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The Chennai Super King’s emblem is Lion and once the lion tastes the blood than it can’t control. This is exactly what CSK does every time once they start to win the games one by another. Only once in IPL they had to work hard to reach the playoffs. This time also after losing their first game against KXIP which they should not have, CSK has done everything right and has won every game after that convincingly. In this game also the rain was in the air for the most of the time of the game, but CSK did not panic and kept their focus on the game even when they were behind the Duckworth Lewis. But in the end their famous batting line up to its fame and made the win look easy despite the rain threat was around.

IPL 7 | Match 26 | DD Vs CSK

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Toss: CSK and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

DD: Quinton de Kock, Murali Vijay, Kevin Pietersen, Dinesh Karthik, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Jean Paul Duminy, Kedar Jadhav, Wayne Parnell, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat

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

Mini Score Card:

DD 178/5 (20) Run rate: 8.90

Dinesh Karthik 51 (36) | Ravindra Jadeja 1/23 (4)

Murali Vijay 35 (30) | Ravichandran Ashwin 1/29 (4)

CSK 181/2 (19.4) Run rate: 9.20

Dwayne Smith 79 (51) | Wayne Parnell 1/25 (4)

Suresh Raina 47* (27) | Laxmi Ratan Shukla 1/31 (4)

Result: CSK won by 8 wickets

Points: CSK 2 (Total 12) | DD 0 (Total 4)

Man of the match: Dwayne Smith (CSK)

Umpires: Rajesh Deshpande | Bruce Oxenford | C Shamshuddin (3rd) | Navdeep Singh (Reserve)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

How they played the game:

Powerplay: DD 46 runs, 2 wickets | CSK 49 runs, 0 wickets

First 50 runs: DD 43 balls | CSK 40 balls

50-100 runs: DD 30 balls | CSK 37 balls

100-150 runs: DD 35 balls | CSK 29 balls

Extras: CSK 11 (6 LB, 5 Wd) | DD 11 (4 B, 5 LB, 2 Wd)

Best Partnership:

DD: 3rd wicket – 71 runs off 51 balls between Karthik 51 (36) and Vijay 18 (15)

CSK: 2nd wicket – 86 runs off 44 balls between Raina 46* (26) and Smith 37 (18)

Fours and SIXES

DD 16 Fours (5 by Duminy, 4 by Karthik, 3 by de Kock, 2 each by Vijay and Jadhav) | 8 SIXES (3 by Karthik, 2 each by de Kock and Jadhav, 1 by Vijay)

CSK 16 Fours (6 by Raina, 5 by McCullum, 4 by Smith, 1 by Dhoni) | 10 SIXES (8 by Smith, 1 each by Raina and Dhoni)

In the PIC: Dwayne Smith sends one out of the ground

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 


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