END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 147/9 | RR: 7.35

  • Ishant Sharma10 (3b)
  • Amit Mishra6 (3b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja3-0-23-2
  • Deepak Chahar4-0-28-2

KG: "Ishant you beaut!"

Rakesh Balavant: "162 the other night was not enough. 147 doesn't look safe at all. CSK has big game players right through the line up (Faf, Watto, Raina, MSD, Jaddu et al..)"

Bikram: "Wait and see rampage by ishant and Boult, my feelings csk down 4 In powerplay"

Harbhajan Singh: "It's a different format, it's nice to take 150 wickets in this format too. Really happy to compete with the young guys. This year I've got a lot of wickets, we've played in Chennai, Chennai was suiting spin bowlers, it was giving a bit more. I bowled a lot of overs in the Powerplay which is one of the toughest things to do, but if there's a little bit in the wickets, you can always take wickets. I think 147 - last two hits by Ishant Sharma, I didn't think he'd be able to hit those - 147, I think we'll need to bat well. We can't take anything for granted. Hopefully if we bat well, we'll get those.

9.18pm Delhi Capitals have scored 22 off the last eight balls of their innings, after Rishabh Pant's dismissal. CSK's bowlers seemed to have their plans perfectly in place for Pant, but they evidently didn't plan for Amit Mishra, Trent Boult and Ishant Sharma. Delhi Capitals won't be too unhappy with 147, given the situation they were in, but CSK wouldn't have been unhappy either if you'd told them at the start that that they'd concede that much.

A riveting chase seems to be on the cards. Liam will be back to bring you all the action very soon.

19.6
6
Jadeja to Sharma, SIX runs, wow, what a finish, and from who! Down the track once more, and this time he makes himself a bit of room as well. Jadeja pulls his length back, and Ishant flat-bats it, middles it, and easily clears the boundary to the right of long-off
19.5
4
Jadeja to Sharma, FOUR runs, another great effort from Faf, but this time he can't stop it. Down the track jumps Ishant, and he gets close to the pitch and swats it hard and flat, back over the bowler's head, and Faf, throwing himself to his left on the long-on boundary, can't quite pull it back
19.4
0
Jadeja to Sharma, no run, back of a length on the stumps, jabbed hard, back to the bowler

Ishant is in at No. 11.

Ali: "This is the difference between CSK and SRH. SRH bowled right in the slot and in Pant's zone, where he could pull the bowl for boundaries. CSK made him fetch the bowl from outside the offstump and got him in the end before too much damage."

19.3
W
Jadeja to Boult, OUT, similar line and length, but this time it's slower and slightly shorter. Boult swings too early, a little across it, and misses, and loses his leg stump

TA Boult b Jadeja 6 (6m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

19.2
6
Jadeja to Boult, SIX runs, whoa. Flat length ball on leg stump, and he clears his front leg and hoicks it high over long-on. That was powerful
19.1
0
Jadeja to Boult, no run, flat, angling into off stump, and Boult jabs it back to the bowler, at catching height. Miraculously, Jadeja drops it despite getting both hands to it

It's Jadeja to bowl the last over. The Thakur selection hasn't really worked, has it?

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 131/8 | RR: 6.89

  • Amit Mishra6 (3b)
  • Trent Boult0 (0b)
  • Deepak Chahar4-0-28-2
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-19-2
18.6
4
Chahar to Mishra, FOUR runs, another full one on off stump, and this time Mishra steps across and flicks it behind square, up and over to the left of short fine leg. What a shot!
18.5
2
Chahar to Mishra, 2 runs, oh my, Faf du Plessis, what an effort that is! That's full, on the stumps, and Mishra flicks it - it's almost the helicopter shot - up in the air, times it extremely well towards the wide long-on boundary. Faf sprints at full tilt to his right, throws himself horizontally at the ball, and slaps it back into the field just as it's about to clear the boundary

The batsmen crossed so Mishra is on strike.

