Indian Premier League, 2020

Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings - Match 34

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Date & Time: 17 October 2020

Delhi Capitals 185/5

RR: 9.32 | Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets

commentary

That's all from this game then! Two super games! Both went to the final over and both ended with a six! However, the action in the Indian T20 League is not stopping. Another double-header day is on its way. On Sunday, 18th October 2020, Hyderabad will meet Kolkata in Abu Dhabi while in the second encounter, Mumbai will take on Punjab in Dubai. The first game will begin at 1530 IST while the second match will start at 1930 IST. However, we will be up and ready with the build-up pretty early for you all. Join us for those games. Until then, it is goodbye from our side. 

Shikhar Dhawan, MAN OF THE MATCH for his superb unbeaten ton, maiden one in the League, states that it feels very special, it is a very special moment. He feels very happy. Adds that he wanted to continue the same form from the previous games, entering this game. Says that he keeps a positive mindset and looks to score more runs. Adds that he has improved and plays with courage, without a fear of getting out. Dhawan states that fitness is very important. Adds that due to corona, it helped him give some space to work on himself mentally and physically.

Shreyas Iyer, the VICTORIOUS DELHI SKIPPER, says that he was lost for words. Adds that it was amazing to see how Axar struck towards the end even though Dhawan was there in the middle. Overall, a terrific win, says Iyer. Lauds Axar Patel as an unsung hero and says that he is privy to Patel's meticulous preparation before any match. States that the team gels well. That has been the highlight of this edition, says Iyer. States that Dhawan's knock gives him belief that there is someone to steer the side till the end. 

Marcus Stoinis is up for a chat. He says that it got tight towards the end. Says that the plan was to attack the ball from his area but adds he is disappointed as he got out. On one of his mishits going over the fence, Stoinis says that his bat is a good one and he also swings really hard and terms it a good combination. Feels that they are winning the games and hence one can say it is easy but feels nothing is easy. Tells that Axar had not got many opportunities to bat but he delivered here and adds he is bowling well too.

MS Dhoni, Chennai's skipper, says that the option to give the last over was only between Curran and Jadeja, he decided to give it to the latter. States that there was just enough dew, not a lot. Dhoni says that Curran's last over, the way he bowled, he needs to be convinced of how he can bowl yorkers. States that the coaching staff focus a lot on nailing the yorkers right during the practice sessions. And the way Curran bowled towards the end, it should boost his confidence on that note, Dhoni states.

Earlier, after winning the toss, Dhoni opted to bat first. They started off on a mixed note but some good striking in the middle and exceptional ones towards the end, courtesy Jadeja, saw them post 179. It was a very good total but fumbles in the field and some poor bowling in the middle and the death overs meant that Delhi coasted home, capitalizing on those errors. What a win for Iyer's men. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony.

It was a really tough day in the office for the Chennai bowlers. They need to go back to the drawing board and revisit where they went wrong after having the match in their clutches. Their fielding too was unimpressive. They dropped Dhawan 4 times and he made them pay badly for that. Coming to the bowlers, Chahar was impressive, 2/18 from his 4 overs, starting off with a wicket maiden. Curran, Thakur and Bravo managed a wicket each but the former two were on the expensive side, along with Karn Sharma. Bravo bowled well but an injury forced him out of play towards the end and that meant Dhoni could not avail his services towards the end, especially for the crucial last over. That could have changed things quite a bit, in Chennai's favour, probably, had he been available.

But Stoinis perished after a cameo of 24. The game swung towards Chennai's favour then, one would reckon, but Dhawan was still out in the middle. Carey walked in after Stoinis' dismissal but he had a minimal impact, departing for just 4 in the penultimate over. In walked Axar Patel, Dhawan got to his maiden League ton later on. A fantastic knock from him. 17 needed off the last over. Clean striking from Patel sees Delhi past the finish line.

Delhi started off on a not-so-good note. They lost Shaw early, in just the second ball of the chase. Rahane walked in later, he looked good, but departed after just making 8. After that, Dhawan and his skipper stitched a crucial innings together. Dhawan got to his third half-ton on the trot in this edition. Iyer was not at his usual blistering best, probably still recovering from the injury. It was a good 68-run partnership between these two before Iyer was dismissed. Then walked Stoinis, he and Dhawan were taking the Chennai bowlers to the cleaners.

