Delhi Daredevils beat Chennai Super Kings by 34 runs

Chennai Super Kings failed to go over the line while chasing 163 against Delhi Daredevils

By: Sports Desk | Updated: May 18, 2018 11:56:44 pm
IpL 2018, dd vs csk IPL 2018, DD vs CSK: Ambati Rayudu scored 50 off 29. (Source: BCCI)

IPL 2018 DD vs CSK: Delhi daredevils successfully defended 163 runs at their home ground after Chennai Super Kings failed to go over the line. CSK lost Shane Watson early in the chase but Ambati Rayudu struck 50 off 29. But no other batsman applied himself in the chase and CSK stood on the losing side. Earlier, Delhi Daredevils made a superb comeback in the last over as Harshal Patel and Vijay Shankar scored 26 runs in the Dwayne Bravo’s over to take their side’s total to 162/5 in 20 overs. Delhi had a dismal start as they lost wickets at regular intervals but Patel and Shankar played a decent role in providing their bowlers with some total to defend. Chennai Super Kings have 16 points from the 13 matches they have played so far and are second on the points table.

Indian Premier League, 2018Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 17 August 2018

Delhi Daredevils 162/5 (20.0)


Chennai Super Kings 128/6 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 52 ) Delhi Daredevils beat Chennai Super Kings by 34 runs

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IPL 2018, DD vs CSK Match 52: Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League from Delhi

23:41 (IST) 18 May 2018
DD win

Delhi Daredevils beat Chennai Super Kings by 34 runs. here's what MS Dhoni has to say. "I think the wicket slightly got more difficult in the second half. I think it was evident, nobody was middling it well in our innings. Wicket kept getting slower and slower. Their bowlers also bowled really well. Difficult to predict how the wicket behaves, sometimes it behaves well and sometimes it turns like this. I think if we batted better, we needed someone to score those extra 15-20 runs. (On the loss) Specially looking at the wicket, not that fussed. Have to be practical looking at the wicket as long as we know where we went wrong. Something going wrong is a part and parcel but if you know the reason why it went wrong, it becomes easier to come back from that. We know the reasons and what we could have done slightly different. Overall, yes, slightly disappointed with the loss but I don't think we could have done much."

That's all from this match from our side.

23:31 (IST) 18 May 2018

Ravindra Jadeja sends the ball out of the park. A length delivery from Harshal Patel and that has been dispatched over the boundary for a six. They need some more to go past the line

23:29 (IST) 18 May 2018
Dhoni GOES!

MS Dhoni tries to clear the rope but only manages to give a catch to Shreyas Iyer at long on. Dhoni goes for 17 off 23 and they lose fifth wicket in 163-run chase

23:22 (IST) 18 May 2018
Harshal Patel keeps scoring rate under control

The fast bowler hasn't bowl any bad deliveries in this over and he has kept both the batsmen silent. The required rate is rising with every delivery and Dhoni needs to take the onus on himself now

23:10 (IST) 18 May 2018

Sam Billings is gone after he miscued that sweep stroke and gave a straightforward catch to Abhishek Sharma at short fine leg. CSK are in a spot of bother now

23:03 (IST) 18 May 2018

Suresh Raina has to walk back straight after the strategic timeout as he hits the ball straight into the hands of Vijay Shankar at cow corner. Sandeep Lamichhane has an important wicket. CSK are 90/3

22:57 (IST) 18 May 2018
Dhoni completes 6000 runs in T20s

MS Dhoni completes 6000 runs in T20 cricket with a single. He is the sixth Indian to achieve the feat. CSK would feel that they are still in the driver's seat with Dhoni and Raina out there in the middle

22:51 (IST) 18 May 2018

Suresh Raina goes inside out and gets a boundary off  Glenn Maxwell over extra cover. Raina moves to 12 off 12 and they need 82 off 52. Dhoni and Raina are out there in the middle

22:44 (IST) 18 May 2018

Ambati Rayudu has to depart after a brilliant half-century off just 29 balls. He once again pulled a short delivery from Harshal Patel but Glenn Maxwell was stationed at the perfect place to take that catch in the deep. CSK lose two

