Day 41, Match 55, CSK vs DC Highlights, IPL 2023
In an exciting IPL 2023 match at the Chepauk stadium on Wednesday,
Chennai Super Kings got the victory over Delhi Capitals by a margin of 27 runs. Despite a partnership between Rilee Rossouw and Manish Pandey, DC failed to chase down the target of 168, managing
only 140/8 and recording their seventh loss of the season.
DC struggled early in their chase, losing three wickets, including opener Mitchell Marsh who was run out for a paltry score of 5 due to a miscommunication with Pandey.
The early dismissal of the top-order batsmen put the visitors on the back foot and it was a matter of time before the
CSK bowlers capitalized on their advantage. Deepak Chahar then dismissed DC's openers in successive overs to give CSK the upper hand.
While several CSK batters got starts, they failed to convert them into big scores due to the consistent blows dealt by DC bowlers. Despite this,
MS Dhoni's quickfire 20 off 9 helped CSK reach 167/8, giving them a decent total to defend. Shivam Dube also played an attacking knock of 25 off 12 before falling to Mitchell Marsh.
DC's spinners, led by Axar Patel, caused trouble for CSK's batsmen, with Axar taking two wickets in successive overs to remove both openers. Lalit Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav also picked up wickets to keep CSK on the backfoot. However, the steady partnership between Rilee Rossouw and Manish Pandey was not enough to take DC over the finish line.
CSK elected to bat first after winning the toss. DC made one change to their playing XI, bringing in Lalit Yadav for Manish Pandey. MS Dhoni predicted that the pitch might slow down later in the night, which would make batting difficult.
DC has shown a marked improvement in their recent matches in IPL 2023, winning four out of their last five games after suffering five consecutive losses at the start of the season. Their overseas recruits, particularly Phil Salt and Mitchell Marsh, have been in good form, while Rilee Rossouw has also shown some promise. However, David Warner has struggled to find form since his half-century in DC's first win, scoring only 45 runs in the next four innings, including a duck.
CSK has steadily improved across all departments and currently holds the second spot in the table.
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They will look to maintain their position and distance themselves from other contenders for the playoffs. DC, who currently sit at the bottom of the table, will need to win tonight's game to remain in the race for the playoffs.
This is the first meeting between these two teams this season, with the reverse fixture scheduled for the following weekend. The encounter at Chepauk was indeed a spectacle of skill, passion, and fierce competition, as the IPL 2023 season reached its midpoint.
CSK vs DC Full Squads
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (c), Matheesha Pathirana, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Ambati Rayudu, Maheesh Theekshana, Mitchell Santner, Shaik Rasheed, Subhranshu Senapati, Akash Singh, RS Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Sisanda Magala, Prashant Solanki, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Bhagath Varma
Delhi Capitals: David Warner (c), Ripal Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Rovman Powell, Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Mitchell Marsh, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lungi Ngidi, Aman Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Vicky Ostwal, Praveen Dubey, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Phil Salt, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Priyam Garg, Abishek Porel
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