What a finish to the game! What a fabulous chase it was, especially in the end. A cracking way to finish. Delhi, their march continues. Axar Patel, take a bow. Delhi move back to the top of the table with 14 points.

19.5
6
Ravindra Jadeja to Axar Patel, SIX! WOW! Out of here! What a way to end the game! The last ball is given a bit of air by Jadeja, Axar reaches out and launches it over long on for a huge six. What a win! DELHI WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
19.4
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Axar Patel, Two now and scores are level! Shortish and outside off, Axar swipes it through mid-wicket and scampers back for a couple.
19.3
6
Ravindra Jadeja to Axar Patel, SIX! Take that! Pressure? What pressure? Axar says I don't care! Short and outside off, he reaches out and slams it over wide long off for a biggie. Just 3 needed now.
19.2
6
Ravindra Jadeja to Axar Patel, SIX! BANG! Axar Patel connects one and sends it over the fence. Jadeja bowls it short and around off, Axar goes back and pumps it over mid-wicket. One more six and Delhi will be very close.
19.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter and around off, Dhawan looks to slog it on the leg side but the ball takes the inner half and goes to fine leg. Just a run. 15 needed.
19.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, WIDE! Harsh call! Flatter and outside off, Dhawan looks to force it on the off side but misses. Wided by the umpire. Jadeja is not pleased.

Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the final over. Interesting call from the Chennai skipper. Can he defend 16 in this over?

18.6
1
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, 100 for Shikhar Dhawan! Full ball on off, Dhawan lofts it over mid off for a single. He will now know the job is not done. This century will not mean much if the side doesn't end up winning the game. 17 needed from the final over.
18.5
0
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, NOT OUT! Flat line when the ball passes the bat! Dhawan stays. Good use of the review. Full and wide outside off again, Dhawan moves to the off side and tries to sweep again. He misses this time and the ball goes behind. Dhoni takes the catch and appeals. The finger goes up. Dhawan reviews straightaway.

Dhawan opts for a review. He was given out caught behind by the on-field umpire. Ultra Edge is in, what does it say? Flat line as the ball passes the bat....NOT OUT. Decision reversed!

18.4
1
Sam Curran to Axar Patel, They will get only a run. Another excellent wide yorker. Axar can only dig it through off side for single.
18.3
1
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, A single! Brilliant bowling from Curran. Nails the wide yorker. Dhawan does well to force it to sweeper cover for a run. 19 in 9. Delhi need a boundary.
18.3
0
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, WIDE! Fires this one way outside off. Dhawan lets it be. Wided.
18.2
0
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, DOT! Nearly chopped on! Very full and wide outside off, Dhawan looks to reach out and drive but gets an inside edge. The ball goes past his stumps to the keeper.

Who will walk out to bat now? Axar Patel it is. 2 left-handers in the crease again.

18.1
0
Sam Curran to Alex Carey, OUT! CAUGHT! Carey departs! Curran with the wicket. A low full toss around off, Carey just flicks it, doesn't do it with a lot of power. He just kind of checks his shot. The ball goes to the left side of the long on fielder. Faf is the man there. He hardly drops. He moves to his left and takes a tumbling catch. 21 needed in 11 balls.

Sam Curran will bowl the pressure over. Pressure for both Chennai and Delhi. Carey needs to give the strike to Dhawan and allow him to finish in elan. Dot balls at this stage will not bode well for Delhi. They need to be wary of that.

17.6
4
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan ends it in style for Delhi. Low full toss outside off, Dhawan moves to the off side and sweeps it over square leg for a boundary. This is a much-needed boundary. Dhawan's highest total in the Indian T20 League. Just 2 away from his maiden ton. 21 needed in 12 balls.
17.5
1
Shardul Thakur to Alex Carey, Only a run! Length and around off, Carey can only force it down to long off for a run. Can Thakur end it well?
17.4
1
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Just a single! Full toss outside off, Dhawan strokes it towards sweeper cover for one. Good over so far.
17.3
2
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, A couple! Low full toss outside off, Dhawan drills it through mid on. Jadhav from long on does well to move to his right and save two for his side.
17.2
1
Shardul Thakur to Alex Carey, Shouts of catch it but it does not go that far in the air. Around off, fullish, stroked uppishly towards deep mid-wicket. It falls well short and they take a single.
17.1
0
Shardul Thakur to Alex Carey, Length ball on the leg pole, Carey looks to play at it but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.
16.6
0
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, Excellent finish from Curran though. Yorker, around off, dug back to the bowler.
16.5
0
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, Full toss on off and middle, Dhawan comes down the track and hits it back to the bowler. Had he stayed where he was it would have been a no ball for being above the hip height.
16.4
6
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! Goodness, me! Just brilliant. Full on middle and leg, Dhawan presents the full face of the bat and smashes that mightily over long on.
16.3
4
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! What a great shot. He is striking it well, Dhawan. Full ball around off, he lifts it supremely well, gets it between deep mid-wicket and wide long on.
16.2
1
Sam Curran to Alex Carey, Full on off and middle, turned towards mid-wicket for a run.
16.1
0
Sam Curran to Alex Carey, Length ball on top of the stumps, Alex Carey moves across and looks to paddle it over towards fine leg but fails to connect.

