Chennai Super Kings did things in style yesterday as they won against the Delhi Capitals by a massive margin of 91 runs.
Delhi Capitals won the toss and decided to bowl first.
It was a record opening stand once again between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway as they put up 110 runs.
Shivam Dube too got into the mix of things and made 32 off 19 balls.
Conway became the anchor for the CSK as he made 87 off 49 balls.
And, in the end, it was captain cool MS Dhoni who finished things off in style.
Chennai Super Kings ended up with 208/6 in their 20 overs.
Anrich Nortje became the pick of the bowlers with his 3 wickets.
Delhi Capitals needed 209 to win the game.
It was a loose start for DC as both David Warner and Srikar Bharat were sent back to the dugout early.
Mitchell Marsh and Rishabh Pant brought back some life to the Delhi Capitals’ scoreboard.
The end fight was provided by Shardul Thakur but the target proved too enormous for DC.
Delhi Capitals wrapped up at 117 in just 17.4 overs.
Player of the Match
Devon Conway for his 87 (49)
Post Match Reactions
Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals skipper said that CSK was brilliant in all departments and now they will look only forward as they have three games remaining. He said that if they win those three, they still have a shot at qualifying for the playoffs. Mentioned that there are covid cases in their camp but that is not an excuse and they will have a chat in the dressing room about being positive and having a good mindset for the rest of the games.
MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings captain said that everyone did their jobs well. Mentioned that runs on the board always help. Praised both Simarjeet Singh and Mukesh Choudhary and said that both have now matured a bit after playing in the tournament. On his batting, he said that he doesn’t look to go hard right from the start, only when there are around 12-13 balls left in the innings does he start to hit hard. On being asked whether they still have a chance to qualify, Dhoni said that he is not a big fan of maths and he wants the team to enjoy the rest of the season and not worry much about NRR. If they manage to qualify, it is good and if not, then they will prepare well for the next season.
Chennai Super Kings will be up against Mumbai Indians on the 12th of May at Wankhede Stadium.
Delhi Capitals will next face Rajasthan Royals on the 11th of May at Dr DY Patil Stadium.