Chennai’s 179-run challenge against Delhi


Dubai, d. Chennai Super Kings reach 179 against Delhi thanks to Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first in Sharjah. Even after a poor start, the Chennai batsmen faced the Delhi bowlers till the end. Rayudu’s half-century from Faf du Plessis and Rayudu’s shot in the final over were the highlight of Chennai’s innings. Ambati Rayudu hit an unbeaten 45 off 25 balls in the last over. Ravindra Jadeja also gave him a good support.
Winning the toss, Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bat first. Tushar Deshpande gave Chennai a big push in the first over by beating Sam Karan. Shane Watson and Sam Karan, who came on the field after this, formed an important partnership and saved the innings of the team. After both the batsmen settled their feet on the ground, they started covering the Delhi bowlers. Du-Plessis took an aggressive stance and batted well, creating an atmosphere of anxiety in the Delhi team. In the end, Norz blew Watson’s triphala to give Delhi a big victory. Du-Plessis, meanwhile, completed his half-century. Attacking the Delhi bowlers, Du Plessis hit 58 off 47 balls with six fours and two sixes. Kagiso Rabada gave another blow to Chennai by pushing back Du-Plessis. At the crucial moment, Chennai found themselves in trouble as both the settled batsmen returned. After this, Dhoni and Rayudu came on the field and took up the challenge of giving the team a big score. However, Dhoni came back cheaply in an attempt to play a big blow on Norz’s bowling. However, Ambati Rayudu along with Ravindra Jadeja gave Chennai a convincing score. From Delhi, Norj took 2 wickets while Tushar Deshpande and Kagiso Rabada took 1 wicket each.
Delhi 3 later 95
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan came on the field to reach the target of 179 runs. But on the first ball, Delhi got their first blow in the form of Prithvi Shaw on the face bowling. Prithvi Shawla, who has lost his rhythm in the last few matches, was dismissed for zero when he thought he would find his rhythm today. The subsequent Ajinkya Rahane did not shine much. He, too, was dismissed for 8 off the team’s 26-run stand. Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer saved the innings while Delhi were in a tense situation as they lost two wickets early. The duo helped Delhi reach 88 in 11 overs. But in the 12th over, Shreyash Duplessis was caught by Bravo and bowled out for 23. At the time of the last news, Delhi were 96 for three in 12 overs. This time Dhawan was on 62 and Stoinis was on 1. Delhi needed 84 off 48 balls to win.


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