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DC’s Marcus Stoinis (24 off 14):“It got tighter than we would have wanted, but we fought really hard throughout the competition and good to continue that. We try to read the game as we go and the plan is to attack the ball if it’s in my area. We are winning at the moment, but none of these games are easy and you just try and give your best every time. He (Axar) hasn’t had many opportunities with the bat and it was good to see him finish the game for us and he’s been bowling really beautifully as well.”
CSK skipper MS Dhoni:“Bravo was not fit, he went out and was really not able to come back. That was the reason we had to bowl (Jadeja). The option was between Karn and Jaddu so I went ahead with Jaddu. Maybe not enough. Shikhar’s wicket was important, we did drop him quite a few times. He’s somebody if he is batting, he’ll keep ticking the scoreboard. He’ll keep taking his chances. If he’s there on the crease, he’ll always maintain a good strike rate. I felt his wicket was crucial. Also there was a difference between the first and second innings. The wicket behaved slightly better in the second innings, it came on slightly better which made it slightly easy for the batsmen. But overall, we can’t really take the credit away from Shikhar, he batted really well and was supported really well by the other batters. There was just enough dew, there wasn’t a lot of dew, just enough to make it slightly better and that creates a difference between the first and the second innings. Sam’s last over, the way he bowled (when asked about the positives from the game). He needs to be convinced that he can execute outside off yorkers that is something most of the coaching staff want the bowlers to bowl.”
That’s it! Shikhar Dhawan (101* off 58) helps Delhi Capitals (185/5) beat Chennai Super Kings (179/4) by 5 wickets in Sharjah

19.5 overs: DC 185/5, win by 5 wickets
Axar Patel (21* off 5 balls) finished off the chase in style, hitting his third maximum off Ravindra Jadeja in the final over. Delhi chased down the target with a ball to spare in the end. Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 101 off 58 balls. Delhi’s first victory while chasing a target this season.
19.3 overs: BOOM! 6, 6 – Axar Patel (13*) smacks Ravindra Jadeja for back-to-back sixes. DC 177/5, need 3 off 3 balls
* Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the all important last over for Chennai. Delhi need 17 off 6 balls
* MAIDEN IPL HUNDRED for Shikhar Dhawan off 57 balls. DC 163/5 in 19 overs, need 17 off 6 balls
Brilliant over from Sam Curran – a wicket and just 4 runs off it. Dhawan meanwhile reached a well-deserved hundred with the help of a six and 14 fours.
18.5 overs: NOT OUT! Shikhar Dhawan (99*) successfully overturned the caught behind decision against him. DC 162/5
18.1 overs: OUT! Sam Curran dismisses Alex Carey (4). DC 159/5
Curran ended Carey’s struggle in the middle. The Delhi keeper was finding it tough to carry on, scoring just 4 off 7 balls. It could act as a blessing in disguise for Delhi.
18 overs: DC 159/4, need 21 off 12 balls
Shikhar Dhawan (98*) ended Shardul Thakur’s over with a four as they scored 9 runs in it. This is Dhawan’s highest score in IPL.
17 overs: DC 150/4, need 30 off 18 balls
Good recovery from Sam Curran as he ended his over with two dot balls and conceded 11 runs in it. That after he was hit for a four and a six in consecutive balls by Shikhar Dhawan (91*).
16.4 overs: SIX! Shikhar Dhawan (91*) brings up 150 for Delhi with a big six over long-on off Sam Curran. DC 150/4
16 overs: DC 139/4, need 41 off 24 balls
A wicket and 10 runs off Shardul Thakur’s over. The asking rate for Delhi is just over 10.
Time-Out!
15.4 overs: OUT! Shardul Thakur strikes to dismiss Marcus Stoinis (24). DC 137/4
Big Wicket. A ball after he was hit for a six over long-on, Thakur got his man as Stoinis top edged one and it went straight up to the mid-wicket region. This time Ambati Rayudu made no mistake in completing the catch.
15.2 overs: DROPPED! Shikhar Dhawan, on 79, gets another life as Ambati Rayudu drops it at extra cover. It was coming hard and straight to the fielder. DC 131/3
15 overs: DC 129/3, need 51 off 30 balls
Another big over for Delhi as Shikhar Dhawan (79* off 44) hit a four to score 11 runs off Karn Sharma in it. Delhi are still very much on course in their chase with Dhawan and seven wickets in hands. Chennai need wickets soon to tilt the balance.
14 overs: DC 118/3
Good decent over from Dwayne Bravo at this stage — just one boundary and 9 runs off it.
13 overs: DC 109/3, need 71 off 42 balls
13 runs off Karn Sharma’s over as Marcus Stoinis (13*) smacked a six and a four in consecutive deliveries in it. Good one for Delhi.
12.4 overs: SIX! Marcus Stoinis (8*) brings up 100 for Delhi with a straight down the ground maximum off Karn Sharma. DC 104/3
12 overs: DC 96/3, need 84 off 48 balls
Successful over from Dwayne Bravo – a wicket and 8 runs off it. Good one for Chennai.
11.3 overs: OUT! Dwayne Bravo gets rid of Shreyas Iyer (23). DC 94/3
Big breakthrough. Bravo ended the dangerous-looking partnership between Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan. Iyer hit it straight to Faf du Plessis at long-on. The Delhi skipper scored 23 off 23 balls with the help of a six and a four as he added a valuable 68 runs for the third wicket with Dhawan.
11 overs: DC 88/2
Good one for Delhi as Shikhar Dhawan (61*) hit two fours off Sam Curran as the pacer leaked 12 runs in the over. Dhawan started the over with a cracking four towards long-on and added another one wide of extra cover off the fourth delivery.
10 overs: DC 76/2, need 104 off 60 balls
Tidy start from Dwayne Bravo, just 6 runs off it. Shikhar Dhawan (51*) got his third life as MS Dhoni dropped him off the last delivery of the over.
* FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan off 29 balls, his 40th in IPL. DC 74/2 in 9.3 overs
Third successive fifty for Dhawan as he hit 8 fours to reach the landmark tonight.

