Result
5th Match (N), Delhi, Mar 26 2019, Indian Premier League
147/6
(19.4/20 ov, target 148)
150/4
Super Kings won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Chennai Super Kings
Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
Delhi Capitals147/6(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings150/4(19.4 overs)
Shane Watson44 (26)
MS Dhoni*32 (35)
Kagiso Rabada1/26(3.4)
end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 150/4CRR: 7.62 
Dwayne Bravo4 (3)
MS Dhoni32 (35)
Kagiso Rabada3.4-0-26-1
Amit Mishra4-0-35-2

11.55pm CSK make it two out of two, and they look like a team extremely aware of their strengths and limitations, and extremely clear-headed as a result. Delhi have a bit to learn, and perhaps the arrival of Chris Morris is what their team balance needs. Anyway, that's that from me tonight. Our live show will keep going for a while, so I'll let our experts take over. Good night!

Shane Watson is the Player of the Match: "It was a little better to bat on than in Chennai, so it was good to get a few off the middle. I had a few calf injuries, and I tried to keep myself up and running through the Big Bash. Really enjoyed playing the PSL, and coming here with a bit of cricket under my belt really helps. Really good to connect with the Chennai guys again."

MS Dhoni: "The wicket turned more than expected. Second innings there was enough dew to make it slightly easier to bat on. I thought the bowlers did very well to restrict Delhi to 147. Losing Ngidi at the start of the tournament was a big blow, because he was our quickest bowler. We're well covered in other areas. We will never be a great fielding side, but we can be a safe fielding side. We'll keep losing or bleeding a few runs here and there, but as long as we use our experience, we'll make it up with our batting and bowling."

Kedar Jadhav: "It was a little bit on the slower side, especially when you have a target like this when you don't know whether to go for it or take it till the end. We were in control right through. Unfortunately I couldn't finish today. It's a big tournament, we're happy that we've won two games out of two, and we'll look to continue the momentum. As long as we keep playing this way, we're more than hopeful of repeating what we did last year."

Shreyas Iyer: "I personally felt it was difficult to get in on that wicket. We've played a few matches here before, I knew it was going to be slow, and get slower. That's why we chose to bat first. We were 10-15 runs short. I wouldn't blame the batting - it happens, you can't blame anyone in this situation. Still lot of positives to take from this match. We took it till the last over, so that is a plus point for the moment."

Praveen: "I dont like Dhoni in these situations. It was becasue of him Jadhav slowed down himself and ultimately got out. Dhoni should have asked him to get going while he takes time to settle. They should definitely think about run rate too in this tournament. There was much better chance to improve their run rate."

Bhalaji: "It would have been better to have Missy bowl the 18th, Rabada the 19th and then Paul/Ishant the 20th.... I dont mind the current game being a CSK supporter :P :P"

11.35pm This game seemed to be done and dusted half an hour ago, but CSK have huffed and puffed their way to this target. They never seemed under undue pressure, but taking it so deep and losing a wicket at an inconvenient time left a new batsman facing the pace and bounce of Kagiso Rabada. They've done the job in the end, though, but their net run rate might become an issue if it comes down to that. Won't come down to that if they keep winning, of course.

19.4
4
Rabada to Bravo, FOUR runs
and Bravo finishes stylishly. Shortish, closer to off stump on this occasion. Steps across and then whips it into the gap between square leg and long leg, with front leg up in the air

Wow. Two to get, three balls remaining.

19.3
Rabada to Bravo, no run
and again. Another short, rising ball outside off. Wide enough to cut but too fast and too bouncy for the new man, who still hasn't got a measure of the conditions. He goes hard at it, but can't make contact
19.2
Rabada to Bravo, no run
ooh, there's that pace and bounce again. Short outside off, and extra bounce beats the flashing square-cut

Dwayne Bravo walks in.

19.1
w
Rabada to Jadhav, OUT
a wicket. Back of a length wide of off, extra bounce, and Jadhav gets a thin edge to the keeper as he reaches out to steer to third man
KM Jadhav c †Pant b Rabada 27 (60m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 79.41

Rabada comes back on with CSK needing just two. I'd have used him in the 19th and tried to swell the last-over target as much as possible.

