Indian T20 Commentary

Delhi VS Chennai Cricket Commentary

Match 5004-Oct-2021

136/520.0 oversRun rate: 6.8
VS
139/719.4 oversRun rate: 7.07
Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets
Delhi Capitals First innings
Kagiso Rabada4 | 1)*
Shimron Hetmyer(28 | 18)
Dwayne Bravo1.4|0|20|1
419.519.4: Dwayne Bravo to Kagiso Rabada, FOUR! Kagiso Rabada punches his hands in the air as he hits the winning runs! Full and sliding down leg, Rabada flicks it into the vacant fine leg fence. DELHI WIN A THRILLER BY 3 WICKETS!
019.419.3: Dwayne Bravo to Axar Patel, OUT! CAUGHT! The game turns on it's head yet again! With just two needed off 4 balls, Axar Patel looks to play the expansive drive and end proceedings in style. One might question, was that really required? Full and wide, creamed straight to short cover. Moeen Ali takes a brilliant catch under pressure and Patel has to walk back. 2 needed off 3 balls now.
019.319.2: Dwayne Bravo to Axar Patel, Seam up from Bravo. Length and wide outside off. A swing and a miss from Axar Patel.
019.219.2: Dwayne Bravo to Shimron Hetmyer, TWO WIDES! Wild delivery from Dwayne Bravo, even he is feeling the pressure. The umpires are discussing whether it's a wide or a no ball as the ball has landed outside the pitch. A wide is signalled in the end. They scamper through for the single as the ball goes to Hazlewood who dives down at short third man.
219.119.1: Dwayne Bravo to Shimron Hetmyer, Slower and well outside off. Hetmeyer leans in and swats it through the cover region. They come back for the second with ease.
19 Overs | Runs : 131/6 | Run rate : 6.89
118.618.6: Josh Hazlewood to Shimron Hetmyer, Full and on leg stump, Hetmeyer heaves it down to deep mid-wicket for a single. 6 needed off the last over.
218.518.5: Josh Hazlewood to Shimron Hetmyer, In the air...safe! Back of a length, around off. Hetmeyer looks to go downtown but gets a top edge. The fielders from long on and long off converge but the ball lands safely around mid off. They race back for the second.
618.418.4: Josh Hazlewood to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! BANG! Is that the game then? Josh Hazlewood continues to hit the length hard and this one is on the hips. Shimron Hetmyer makes room and dispatches it over the square leg fence for a biggie. 9 needed now off 8 balls.
018.318.3: Josh Hazlewood to Shimron Hetmyer, Another dot ball! Back of a length, on leg and cramps Hetmeyer for room. Shimron Hetmyer looks to swing across but misses and gets hit on his body. 
118.218.2: Josh Hazlewood to Axar Patel, Short again and Axar Patel pulls it behind square on the leg isde for a single.
018.118.1: Josh Hazlewood to Axar Patel, Banged into the pitch and Patel can't get the pull shot away. The fielder at short mid-wicket is sharp and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. If that had hit, Hetmeyer was a goner.
18 Overs | Runs : 121/6 | Run rate : 6.72
117.817.6: Dwayne Bravo to Axar Patel, Full and straight, drilled down to long on for a run. 16 needed off 12 balls.
017.717.5: Dwayne Bravo to Axar Patel, Full and sliding onto leg stump. Patel looks to play a cross-bat shot but misses and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal but turned down, maybe sliding down leg. The ball rolls towards backward point and Hetmeyer wants the single but they don't get it.
117.617.4: Dwayne Bravo to Shimron Hetmyer, A bit of cat and mouse going on between Bravo and Hetmeyer. Hetmeyer steps out of the crease and Bravo pulls back the length and bowls a slower one. Hetemyer works it towards mid on for a single.
417.517.3: Dwayne Bravo to Shimron Hetmyer, DROPPED AND FOUR! Could that be the game? A low full toss, around off. Hetmeyer gets low and looks to clear long on. He gets it off the toe end of the bat and straight down the throat of the substitute fielder, Krishnappa Gowtham. He spills it and to make matters worse for Chennai, the ball goes into the fence.
017.417.3: Dwayne Bravo to Shimron Hetmyer, WIDE! Oh dear! This is an attempted slower ball, but way outside the tramline on the off side. Wided.