* Change at both ends: Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack
9 overs: DC 70/2
10 runs off Karn Sharma’s first over. Good recovery from the spinner as he finished off the over with two dot balls.
8.3 overs: FOURS! Shikhar Dhawan (47*) continues to deal in boundaries as he smacks back-to-back fours off Karn Sharma. DC 69/2
* Bowling change: Karn Sharma comes into the attack
8 overs: DC 60/2
Six singles off Deepak Chahar’s final over as the pacer returned figures of 2 for 18 in 4 overs which included a wicket-maiden. Superb spell tonight.
Time-Out!
7 overs: DC 54/2
Shikhar Dhawan (36* off 21) played with his luck in the over as he was dropped by Deepak Chahar at deep mid-wicket. Dhawan immediately cut the next ball tentatively close to short third man fielder for a four and followed that up with another boundary through mid-wicket. Ravindra Jadeja gave away 13 runs in his first over of the spell.
6.5 overs: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan (35*) brings up 50 for Delhi with back-to-back fours off Ravindra Jadeja. DC 53/2
* Bowling change: Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack
6 overs: DC 41/2, need 139 off 84 balls
Big over to end the Powerplay for Delhi as Shreyas Iyer (8*) and Shikhar Dhawan (24*) hit a six and a four respectively off Shardul Thakur in it. The pacer leaked 12 runs in it.
5.2 overs: SIX! Shreyas Iyer (7*) opens his boundary count with a big six over long-on off Shardul Thakur. DC 35/2
5 overs: DC 29/2
Another brilliant over from Deepak Chahar – a wicket and three runs off it including a leg bye.
4.1 overs: OUT! Deepak Chahar strikes again, dismisses Ajinkya Rahane (8). DC 26/2
Sam Curran took a blinder at backward point as the ball came hard and low to him from Rahane’s bat. Second wicket for Chahar and Delhi lost two wickets early in their run chase.
4 overs: DC 26/1
8 runs off Shardul Thakur’s first over as Ajinkya Rahane (8*) hit a four in it.
3.3 overs: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane (6*) opens his boundary count with a four towards deep mid-wicket off Shardul Thakur. DC 23/1
* Bowling change: Shardul Thakur comes into the attack
3 overs: DC 18/1
Shikhar Dhawan (16*) hit another four, this time towards deep backward point off Deepak Chahar as Delhi scored 10 runs in the over.
2 overs: DC 8/1
8 runs off Sam Curran’s over as Shikhar Dhawan (8*) hit two fours in it.
1.3 overs: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan opens his and his team’s account with a four off Sam Curran. DC 4/1
* Sam Curran to share the new ball with Deepak Chahar
1 over: DC 0/1
What a start from Deepak Chahar, a wicket-maiden. WOW!
0.2 overs: OUT! Deepak Chahar dismisses Prithvi Shaw (0) early. DC 0/1
Caught & Bowled! Soft dismissal as Chahar sent Shaw back to pavilion for the fifth time in six IPL meetings – all in Powerplay overs.