It was always going to be about that one ball, wasn't it? Dhoni knew he'd get one in his slot, and he knew he'd hit it for six.

RISHU: "Why Mishra when 1 each of rabada and Paul is left? Interesting choice by Shreyas."

end of over 199 runs
CSK: 146/3CRR: 7.68 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 from 6b
MS Dhoni32 (35)
Kedar Jadhav27 (33)
Amit Mishra4-0-35-2
Keemo Paul3-0-20-0
18.6
Mishra to Dhoni, no run
flat, back of a length, on leg stump, clipped to midwicket
18.5
6
Mishra to Dhoni, SIX runs
flighted ball, loopy and inviting, on middle and leg, and it's right in Dhoni's arc for the big backlift, for the front leg cleared out of the way, for the big swing and the bigger hit, straight back down the ground and into the sightscreen
18.4
1
Mishra to Jadhav, 1 run
flat and back of a length, on off stump, pulled down to long-on
18.3
1
Mishra to Dhoni, 1 run
back of a length on off stump, Dhoni rocks back, making room, and flat-bats it powerfully, flat but in the air, and it bounces some five yards in front of long-off
18.2
1
Mishra to Jadhav, 1 run
dangled up wide of off stump, Jadhav stretches out for a sweep to long-on
18.1
Mishra to Jadhav, no run
googly, spins in towards off stump from back of a length. Hurries onto the bat a bit. Wanted to punch through the covers, ended up hitting it back to the bowler

11 off 12. CSK should win this easily, unless... Here's Amit Mishra.

end of over 1811 runs
CSK: 137/3CRR: 7.61 • RRR: 5.50 • Need 11 from 12b
MS Dhoni25 (32)
Kedar Jadhav25 (30)
Keemo Paul3-0-20-0
Axar Patel4-0-16-0
17.6
2
Paul to Dhoni, 2 runs
back of a length on off stump, and Dhoni jabs it - without too much weight on the shot, to enable the second run - into the gap between deep extra-cover and long-off

Cover point comes into the circle, extra-cover drops back onto the boundary.

Shivang: "How good was the comeback by Axar after 9 of the first over to finish of with figures of 4-0-16-0."

17.5
4
Paul to Dhoni, FOUR runs
shortish, too much width, and Dhoni slaps it away, easily beats deep point to his right
17.4
Paul to Dhoni, no run
wide length ball, Dhoni is slow getting on the front foot to drive, and is still on the move when he pushes at it with his hands. Beaten
17.4
1w
Paul to Dhoni, 1 wide
slower ball, sixth-stump line, left alone. Was it really that wide, Marais Erasmus? Borderline call - seemed to finish inside the tramline for me
17.3
1
Paul to Jadhav, 1 run
full outside off, strides forward for a drive to deep point
17.2
1
Paul to Dhoni, 1 run
back of a length outside off, jabbed to the left of backward point
17.1
2
Paul to Dhoni, 2 runs
shortish outside off, cuts it to the left of backward point, and Axar makes a good diving stop but concedes overthrows once more with another unnecessary throw, this time to the striker's end with the keeper nowhere near the stumps

22 off 18. Keemo Paul returns.

end of over 171 runs
CSK: 126/3CRR: 7.41 • RRR: 7.33 • Need 22 from 18b
MS Dhoni16 (27)
Kedar Jadhav24 (29)
Axar Patel4-0-16-0
Kagiso Rabada3-0-22-0
16.6
1
Patel to Dhoni, 1 run
back of a length on off stump, flat-batted down to long-on for a single that Delhi might not mind conceding

That's five straight dots.

Best performances - batsmen
S Dhawan
51 runs (47)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
sweep shot
9 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
095109756
SR Watson
44 runs (26)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
1127147111
Best performances - bowlers
DJ Bravo
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
Eco
8.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
2W
A Mishra
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
2
Eco
8.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossDelhi Capitals , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2019
Player Of The Match
Shane Watson
Season2019
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days26 March 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Marais Erasmus
Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Reserve Umpire
Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Delhi Capitals 0