417.317.2: Dwayne Bravo to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Full and straight, Bravo goes searching for the yorker but serves a half-volley. Shimron Hetmyer hangs back and pummels it back over the bowler's head for a boundary.
017.217.1: Dwayne Bravo to Shimron Hetmyer, Full and very wide again. Hetmeyer comes down the pitch and outside off again. A swing and a miss and no wide called this time.
017.117.1: Dwayne Bravo to Shimron Hetmyer, WIDE! Bravo starts off with a full and wide one, a bit too wide. Hetmeyer did move a long way outside off but the umpire calls a wide.
17 Overs | Runs : 110/6 | Run rate : 6.47
116.616.6: Shardul Thakur to Shimron Hetmyer, Slower one, banged into the pitch. Hetmeyer looks to pull but is deceived by the lack of pace. He manages to guide it to the left of short fine leg, where Josh Hazlewood puts in the dive to stop it. A single to end the over and just five off it.
116.516.5: Shardul Thakur to Axar Patel, On top of off, Patel opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for one.
016.416.4: Shardul Thakur to Axar Patel, A golden dot ball at this stage. Length again, around off and tapped to mid off.
116.316.3: Shardul Thakur to Shimron Hetmyer, A length ball this time and on off. Hetmeyer taps it through mid-wicket for a run.
116.216.2: Shardul Thakur to Axar Patel, Yet another single, Delhi need boundaries which they aren't able to get. Full and straight, punched gently back past the bowler for a single.
116.116.1: Shardul Thakur to Shimron Hetmyer, Pitched up, on off and crunched to mid on. Hetmeyer sets off for the quick single but Axar Patel hesitates a bit but they scamper through in the end.
16 Overs | Runs : 104/6 | Run rate : 6.5
115.615.6: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, Shorter one, on off and cut away off the back foot through cover-point for a single. 33 needed off 24 balls.
015.515.5: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, Ali holds this one back a bit and slides it in on leg stump. Hetmeyer looks to block but misses and gets rapped on the pads. Chennai players appeal but the umpire is unmoved.
115.415.4: Moeen Ali to Axar Patel, On off and eased down the ground for another one.
115.315.3: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, 'Catch' is the shout from MS Dhoni but it's safe. Flatter one, on middle and Hetmeyer chips it towards sweeper cover for a single.
215.215.2: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, A touch short and wide, Hetmeyer whacks it through the cover region and Hazlewood cuts it out. Two taken.
015.115.1: Moeen Ali to Shimron Hetmyer, Tossed up, on middle and pushed to covers.
15 Overs | Runs : 99/6 | Run rate : 6.6
014.614.6: Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! CAUGHT! What a big moment into the game as Shikhar Dhawan loses his wicket, and it is Shardul Thakur, the man with the golden arm who strikes once again. This time he gets rid of the big fish as Dhawan was well set in the middle. Coming to the ball, he delivers a length ball, outside off. Shikhar Dhawan comes forward and laces his cover drive. Moeen Ali jumps and takes an overhead catch. The ball seems to have just stuck in his hands. No DRS is needed for this and Shikhar Dhawan has to walk back to the pavilion.
014.514.5: Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length, on leg. Shikhar Dhawan comes down the track and stabs the ball to mid-wicket. 
014.414.4: Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball, on middle and leg. Shikhar Dhawan taps it to mid off. 
014.314.3: Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, NOT OUT! Short of a length, on leg. Shikhar Dhawan looks to pull but misses. MS Dhoni pouches this one behind the stumps and appeals for a caught behind. He seems very confident and the umpire agrees. Shikhar Dhawan opts for the review. UltraEdge shows a flat line as the ball passes the bat and Shikhar Dhawan survives. Good review from Dhawan. 
114.214.2: Shardul Thakur to Shimron Hetmyer, On a length, on leg. Shimron Hetmyer gets on top of the bounce and tucks it to fine leg for a single.
014.114.1: Shardul Thakur to Ravichandran Ashwin, OUT! BOWLED! Shardul Thakur has a knack for picking wickets and he gets one. He hurls a length ball, on middle. Ravichandran Ashwin is undone by the pace. He looks to flick but misses. The ball goes through the bat and pad and rattles the furniture behind him. Shardul Thakur gets the breakthrough and he is pumped. 
