IPL 2020 ,DC vs CSK: Dc bags their position on top as they knocks super kings by 5 wickets

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Match 34 of the ongoing IPL 2020 edition saw MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on the in-form Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals (DC) in Sharjah.
  • After a thrilling match between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) took on the in-form Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals (DC) in match 34 of the ongoing IPL 2020 edition in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on Saturday evening (October 17).
  • While DC were looking for a win to regain the top spot from defending champions Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI), the Yellow Army needed a win at all costs to also remain in contention for the playoffs.
  • Winning the toss, Dhoni opted to bat first at Sharjah. While Sam Curran continued to open the innings with Faf du Plessis, the left-hander fell for naught in a bid to go for the aerial stroke as Anrich Nortje held onto a sharp catch at the deep.
  • Shane Watson came out in the middle at No. 3 and stitched a handy second-wicket stand with in-form batsman du Plessis.
  •  du Plessis and Watson were slow to start with as CSK were going at a slow pace. Nonetheless, Watson took charge as he attacked Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel whereas du Plessis attacked inexperienced pacer, Tushar Deshpande.
  • After falling for a 28-ball 36, Watson was replaced by Ambati Rayudu. The right-hander lost Faf for a fine 57 as Kagiso Rabada claimed his 50th IPL wicket, the fastest in tournament history.
  • Though Dhoni fell for cheap, Rayudu and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja combined to launch an onslaught and propelled CSK to 179-4 in 20 overs.
  • The last two overs conceded 32 runs. In reply, DC lost their opener, Prithvi Shaw for a duck. Shaw was the Man-of-the-Match when both teams last met in the IPL 2020.
  • Deepak Chahar once again accounted for his scalp whereas Ajinkya Rahane smacked it hard but found the fielder at backward point.
  • Shreyas Iyer looked in discomfort for his run-a-ball 23 but Shikhar Dhawan held onto his own. Dhawan timed his innings to perfection as he was on song versus the pacers as well as the spinners.

  • He kept the scoreboard ticking with his shot-selection as well as running between wickets. He held the innings single-handedly but some tight overs in between, especially from Sam Curran in the 19th over, along with Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey’s dismissals led CSK on the cusp of a win.

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