result
52nd match (N), Delhi, May 18 2018, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 163)128/6
Daredevils won by 34 runs
Player Of The Match
36 (16) & 1/23
harshal-patel
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• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Harshal, Mishra help Daredevils trip up CSK

Harshal's unbeaten 36, including a 26-run final over off Dwayne Bravo, proved to be the game-changer, with CSK not yet assured of a top-two spot

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils162/5(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings128/6(20 overs)
end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 128/6CRR: 6.40 
Ravindra Jadeja27 (18)
Deepak Chahar1 (2)
Trent Boult 4-0-20-2
Harshal Patel 4-0-23-1

11.40pm A very good defence from Daredevils. Chasing a score at the Feroz Shah Kotla can always be tricky and they made it tougher and tougher, taking pace off the ball, using different lines and lengths and clinically executed.

It was a sluggish pitch, which is why you saw many balls go so high in the air. Batsmen met the ball far too early too often, and CSK just could not adjust. Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane and Trent Boult were outstanding on this pitch. It's a win Daredevils can be proud of, even if it's far too little and far too late.

Harshal Patel is the Man of the Match: "I think bowling is difficult on this pitch, especially with dew. It's just consistency, one over can lose you a game. Four-over spells more important than a 25-run cameo."

Shreyas Iyer: "We were craving for this victory. Really satisfying victory. Lived up to the expectations. Wasn't easy to bat on this wicket, Harshal delivered, that last over was very important to get us to 163 (162). We were never lacking preparations, we were just not able to execute. All three clicked together in the games that we've won."

MS Dhoni: "Wicket got more difficult in the second half. Nobody was middling it, the bowlers bowled well. Difficult to predict how this pitch will behave. You have to be very practical about why something went wrong. We know the reasons. It's important not to look at the points table. The middle order can also get a partnership. Anyone can get an opportunity. Need to be mentally prepared, more than physical. You can give 100 different plans to the bowlers, but sometimes you have to shuffle the bowlers."

Sandeep Lamichhane: "It was slightly skiddy, the way every player contributed, it helped me. They were well set, and I was trying to bowl my best balls."

19.6
1
Boult to Jadeja, 1 run

142 kph, full and straight, skewed away to long-on. And Daredevils take away a 34-run win.

19.5
1
Boult to Chahar, 1 run

a slower ball on off, inside-edged to square leg

19.4
Boult to Chahar, no run

full down leg, Chahar walks right across and misses a swing. Good non-call, not a wide.

19.3
1
Boult to Jadeja, 1 run

short and wide, under-edged to the keeper for a run.

Smiles for Daredevils, glum CSK faces. Who is second on the table and who is last?

19.2
W
Boult to Bravo, OUT

a full delivery outside off, Bravo backs away and chips a lofted drive towards cover. Shankar backtracks and takes it comfortably.

Dwayne Bravo c Shankar b Boult 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
19.1
1
Boult to Jadeja, 1 run

a low full toss down leg, worked to deep square leg for a run.

Just formalities to complete then. CSK need 39 off 6.

end of over 1911 runs
CSK: 124/5CRR: 6.52 RRR: 39.00
Ravindra Jadeja24 (15)
Dwayne Bravo1 (1)
Harshal Patel 4-0-23-1
Trent Boult 3-0-16-1
18.6
1lb
Patel to Jadeja, 1 leg bye

length on middle and leg, 134 kph, off the pad to third man. Sensational night for Harshal Patel: 4-0-23-1 and a terrific cameo.

18.5
Patel to Jadeja, no run

a shortish and wide delivery outside off. And again, Jadeja plays over the line, another dot.

40 off 8.

18.4
1
Patel to Bravo, 1 run

a shortish delivery outside off, swings too early again, to deep square leg.

Amrit: "RJ and DJ against DD"

18.3
1
Patel to Jadeja, 1 run

a short and wide delivery outside off, cut to deep point for a run. That's the better option in these conditions, can't concede sixes to that.

18.2
2
Patel to Jadeja, 2 runs

a short slower ball down leg, worked to short fine leg, who falls over the ball, concedes an additional run.

18.1
6
Patel to Jadeja, SIX runs

just clears the boundary. Full on middle and off, Jadeja lofts the ball elegantly. Very high but just enough and clears the straight boundary.

50 off 12 now. CSK have not chased well. Daredevils have bowled very nicely too. DJ and Jadeja.

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 113/5CRR: 6.27 RRR: 25.00
Ravindra Jadeja15 (10)
Trent Boult 3-0-16-1
Harshal Patel 3-0-13-1
17.6
W
Boult to Dhoni, OUT

that's the game! A stunning over this from Boult. Not just because he has conceded just five and taken out MS Dhoni, but his execution has been awesome. A low full toss from Boult, on middle and off. Dhoni broings out his bottom hand and whips the ball flat. But not enough distance. Iyer runs in and takes a good catch.

MS Dhoni c Iyer b Boult 17 (23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.91
17.5
1
Boult to Jadeja, 1 run

a full delivery on middle and leg, swung away to deep square leg for a run.

17 off 22 from Dhoni today. Point comes in. Mid-off back.

17.4
3
Boult to Dhoni, 3 runs

and now the short ball, around middle and leg. Pulled away to midwicket. Boult goes for the catch but falls over. Long-on throws wildly to the keeper and somehow Mishra gets around to his left to prevent four overthrows. CSK get three

17.3
Boult to Dhoni, no run

awesome bowling. He has a clear plan (the easy part) and then he executes to Dhoni with deadly accuracy (soooo hard).

More than 20 RPO now.

17.2
Boult to Dhoni, no run

it's wide, but on a length. Dhoni's eyes light up and he swings, but toe-ends it back to the keeper. DOT.

Boult will bowl 11 of the remaining 17 balls. Third man is up. Point is back. Wide yorkers?

17.1
1
Boult to Jadeja, 1 run

creamed that, but he finds deep midwicket. Back of a length on off, pulled away with fierce power.

55 off 18

end of over 173 runs
CSK: 108/4CRR: 6.35 RRR: 18.33
Ravindra Jadeja13 (8)
MS Dhoni14 (19)
Harshal Patel 3-0-13-1
Sandeep Lamichhane 4-0-21-1
16.6
1
Patel to Jadeja, 1 run

Avesh does not go for the catch. The bowler says go for it. Full and wide outside off, Jadeja looks to go over cover but the ball skews off the outside half, to the sweeper cover fielder. On the bounce!

Dhoni has a chat with Jadeja, plausibly telling him six!

16.5
1
Patel to Dhoni, 1 run

and again. Another short and wide slower ball, chopped away down to gully for one.

Best performances - batters
Ambati Rayudu portrait
AT Rayudu CSK
50 runs (29)
4 fours
4 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
144097223
Rishabh Pant portrait
RR Pant DC
38 runs (26)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control58%
Productive shot
slog shot
16 runs
0 four
2 sixes
0054112610
Best performances - bowlers
Lungi Ngidi portrait
L Ngidi CSK
O
3
M
0
R
14
W
2
ECO
4.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult DC
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel
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 days18 May 2018 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
India Image
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
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Nandan
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
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Manu Nayyar
PointsDelhi Daredevils 2, Chennai Super Kings 0