14 Overs | Runs : 98/5 | Run rate : 7
113.613.6: Moeen Ali to Ravichandran Ashwin, Width on offer, outside off. Ashwin steers it to backward point for a single. 
113.513.5: Moeen Ali to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball, outside off. Dhawan knocks it to mid off for one.
013.413.4: Moeen Ali to Shikhar Dhawan, Tosses it up, on off. Dhawan pats it back to the bowler.
013.313.3: Moeen Ali to Shikhar Dhawan, Slower through the air, outside off. Shikhar Dhawan taps it to point.
113.213.2: Moeen Ali to Ravichandran Ashwin, On middle and leg, Ashwin goes deep in the crease and tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
113.113.1: Moeen Ali to Shikhar Dhawan, Loopy ball, on middle. Dhawan works it to long on for a single.
13 Overs | Runs : 94/4 | Run rate : 7.23
112.612.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball, on middle. Dhawan works it to mid-wicket off the back foot for a single. 6 runs and a wicket from the over. 
012.512.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, OUT! CAUGHT! The debutant holes out! Flater ball, on middle, at 99.7 kph. Ripal Patel decides to take on and heaves it towards long on. Gets the height but not the distance. For a nanosecond, it looked like the ball will sail over the fence but Deepak Chahar settles himself under it and pouches it with ease. Delhi lose their fourth wicket. 
112.412.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, tucked on the leg side for a run.
312.312.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, Deft touch again! Loopy ball, outside off. Ripal Patel dabs it down to third man. Ruturaj Gaikwad gives it a chase and dives to stop the ball. Saves a run for his team.
012.212.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, Flatter ball, outside off. Patel works it to cover. 
112.112.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads, Dhawan tucks it to square leg for a single.
12 Overs | Runs : 88/3 | Run rate : 7.33
011.611.6: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, Slower and shorter on middle, Ripal Patel looks for the upper cut but misses. A good over from Shardul Thakur. Just 4 runs from it. 49 needed from 48 balls. 
011.511.5: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, A low full toss on off, clipped to mid on. 
211.411.4: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, Outside off, Patel pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
111.311.3: Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Short of a length, on leg. Shikhar Dhawan pulls it to square leg for a single. 
111.211.2: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, On a length, outside off. Patel steers it down to third man for a run.
011.111.1: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, Back of a length, outside off. Patel hangs back and works it to mid-wicket.
11 Overs | Runs : 84/3 | Run rate : 7.64
110.610.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, Quicker again, outside off. Ripal Patel pats in front of point for a single. 
410.510.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, FOUR! Deft touch! Ravindra Jadeja fires a flatter delivery, on off, at 105 kph. Ripal Patel uses the pace and guides it to third man for a boundary. 
010.410.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, Three dots in a row! On off, punched straight to cover. 
010.310.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, Flatter ball, outside off. Ripal Patel dabs it to backward point.
010.210.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, Outside off, Patel defends it on the off side. 
410.110.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, FOUR! What a shot! Flatter ball, on middle. Ripal Patel hangs back and smacks it towards cow corner. Shardul Thakur runs to his left to stop the ball but in vain. The ball wins the race to the boundary. 
10 Overs | Runs : 75/3 | Run rate : 7.5
19.69.6: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, Short again and this time Patel pulls it to fine leg for a single. Delhi are 74/2 at the halfway stage and they now require 62 runs off 60 balls.
19.59.5: Shardul Thakur to Shikhar Dhawan, Banged in short, on middle. Dhawan hangs back and short arm jabs it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
19.49.4: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, A length ball, on off stump. Patel punches it off the back foot towards long on for a single.
09.39.3: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, Third dot on the trot. Good-length ball, around off. Patel looks to drive but edges it down to backward point.
09.29.2: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, Right on the money from Thakur. A length ball, on top of off and Ripal Patel defends it out nicely.
09.19.1: Shardul Thakur to Ripal Patel, Back of a length, around off. Patel taps it back onto the deck.
9 Overs | Runs : 72/3 | Run rate : 8
18.78.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Ripal Patel, Full and straight. The debutant, Ripal Patel is off the mark with a single down to long off.
