IPL 2019, CSK vs DC Match at Chennai Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 2, 2019, 7:13 AM IST

Match 50, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 01 May, 2019

Toss won by Delhi Capitals (decided to bowl)

Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 80 runs

Man of the Match: MS Dhoni



CSK WINS: And Tahir comes for the fourth over and his fourth wicket too. He spins the ball square and Mishra edges it to Dhoni. DC are all out for 99 and lose the match by 80 runs. 


OUT: Now a run-out. A big mixup between Amit Mishra and J Suchith here and Watson comes up with a direct hit. Suchith is run out now for 6. It's 93/9 now. 


OUT: Now a run-out. A big mixup between Amit Mishra and J Suchith here and Watson comes up with a direct hit. Suchith is run out now for 6. It's 93/9 now. 


Tahir comes back for his third over. He must be looking to wrap up the proceedings quickly now. It's an excellent over from him as just three runs come off it. Delhi have lost this battle already, quite convincingly. It's 92/8 after 15 overs. 


OUT: This is poor batting by Delhi and excellent work behind the stumps by MS Dhoni. A similar dismissal to the previous one as Iyer can't keep his foot down in time. He goes for 44 as Delhi now stare at defeat at 85/8. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:52(IST)

That stumping is MSD at his best . Just such quick hands !! Brilliant.


OUT: We have another one. A big collapse for Delhi as Morris derparts for a first ball duck. He is stumped by Dhoni off Jadeja. Wickets are falling in a heap as Delhi are struggling at 84/7. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:49(IST)

The Chennai spinners have had a vice like grip on the Delhi batsmen . Tahir ya been exceptional ( as he has been throughout the season).


OUT: Another one bites the dust for Delhi. What is happening out there. Tahir has second wicket in the same over. Rutherford plays a false shot and ends up giving a simple catch to Chahar. Delhi are in deep trouble at 83/6. 


OUT: Here is another wicket for Imran Tahir and CSK. It's a wrong one and the batsman fails to pick it. He edges one straight into the hands of Shane Watson. He departs for 9 as Delhi are 81/5. now. 


Jadeja comes on for another over and it finishes in a jiffy. Nothing much happens in the over as just five runs come off it. After 10 overs it's 80/4. 


Another change in the bowling attack now as Dwayne Bravo comes for a bowl. He is greeted with a four through pointg by Axar Patel. Delhi need to keep wickets in hand here, to reach close to the total. Another over comes to an end as Delhi are 75/4. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:32(IST)

Rishabh Pant is going to be an absolute superstar . I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again but he really has to improve on his shot selection . He can take a leaf out of MSD ‘s book on how to construct an innings ... how to take the game deep . His team mates and coaches will be disappointed with that shot.


OUT: Now Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. And he gets rid of Colin Ingram in the very first over. The ball pitches on off and comes crashing into his pads. He is adjudged LBW for 1. Delhi are 66/4. 


OUT: Rishabh Pant has thrown his wicket away. After hitting a four off Tahir, he goes for another one and hits straight into the hands of Bravo in the deep. Delhi are in deep trouble at 63/3. 


OUT: The veteran off-spinner Harbhajan has produced a wicket in the time of need for CSK. He turns the ball from the middle stump and Dhawan misses it completely. He is castled for 19. Delhi are 52/2. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:15(IST)

This has been a terrific start by the Capitals . It makes you wonder about the start that CSK had . Has the pitch improved so much after the first ten overs of the match ??


SIX: What an excellent shot by Iyer. Chahar pitches it full and Iyer just drives the ball for a flat six. This is a quick start by the Delhi side. Chennai need to get a breakthrough here or things will slip out of  their hands rather quickly. And now Iyer cuts through third man for another four. It's 49/1 after 5 overs. 


SIX: Dhawan gets going here as he dances down the track and smashes a big six. This is a good over as then Dhawan gets a four through the covers. This is excellent batting by Delhi at the moment. At the end of 4 overs it's 34/1. 


Chahar starts another over. It's been a slow start by Delhi but they are managing to get the odd boundary. This time Shreyas Iyer cuts Chahar for a four. Delhi will have to preserve wickets here on this pitch. After 3 overs it's 21/1. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:04(IST)

Shaw absolutely smashed that - but unfortunately straight to Raina . A couple of feet either way and that would have been 4 . Unlucky !!