Sam Curran to bowl his third over. 2-0-20-0 so far.

15.6
1
Shardul Thakur to Alex Carey, Single to end the over! Good length ball around off, Carey pushes it towards point and calls for a risky run. There's a shy at the bowler's end but Jadeja misses. 41 needed in 24 balls.
15.5
1
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball around off, stroked through mid off for a single.

DRINKS! Interesting, just as it looked like these two would steal the match away from Chennai, Rayudu drops Dhawan, the 4th time the latter has been shelled so far. But then, a couple of balls later, makes it up by holding onto a skier from Stoinis. Chennai would be happy that they have got one of the dangerous guys out. They have a good chance to grab a victory if they can get Dhawan further. The required rate is close to 10 and that will strangulate Delhi further and minimize their chances. Alex Carey walks out to bat now.

15.4
0
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! CAUGHT! Rayudu gobbles it this time. A short ball again, Stoinis goes for the pull again. Gets a top edge this time. The ball balloons high towards mid-wicket. Rayudu comes ahead and takes the catch easily. A much-needed wicket for Chennai. 43 more needed for Delhi in 26 balls.
15.3
6
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Here's the insult to injury! Thakur should've had a wicket to his name on the last ball but that didn't happen. And now, he is smashed for a six. A short ball around off, Stoinis goes for the pull. He doesn't time it as well as he would've liked but he manages to clear Faf du Plessis at long on.
15.2
1
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, DROPPED! Dhawan gets another life. Rayudu is the culprit this time. That was an easy chance. Shake of the head from him. Full and wide outside off, Dhawan drills the drive straight to Rayudu at extra cover. He gets both hands but the ball pops out. How costly will this be?
15.1
1
Shardul Thakur to Marcus Stoinis, Good length ball outside off, pushed towards cover-point for one.

Shardul Thakur is back in the attack. 2-0-20-0 so far.

14.6
2
Karn Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, Sam Curran with a super effort near the ropes. Saves two for the side. Flatter and around middle, Dhawan swipes it through short fine leg. Curran from deep square leg runs to his left and puts in a dive and manages to flick the ball in for his partner Chahar who was running in from fine leg. Mop up work is done. 2 in the end. 11 from the over. 51 needed in final 5.
14.5
4
Karn Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Shot! Excellent shot! Dhawan makes room now but Karn follows him but bowls a very full ball that lands right in the slot. Dhawan powers it over mid-wicket and finds the fence.
14.4
1
Karn Sharma to Marcus Stoinis, Short and wide outside off, Stoinis has backed away already so he needs to reach out as he tries to cut. Manages to push it to the fielder at point. Quick single. Not happy with himself for that.
14.3
1
Karn Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan looks to go for the slog sweep but gets an inside edge. It goes to short fine leg and they take a run.
14.2
2
Karn Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and on middle, it is flicked through mid-wicket for two.
14.1
1
Karn Sharma to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter and around middle, played through mid on for one.
13.6
2
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Just over! Full and wide outside off, Dhawan looks to drive but then mistimes it. It goes just over the extra cover fielder for a couple of runs.
13.5
0
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Very full and well outside off but within the tramline, by just. Dhawan comes down the track but fails to get hold of it. Dhoni takes it. Bravo appeals thinking there is an edge but the umpire does not think so.
13.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Marcus Stoinis, Slower ball, very full, outside off, dabbed to deep backward point for a single.
13.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and outside off, stroked through the carpet to long off for a single.
13.2
4
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! What a shot, what a shot, what a shot this was. Bravo rolls his fingers and bowls a slower one outside off, Dhawan goes across, sweeps it thoroughly, to the deep square leg boundary.
13.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Marcus Stoinis, Full and on off, swung to Curran at mid-wicket for a single.
12.6
1
Karn Sharma to Marcus Stoinis, A single to finish as this is tapped towards deep extra cover off the back foot for a single.
12.5
4
Karn Sharma to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Go full at your own risk, Sharma. Floats the legbreak around off, Stoinis hammers it with the turn, over cover, for a boundary.
12.4
6
Karn Sharma to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Super shot. Floated full on off and middle, Marcus Stoinis goes straight down the ground, over the bowler's head for a maximum.
12.3
1
Karn Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on middle and leg, tucked to backward square leg for one.
12.2
1
Karn Sharma to Marcus Stoinis, Short ball, sits up and pulls it to long on for a single.
12.1
0
Karn Sharma to Marcus Stoinis, Lovely legbreak! Lands on off and spins away, draws Stoinis into the drive, who does so but misses it thoroughly.