08.68.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Rishabh Pant, OUT! CAUGHT! The birthday boy has to depart and after surviving an early scare in the over, Pant has holed out. Ravindra Jadeja fires this one in fuller and quicker, on middle stump. Pant decides to take on the slog sweep but the ball skids on. The ball goes off the top edge and skies towards backward point. Moeen Ali waits for it to come down and takes a solid catch. Pant will be disappointed about the way he got out.
08.58.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Rishabh Pant, Flatter delivery, on the pads. Pant blocks it out.
48.48.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Fired in on middle stump and Pant just doesn't stop. Right after the stumping scare, he thumps this one down the ground for a boundary.
08.38.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! Rishabh Pant survives for now. Jadeja sees Pant stepping out again and fires it in outside leg stump. Dhoni collects the ball and whips off the bails in a flash. Pant is quick to get his bat back in the crease and the replay confirms the same. Just the wide in the end.
28.28.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Rishabh Pant, This one is on the pads and Pant comes forward to work it through mid-wicket. He immediately calls for two and Dhawan races back for it. The bails come off but Dhawan is in.
18.18.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle and worked towards cover-point for a run.
8 Overs | Runs : 63/2 | Run rate : 7.88
07.67.6: Moeen Ali to Rishabh Pant, Looped up, on middle again. Pant strides out to defend.
07.57.5: Moeen Ali to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up, around middle. Pant dances down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
07.47.4: Moeen Ali to Rishabh Pant, Floats it up, on middle. Pant defends it out.
67.37.3: Moeen Ali to Rishabh Pant, SIX! BANG! Rishabh Pant steps out of his crease and gets to the pitch of the flighted delivery. Pant muscles it over the mid-wicket fence for a huge six. 
17.27.2: Moeen Ali to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up, on the pads and Dhawan plays it with soft hands towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
07.17.1: Moeen Ali to Shikhar Dhawan, Nicely flighted, on middle and leg and sliding in. Dhawan looks to block and gets an inside edge back onto the pads.
7 Overs | Runs : 56/2 | Run rate : 8
06.66.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, LEG BYE! Quicker delivery, on the pads. Dhawan looks to sweep but the ball skids on and hits him on the pads. The ball goes towards square leg and they get a leg bye.
16.56.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Rishabh Pant, Jadeja gives this one some air and bowls it on the pads. Pant works it to square leg and picks up a run.
26.46.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Rishabh Pant, Flatter again, around off. Pant makes room and works it through covers for a couple.
06.36.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Rishabh Pant, This one is fired in around leg stump. Pant doesn't move his feet and looks to tuck it away. He misses and the ball flicks the pads. A huge appeal but turned down.
16.26.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, Down the leg side and Dhawan paddles it to short fine leg for a single.
06.16.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter one, on middle and leg. Dhawan pushes it back to the bowler.
6 Overs | Runs : 51/2 | Run rate : 8.5
05.65.6: Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, NOT OUT! This is down the leg side and Pant looks to flick. Pant misses the flick and the ball kisses the pads on the way to the keeper. Dhoni dives down to pouch it but Hazlewood seems confident that there was an edge. Dhoni does go for the review but it did come off the pads and Pant survives. At the end of the Powerplay, Delhi are 51/2! 
05.55.5: Josh Hazlewood to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! CAUGHT! Josh Hazlewood gets the breakthrough. Hazlewood hits the length hard and Shreyas Iyer is caught in two minds. His body moves one way and his bat the other. In the end, Iyer gets squared up as he looks to pull across the line. The ball goes off the outside edge and pops up to short cover. Ruturaj Gaikwad takes the simplest of catches and Delhi lose their second wicket.
15.45.4: Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, Good-length ball, on off again and Dhawan guides it to third man for a run.
05.35.3: Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length, on off and angling across. Dhawan dabs it down to point.
15.25.2: Josh Hazlewood to Shreyas Iyer, Drop and run, good intent shown by the batters. A length ball, on off and nipping in. Iyer just dabs it on the off side and sets off for a quick run.
15.15.1: Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, Close! A length ball, on off and going across. Dhawan looks to tap it on the off side but it goes off the inside edge and past the stumps. They take a single.
5 Overs | Runs : 48/1 | Run rate : 9.6
14.64.6: Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Fuller in length, on middle. Dhawan pushes it to mid on. He keeps the strike by taking a single. An expensive over from Deepak Chahar. 21 runs coming from it. 
