Ipl 2018

Match 30, IPL 2018: Watson And Dhoni Take CSK On Top Of The Table

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Match 30 of the Indian Premier League, two teams in different halves of the table face each other. Its Chennai Super Kings who host the Delhi Daredevils. Check out how CSK won the match in the last over despite Rishabh Pant’s brilliant efforts.

 

Preview

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Daredevils have found the going tough and have lost five out of seven whereas Super Kings, ridiculed as an ‘old outfit’, have just done the exact opposite to be placed second with ten points. CSK who lost their last match against Mumbai Indians will be looking to get back on track.

 

Chennai’s Batting

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Chennai send a new opening pair in the middle as Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson open the innings. Watson who has already scored a century this season hammered the bowlers all around the park as the two batsmen made a 100 run partnership for the first wicket before Faf went back for 33. Chennai lost a couple of quick wickets. Watson went for a well played 78 off just 40 balls with a strike rate of over 190. Ambati Rayudu scored 41 in 24 balls before he was run out.

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Dhoni played a great cameo in the end of 51 with a strike rate of over 230 to take his team to a total of 211 at the loss of 4 wickets.

 

Delhi’s Bowling

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The Delhi bowlers were under the pump throughout the innings as Chennai batsmen hit them all over the park, especially Watson, Rayudu and Dhoni. Their bowlers simply had no clue and it’s now up to their batters. The bowlers were hit for a massive total as they conceded 211 in 20 overs. Will their batsmen be able to save the bowlers’ blushes?

 

Delhi’s Chase

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Delhi started off poorly as they lost the wicket of Shaw in the second over. Collin Munro hit a few massive blows for his quick cameo as he scored 26. Rishabh Pant played brilliantly to keep Delhi in the game but the asking rate just got out of their hands and in the end, it was just too much for Delhi to handle. Pant scored 79 in 45 balls hitting 7 fours and 4 sixes. Vijay Shankar gave the fans something to cheer about with his 50 in 34 at the end but Delhi fell short of the target by 13 runs.

 

Chennai’s Bowling

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With a lot of runs in the bag, Chennai could experiment with their bowlers. The bowlers started off well getting the wicket of Shaw. The bowlers were in the match throughout as they kept getting wickets at regular wickets. It was the priced wicket of Pant that Ngidi that grabbed. Asif got a couple of wickets but he was very expensive in his first match. Ngidi bowled brilliantly to get a wicket at the same time he bowled economically as well as he gave away just 26 runs. Chennai goes on top with this win.

 

Man Of The Match

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It was Shane Watson’s 78 that took Chennai to a massive total as they go on top in the points table.

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Vijay Alagar
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