Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beats Delhi Capitals (DC) by 27 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match held on a slow pitch at a neutral venue. CSK recovered from a slow start to post a total of 167/8 in their 20 overs, thanks to the late cameos from MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shivam Dube. In response, DC struggled to get going and lost wickets at regular intervals. Despite a partnership between Manish Pandey and Rilee Rossouw, they failed to keep up with the required run-rate and ended up with a total of 140/8, losing the match by 27 runs.
CSK struggle early on
CSK struggled to get going on a slow pitch and were in trouble at 77/4 in 11 overs. Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Lalit Yadav had spun a web around the CSK top order, and they were struggling to score freely.
Dhoni and Jadeja’s late flourish
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja’s late onslaught helped CSK recover to a respectable total. Dhoni smashed 20 runs in just nine balls in a 38-run stand with Jadeja, which came in only 18 balls for the seventh wicket. Shivam Dube had earlier scored a quickfire 25 off 12 balls.
DC struggle in response
DC lost David Warner and Phil Salt early on while Mitchell Marsh fell after a mix-up with Manish Pandey. Pandey and Rossouw tried to build a partnership, but they ended up putting together a sluggish partnership that shot up the required rate for DC. Pandey eventually fell for 27 off 29 balls while Rossouw fell after scoring 35 off 37. Their partnership took up 59 balls and they scored only as many runs.
CSK’s bowling seals the deal
CSK’s bowlers kept things tight, and DC never really got going in their chase. Mitchell Marsh bowled a brilliant final over, giving away just seven runs and taking two wickets to end with figures of 3/18. DC were limited to a score of 140/8 and remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
CSK’s victory over DC was a result of their resilience and ability to recover from a slow start. Dhoni, Jadeja, and Dube played crucial roles in helping them post a respectable total, while their bowlers kept things tight to seal the deal. DC, on the other hand, continue to struggle and will need to regroup quickly if they want to turn their fortunes around in the IPL.