22:42 (IST) 18 May 2018
50 for Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu brings up his half-century with a single. Another good over for the Chennai Super Kings in this match. Rayudu is certainly unstoppable and is taking on the bowling attack with ease

22:39 (IST) 18 May 2018
Rayudu dominates

Ambati Rayudu is on fire in New Delhi. He is not stopping and is putting away all the bad deliveries away to the boundary ropes. He has moved to 44 off 25 and CSk are 62/1

22:30 (IST) 18 May 2018
Shane Watson departs

Shane Watson departs for 14 off 22 and Amit Mishra provides the breakthrough. Mishra bowled a tossed up delivery and Watson took the aerial route but didn't time it well and Trent Boult does the rest at long off

22:25 (IST) 18 May 2018
Ambati Rayudu hammers Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan gives away 22 runs in that last over of the Powerplay. The two openers were silent at the crease till the fifth over as they had just scored 22 but Ambati Rayudu has once again shown why he has been recalled in the Indian team. 6 0 4 0 6 6, that's how this sixth over looks

22:21 (IST) 18 May 2018
Rayudu accelerates

Ambati Rayudu has started to accelerate in the last over of the powerplay. He has got 10 from the first three till now and let's see how Avesh Khan responds to this hammering

22:19 (IST) 18 May 2018
Harshal Patel bowls economically

Harshal Patel was brilliant in that over giving away only two runs. He showed some brilliance with the willow earlier in the day and has now kept Shan Watson silent in this fifth over

22:14 (IST) 18 May 2018

Avesh Khan had dominated Rayudu in this over but this time he pulls the length and bit, Rayudu waits for the ball and hammers it away to the boundary rope. After 4 overs, CSK are 20/0. 

22:08 (IST) 18 May 2018

Shane Watson hits Trent Boult for the first maximum of the innings. It was a back of the length delivery and Watson just hammered the ball over the mid-wicket boundary, They move to 12/0

22:00 (IST) 18 May 2018
Trent Boult keeps CSK openers silent

This is a good over from Trent Boult. He has just given three runs in this one. CSK batsmen should get their eye in before going out and hit some aggressive shots. Rayudu has been in good form and he should chip in with some runs here

21:56 (IST) 18 May 2018
DD score 168/5

Delhi Daredevils made a superb comeback in the last over as Harshal Patel and Vijay Shankar scored 26 runs in the Dwayne Bravo's over to take their side's total to 162/5 in 20 overs.

21:39 (IST) 18 May 2018
Bravo gets expensive

Both Vijay Shankar and Harshal Patel have struck a maximum apiece in this over against Dwayne Bravo and this has been a problem with Bravo. He is giving away runs in the death overs. 

21:35 (IST) 18 May 2018
DD on backfoot

Delhi Daredevils have once again disappointed their fans with this kind of a performance at home. Vijay Shankar and Harsha Patel are trying their best to get DD to some good total but their batsmen have failed to produce a good show today

21:27 (IST) 18 May 2018

Shardul Thakur bowles a short delivery and Vijay Shankar hammers it away for a maximum. They need some more like that to get to a good total today. CSK have been good with the ball

21:24 (IST) 18 May 2018

Harshal Patel finishes the over with a boundary. Delhi Daredevils are struggling at 110/5 in 16 overs. They need to push the paddle and get some runs quickly on the board but with that they need to keep their wickets intact

21:14 (IST) 18 May 2018

Abhishek Sharma fails to replicate what he did against RCB. The left-hander mis-hits a short delivery from Shardul Thakur and Harbhajan completes an easy catch at mid-on. He goes for 2 and DD are struggling at 97/5

21:12 (IST) 18 May 2018
Abhishek Sharma comes out

Abhishek Sharma showed his abilities with the bat in DD's last encounter against RCB where he struck unbeaten 46 off 19. He needs to play a similar innings here in order to help his side who are tottering at 96/4

21:09 (IST) 18 May 2018

Glenn Maxwell's dismal run continues in this IPL. He survived a stumping chance on the previous delivery but this time he has been cleaned up by Jadeja after failing to execute a reverse sweep shot. Maxwell goes for 5 and DD are 94/4

