CSK vs DC highlights IPL 2023: MS Dhoni and Co. dent DC’s Playoffs Hopes.

CSK vs DC highlights IPL 2023: Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals faced each other for the first time in TATA IPL 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in match number 55. Delhi Capitals came all boosted after their last win against RCB whereas CSK’s last match against Mumbai Indians ended on their side, but yesterday’s game was crucial for both teams and CSK managed to seal the victory by defeating Delhi Capitals by 27 runs, Playing first at their home ground CSK put a total of 167 runs on the scoreboard which DC couldn’t cross in the limited-overs.

CSK vs DC highlights IPL 2023: Playing XI of both teams

Chennai Super Kings: The playing Xi of CSK was the same as that of the last match though Matheesha Pathirana was not the part of playing XI but he was in the list of Impact Players.

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

Impact Player: Matheesha Pathirana

Delhi Capitals: Delhi Capitals made some changes in their team with Manish Pandey and Mukesh Kumar out from the playing XI though they were on the substitutes list.

Delhi Capitals Playing XI: David Warner(c), Philip Salt(w), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Ripal Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma

Impact Player: Manish Pandey

CSK vs DC highlights IPL 2023: CSK’s openers didn’t give the start required.

CSK vs DC highlights IPL 2023: Chennai Super Kings after winning the toss decided to bat first and the regular opening duo of CSK Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway started the innings for CSK and both of them started testing the surface and played slow in the beginning though they managed to put 20 runs on the scoreboard in 2 overs in the second last of the powerplay when Axar Patel came for the attack he dismissed Devon Conway in the first ball of his spell.

Ajinkya Rahane entered the crease and the duo started scoring runs but soon Ruturaj got caught at long off, later Moeen Ali failed to accelerate the run speed, and Ajinkya Rahane was caught and Bowled by Lalit Yadav after taking a phenomenal one-hand catch. Shivam Dube on the other end was hitting some impressive shots out of the park but his brief and explosive innings came to an end in the over of Mitchell Marsh.

MS Dhoni made his way to the crease and hit some great shots for maximums that took his team to a total of 167 runs.

CSK vs DC highlights IPL 2023: CSK’s Bowlers were dominant:

CSK vs DC highlights IPL 2023: Chasing 168 runs against Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals came to bat with the usual left-hand right-hand combination Captain David Warner and Phil Salt started DC’s innings. The start that no DC fan wanted as David Warner went to the pavilion without scoring runs his wicket was taken by Deepak Chahar in the second ball of the first over. Phil Salt who was the hero of the last match against RCB hit some shots out of the park but he couldn’t be able to continue making runs as Deepak Chahar took his wicket also in his second over.

Manish Pandey came to the crease as an Impact substitute and the two players Mitchell Marsh and Manish Pandey were caught in an indecision mode while trying to take a quick single and Ajinkya Rahane capitalized on the situation and run out Mitchell Marsh. Matheesha Pathirana didn’t take much time to dismiss Manish Pandey and bowled an absolutely devastating yorker to get him in the LBW decision.

Batters afterward tried to score runs but in vain, as wickets kept falling and no batter other than Rilee Rossouw was able to score 30+ runs for Delhi Capitals. Chennai Super Kings won another match in IPL 2023.

CSK vs DC highlights IPL 2023: How was the Pitch at the Chepauk?

The pitch at M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in yesterday’s match was a bit slow as the ball after striking the surface was coming a bit slow on the bat and that’s what CSK took advantage of after winning the toss CSK’s captain MS Dhoni said that as the time passes by the pitch gets slow so it would be good for them to bat first and that’s what they did, for DC, the dry pitch didn’t yield any positive output plus their batters failed to bat properly in the later half of the innings.

CSK vs DC highlights IPL 2023: Post match:

Delhi Capitals’ dim hopes of qualifying for the playoffs are now almost over if no big changes are happening in the points table whereas Chennai Super Kings have almost booked their spot in the playoffs just another win and they would qualify for the playoffs. Right now after this match, CSK is standing in second place whereas Delhi Capitals is at the last spot.

Post Match Statements:

David Warner:

“Back to losing three wickets. We lost a wicket in the first over. Our opening combination is crucial. We lost a wicket to a run-out. We threw wickets away. Put too much on pressure on ourselves.

“Was a gettable total. To sum it up, we needed a better first six. We couldn’t rotate strike. We needed to try different things but we couldn’t. When you get a wide half-tracker you can’t hit it to cover. We should have executed better with those wide half-trackers.”

MS Dhoni:

“It turned a lot in the second half. We know that our spinners use a lot more seam than some of the other bowlers. We thought it’ll slow down. “We didn’t know what’s a good score. That’s why I wanted the bowlers to bowl their best deliveries but not look for wickets every delivery. That’s when you start not bowling well. I felt 166-170 was a good score. But as a batting unit, we can do better.”

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