Welcome Back! Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw to start the DC run chase. Deepak Chahar with the ball for CSK.
Ravindra Jadeja (33* off 13; 4x6s):“I have been training regularly and have been going to the gym every second day. I looked to take two three balls to settle first and I knew that I could go big so I just backed myself. I watched the ball and kept hitting. He (Rayudu) was also hitting the ball very well and gave us the momentum after 14 overs. The wicket is looking a bit slower. You have to bowl in the right areas and need to vary your pace.”
20 0vers: CSK 179/4
16 RUNS! Chennai finished off the innings in style as Ravindra Jadeja (33* off 13 balls) smacked Anrich Nortje for back-to-back sixes in the final over. Jadeja and Ambati Rayudu (45* off 25) put on an unbeaten 50 runs for the fifth wicket in just 21 balls. Nortje’s final figures: 4-0-44-2
19.4 overs: BOOM! 6, 6 – Ravindra Jadeja (30*) smacks Anrich Nortje for back-to-back sixes both over long-on. CSK 176/4
19 overs: CSK 163/4
Ravindra Jadeja (18*) finished off the over with a six over wide long-on as Kagiso Rabada conceded 16 runs in it. Despite the expensive over, Rabada returned figures of 1 for 33 in 4 overs which also included a maiden over.
18.3 overs: SIX! Ambati Rayudu (43*) smacks Kagiso Rabada over deep square leg for his fourth maximum. CSK 156/4
* 150 comes up for CSK in 18.2 overs – 150/4
18 overs: CSK 147/4
Tushar Deshpande completed his spell with a 13-run over as he returned figures of 1 for 39 in 4 overs. Expensive night for the pacer.
17.5 overs: SIX! Ravindra Jadeja (9*) opens his boundary count with a big six, over deep square leg, off Tushar Deshpande. CSK 144/4
17 overs: CSK 134/4
Ambati Rayudu (34*) started the over with a six and finished it off with a four as Anrich Nortje leaked 12 runs off it. The pacer though ended MS Dhoni’s stay in the over.
16.3 overs: OUT! Anrich Nortje strikes again, dismisses MS Dhoni (3). CSK 129/4
Edge and caught by wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Dhoni departed without troubling the scorecard much. Chennai lost two wickets in quick succession.
16.1 overs: SIX! Ambati Rayudu (29*) continues to deal in sixes as he smacks Anrch Nortje over deep extra cover for his third maximum. CSK 128/3
16 overs: CSK 122/3
10 runs off Marcus Stoinis over – a six and four singles.
15.5 overs: SIX! Ambati Rayudu (22*) smacks Marcus Stoinis over long-on for his second maximum. CSK 121/3
* Bowling change: Marcus Stoinis comes into the attack
15 overs: CSK 112/3
Good over from Kagiso Rabada as he took a wicket and gave away just 7 runs in it.

STATS ALERT: Fewest matches to 50 IPL wickets

27 – KAGISO RABADA
32 – Sunil Narine
33 – Lasith Malinga
35 – Imran Tahir
36 – M McClenaghan
37 – Amit Mishra
14.4 overs: OUT! Kagiso Rabada gets rid of Faf du Plessis (58). CSK 109/3
Brilliant catch by Shikhar Dhawan as he ran in from long-on and dived forward to grab it. Rabada’s wicket-taking spree continues. Faf departed after scoring 58 off 47 balls which included two sixes and six fours. That’s wicket No. 50 for Rabada in IPL.
14 overs: CSK 105/2
11 runs off Ravi Ashwin’s over as Ambati Rayudu hit a six in it.
13.3 overs: SIX! Ambati Rayudu (10*) brings up 100 for Chennai with a six off Ravichandran Ashwin. CSK 101/2
Time-Out!
13 overs: CSK 94/2
Good one from Axar Patel as he gave away just 7 runs in his final over without conceding a boundary. Axar’s final figures: 4-0-23-0
12 overs: CSK 87/2
What an over from Anrich Nortje – a wicket and ywo singles off it.
11.4 overs: OUT! Anrich Nortje cleans up Shane Watson for 36. CSK 87/2
Nortje broke the dangerous stand as he hit the top of middle stump to send Watson back to the pavilion. Watson hit six fours during his 28-ball innings and added a valuable 87 runs for the second wicket with Faf du Plessis.
* FIFTY for Faf du Plessis off 39 balls, his fourth of the season. CSK 87/1 in 11.3 overs
Delhi at the last moment decided to take an LBW review against de Plessis, but there was a faint inside edge before hitting the pad. Delhi lost the review as du Plessis reached the fifty with the help of two sixes and five fours.
11 overs: CSK 85/1
Another big over for Chennai as Faf du Plessis (49*) smacked a six and a four off Tushar Deshpande in it. The pacer leaked 14 runs in it. 38 runs in the last three overs for Chennai.
10.1 overs: SIX! Faf du Plessis (42*) smacks Tushar Deshpande over long-off for his second maximum. CSK 77/1