18.4
W
Chahar to Pant, OUT, got him. Sticks to that line outside off, bowling the cutter into the pitch and making Pant fetch it against the angle. Goes for the big one this time, and can't get it far enough to the left of long-on

RR Pant c Bravo b Chahar 38 (57m 25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 152.00

18.3
2
Chahar to Pant, 2 runs, the line was getting a little predictable, and he angles another back-of-a-length ball away from off stump. Pant reverse-swats it over backward point, but can't get too much power on it because it's another slower one. They run two even though he hit it close to the fielder at deep point, and Rayudu's throw misses the stumps with the batsman yards from making his ground
18.2
2
Chahar to Pant, 2 runs, back of a length now, digs this slower offcutter into the pitch, and angles it away from Pant's hitting arc. Again hits along the ground, and again into the gap between long-on and deep midwicket to pick up two more
18.1
2
Chahar to Pant, 2 runs, slower length ball angling away from off stump, hoicked along the ground between long-on and deep midwicket

What an over from Bravo, just two singles and a wide off it. He's not been consistently at his best this season, but that over was six really hard-to-hit balls, strung together so it wasn't easy for the batsman to predict what he'd bowl and line him up. Here's Deepak Chahar to bowl the 19th. Over the wicket to Pant.

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 119/7 | RR: 6.61

  • Amit Mishra0 (1b)
  • Rishabh Pant32 (21b)
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-19-2
  • Imran Tahir4-0-28-1
17.6
0
Bravo to Mishra, no run, full on middle and leg, clipped to deep square leg. No single taken, and rightly so.

Here's Amit Mishra.

17.5
W
Bravo to Paul, OUT, boom. Perfect leg-stump yorker, at full pace - 139kph, which is super quick for Bravo - and Paul is sure as hell surprised. Big backlift, clears his front leg, prepared to hit over the leg side, and suddenly the ball is hurtling towards his toe at unexpected pace. Before can bring his bat down the ball is past him and his stumps are disturbed

KMA Paul b Bravo 3 (14m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

17.4
1
Bravo to Pant, 1 run, full outside off, too full to hit down the ground, driven to the left of deep point

Ricky Ponting's having a word with the fourth umpire. Seems quite animated. Maybe it's about the amount of time Dhoni is taking with his conversation with Bravo. Nah, it was about the substitute not being allowed onto the field with a new grip, possibly for Pant's bat.

Bravo stays round the wicket.

17.3
1
Bravo to Paul, 1 run, slower length ball angling away from off stump. Looks to get down on his back knee to slog-sweep, and ends up inside-edging past leg stump
17.2
0
Bravo to Paul, no run, down the track and Bravo spears a full one away from his reach, outside off. Goes hard at it but can only hit it into the pitch and back to the bowler
17.1
0
Bravo to Paul, no run, shortish slower one pitching outside leg. Steps across to try and pull, and he misses. Doesn't miss the glove by much and the umpire doesn't call wide
17.1
1w
Bravo to Paul, 1 wide, goes for the leg-stump yorker, ends up bowling it down the leg side

Bravo to bowl his final over. Round the wicket to Paul.

Vikas: "Mark my words, that juggle at 16.4 is going to prove to be a defining moment of this match. Pant is about to take this match away from CSK" -- Dhoni certainly looked displeased watching it.

END OF OVER:
17 | 14 Runs | DC: 116/6 | RR: 6.82

  • Keemo Paul2 (3b)
  • Rishabh Pant31 (20b)
  • Imran Tahir4-0-28-1
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-31-2
16.6
1
Imran Tahir to Paul, 1 run, tossed up, wrong'un turning in from outside off, swept along the ground to deep backward square leg
16.5
1
Imran Tahir to Pant, 1 run, full, driven towards long-on
16.4
6
Imran Tahir to Pant, SIX runs, taken, juggled, taken again, but he's over the rope! The googly this time, loopy and outside off, and Pant loses his shape trying to slog-sweep, and hits it high towards long-off. Deepak Chahar is moving towards the boundary as he catches it, lobs it up in the air while stepping over the rope, and unfortunately for him the momentum means he's not succeeded in tossing it back into the field of play
16.3
4
Imran Tahir to Pant, FOUR runs, length ball on off stump, legbreak, and Pant puts it away. Gets a big stride forward, plays the pull-sweep, and places it perfectly between deep midwicket and deep backward square leg

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st81SR WatsonF du Plessis
2nd28SR WatsonSK Raina
3rd18AT RayuduSK Raina
4th19MS DhoniAT Rayudu
5th5AT RayuduDJ Bravo