DC vs CSK: Warner, Shaw Shine as DC Outclass CSK


DC vs CSK: Delhi Capitals (DC) showcased a dominant bowling performance to defeat the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a high-scoring contest. After DC posted a challenging total of 191/5 batting first, DC’s pacers, Khaleel Ahmed and Ishant Sharma, unleashed an impressive display to restrict CSK to 7/2 at the start of the third over. Despite a valiant effort from Ajinkya Rahane (45 off 30), CSK struggled to maintain momentum throughout their innings. MS Dhoni scored a quick fire 37 but it wasn’t enough to avoid a 20-run defeat

In response, DC made a strategic change in their opening pair, demoting Mitchell Marsh and promoting Prithvi Shaw. While the start was slow, Shaw and David Warner accelerated towards the end of the powerplay, scoring 62 runs without losing a wicket. Warner’s half-century and Shaw’s brisk 43 laid a solid foundation for DC. However, Matheesha Pathirana’s brilliant catch dismissed Warner for 52, followed by Shaw’s departure for 43.

Pathirana continued to impress, claiming two crucial wickets in one over. Rishabh Pant then took charge, scoring his first half-century of the season before falling for 51. Despite the late wickets, DC finished strongly at 191/5.

DC’s victory was crucial as it marked their first home game in Visakhapatnam. The team had struggled in their previous matches, facing defeats against Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals. In contrast, CSK had shown consistency, winning their initial games convincingly.

The match also highlighted the contrasting batting lineups of both teams. While CSK boasted depth and talent, not even needing MS Dhoni to bat, DC relied heavily on Warner, Marsh, and Pant. The rest of DC’s lineup had failed to deliver impactful performances, posing a challenge for the team.

DC also faced the challenge of adapting to two home venues, starting with Visakhapatnam before moving to the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. In contrast, CSK’s form had been impressive, with their well-rounded performances in the tournament.

DC vs CSK: Full Scorecard

Delhi Capitals  (20 ovs maximum)

Prithvi Shaw c †Dhoni b Jadeja43275342159.25
David Warner c Pathirana b Mustafizur Rahman52354753148.57
Rishabh Pant (c)†c Gaikwad b Pathirana51324443159.37
Mitchell Marsh b Pathirana18121721150.00
Tristan Stubbs b Pathirana021000.00
Axar Patel not out78270087.50
Abishek Porel not out96710150.00
Extras(b 2, lb 2, nb 2, w 5)11
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.55)191/5
Did not bat: Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed 
Fall of wickets: 1-93 (David Warner, 9.3 ov), 2-103 (Prithvi Shaw, 10.4 ov), 3-134 (Mitchell Marsh, 14.4 ov), 4-134 (Tristan Stubbs, 14.6 ov), 5-178 (Rishabh Pant, 18.5 ov) • DRS
Deepak Chahar4042010.5093300
Tushar Deshpande402406.00123020
Mustafizur Rahman4047111.7556112
Ravindra Jadeja4043110.7551400
Matheesha Pathirana403137.75103120

Chennai Super Kings  (T: 192 runs from 20 ovs)

Ruturaj Gaikwad (c)c †Pant b Ahmed1250050.00
Rachin Ravindra c Stubbs b Ahmed212150016.66
Ajinkya Rahane c Warner b Mukesh Kumar45306452150.00
Daryl Mitchell c & b Patel34263612130.76
Shivam Dube c Stubbs b Mukesh Kumar18173410105.88
Sameer Rizvi c Ahmed b Mukesh Kumar011000.00
Ravindra Jadeja not out21173720123.52
MS Dhoni †not out37162243231.25
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 8)13
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.55)171/6
Did not bat: Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman 
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Ruturaj Gaikwad, 0.6 ov), 2-7 (Rachin Ravindra, 2.5 ov), 3-75 (Daryl Mitchell, 10.2 ov), 4-102 (Ajinkya Rahane, 13.3 ov), 5-102 (Sameer Rizvi, 13.4 ov), 6-120 (Shivam Dube, 16.1 ov) • DRS
Khaleel Ahmed412125.25151140
Ishant Sharma302307.6673011
Anrich Nortje4043010.7573310
Axar Patel302016.6650100
Rasikh Salam2025012.5021200
Mitchell Marsh1014014.0002010
Mukesh Kumar302137.0083010


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