Result
50th Match (N), Indian Premier League at Chennai, May 1 2019
16.2/20 ov, target 180
99
Super Kings won by 80 runs
Player Of The Match
Chennai Super Kings
Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings179/4(20 overs)
Delhi Capitals99(16.2 overs)
end of over 170 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 99/10CRR: 6.06 • RRR: 22.09 • Need 81 from 22b
Trent Boult1 (1)
Imran Tahir3.2-0-12-4
Dwayne Bravo3-0-18-0

11:37pm And that is all from us! Good night.

MS Dhoni: Watch the ball, hit the ball. [Thoughts in the last over] You've spent time, you know the variations. By the 20th over you're almost ready and you swing at everything. It's easier for somebody who has played 10-15 deliveries than someone who has just come in [about running a bye with Rayudu]. We knew there wouldn't be much dew. What we've seen is if there's no dew, there's assistance for spinners. But when we started, Bhajju pa didn't get any turn. But as they started losing wickets, it started spinning, it started turning. Cricket is such a game. 170-180 was a par-plus score. It was a good batting effort after being 60 in ten overs. It's great fun to watch Tahir celebrate. Me and Watson have said we won't follow him, what's the point when we're not 100%. [Stumping] I think it's something that's come from tennis ball cricket. But you still have to do the basics and graduate to that level. If you want to keep like that you can make mistakes; so I still think basics are most important.

MS Dhoni is the Man of the Match.

Ravindra Jadeja: Obviously enjoyed bowling, the way the wicket was turning. I was bowling in good areas and the wicket was doing the rest for me. [Tahir] has been fantastic, taking wickets whenever we needed. Me, Immy bhai and Bhajju pa, as a unit, we are bowling the way we want to bowl. In one word he [Dhoni] is genius. Still one more game to go. We need to continue our momentum. Everyone is in good form so we just need to keep the winnings momentum.

Shreyas Iyer: yeah it's really going to affect us. The way we played was not expected. It's a good reality check. Everybody will be on their toes in the next game. Wouldn't blame the abilities of our team but we didn't play smart cricket. We should have curtailed them [before 180]. Small things we've got to look into and come back strong. I wouldn't blame myself nor my team in this particular matter [ the stumping]. The way he stumped me was lightning. You can't blame yourself. I was looking good and I was going to take them on after that over.

[Rabada] yes we know what abilities he has. He's an amazing bowler especially in the slog overs. For sure we missed. But he had a stiff back, it's good he got to take rest. We're keeping the hope and definitely want to finish in the top two.


CSK: "Dear Super Coach Fleming - As I am suffering from fever kindly grant me permission to leave 30 mins early from work - Thala. Coach - Finish your job early and you are good to go"

Arnie: "How bad is Boult as a batsman?" --- Arnie, he's the only Delhi batsman who didn't get out on a crumbling, collapsing night. Recognise genius when it's in front of you, please.

Ananth: "CSK thumped DC. Wow!!!! no extras were given through the entire innings!!! Simply incredible."

Azweer: "0 EXTRAS From CSK. WHAT A DISCIPLINED BOWLING...!!!"

Kaushik LG: "I think DC spinners not even finishing their quota of overs was a big mistake, after seeing how CSK spinners bowled today."

DoesntMatter: "Rabada/Ishant/Lamichane coming in for Boult/Suchit/Morris if delhi plays chennai for qualifier 1, they will certainly be able to compete and not give away as much as they ended up giving today."


11:13pm That was quick. CSK just using all the momentum they got at the end of the innings, bringing it full magnitude into their bowling and just blowing Capitals out of the water. If the table stays like this at the top, Capitals will have to come back to the site of this murder in some days. And boy will they have a lot to work out.

16.2
w
Imran Tahir to Mishra, OUT
is that an edge? Yes! Mishra leans in and pokes feebly at a ferocious legbreak outside off. Thin edge. Dhoni hangs on. Of course. And a massive win is sealed
A Mishra c †Dhoni b Imran Tahir 8 (20m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72
16.1
Imran Tahir to Mishra, no run
length ball dipping in and ripping out. At a length outside off. Mishra fishes at it and is beaten
end of over 167 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 99/9CRR: 6.18 • RRR: 20.25 • Need 81 from 24b
Amit Mishra8 (9)
Trent Boult1 (1)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-18-0
Imran Tahir3-0-12-3

Sudharsan: "I am looking forward to seeing the Flamingo front foot defense from Boult. Pietersen who?" --- Sudharshan and I booed in unison at that last single.