04.54.5: Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and on middle, Shikhar Dhawan flicks it to mid-wicket. 
64.44.4: Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! 6,4,4 and now another biggie. What's next? Sensational batting from Shikhar Dhawan. Deepak Chahar comes 'round the wicket and delivers an off pace ball, outside off. Shikhar Dhawan uses his feet and hammers it over long off for a biggie. 
44.34.3: Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan is on fire! On a length, outside off. Shikhar Dhawan rocks back and steers it late towards deep backward point for another boundary. 
44.24.2: Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Quality batting! Fuller in length, on the pads. Shikhar Dhawan whips it towards deep square leg. One bounce and into the fence. 
64.14.1: Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! Smoked! Length ball, on middle. Shikhar Dhawan dances down the track and muscles it over long on for a maximum. 
4 Overs | Runs : 27/1 | Run rate : 6.75
13.63.6: Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball on leg, Dhawan tickles it to fine leg for a single.
03.53.5: Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and on leg. Dhawan pushes it to extra cover. 
13.43.4: Josh Hazlewood to Shreyas Iyer, On a good length, on off, angling in. Shreyas Iyer looks to work it on the leg side but misses. He gets hit on the thigh pad and the batters take a leg bye.
03.33.3: Josh Hazlewood to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, around off. Iyer defends it on the off side.
13.23.2: Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, On a length on middle, Dhawan dabs it down to third man for a single. 
03.13.1: Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, Good-length ball, outside off, at 136.2 kph. Shikhar Dhawan drives it towards covers. 
3 Overs | Runs : 24/1 | Run rate : 8
02.72.6: Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, A good over by Chahar as he gets the big wicket of Shaw! On off, defended out. 
02.62.5: Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off, on a length, Iyer slaps it this time but only finds point. 
02.52.4: Deepak Chahar to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, on a length, Iyer pushes it back to Deepak. 
02.42.3: Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! CAUGHT! Deepak Chahar draws first blood. Length ball, on off. Prithvi Shaw this time looks to clear the in-field but fails to do so. He miscues it in the air towards mid off. Faf du Plessis is stationed over there and he does not make any mistake. Prithvi Shaw was looking so good but has to take the long walk back to the pavilion. 
02.32.2: Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, On a length, outside off. Punched towards point. 
42.22.1: Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Shaw has made his intentions clear. Fuller in length, on off. Prithvi Shaw steps put and whacks it towards long on. The bottom hand comes off the handle but he still manages to clear the mid on fielder. 
02.12.1: Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, WIDE! Short ball from Chahar on middle and leg, Prithvi Shaw sways away from it. Wide called for height. 
2 Overs | Runs : 20/0 | Run rate : 10
11.61.6: Josh Hazlewood to Prithvi Shaw, On a good length, outside off. Shaw punches it towards covers. The fielder there does well to dive to his right and stop the ball. Keeps it down to a single. 11 runs from Josh Hazlewood's first over. 
21.51.5: Josh Hazlewood to Prithvi Shaw, Back of a length, on middle. Shaw works it to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 
41.41.4: Josh Hazlewood to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Length ball, on off. Prithvi Shaw stands tall and smashes it towards deep mid-wicket. The ball races away into the fence in a flash. 
01.31.3: Josh Hazlewood to Prithvi Shaw, On the pads, clipped to mid-wicket. 
41.21.2: Josh Hazlewood to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Shot of the highest quality! Good-length ball, around off. Prithvi Shaw lifts it over the bowler's head and fetches himself a boundary. 
01.11.1: Josh Hazlewood to Prithvi Shaw, Good-length ball, outside off, Prithvi Shaw punches it but finds the cover fielder. 
1 Overs | Runs : 8/0 | Run rate : 8
40.70.6: Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan is off the mark and in style. Length ball, outside off. Shikhar Dhawan reaches out and creams it through covers for a boundary. A positive start from Delhi. 8 runs from the first over. 
00.60.5: Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, A touch fuller this time, on middle. Dhawan pushes it to cover. 
00.50.4: Deepak Chahar to Shikhar Dhawan, Good-length ball, outside off, Shikhar Dhawan slashes it but straight to covers. 
10.40.3: Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, Good-length ball, on middle. Prithvi Shaw punches it towards mid on. Dwayne Bravo dives to his left to stop the ball. Just a single. 