20:57 (IST) 18 May 2018

Second wicket for Ngidi in the over and it's Rishabh Pant who is taking the long walk back after scoring 38 off26 and DD are 81/3. Pant tried to pull a length delivery from the fast bowler but totally mistimed the shot and gave an easy catch to Dwayne Bravo at third man 

20:53 (IST) 18 May 2018

Lungi Ngidi strikes and Shreyas Iyer has been cleaned up by the South African paceman. Iyer gave himself some room but missed the cut shot and the ball disturbed the woodwork behind him. DD lose 2 for 78 and Iyer departs for 19 off 22

20:50 (IST) 18 May 2018

Another maximum from Rishabh Pant and this time it has gone over long off boundary. Ngidi mis judged that one a bit but he has started to take on the bowlers here. DD are 77/1

20:48 (IST) 18 May 2018

Rishabh Pant welcomes Harbhajan Singh after the strategic timeout with a maximum. The left-hander comes down the track and hammers it away over midwicket boundary. DD move to 66/1. 

20:39 (IST) 18 May 2018
DD 54/1 after 8

Dek=lhi Daredevils are 54/1 after 8 overs. This has been a good partnership for the home side as they lost an early wicket in the form of Prithvi Shaw. The left-right batting duo needs to put a good partnership to help their side post a good total

20:31 (IST) 18 May 2018

This has been a good start for Chennai Super Kings. They have only given 39 runs in first six overs and have scalped Prithvi Shaw's wicket too. Thakur and Chahar have been clinical with the ball so far

20:28 (IST) 18 May 2018
Iyer accelerates

Shreyas Iyer struck two boundaries in the last over after the departure of Prithvi Shaw. It was certainly an important breakthrough for Chennai Super Kings as he has the ability to score runs quickly

20:19 (IST) 18 May 2018

Deepak Chahar gets the first breakthrough for CSK. Prithvi Shaw tried to clean the fence at long on but only managed to give a catch to Shardul Thakur. Shaw goes for 17

20:17 (IST) 18 May 2018
Ravindra Jadeja gets an over

MS Dhoni has brought in Ravindra Jadeja and this is the first time when spin has been introduced in the match. This seems to be a good decision especially against someone like Prithvi Shaw who is looking to accelerate. He is trying to take the aerial route on almost every delivery

20:12 (IST) 18 May 2018

Superb timing from Prithvi Shaw as he sends an inswinging delivery from Chahar for a maximum over midwicket boundary. He moves to 11 off 11 and DD are 16/0

20:08 (IST) 18 May 2018
Bhajji stops a boundary

Prithvi Shaw executed the backfoot punch nicely but Harbhajan Singh showed some athleticism and stopped the ball from going away to the boundary. good commitment from the off-spinner

20:04 (IST) 18 May 2018

Prithvi Shaw gets off the mark in style. It was an inswinging delivery from Chahar but a short one and Shaw just pulls that one away for a boundary. DD are 5/0 after one over in New Delhi

20:00 (IST) 18 May 2018
Teams come out in the middle

Delhi Daredevils openers Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer are out in the middle and for Chennai Super Kings, it would be Deepak Chahar who will begin the proceedings at Feroz Shah Kotla. DD are already eliminated while CSK have qualified for the playoffs

19:49 (IST) 18 May 2018
What captains have to say

We'll bowl first. It's a difficult ground to contain. It's not very big. There are chances of the wicket deteriorating. That's a chance we have to take. It's important to learn from each game. Every game gives you an opportunity to improve. We don't want to miss the key players when it comes to the knockouts. Lungi comes in for David Willey: MS Dhoni

I'd have bowled first as well. They have a very experienced side as well. We'll try to put on a good score. 190 is a par score here. We have to come out and execute our plans - that's what we have been lacking on our bowling side. Maxwell comes in place of Jason Roy and Avesh comes in for Dala: Shreyas Iyer

ipl live Delhi Daredevils are set to finish bottom of the table once again. (Source: AP)

IPL 2018 Live DD vs CSK: It has been a rather strange season for the Delhi Daredevils. On the one hand, they have had a miserable win-loss ratio this season - they have won just three of the 12 matches they have played thus far - and will finish the season as wooden spooners once again. On the other hand, they have found a group of young batsmen in Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw around whom they can build a team in the future. For now, it this and the next game serve little purpose other than restoring some pride.