New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in game 34 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Chennai had faced a massive 44-run defeat against Delhi in their previous encounter in the tournament. With the win, Delhi has climbed to the top spot in the points table.

Chasing a target of 180, Delhi got off to a poor start, with Deepak Chahar dismissing Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane inside the powerplay. Assisted by skipper Shreyas Iyer at the other end, Dhawan marched on, first bringing up his 40th half-century of the IPL and then surpassing his highest score in the tournament. Delhi briefly lost its track in the middle overs after it lost Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carrey in quick succession.  The team needed 17 off the last six deliveries. Axar Patel smashed three deliveries off Jadeja over to take his team home. 

Here are the latest updates from game 34 between CSK and DC:

DC beat CSK by 5 wickets

Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets. With the win, Delhi has moved to the top spot in the points table. 

Shikhar Dhawan key for Delhi Capitals in 180-run chase

Delhi Capitals need 61 runs in 35 balls and Shikhar Dhawan is batting on 70. Marcus Stoinis is well-settled on the other end. 

Shikhar Dhawan smashes 40th half-century in IPL

This is the third consecutive fifty by Shikhar Dhawan in this IPL and 40th in the league's history. 

Trouble for Delhi Capitals as Deepak Chahar gets second wicket inside powerplay

Deepak Chahar has dismissed Ajinkya Rahane for just 8. Delhi Capitals are two down for 26 in this run chase.

Prithvi Shaw dismissed for a duck in second consecutive match 

Deepak Chahar has dismissed Prithvi Shaw for a duck. This is the second consecutive time Shaw has been dismissed without scoring 

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan begin Delhi Capitals' 180-run chase

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have begun Delhi Capitals' 180-run chase. Deepak Chahar is with the new ball.

Rayudu, du Plessis guide Chennai Super Kings to 179 against Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals need 180 to win this contest. The total would have been 10-12 runs less if not for the fiery knock of 33 by Ravindra Jadeja in the final overs of the innings.

Dhoni joins Rayudu after du Plessis departs for 58

Kagiso Rabada has dismissed dangerous Faf du Plessis for 58. Delhi Capitals are on the top at the moment. 

Nortje breaks the partnership with Watson's wicket; Chennai two down 

Nortje has provided the crucial breakthrough to Delhi Capitals with Shane Watson's wicket. Chennai Super Kings are two down.

Watson, du Plessis build for Chennai Super Kings after Sam Curran departs for a duck 

Chennai Super Kings are 43 for 1 at the end of seven overs. Watson and du Plessis are batting at 16 and 26 respectively.

Tushar Deshpande gets Sam Curran for a duck

Poor start for Chennai Super Kings as Tushar Deskpande has dismissed Sam Curran for a duck in the first over of the match. 

Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis begin Chennai Super Kings' innings

Sam Curran and Faf fu Plessis have begun Chennai Super Kings' innings against Delhi Capitals. Tushar Deshpande is with the new bll.

Playing XI:

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carye (Wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Norte

Chennai Super Kings: Fat du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C, Wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma 

Chennai Super Kings opt to bat first against Delhi Capitals

Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and opted to bat first against Delhi Capitals. 

Toss at 7 pm: 

The toss between the two teams will be held at 7 pm (IST).

Squads:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (C), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Alex Carey (wk), Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav

 

Posted By: Lakshay Raja