DC vs CSK: Chennai Super Kings demolished Delhi Capitals by a huge margin of 77 runs and booked their tickets for the playoffs

Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by a huge margin of 77 runs and secured their spot for the playoffs.
Chennai Super Kings thrashed Delhi Capitals by 77 runs (Image - BCCI)
Chennai Super Kings thrashed Delhi Capitals by 77 runs (Image - BCCI)

Chennai Super Kings produced an all-round show to secure a 77-run victory over Delhi Capitals. It also helped them to seal the IPL 2023 playoffs. Chasing 224, DC skipper David Warner led from the front but didn't find much support from his teammates as Delhi could only manage 146/9 in 20 overs. Warner scored 86(58, while none of the other batters could get past the 20-run mark. Deepak Chahar scalped three wickets, while Sri Lankan duo Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana scalped two wickets each. Ravindra Jadeja and Tushar Deshpande also picked one wicket each. Earlier, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway added 141 runs for the opening wicket as CSK posted a huge 223/3 in 20 overs. Gaikwad was dismissed for 79(50), while Conway scored 87(52). Read the Match Report of the DC vs CSK match and share your thoughts in the comments.

DC vs CSK: IPL 2023 Match Report

Chennai Super Kings got off to a brilliant start after winning the toss. Conway and Ruturaj gave the perfect start, CSK were looking for. Chennai reached the 50-run mark in just five overs. Gaikwad was relying on sixes while Conway scored some vintage cricketing shots. Gaikwad completed his half-century in 37 deliveries as CSk scored 87 runs in the first 10 overs. The openers changed their gears and scored 53 runs in the next 4 overs.

141 runs partnership between Conway and Ruturaj for the first wicket
Image – BCCI

Sakariya broke the partnership by dismissing Gaikwad for 79 runs. Inform Dube came into the middle and started with a six. Conway joined the party and rebuilt the inning with Dube. Dube smashed two more sixes to put the opposition bowlers under pressure. Khaleel Ahmed came up with a solution in the 18th over and dismissed Dube for 22. Nortje then scalped the wicket of Conway in the next over. Conway played a brilliant inning of 87 runs but once again missed out on scoring the century.

Sir Jadeja gave an amazing finish to Chennai by scoring 20 runs in just 7 deliveries. Dhoni promoted himself but couldn't get the chance to face enough deliveries. Chennai Super Kings posted a mammoth total of 223 runs after the end of 20 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja gave the innings the finishing kick with a seven-ball 20 not out
Image – BCCI

DC vs CSK: IPL 2023 Match Report

Tushar Deshpande removed Prithvi Shaw early to an outstanding catch from Ambati Rayudu at mid-off. Deepak Chahar made further moves in the powerplay when he removed Phil Salt and Rilee Rossouw to slow the Capitals down. Warner changed his gear after a slow start in the powerplay.

Deepak Chahar picked up his second three-for in as many matches
Image – BCCI

Warner fought alone as he didn't get help from the others

He brought up his fifty off just 32 balls and then upped the tempo even more in Jadeja's last over that went for 23 and made him finish with 4-0-50-1. Warner kept hitting the spin. He left no space for Jadeja as he smashed a switch hit for a six.

As wickets continued to fall, Warner kept counter-hitting, but the bowling meltdown and their own top-order collapse in a slow start meant the asking rate had spiraled beyond reach very early. Warner lost his wicket and that was the end of Delhi's inning.

DC's batting effort was almost entirely about David Warner
Image – BCCI

Maheesh Theekshana delivered a brilliant final over in which he picked up two wickets in two balls but denied a hat-trick in the wicket maiden. Chennai Super Kings won the match by 77 runs and secured the 2nd position. They will face Gujarat Titans in the Qualifier 1.

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