Karn Sharma is back on. Went for 10 in his first.

11.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Marcus Stoinis, Full on the pads, Stoinis is off the mark by driving this to long on for a single. Played it with a straight bat.
11.5
0
Dwayne Bravo to Marcus Stoinis, Full and swinging into middle, kept out to short mid-wicket.
11.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and outside off, stroked towards long off for a single.

Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.

11.3
0
Dwayne Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! CAUGHT! Just what the doctor ordered for Chennai. Captain Iyer has to go back for a run-a-ball 23. Full ball around off, Iyer looked to hammer it over long on for a maximum. However, he ends up getting only as far as the fielder there. Du Plessis, one of the safest hands in the deep for Chennai, takes it with ease. 86 runs needed in 51 balls for Delhi.
11.2
2
Dwayne Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off on a good length, stroked beautifully to the right of sweeper cover. Delhi run well to get a couple.
11.1
4
Dwayne Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Not a good start to Bravo's second over. Strays with a fuller one down the leg side, Iyer helps it on its way. Tickles it to the fine leg fence.
10.6
1
Sam Curran to Shreyas Iyer, Slower length ball outside off, tapped towards short cover for a quick run. Delhi need 92 runs in 54 balls.
10.5
1
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, Beautifully bowled. A yorker around off, Dhawan digs it out beside him. Delhi sneak in a quick single though.
10.4
4
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! There is another boundary. Full and well outside off, Dhawan drives it through extra cover, to the right of long off. No chance for Bravo in the deep. 
10.3
1
Sam Curran to Shreyas Iyer, Full and outside off, hit to the fielder at sweeper cover for a single.
10.2
1
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball on off, Dhawan taps it towards short mid-wicket and takes a single.
10.1
4
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Down the ground and that is four. Shortish ball outside off, Dhawan stands tall and slaps this to the left of the bowler, to the long on boundary.

Bowling change! Sam Curran is back on. 1-0-8-0 from him so far.

9.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Catch, run out chance....It is all happening. In the end, a single. Very full outside off, Dhawan throws his bat at it and gets an outside edge. It goes to the left of Dhoni who dives there but fails to take it. Delhi look to sneak in a single, the throw comes to the striker's end but misses and Iyer is safe. Delhi get away with a single in the end and it brings 50-run stand between the two. 104 needed in the last 10.
9.5
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, On off and middle, glanced away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
9.4
0
Dwayne Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, Bravo rolls his arms and bowls a slower one on the stumps, Iyer works it to mid on.
9.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and outside off, Dhawan strokes it to long off and takes a single. Third consecutive 50 for Dhawan in the League, his 40th overall, in the League. He is in rich vein of form.
9.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, Fullish on middle, bunted down to long on for one.
9.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, Outside off, fullish, punched to deep point for a single.
9.1
0
Dwayne Bravo to Shikhar Dhawan, WIDE! Very full but well past the tramline outside off as well, Dhawan lets it through.

Who will bowl now? Chahar has bowled out already. It is Dwayne Bravo.

