Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals in the fifth match of IPL by mysterious performance in the last overs by Chennai Super Kings. Magnificent performance by MS Dhoni at the end and performance of Kedar Jadhav guided Chennai Super Kings towards a win at Feroz Shah Kotla. Dwayne Bravo picked three wickets by conceding 33 runs and to chase a total of 148 runs, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson laid a strong foundation and MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav made a good finish for the game.
Chennai Super Kings stood at the top of the points table after this game by winning two consecutive games. Delhi Capitals batted first and built their innings slowly and steadily and added a score of 147/6 by the end of 20 overs. Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni finished the game efficiently to add another win for the team.
- Death over bowling of Chennai Super Kings
Dwayne Bravo bowled full quota of 4 overs and picked 3 wickets by conceding 33 runs. Earlier Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan added 118 runs for the opening stand and Dhawan slammed 50 runs from this innings. They were expected to add 160 runs from 20 overs but death over bowling by Chennai bowlers reduced them to 147 runs.
- Solid stands by Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings lost a few earlier wickets but Shane Watson and Suresh Raina made the most out of powerplays. They scored 58 runs from first six overs. Ambati Rayudu slammed Ishant Sharma by 18 runs from a single over and Shane Watson scored three boundaries from a single over. Watson slammed 44 off 26 balls and thrashed Amit Mishra with two sixes from a single over. Suresh Raina laid the right platform for Chennai’s win and Shane Watson brought the team’s score to a remarkable level. Their partnerships contributed to the team’s win.
- Finishing performances of MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav made good finishing by adding 48 runs to the partnership. Dhoni added 35 runs off 30 balls and made the chase of 148 runs easier. After the dismissal of Suresh Raina, the run rate required was 7 runs per over whereas their required run rate in the first overs was below six. The duo gave strong partnership to hand the team a crucial win against Delhi Capitals.