And spin is introduced early. Harbhajan Singh starts from the other end. This is a good ploy on this wicket since Delhi are chasing a big total. Harbhajan nearly had a wicket as Dhawan tries to guide the ball over midwicket, but the fielder nearly got his hands to it. After 2 overs it's 12/1. 


OUT: Deepak Chahar starts for Chennai. And Shaw greets him with a smoking four. But he gets over ambitious and cracks one straight into the hands of point fielder Suresh Raina. That is ordinary batting by the youngster as Delhi are 4/1. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 21:45(IST)

Would love to be a fly on the Delhi capitals dressing room right now - are they saying “ we bowled really well in the first 10 “ or are they saying - “ we were absolute rubbish in the last 10 “ . I suspect it’s the latter


SIX! This just might prove to be costly for DC, Dhoni was off the strike there but gets in a bye off a wide delivery! Then deposits the next one over mid-wicket boundary and then pulls one over deep square leg. CSK end at 179/4 after 20 overs. Delhi will need a miracle to save this game! 


Morris with a beamer to Dhoni! That certainly slipped from his hand there but Dhoni puts it away for a maximum. Morris apologises imediately. Big over yet again for Chennai Super Kings. CSK looking set for 180 here if Dhoni can get in a big final over


IPL 2019, CSK vs DC Match at Chennai Highlights: As it Happened

Follow all the live cricket action from IPL 2019 match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC): CSK WINS: And Tahir comes for the fourth over and his fourth wicket too. He spins the ball square and Mishra edges it to Dhoni. DC are all out for 99 and lose the match by 80 runs.

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Preview: Second-placed Chennai Super Kings will hope to regain the No.1 spot when they face table-toppers Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2019 clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday (May 1).

Both teams are on 16 points after 12 games and have sealed a playoff spot but an interesting contest is on the cards as a win for either side will help a great deal in consolidating their position on the points table.

Chennai's crushing 46-run loss against Mumbai Indians last time around meant their net run rate took a solid hit. They will be keen on getting back to winning ways and book a top-two place in a bid to get home comfort in Qualifier 1. Meanwhile Delhi, riding high after three successive victories will want to continue their victory march.

MS Dhoni, troubled by back spasms and fever, was sorely missed by Chennai in their last game and it remains to be seen whether the captain has recovered or not. The hosts will be expecting all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who also missed the Mumbai fixture due to illness, to be back in the mix too.

The much talked-about Chepauk pitch will once again come under the scanner. The surface has played very slow all through with run-scoring often proving to be tough. It will be interesting to see how the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant adapt against spin-heavy Chennai led by Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir.

This is Chennai's last home game this season and the Men in Yellow will be desperately hoping to give their loyal fans a winning send-off.

From Delhi's point of view, they have ticked most boxes so far making their way to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Iyer has led admirably in his first stint as full-time captain of an IPL side both on the field and with the bat. He would hope his top order fires yet again on a sluggish surface where batsmen have found the going tough.

It will be fascinating to see how the league's top wicket-taker Kagiso Rabada performs on CSK's home turf, traditionally known to offer help to slower bowlers. Like they did in the previous game against Bangalore, Delhi might once again opt for three spinners in Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra.

Chennai's batting unit sans Dhoni hasn't performed to expectations and the Delhi bowlers will want to make early inroads into the top-order and restrict them.


Dwayne Bravo's three-wicket haul followed by Shane Watson's 26-ball 44 helped Chennai coast to an easy six-wicket win the last time these two sides met in Delhi.


Imran Tahir: The second-highest wicket taker, Tahir has been a consistent performer for Chennai this season. He has so far scalped 17 wickets at a miserly economy of 6.50 and he will want to finish the home season with a win.

Sandeep Lamichhane: The leg-spinner has so far played just six games this season but has been impressive. On a surface where the ball is expected to grip and turn, Lamichhane can prove to be a handful and the Chennai batsman will have to be wary of him.


Chennai: It remains unclear whether Dhoni and Jadeja have recovered. If they do, Dhruv Shorey and Mitchell Santner could make way.

Delhi: The visitors will not be too keen to tinker with a winning combination.

Teams (from):

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey/MS Dhoni (c/wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner/Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

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1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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