CSK consolidates second spot, defeats DC by 27 runs


MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja’s blistering knocks, followed by Matheesha Pathirana’s three-wicket haul, helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinch a 27-run victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
For CSK, Dhoni and Jadeja’s 19th over onslaught took CSK to 167/8. Pathirana bagged three, Deepak Chahar scalped two, and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket. For Delhi, Rilee Rossouw scored the highest with 35 off 37, while Manish Pandey played a knock of 27 runs in 29 balls. Defending a total of 167, Chennai bowlers dominated Delhi batters at the start of their innings. Deepak Chahar drew first blood as he claimed a big wicket from David Warner to give DC an early shock in the first over of the match. Warner went back to the pavilion for a two-ball duck.
The right-handed batter, Mitchell Marsh, then came out to the crease. In the third over of the game, Chahar stuck again as he dismissed set batter Phil Salt for 17. Chahar threw a short-length delivery, and Salt fetched the pull and mistimed it to hand a simple catch to Ambati Rayudu. Manish Pandey then came out to bat.
It did not take DC long to lose their balance in the chase and Mitchell Marsh to run out. A big mix-up between DC batters saw CSK run out Marsh for 5. Rilee Rossouw then came out to bat and joined hands with Manish Pandey. The duo of Manish and Rossouw slammed Chahar for 15 runs with the help of one six and two fours. After five overs of the play, DC’s score read 42/3.
Rossouw and Manish brought up their fifty-run partnership off 51 deliveries for the fourth wicket. However, Manish’s 27-run innings at the crease came to an end as he was dismissed by Matheesha Pathirana in the 13th over of the game.
Axar Patel then came out to bat and slammed some boundaries to ease pressure from his team. Rossouw then lost his wicket to Ravindra Jadeja after scoring a crucial 35. Axar’s cameo then came to an end as Pathirana delivered a slower ball and the DC all-rounder pulled a shot, which was caught by Ajinkya Rahane deep in the 18th over.
In the last over, Lalit Yadav slammed a hat-trick of fours, but his late flourishing innings was not able to guide his team home. CSK clinched a 27-run victory over the Delhi Capitals. Earlier, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja’s 19th-over onslaught took the Chennai Super Kings’ total to 167/8 against the Delhi Capitals. Khaleel Ahemd leaked 21 runs in the 19th over, allowing the CSK to reach a competitive score.
Super Kings got the better of Delhi Capitals by 27 runs at Chepauk in an IPL 2023 clash on Wednesday. Chasing 168, DC struggled their way to 140/8 and thus suffered a seventh defeat of the season.