8.6
0
Karn Sharma to Shreyas Iyer, An appeal for LBW but not entertained. Dhoni does not opt for the review as well. Floated around middle and leg, Iyer gets down and looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal from the bowler and the keeper follows but to no avail.
8.5
0
Karn Sharma to Shreyas Iyer, Full on the stumps, defended to mid on.
8.4
1
Karn Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, clipped to deep square leg for one.
8.3
4
Karn Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Gets a chance to free his arms and makes full use of it. Flatter ball outside off, Dhawan rocks back and powers it through the extra cover region for a boundary.
8.2
4
Karn Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! POWERED! Floated around off, Dhawan smashes it over the bowler's head, to the long off boundary.
8.1
1
Karn Sharma to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, Iyer swings it away to deep backward square leg for a single.

Bowling Change. Karn Sharma is on now.

7.6
1
Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, Single to end the over! Chahar is done with the ball for the day. A terrific spell from him. The last ball is short and just outside off, Iyer punches it towards cover-point and keeps the strike for the next over. 4-1-18-2 from Chahar. Brilliant.
7.5
1
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and around off, Dhawan makes room and punches it towards cover. A quick run taken.
7.4
1
Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, One more single. Shortish and around off, Iyer tucks it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
7.3
1
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and around off, Dhawan strokes it towards long off for one.
7.2
1
Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and around off, Iyer pushes it down to long on for a single.
7.1
1
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball around middle, tucked through mid-wicket for one.

DRINKS! A mixed passage of play here. Delhi are stroking well but Chennai have nibbled and picked up a couple of wickets. It is important for Iyer and Dhawan to play watchfully while cashing in on the loose balls. They should be wary of misadventures as they have survived on a couple of occasions - LBW, and run out. Let's see how they continue their play after the break. An important passage coming up for both the sides. A tricky middle period. Deepak Chahar is back in the attack. 3-1-12-2 so far.

6.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter and around off, turned through mid-wicket for one more. 13 off the first over of Jadeja.
6.5
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Pulled away! Jadeja drags this one short and around off, Dhawan swivels and pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary. 50 up for Delhi.
6.4
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Poor ball and it gets the treatment. Short and wide outside off, Dhawan flays it over the leaping point fielder for a boundary.
6.3
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, DROPPED! Or is it? Yes, a top effort but it will go down as a drop! Tossed up ball around off, Dhawan goes for the slog sweep but ends up getting a top edge. The ball balloons high and wide of the fine leg fielder.
6.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Shreyas Iyer, Tossed up and on middle, Iyer eases a single through mid on for a run.
6.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, A flatter ball around middle, Dhawan pushes it through mid on for one.

Time for some spin! Here's Ravindra Jadeja.

5.6
1
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball around off, pushed through cover-point for a single. 41/2 at the end of Powerplay! 139 needed in 14 oves.
5.5
4
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Well placed by Dhawan, to perfection. Outside off, he carves it over backward point and gets a boundary.
5.4
1
Shardul Thakur to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, tucked to the leg side for a run.
5.3
0
Shardul Thakur to Shreyas Iyer, Full ball outside off, driven to cover for a dot.
5.2
6
Shardul Thakur to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! Full ball on middle, Iyer hammers it over long on for a maximum.
5.1
0
Shardul Thakur to Shreyas Iyer, Landed around off on a good length, pushed back to the bowler.
4.6
0
Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, Huge appeal but it has been turned down. The appeal came only from the bowler. No review from Dhoni. It was for a lbw. Length ball on middle and leg, Iyer looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. Chennai appeal for a lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Perhaps going down leg. They take a leg bye further as the ball went to the off side after hitting the pad.
4.5
0
Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, Good length ball on middle, it is flicked towards mid-wicket.
4.4
1
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, NOT OUT! Dhawan is safe. Outside off on a good length, Dhawan cuts but finds Jadeja at point. Delhi take off for a single. Jadeja flings a throw at the bowler's end, Dhawan rushes in, puts in the dive, the ball hits the stumps. The umpires want to have a look, take it upstairs, replays are in...Dhawan is safe.

Is that a run out? No, Dhawan is SAFE!

Shreyas Iyer looks to be in pain here. It seems that the ball has taken the inside edge of his bat and gone onto hit his foot and this can be really painful. The physio is out in the middle and they are having a look. Iyer seems fine to continue.