00.30.3: Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, WIDE! Length ball sliding down leg, Prithvi Shaw looks to flick but misses. Wided.
20.20.2: Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, In the air, but safe! Short ball, on middle. Prithvi Shaw goes for the pull shot but gets a top edge. Lucky for him, the ball falls in the vacant deep mid-wicket region. The batters take a couple of runs. 
00.10.1: Deepak Chahar to Prithvi Shaw, Chahar starts with a good-length ball, outside off, shaping away. Prithvi Shaw blocks it out watchfully. 
Chennai Super Kings First innings
Ambati Rayudu55 | 43)*
Avesh Khan4|0|35|1
119.619.6: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, Fabulous final over from Avesh Khan! Full again, outside off. Ambati Rayudu drives it to extra cover for a single. CHENNAI FINISH WITH 136/5. 
019.519.5: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, Brilliant from Avesh Khan! Fuller in length, wide outside off. Ambati Rayudu only manages to squeeze it back to the bowler. 
119.419.4: Avesh Khan to Ravindra Jadeja, Short of a length, on leg. Ravindra Jadeja pulls it towards deep square leg for a run. 
119.319.3: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, Fuller in length, outside off. Ambati Rayudu eases it down to long off for a single. 
019.219.2: Avesh Khan to Ravindra Jadeja, Back of a length, on middle. Ravindra Jadeja has a swing at it but is too early. The ball pings off his body and drops on the leg side. The batters take a leg bye. 
019.119.1: Avesh Khan to MS Dhoni, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A big wicket for the young Avesh Khan. He hits the hard length, outside off. MS Dhoni has a massive mow across the line. But he gets an underedge. The ball carries through to Rishabh Pant who gobbles up a low catch diving forward. 
19 Overs | Runs : 132/5 | Run rate : 6.95
418.618.6: Anrich Nortje to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! Fuller in length, outside off. Ambati Rayudu slices it over point to fetch himself a boundary. He brings up his fifty as well. It is his 21st fifty in the Indian T20 League and has been a fighting knock from him so far. Can Chennai cash in and make the final over count?
218.518.5: Anrich Nortje to Ambati Rayudu, Short of a length, on middle. Ambati Rayudu pulls it towards cow corner for a brace. 
118.418.4: Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, Back of a length, outside off. MS Dhoni slaps it to long on for a single.
118.318.3: Anrich Nortje to Ambati Rayudu, Length ball, outside off. Ambati Rayudu has another swing at it. The ball goes off the inside edge towards the keeper for one. 
618.218.2: Anrich Nortje to Ambati Rayudu, SIX! What a shot! Slower delivery, back of a length, outside off. Ambati Rayudu stands tall and muscles it over deep cover for a maximum. 
018.118.1: Anrich Nortje to Ambati Rayudu, Fantastic yorker to start from Nortje! Outside off, Ambati Rayudu throws his bat at it but is too late. 
18 Overs | Runs : 118/4 | Run rate : 6.56
117.717.6: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, Slower delivery, outside off. Ambati Rayudu goes deep in the crease and works it towards deep square leg for a single. 
217.617.5: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, Full and outside off, Ambati Rayudu looks to smash it on the leg side. The ball goes off the outside edge towards third man for a couple of runs. 
617.517.4: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, SIX! BANG! A low full toss outside off, Ambati Rayudu walks across his stumps and hammers it over deep square leg for a maximum. 
017.417.4: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, WIDE! Short ball from Avesh Khan on middle, Ambati Rayudu charges down the track and swings but misses. Wide signaled by the umpire for height. 
017.317.3: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, Back of a length, outside off. Ambati Rayudu tries to dab it down to third man but misses. 
417.217.2: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, MISFIELD AND FOUR! On a length outside off, Ambati Rayudu gets into the line of the ball and smashes it towards deep mid-wicket. Shikhar Dhawan runs to his left and tries to stop the ball but fails to do so. His sloppiness leads to a boundary. 
017.117.1: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, Short of a length, outside off. Ambati Rayudu has a wild swing at it but to no avail. 
17 Overs | Runs : 104/4 | Run rate : 6.12
016.616.6: Kagiso Rabada to MS Dhoni, Beaten! Short of a length around off, MS Dhoni looks to pull but fails to get any bat on it. Another good over from Delhi. Just 5 runs coming from it. 
