RESULT
7th Match (N), Dubai (DSC), September 25, 2020, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:176) 131/7

Capitals won by 44 runs

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Scorecard summary
Delhi Capitals 175/3(20 overs)
Piyush Chawla2/33 (4)
Sam Curran1/27 (4)
Chennai Super Kings 131/7(20 overs)
end of over 204 runs • 2 wickets
CSK: 131/7CRR: 6.55 
Sam Curran1 (2)
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-26-3
Anrich Nortje 4-0-21-2

That concludes a comprehensive win for Delhi Capitals. They are coming together really well. Their batsmen have shown the adjustment after game one. They seem to realise with their bowling attack on these pitches they need not go for 200 every time. Tonight they consciously settled for less, and still had the confidence they were over-par. Then their bowlers vindicated that thinking. Rabada and Nortje are a very uncomfortable proposition on such surfaces, and Axar Patel has been the best fingerspinner so far in this IPL. They are looking formidable. And that is where we leave. Unlike CSK, though, we don't have a one-week break. See you tomorrow

Prithvi Shaw, the MoM: "In the start, you have to see how the wicket is. It is important to play along the ground at the start. Last year too I struck well but made silly mistakes. We had a slow start in PP, but we knew we had wickets in hand and we could make up. I think the wicket was better than our last match."

Shreyas Iyer: "I am really happy with the performance. I will give the fielders a benefit of doubt because these are not good conditions for catching. Because of the lighting. You sometimes misjudge the ball. You go hard, and it does come really fast. You are not sure where to position yourself. We decided we need to win comprehensively, we are happy we did that. We decided we need to assess the conditions well. The wicket was playing slow and two-paced, so we our finish was actually over-par on this surface. I am really lucky to have two power-house fast bowlers. You don't have to tell them what to do."

MS Dhoni: "I don't think it was a good game for us. The wicket did slow down a bit, there was no dew, but I think we are lacking steam in the batting department. We need to figure that out. The break in the nest seven days is the best chance we could get: give them match simulation and look for the right balance. If you look at the bowling department, there are not all consistent. We are one batsman heavy, and we can only think of getting one more bowler, we need some signs that they can take the extra load. Rayudu should play the next match so he gives us the room to experiment with the extra bowler."

Dhoni is asked about the dropped catches and if the unique lights in Dubai play a part in it. He says it doesn't bother the ones with the big gloves, but also says this is unusual lighting. "It is not like there is less light. Maybe the trajectory. Now that you have said this, there will be guys making that excuse." Typical Dhoni

Kagiso Rabada has the purple cap and has also broken Malinga's record for most consecutive two-fors in the IPL

This is comprehensive. CSK were outpowered by the excellent DC bowling here. Their batting was exposed ruthlessly by a solid bowling attack. Two CSK matches that stopped being a contest five-six overs into a chase. Panic bells have got to start ringing. It is staggering that a team goes only five down into the last over of a chase and is nowhere near the target. That is criminal in T20 cricket

19.6
W
Rabada to Jadeja, OUT

that's that. One more for Rabada. Three wickets at the death. Jadeja just gives catching pressure to Mishra at point

Ravindra Jadeja c Mishra b Rabada 12 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
19.5
1
Rabada to Sam Curran, 1 run

shuffles across to work this slower ball into the leg side

19.4
Rabada to Sam Curran, no run

short of a length straight, defended

Sam Curran walks in for the last three balls

19.3
W
Rabada to Dhoni, OUT

Dhoni walks off. Doesn't wait to see if this low catch is clean or not. Rabada rolls his fingers on the short ball, Dhoni gets a top edge thanks to the extra bounce, and Pant dives in front to take the catch

MS Dhoni c †Pant b Rabada 15 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125
19.2
1
Rabada to Jadeja, 1 run

slower ball, on leg, makes room to take a single to point

19.1
2
Rabada to Jadeja, 2 runs

Jadeja makes room, Rabada's length ball gets big on hi, and he mis-hits it over mid-off. Again hit high on the bat

Rabada to finish off

end of over 196 runs
CSK: 127/5CRR: 6.68 RRR: 49.00
Ravindra Jadeja9 (6)
MS Dhoni15 (11)
Anrich Nortje 4-0-21-2
Kagiso Rabada 3-0-22-1
18.6
1
Nortje to Jadeja, 1 run

down the wicket to drive this slower ball to deep cover

18.5
Nortje to Jadeja, no run

quick again, hits him on the pad as he looks to slog to leg. Pant collects it on the bounce

18.5
1w
Nortje to Jadeja, 1 wide

sharp bouncer, 138ks, but this time it is a tough too high. Called a wide

18.5
1w
Nortje to Jadeja, 1 wide

down the leg side. That will be a wide

18.4
1
Nortje to Dhoni, 1 run

slower ball, short of a length, pulled down to long-on for one

18.3
Nortje to Dhoni, no run

legcutter length ball, he is late into it, and is hit high on the bat

18.2
1
Nortje to Jadeja, 1 run

quick short ball, Jadeja is late into it, and gets a single off the top edge. Over five a ball now. Just to keep you informed

Honest guy: "For NRR to be effective, shouldn't you win matches?"

18.1
1
Nortje to Dhoni, 1 run

low full toss, driven hard to deep cover for one

Nortje to finish off here

end of over 1810 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 121/5CRR: 6.72 RRR: 27.50
MS Dhoni13 (8)
Ravindra Jadeja7 (3)
Kagiso Rabada 3-0-22-1
Avesh Khan 4-0-42-0
17.6
1
Rabada to Dhoni, 1 run

top edge. Rabada hurrying him with a bouncer, but it lands wide of the sweeper on the leg side

17.5
1
Rabada to Jadeja, 1 run

short of a length, around off, pushed down the ground for one

17.4
4
Rabada to Jadeja, FOUR runs

dug in short, smartly played by Jadeja who makes room and guides this between short third and point

17.3
2
Rabada to Jadeja, 2 runs

short of a length, angling in from round the wicket, bunted into a hole on the leg side for a couple

Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman in. They need a four every ball

17.2
W
Rabada to du Plessis, OUT

finally. Faf has edged one straight to a fielder, and the said fielder completes the catch. He is backing away again, and Rabada smartly slips in a wide delivery, and the outside edge settles with Pant

Faf du Plessis c †Pant b Rabada 43 (35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 122.85
17.1
2
Rabada to du Plessis, 2 runs

and Faf is outdoing all cats. What will it take for one chance to stick. He backs away to manage just a toe-ended skier, and Hetmyer drops him at mid-off

Rabada and Nortje now with 3.5 runs required every ball. That is not fun

Best performances - batters
PP Shaw
PP Shaw DC
64 runs (43)
9 fours1 six
Control
79%
Productive shot
cover drive
23 runs
5 fours0 six
11711246311
F du Plessis
F du Plessis CSK
43 runs (35)
4 fours0 six
Control
46%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
2 fours0 six
3211463311
Best performances - bowlers
K Rabada
K Rabada DC
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
6.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
A Nortje
A Nortje DC
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
5.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to field first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Capitals
Prithvi Shaw
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days25 September 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
India
KN Ananthapadmanabhan
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
India
Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Reserve Umpire
India
Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
India
Narayanan Kutty
PointsDelhi Capitals 2, Chennai Super Kings 0
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