4.3
1
Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, Shreyas Iyer would have been a goner had Watson hit. Fullish ball around off, Iyer looks to play it on the off side but ends up getting an inside edge onto his boots. It goes further after deflecting from the same ahead of the slip fielder. Delhi take a quick run, Watson flings a throw at the bowler's end but misses the stumps, Iyer would have been a goner had he hit. A single in the end.
4.2
0
Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, punched to the right of the bowler, to mid on.

Shreyas Iyer, Delhi skipper, is the new batsman in.

4.1
0
Deepak Chahar to Ajinkya Rahane, OUT! CAUGHT! What a catch from Sam Curran. That was an absolute blinder. Full and around off, it hurried onto Rahane. He drives it uppishly just to the right of Sam Curran. The fielder keeps his eyes on the ball and pulls off a stunner. It came quickly to him and he did well to grab that. 154 runs needed in 95 balls.
3.6
1
Shardul Thakur to Ajinkya Rahane, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
3.5
1
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Outside off on a good length, cut to deep point for a single.
3.4
1
Shardul Thakur to Ajinkya Rahane, Full and outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. The throw comes to the non-striker's end, it goes past the stumps, Kedar Jadhav backs it up well. Had he not run in and stopped that, additional runs could have leaked.
3.3
4
Shardul Thakur to Ajinkya Rahane, FOUR! Good shot. Shortish ball, around off, Rahane lifts it well over mid-wicket for a boundary.
3.2
1
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Outside off on a good length, stroked to deep point for a single.
3.1
0
Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Bangs it in short but it does not bounce much. Dhawan looks to pull but it goes under his swipe.

Shardul Thakur to bowl now.

2.6
1
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, A single to end the over. Short and wide outside off, it is pulled through square leg for one. 10 off the over.
2.5
4
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Up and over! Terrific batting! Not good bowling though. Short and wide outside off, Dhawan lifts it over backward point and finds a boundary.
2.4
2
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Two now! Short and around off, Dhawan pulls it through square leg. Before the fine leg fielder can get around, two taken.
2.3
1
Deepak Chahar to Ajinkya Rahane, Around off on a good length, pushed towards point for a run.
2.2
1
Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish and just outside off, Dhawan pushes it towards cover-point for a single.
2.1
1
Deepak Chahar to Ajinkya Rahane, First run off Chahar. Rahane is off the mark on the fifth ball. It is on his pads, he helps it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
1.6
0
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, Dot to end the over. Good length ball around off, Dhawan pushes it to the left of the bowler. Curran doesn't allow them to take a run.
1.5
4
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! SHOT! One bounce and into the fence! A length ball around off, Dhawan gives it a charge and lifts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
1.4
0
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length ball around off, pushed down to the cover fielder.
1.3
4
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan and Delhi are up and running! Short ball around off, Dhawan picks it up and powers it over square leg for a boundary via a pull.
1.2
0
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, Another length ball around off, Dhawan keeps it out.
1.1
0
Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball outside off, Dhawan watches it go to the keeper.

Who will bowl now from the other end? Sam Curran? Yes, it is him.

0.6
0
Deepak Chahar to Ajinkya Rahane, A wicket maiden to begin! Top stuff from Chahar and Chennai. On a good length and around off, Rahane looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pad. We haven't had a maiden till this double-header day in the Indian T20 League so far but we have got two now. One was bowled by Rabada in this game against Chennai in the first innings and now Chahar here in this innings.
0.5
0
Deepak Chahar to Ajinkya Rahane, One more dot! Excellent over so far. Good length delivery and around off, Rahane pushes it towards the cover fielder this time.
0.4
0
Deepak Chahar to Ajinkya Rahane, Good length ball around middle, Rahane blocks it.
0.3
0
Deepak Chahar to Ajinkya Rahane, Good length ball around off, pushed back to the bowler.

Ajinkya Rahane walks out to bat now.

0.2
0
Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Shaw departs! First ball duck in the last game. Second ball duck here! Chennai are off to a perfect start. Shaw can be a dangerous customer if he gets going but it won't be the case here in this game. A length ball, this one is around off, it shapes away. Shaw looks to drive it on the up but the ball hits the splice of this bat and lobs back to the bowler. Chahar makes no mistake as he takes it easily.

We are all set to begin in the chase then! Delhi openers, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan stride out to the middle. Chennai players are in a huddle and then take their respective positions on the field. Deepak Chahar with the first ball for Chennai. Here we go then...

0.1
0
Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, Good length ball outside off, Shaw pushes it towards covers.