116.516.5: Kagiso Rabada to Ambati Rayudu, On a length, outside off. Rayudu charges down the track and slashes it to deep point for a single. 
016.416.4: Kagiso Rabada to Ambati Rayudu, An effort ball from Rabada on middle, Ambati Rayudu makes room for himself and looks to carve it on the off side but misses. 
416.316.3: Kagiso Rabada to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! That will release some pressure! A full toss on middle, Ambati Rayudu smashes it straight down the ground towards long off for a boundary. 
016.216.2: Kagiso Rabada to Ambati Rayudu, Short of a length again, on middle, Rayudu knocks it to mid-wicket. 
016.116.1: Kagiso Rabada to Ambati Rayudu, Short of a length, on off. Ambati Rayudu shimmies down the track and looks to heave it away but fails to connect. Pressure is piling up on Chennai now. 
16 Overs | Runs : 99/4 | Run rate : 6.19
115.615.6: Anrich Nortje to Ambati Rayudu, Length ball, outside off. Rayudu backs away and flays it to deep point for one. Just six singles from the over. 
115.515.5: Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, In the air, but safe! Short ball, on middle. MS Dhoni pulls it towards deep square leg. Didn't hit it from the middle of the bat. Shikhar Dhawan carries the ball on a bounce and the batters take a single. 
115.415.4: Anrich Nortje to Ambati Rayudu, Fuller in length, on middle. Ambati Rayudu pushes it straight down the ground to long on. He rotates the strike. 
115.315.3: Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, Another single! Back of a length, outside off. MS Dhoni jumps and knocks it towards deep cover for a run.
115.215.2: Anrich Nortje to Ambati Rayudu, On a length, outside off. Ambati Rayudu steers it through covers for a run. 
115.115.1: Anrich Nortje to MS Dhoni, Good-length ball, on middle, at 142.3 kph. MS Dhoni works it to deep square leg for a single.
15 Overs | Runs : 93/4 | Run rate : 6.2
114.614.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to MS Dhoni, Tossed up, around off, worked to sweeper cover for one. Ashwin is done for the night too, as he ends with figures of 4-0-20-1. Really good. 
114.514.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, On middle, Rayudu heaves this one towards long on for a single. 
014.414.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Good fielding from Nortje! Outside off, a touch shorter, Rayudu hangs back and slices this one towards short third man. Anrich Nortje slides to his right and makes a good stop. 
114.314.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to MS Dhoni, MS Dhoni prods forward to this full ball and works it to point for a quick single. 
114.214.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Goes fuller now, on off, AR hits this through extra cover for one. 
114.114.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to MS Dhoni, Serves it flatter and on off, punched through covers for one. 
14 Overs | Runs : 88/4 | Run rate : 6.29
113.613.6: Kagiso Rabada to MS Dhoni, Just 3 off this over! Another good over for Delhi. Fuller in length, on middle and leg, Dhoni goes back and works this through mid on. One run. 
113.513.5: Kagiso Rabada to Ambati Rayudu, Short, outside off, steered to third man for one. 
113.413.4: Kagiso Rabada to MS Dhoni, Around off, on a good length, Dhoni pushes this to mid off and this time, decides to take him on. Shimron Hetmyer there fumbles a bit and they complete the run with ease. 
013.313.3: Kagiso Rabada to MS Dhoni, Third dot on the trot! Chennai are finding it hard to keep the ante up. Short of a length, around off, pushed away to the point fielder. 
013.213.2: Kagiso Rabada to MS Dhoni, Straight to the man! Fullish this time, around off, Dhoni drives but finds the mid off fielder. 
013.113.1: Kagiso Rabada to MS Dhoni, On a length, on off, Dhoni eases this to covers. 
13 Overs | Runs : 85/4 | Run rate : 6.54
112.612.6: Axar Patel to MS Dhoni, Loopy, around off, Dhoni plays this gently through covers for one. A top spell by Axar Patel comes to an end. 4-0-18-2. Wonderful. 
112.512.5: Axar Patel to Ambati Rayudu, Flighted, around off, Ambati pushes this to the left of the extra cover fielder for one. 
012.412.4: Axar Patel to Ambati Rayudu, A touch flatter, around off, Ambati looks to go back and slash it away but he misses. 