10 overs: CSK 71/1
0, 4, 1, 4, 2, 4 – Ravichandran Ashwin started the over with a dot ball but ended up leaking 15 runs in it. Faf du Plessis (36*) hit a four off the second delivery and Shane Watson (34*) finished off the over with two fours in three balls. Chennai looked ready to up the ante.
9 overs: CSK 56/1
Five singles and a four off Axar Patel as the spinner gave away 9 runs in it.
8.2 overs: FOUR! Shane Watson (22*) brings up 50 for Chennai with a four off Axar Patel. CSK 52/1
Time-Out!
8 overs: CSK 47/1
Tidy start from Ravi Ashwin too – just four singles off it.
* Spin from both ends: Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack
7 overs: CSK 43/1
Axar Patel came back into the attack and bowled another tidy over — just four singles off it.
6 overs: CSK 39/1
End of Powerplay. 10 runs off Kagiso Rabada over as Faf du Plessis (24*) and Shane Watson (14*) hit a four each in it. Good partnership going on for Chennai in the middle between the two senior pros.
5 overs: CSK 29/1
Big over for Chennai as Faf du Plessis (19*) smacked a six and two fours off Anrich Nortje in it as they collected 14 runs from it.
4.1 overs: SIX! Faf du Plessis (11*) welcomes Anrich Nortje with a six over fine leg, the first maximum of the night. CSK 21/1
* Change at both ends: Anrich Nortje comes into the attack
4 overs: CSK 15/1
Axar Patel started his spell with a tidy over, just three singles off it.
* Bowling change: Axar Patel comes into the attack
3 overs: CSK 12/1
10 runs off Tushar Deshpande in it as Shane Watson (8*) opened his account with two fours in three balls in the over.
2 overs: CSK 2/1
Brilliant start from both ends for Delhi as Kagiso Rabada bowled six dot balls to Shane Watson to begin his spell with a maiden over.
* Kagiso Rabada to share the new ball with Tushar Deshpande
1 over: CSK 2/1
What a start from the pacer Tushar Deshpande – two runs and a wicket from it.
0.3 overs: OUT! Tushar Deshpande strikes early, dismisses Sam Curran (0). CSK 0/1
Early breakthrough for Delhi. Anrich Nortje took a good catch at third man as Deshpande sent back Curran for naught. Curran top edged one to third man and Nortje had to throw up the ball after the catch so that he could come back in, after crossing over the boundary rope, and complete the process. Good presence of mind from the speedster.

Here we go… Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis to start the CSK innings. Tushar Deshpande with the ball for DC.
Playing XIs:
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
TOSS | Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins toss, opts to bat against Delhi Capitals in Sharjah
Captains at the toss:
Shreyas Iyer:“It’s better (injury) now. We will be giving him (Pant) one more game rest. We are playing with the same team. The boys are really motivated. This is going to be a good challenge, looking forward to it. Till the last ball we need to fight. We are not giving up in any situation. Our mindset is such that we fight till the end.”
MS Dhoni:“We’ll bat first. There’s nothing on the surface, no grass. Looks like a fresh wicket. I am happy with a lot of things. We didn’t commit a lot of errors in the last game. We need to continue doing that. You are always under pressure in IPL, I feel it’s a good thing to have. We have made a change. In place of Piyush Chawla, we have Kedar Jadhav.”

Pitch Report:
“This pitch hasn’t taken as much turn as the other one. You wanna bowl when it (ball) is brand new, that would be the key, it’ll skid on a little bit, will be relatively quick. Not too much spin, great deck to bat on, win the toss and have a bat”Simon Doull
* LATEST NEWS: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer is fit to play tonight
* Toss at 7 pm IST
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 34 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah.
“One thing I have been telling the boys right from the start of this tournament is that I want us playing our best cricket in the back half of the tournament, not necessarily in the front half of the tournament. Yes, things are looking good at this stage of the season, but I am never the one to try and look too far ahead because I know how quickly the IPL can turn around. We have seen teams in the past have six wins from their first six games, and then not go on to make the playoffs. So we’ll keep a lid on things, and I still think we’re six wins from eight games, but probably haven’t played our best cricket yet either,” – Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting
STATS THAT MATTER
* An economy rate of 6.31 makes the spinners of Delhi Capitals the cheapest in IPL 2020
* Deepak Chahar has dismissed Prithvi Shaw four times in five innings. The only time he didn’t manage to do so came earlier in the season when Shaw was Man of the Match.


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