IPL 2018 Score CSK vs DD: Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by 13 runs in Pune on Monday. Chasing a mammoth 212 runs, DD lost wickets in quick succession and they were reduced to 77/4 before Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar showed some mettle. Both the batsmen scored individual half-centuries but DD eventually failed to go over the line. Lungi Ngidi who made his CSK debut in this match returned with figures of 1/26 in four overs. Earlier, MS Dhoni had hammered the DD bowlers all around the park as he struck 51* off 22. CSK have now moved up to the helm in points table while DD needs to win remaining 6 matches to get through. (Match 31 in Bangalore: IPL 2018 Live, RCB vs MI)
IPL 2018 CSK vs DD Highlights: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils Indian Premier League Match 30 from Pune
Dhoni hails Ngidi
"Back is bad but nothing much can be done. I have not been training much because of it. There is a bit of pain but I think I will manage. It is very important for us to get a good platform and then I can promote myself up the order. Looking at the wicket we thought we needed an overseas batsmen. With Faf opening and Rayudu it gives more stability to the batting order. Rayudu can bat anywhere in the order and he is keen to take any responsibility. Lungi has impressed me right from the South Africa. If he keeps coming good it will be good for us," he said.
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Lungi Ngidi makes successful debut
"Very exciting moment. Very lovely to be out there. In pressure situations, you find out how good you are. Definitely, your margin for error is very small. Too full and it is six. Too short and it goes for six as well. At the end when the nerves get up, it is good to play under MS. Cool and calm," Ngidi told in the post-match presentation.
Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by 13 runs
Lungi Ngidi eventually defends the runs in last over and Chennai Super Kings have won this game by 13 runs to etch another victory in the tournament. CSK have held their nerves pretty well in this match but you can't take away the credits from Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant
DD need 17 off 3
DD need three sixes to win or 16 to get into the Super Over. Vijay Shankar has been brilliant with the bat today. He has scored a half-century too but they need a miracle to get over the line
Rishabh Pant departs
An important wicket for CSK and Lungi Ngidi. Rishabh Pant is gone for 79 off 45 after Jadeja takes a good catch in the deep. Ngidi has been clinical and economical with the ball today. He gave 7 runs in two overs with the new ball and has now scalped the all-important wicket of Pant. Delhi now needs 48 off 12
Rishabh Pant takes charge
Rishabh Pant is unstoppable at the moment. He gets another boundary off Dwayne Bravo to move to 75. Delhi Daredevils now need 55 runs in 18 balls and the game is on till Pant is there in the middle. He is changing the bat now and we can expect something different here
50 for Pant
50 up! Rishabh Pant brings up his fifty with a boundary. A sloppy work in the deep by Ambati Rayudu and Pant gets another boundary. He is looking in great touch and Asif leaks 18 runs in that over. What an innings this has been so far from Pant. He is not afraid of hitting the ball in the air. DD need that kind of batting
DD need 83 off 30
Strategic Timeout has been taken. This was a good over from Dwayne Bravo apart from that six that he was hit for. Delhi Daredevils need something extraordinary from here on. Pant is looking to take on the bowlers but he needs support from the other end too.
DISPATCHED! Rishabh Pant hammers that one away for a maximum by Rishabh Pant. He has been the lone warrior for the DD in this match and he now moves to 43 in 27 balls. One thing that DD need to give a second thought is keeping Maxwell in the playing XI in further matches. He hasn't been performing well for Delhi
Rishabh Pant resists
Rishabh Pant takes the aerial route and gets another maximum for himself and the team. Delhi Daredevils are 92/4 in 11 overs and they need 120 from the last 9 overs. It's a difficult task but he has the ability to get some runs quickly. Pant needs someone to stay with him for a long time at the crease and he has lost a couple of partners in quick succession.
Glenn Maxwell gone!
UH-OH! Delhi Daredevils were already in trouble chasing a massive target and now it has become even tougher. Glenn Maxwell departs for 6 runs from 5 balls. Ravindra Jadeja strikes and picks up just his second wicket this season. This is a quicker one by Jadeja off the arm and Maxwell comes down the track only to be beaten and it sneaks in to be bowled. Time-out and DD need a rethink. Quick.
