IPL 2023: The road to the playoffs became difficult for Delhi, Chennai beat by 27 runs in a spectacular match
Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel denied Chennai off to a good start by dismissing both the opening batsmen. And Mitchell Marsh took three wickets for just 18 runs in three overs. Kuldeep Yadav and Lalit Yadav also got one wicket each.
In the 55th match of IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by 27 runs. Batting first in the match played at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai scored 167 runs. Delhi had to score 168 runs to win. But the Delhi team could only score 140 runs after losing 8 wickets. Delhi got off to a completely poor start. The first blow came in the form of captain David Warner on a score of zero. Delhi’s 3 wickets had fallen for 25 runs. This was followed by a fine partnership between Manish Pandey and Riley Russo. But after the dismissal of these two, Delhi could not return to the match. Deepak Chahar and Pathirana achieved two successes each while Ravindra Jadeja got one success. With this victory, Chennai got 15 points, while the road to the playoffs for Delhi has become difficult. Delhi has only 8 points.
With the help of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s nine-ball 20, Chennai Super Kings scored 167 runs for eight wickets in the IPL match on Wednesday despite the setbacks given by Delhi Capitals. Dhoni hit Khaleel Ahmed for two sixes in the 19th over to take Chennai to a respectable score. Earlier, the Delhi bowlers kept the Chennai batsmen under pressure. None of the batsmen could convert a good start into a big innings. Shivam Dubey scored maximum 25 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad contributed 24, Ambati Rayudu 23 and Ajinkya Rahane contributed 21 runs. Chennai captain Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat but this decision proved to be wrong in front of the disciplined performance of the Delhi bowlers.
Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel denied Chennai off to a good start by dismissing both the opening batsmen. And Mitchell Marsh took three wickets for just 18 runs in three overs. Kuldeep Yadav and Lalit Yadav also got one wicket each. Dubey hit Akshar for the first six of Chennai’s innings in the 11th over. After this two more sixes were hit but Delhi captain David Warner was caught by Mitchell Marsh. He scored 25 runs in 12 balls. Ruturaj took 16 runs in the second over bowled by Ishant Sharma. In the third over, Devon Conway was given a life off Khaleel when the ball hit the bat but Delhi did not take a review after the on-field umpire ruled in favor of the batsman. Conway, however, could not take advantage of this and was the victim of Akshar after scoring ten runs. At the end of the powerplay, Chennai’s score was 49 for one wicket. Akshar took the second wicket in the form of Gaikwad. Ajinkya Rahane was returned by Lalit Yadav with a brilliant return catch.
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