Match 67, Delhi, May 20, 2023, 03:30 PM
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 77 runs
Man of the Match
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Ruturaj Gaikwad wins the Player of the Match award. He says it was an important game to win and he is grateful for the franchise to back him every day. Adds the wicket was holding so they were aiming for the spinners. Mentions they have the power so they look to lay a good foundation. Shares Devon Conway has improved a lot and has turned up really well.
MS Dhoni says there is no recipe to win, they have to pick the best players and groom them in different areas. Adds the support staff has backed throughout as well. Shares confidence is key in death bowling and Tushar Deshpande has developed it. Tells behind the scenes a lot of work goes on to execute plans. Reckons they want players who keep the team first and adjust to the team environment quickly.
David Warner credits Chennai for the way they played. He says they lost too many wickets in clumps and that didn't help them. Adds they will go back to the drawing board and come back stronger next year. Shares that they have to adapt to the conditions quickly. The pitch was slow and was keeping low but they missed out on building some partnerships. On his form, he tries to be consistent. Feels their powerplay wasn't the best as they lost too many wickets throughout the season.
The bowling this season has not helped Delhi. Not in this match as well, as they finish their campaign on the wrong side. A lot to improve and Delhi will hope to come back stronger next season.
It was clearly a hard pitch to bat on but Delhi missed out, their bowlers mainly who were not up to the target, too inconsistent and ended up giving too many runs. Chennai though were just superb with the ball. They took three wickets inside 5 overs and that just pushed Delhi on the back foot. David Warner though was the lone warrior, despite wickets falling on one side, he kept on hitting boundaries but it was just a big of task for him to chase this down.
Chennai have qualified for the playoffs. Top two is very certain for Chennai now after winning by a huge margin here. The win was set up by the batters though. The likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway scored brilliant fifties and to wrap it up, there were cameos from Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja as Chennai posted a big total of more than 220..
In over# 20
Maheesh Theekshana 23/2(4)
Not out it is! Flat and on leg, Chetan Sakariya is late as he tries to flick and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal and up goes the finger. Chetan Sakariya takes the review. No bat. Ball Tracking shows it is pitching outside the line. Maheesh Theekshana ends with two wickets. CHENNAI WIN BY 77 RUNS.
The players are shaking hands as the finger goes up but Chetan Sakariya takes the review for LBW.
A huge appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. Of course, Maheesh Theekshana will ask for a review. Looks like pitching outside the line. This is full and on leg, Chetan Sakariya prods to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. Ball Tracking does show it is pitching outside the line.
OUT! LBW! An appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Kuldeep Yadav is already walking back but takes the review to try his luck. This is full and on middle, spins in a bit. Yadav prods to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. UltraEdge shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS and Kuldeep Yadav can walk back full stretch. Maheesh Theekshana is on a Hat-trick.
OUT! All the bowlers have a wicket now for Chennai! Too full and outside off, Yadav half-heartedly lofts it in the air and Moeen Ali runs backward from cover to take it.
Tossed up, outside off, Yadav knocks it to cover.
Full and on off, played back to the bowler.
In over# 19
Matheesha Pathirana 22/2(4)
Full and outside off, Yadav knocks it to cover for one.
A slower length ball, outside off, Yadav looks to cut but misses.