Shreyas Iyer gone!
Shreyas Iyer walks back after scoring 13 runs from 14 balls. Pulls his helmet over his head and it is a frustrating way to get out indeed. Pushed the ball off Jadeja to extra-cover and tried to steal a quick single. Pant not on the same page. Watson's throw back at Dhoni is on the mark. Shreyas Iyer is run out
End of power play overs
Rishabh Pant joins Shreyas Iyer and the two in-form players are in the middle now for DD. Pant starts beautifully. A first ball six to Watson and then a four. No time to waste for DD and Pant knows that well. At the end of six overs, DD are 59/2.
Colin Munro gone!
Colin Munro walks back after scoring 26 runs from 16 balls. Already had 15 runs in the over but he went after one more big hit and pays this time. KM Asif strikes for his second wicket. He's now removed both the openers and DD's chase gets tougher. This is short, like the last ball, but this one is closer to Munro's body who swings but it only goes into Karn Sharma's hands
FOUR! FOUR! SIX!
Colin Munro has given Delhi Daredevils a convincing start away from the Shaw wicket. He is seeing the ball well and connecting even better. After smacking Shane Watson for a six and a four in the fourth over, he continues his carnage in the next over to KM Asif. Consecutive boundaries are followed up by a debatable six. Starts by hammering it over point for a boundary. Up next, a near half volley and it has been thumped back for a four. Fifth ball of the over results in a neat six. Just uses the pace of the ball and directs it for a six towards third man
Prithvi Shaw gone!
Prithvi Shaw falls for 9 runs from 5 balls. After going for two boundaries, KM Asif comes back with a short delivery that forces Shaw into the pull. Doesn't get the contact off the middle of the bat and it loops up for a simple catch for Jadeja at mid-off. Maiden IPL wicket for the Kerala seamer
Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro open
Prithvi Shaw and Colin Munro come out to chase down this humongous target. 212 runs needed for the win for Delhi Daredevils. Debutants Lungi Ngidi and KM Asif share the new ball
CSK score 211/4
Chennai Super Kings finish on 211/4 after the 20 overs. Full and outside off by Boult, Dhoni gets under it to smack it for a quick double. Dhoni finishes with his third fifty of IPL 2018. Remains unbeaten on 51 from 22 runs. What a knock!
Ambati Rayudu run out
Nice bit of short bowling by Boult. It rises and climbs up to Dhoni and for once his attempted pull shot only takes the glove to go back to the keeper. Spilled by Pant behind the stumps and the attempted run out fails. Boult collects at the striker's end and Rayudu is off his line. Direct hit is on the mark. Rayudu goes back after scoring 41 runs from 24 balls
Boult bangs it short, MS Dhoni comes down the track and slaps it back past Boult. No reaction time for the DD bowler and this has run away for a boundary towards long off. No stopping that!
Trent Boult to bowl the final over
SIX! Coming from round the wicket, Boult with a juicy fulltoss for MS Dhoni who connects and connects well for a thundering six. This goes ONLY 78 metres into the stands.
MS Dhoni has sent this many a miles. It has gone deep into the crowd. Got yourself a ticket to the last row? Dhoni's sent the ball your way! After going for five runs in five balls, Avesh loses way and goes for the yorker which MS converts into a low fulltoss. Smashed away over deep square long. That has gone 108 metres for the second biggest six this season
NOOOO! MS Dhoni is dropped on 32 runs. Simple, simple catch for Colin Munro and bowler Avesh Khan is not pleased. Dhoni didn't middle it there, pulled it and it goes aerially towards Munro at deep mid-wicket. Munro moves forward and lets it go from his grasp. That was a dolly!
FOUR! SIX! FOUR!
Ambati Rayudu doesn't want to stay away from the thick of boundaries. And Liam Plunkett's miserable day with the ball continues. Goes for 17 runs now. Rayudu starts with a boundary and ends the over with a gorgeous six down the ground. On the last ball, Plunkett reduces the length but the width allows for Rayudu to get a boundary
Ambati Rayudu joins in on the boundaries. Low by Boult, Rayudu moves to the right but has the space to hit it away for a four. Not the best of contacts but does enough to get the boundary. Dot ball to end the over. 21 runs from the over!
