balls | DD 84 – all out in 15.4 overs

100-150 runs: CSK 25 balls

Best Partnership

CSK: 2nd wicket – 54 runs off 45 balls between Raina 35 (28) and Smith 16 (18)

DD: 4th wicket – 25 runs off 23 balls between Duminy 15 (14) and Karthik 10 (9)

Fours and SIXES

CSK 14 Fours (5 by Raina, 3 by Smith, 2 each by Dhoni and Manhas and 1 each by McCullum and du Plessis) | 5 SIXES (2 by Dhoni and 1 each by Raina, du Plessis and Jadeja)

DD 7 Fours (2 each by Vijay, Karthik and Neesham and 1 by Taylor) | 0 SIXES

Important facts about the match:

  • This is CSK’s biggest win in terms of runs.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile left the field due to an injury after 0.3 overs.

In the PIC: Faf du Plessis takes a blinder

Picture Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo 

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