Akshit V Jain: "Oh Trent Boult batting..... Yummmmm... "

15.6
1
Bravo to Mishra, 1 run
low full toss at off stump, backs away and chops it to point's right off the toe-end
15.5
1
Bravo to Boult, 1 run
yorker just outside off, takes his Steve Smith shuffle back into the crease, stays leg side of it and jams it down to long-on with purpose

That brings Boult on strike, which is one of my favourite things in cricket. Here we go.

15.4
1
Bravo to Mishra, 1 run
length on leg stump, flicked to fine leg
15.3
4
Bravo to Mishra, FOUR runs
full toss on the thigh. Flicks to deep midwicket's right. Jadeja sprints and gets a hand on it, but can't recover quickly enough after crossing the line. The ball trickles into the boundary
15.2
w
Bravo to Suchith, OUT
length outside off, driven on the up to point. A mix-up and a direct hit. Suchith was stumbling into the other end...and he's short! Batsmen stranded in the middle of the pitch. Watson picks up, takes his time, hits the stumps at the non-striker's end on the bounce and that is the end of Suchith
J Suchith run out (Watson) 6 (19m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00
15.1
Bravo to Suchith, no run
short of a length and pushed across the off stump. Slashes and misses
end of over 153 runs
DC: 92/8CRR: 6.13 • RRR: 17.60 • Need 88 from 30b
Jagadeesha Suchith6 (13)
Amit Mishra2 (6)
Imran Tahir3-0-12-3
Dwayne Bravo2-0-11-0

Here is Rajesh from the stats team: "If DC finish on 100 in this match, their NRR will drop to -0.092, while CSK's will go up to 0.205. Hence important for them to stay through and score as many as they can here... could prove to be crucial if it comes down to NRR for the top two spots."

14.6
1
Imran Tahir to Suchith, 1 run
googly at a length on off stump, gets forward to defend to backward point's right
14.5
Imran Tahir to Suchith, no run
full on middle stump, flicked to the bowler's left
14.4
Imran Tahir to Suchith, no run
length and turning away outside off, pokes at it and gets the front edge. Down the pitch
14.3
Imran Tahir to Suchith, no run
googly, length and wide outside off. Looks to drive and is beaten
14.2
1
Imran Tahir to Mishra, 1 run
length outside off, flicks against the turn down to long-on
14.1
1
Imran Tahir to Suchith, 1 run
length on leg stump, flicked to deep square
end of over 143 runs
DC: 89/8CRR: 6.35 • RRR: 15.16 • Need 91 from 36b
Amit Mishra1 (5)
Jagadeesha Suchith4 (8)
Dwayne Bravo2-0-11-0
Harbhajan Singh4-0-28-1

CSKForever: "This match should put the CSK net run rate discussion to rest. They take their time but address all their flaws which is why they are so successful."

Siddhesh v: "@Vishwas:You are getting confused with the runout law, which looks at the first time the player crosses the crease. Laws governing stumps are obviously different as otherwise it would be hard to even have that mode of dismissal. "

Time out.

13.6
Bravo to Mishra, no run
yorker at middles stump, jammed to midwicket's left
13.5
Bravo to Mishra, no run
full and just outside off, chops at it and is beaten
13.4
1
Bravo to Suchith, 1 run
slower ball, full on the stumps, Flicked to deep square
13.3
Bravo to Suchith, no run
slower ball at a length outside off, punched on the up to extra cover
Best performances - batsmen
SK Raina
59 runs (37)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
slog shot
10 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
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MS Dhoni
44 runs (22)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control59%
Productive shot
slog shot
19 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
01114030610
Best performances - bowlers
Imran Tahir
O
3.2
M
0
R
12
W
4
Eco
3.60
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W1W
RA Jadeja
O
3
M
0
R
9
W
3
Eco
3.00
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossDelhi Capitals , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
MS Dhoni
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 days1 May 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Anil Dandekar
Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Delhi Capitals 0