Chennai Super Kings (CSK) completed a demolition job of 91 runs with the help of Moeen Ali, who managed to take 3 wickets. Devon Conway managed a score of fifty-plus. In the 1st innings Rishab’s side managed to conceded 208 runs and also lost 8 wickets for a mere 45 runs.
The win of the CSK team could take the team out of the bottom 2. This means this team is set for a ‘play-off’ contention. It is difficult for this team to reach the final four.
The chase of the DC team showed some promise. KS Bharat, who was playing in place of Shaw as the opener, was dismissed early in the game. Theekshana managed to get Warner out for a lbw. Pant and Mitchell Marsh wished to rebuild. The DC team was in contention with the 7 fours and a six by these two players.
Moeen was able to tempt Marsh to go for a wide-ish ball, and got him caught for 25. Pant was picked along with Ripal Patel. There was a possibility of recovery from the 81 for 5, but the next over was a double wicket one and this made the result only a ‘formality’.
In a space of 5 balls Choudhary could pick up Rovman Powell and Axar Patel in the 11 th over. The DC team was able to manage a score of only 117 runs before wickets 9 and 10 were picked up by Bravo.
Day out for Moeen
Moeen was able to pick up the wicket of Marsh in only 3 balls of his bowling spell. He used this momentum to keep a check on the opposition. It was pure luck that helped Moeen get Pant’s wicket. He also managed to get the wicket of Ripal.
The New Zealand left-hander is making half centuries for fun now. Conway had clarified to Ruturaj Gaikwad that his preference was spin in the powerplay. Gaikwad made sure that the strike was rotated so that Conway faced slow balls.
Axar was hit for 2 sixes in the powerplay, this is definitely brutal. The batter also managed to loft Kuldeep for a 6 and another 6 before hitting a 4. These 2 overs helped Conway in making his fifty in 28 balls.
After the opening over of 18 runs, Pant continued with his trust for Kuldeep. The batter managed a ‘hat-trick’ of 4’s. Gaikwad fell for 41 runs and the CSK team was, after 11 over’s, 110 for the loss of 1.
Conway was at the non-striker’s end for a long time and this seemed to impact his performance as he fell just 13 runs short of a century.
The CSK team were able to manage 10 runs per over. The rest of the batters made sure this momentum did not die. MS Dhoni got off the mark with a 6 and a 4. Moeen and Rayudu also managed some boundaries.