BANG! Another six! Full in length outside off, Dhoni stands deep into the crease and belts it over long-on for a six. Comfortable clears the fielder at long-on. No chance!
If that six to Amit Mishra was a flat hit, MS Dhoni has just landed another six. To Trent Boult of all people. Fractionally short and slower in pace and Dhoni swivels to spank it for a six. That is superb hitting.
MS Dhoni gets to the pitch of the ball from Amit Mishra and thumps it away for a six. Floated googly and it is full outside the off stum, Dhoni with plenty of power on the bottom hand and sends it flat for a six! This has gone 74 metres
Shane Watson gone!
Shane Watson departs for 78 runs from 40 balls. Amit Mishra with the massive wicket. Watto walks back to a loud reception and he's not really happy. Looked to be in good touch to get the century. What a superb innings and DD would be elated to see the back of him. Flighted up by Amit Mishra, invited to go after it and Watson does. Connects from the middle of the bat and it goes flat to Plunkett at long-off.
Suresh Raina gone!
Suresh Raina is bowled! Walks back for 1 run from 2 balls. Glenn Maxwell removes Raina and this is a big wicket. First ball wicket for Maxwell and this is good bit of bowling. Straightens off the surface after pitching on off stump and Raina goes for an absurdly wild slog shot. Odd shot considering how early in the innings this was. DD won't mind that one bit. Just the kind of momentum they needed
Faf du Plessis gone!
Faf du Plessis is dismissed for 33 runs from 33 balls. Vijay Shankar strikes. Pitched up, Faf created little bit of room and brought out his right leg but the attempt to clear long off falters. Simple catch for Trent Boult. Not a no ball this time.
100 for CSK
Fittingly, the man blasting DD away picks up a single and brings up the 100 for Chennai Super Kings. Shane Watson with a push towards long-off on the free hit
OUCH! NO BALL!
OH NO! That has gotta hurt Delhi Daredevils! Vijay Shankar comes into the attack. Gets Faf du Plessis taken in the deep but it is a full toss over waist height and umpire's arm is outstretched immediately.
Amit Mashra stays economical
While others keep getting thrashed for runs, Amit Mishra maintaining some level of respect and curtailing the flow of runs. Five runs from the over. CSK are 96/0 after 10 overs
The stoppage in runs lasted just an over then. Rahul Tewatia returns into the attack and is immediately thrashed for a six. Watson drops to one knee and pulls the ball over fine leg for a six! That is also fifty for Shane Watson from 25 balls. Fourth delivery of the over is smashed away but it is taken. By the man in the stands. Another six! Slightly fuller length but the result remains the same. Watto kneels and powers the sweep away for a six. Seventh six of the inning for Watson!
Amit Mishra goes for 5 runs
Right after the strategic time out, Amit Mishra comes into the attack and puts the brakes on the big hitting. Five runs from the over. CSK move to 76/0 in 8 overs
Liam Plunkett is back in the action and the script remaisn the same. Shane Watson spanks him for consecutive sixes. Overpitched and Watson just about lofts it for a six down the ground. Next ball is a different length and line but it veers on to his pads, Watto clips it away for a six. 15 runs from the over. CSK are 71/0 after 7 overs
End of power play overs
A boundary to close out the power play overs. Faf sends the ball speeding towards the fine leg boundary. CSK are 56/0 after six overs
Raining sixes in Pune and the crowd loves it. Avesh Khan comes steaming in and exacts a top edge from Shane Watson. There is a fielder at long on. But the only job he has there is to pick up the ball and return it to the bowler. This has somehow cleared him and gone for a six! 50 run stand for Watson and Faf
Faf du Plessis joins in with the big hitting. Shuffles and shovles the ball over the fine leg boundary for a six. Just crosses the boundary line. 20 runs from the over and CSK have moved to 45/0 after 5 overs