112.312.3: Axar Patel to MS Dhoni, On middle, MS prods forward and taps this to covers for a run. 
112.212.2: Axar Patel to Ambati Rayudu, Tossed up, fuller in length, outside off, driven through cover-point for a single. 
112.112.1: Axar Patel to MS Dhoni, Fuller, around off, milked past covers for a run. 
12 Overs | Runs : 80/4 | Run rate : 6.67
011.611.6: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, 8 from Avesh's second over! Around off, defended out. 
411.511.5: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! That's a good hit from Rayudu! Slightly slower this time, outside off on a length, Ambati Rayudu lifts this one casually over covers for a boundary. 
011.411.4: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, Fullish, around off, hit straight to point. 
011.311.3: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, Around off, hit via the inner half of the blade to mid on. 
411.211.2: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! A little bit of room outside off and Rayudu pounces on this! Shortish this time, wider outside off, flayed behind point for a boundary. 
011.111.1: Avesh Khan to Ambati Rayudu, What a ripper to begin this spell! Around off, in the zone of uncertainty outside off, Ambati Rayudu looks to push but the ball shoots up after hitting the deck and whistles past his blade to Pant. 
11 Overs | Runs : 72/4 | Run rate : 6.55
010.610.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to MS Dhoni, Just 3 off this over! Floated, around off, MS blocks this one out. 
110.510.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Another run as Ambati Rayudu works this past Axar at covers. 
110.410.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to MS Dhoni, Given flight, landing outside off, pushed through point for a run. 
010.310.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to MS Dhoni, Shortish again, outside off, worked to the cover fielder. 
110.210.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Fullish, around off, jammed out through mid off for one. 
010.110.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Shortish, around off, Ambati pushes this to mid-wicket. 
10 Overs | Runs : 69/4 | Run rate : 6.9
19.69.6: Axar Patel to Ambati Rayudu, Flighted ball, on middle. Ambati Rayudu eases it down to long on for a single. At the halfway mark, Chennai are 69/4.
19.59.5: Axar Patel to MS Dhoni, Flatter ball, outside off. MS Dhoni prods and pushes it to cover-point for a single.
09.49.4: Axar Patel to MS Dhoni, Full and on off, driven back to the bowler. 
19.39.3: Axar Patel to Ambati Rayudu, Full again, outside off. Ambati Rayudu drives it to sweeper cover for a single. 
19.29.2: Axar Patel to MS Dhoni, Flatter delivery, on off. MS Dhoni hangs back and punches it towards covers for one. 
09.19.1: Axar Patel to MS Dhoni, Full and on off, pushed back to the bowler. 
9 Overs | Runs : 65/4 | Run rate : 7.22
18.68.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to MS Dhoni, Full, on middle and leg. MS Dhoni lunges forward and pushes the ball down to long on for a single.
28.58.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to MS Dhoni, Loopy ball on middle and leg, MS Dhoni works it with the spin towards deep square leg for a brace. 
08.48.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to MS Dhoni, Tosses it up, on off. MS Dhoni pushes it towards covers. 
08.38.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to Robin Uthappa, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! The spinners are doing the trick for Delhi. Ashwin bowls a carrom ball, on middle. Robin Uthappa does not read it and gets down on one knee to slog it on the leg side. He only manages it to top edge it and the ball goes high up in the air. Rishabh Pant goes for the catch but Ravichandran Ashwin calls for it and pouches it with ease. Another one bites the dust for Chennai and are in a spot of bother now. 
18.28.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, On middle, Ambati Rayudu rocks back and works it to deep mid-wicket for one. 
08.18.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Quicker delivery, at 97.4 kph, on off. Ambati Rayudu pushes it back to the bowler. 
8 Overs | Runs : 61/3 | Run rate : 7.63
17.67.6: Axar Patel to Ambati Rayudu, Loopy ball, on off. Ambati Rayudu pushes it to extra cover. He gets off the mark with a single. 
17.57.5: Axar Patel to Robin Uthappa, Quicker ball, on off. Robin Uthappa pushes it to mid off for a run.
07.47.4: Axar Patel to Moeen Ali, OUT! CAUGHT! Axar Patel bags his second. He bowls a flatter delivery on leg, Moeen Ali flicks it towards deep mid-wicket without any feet movement. Shreyas Iyer is present over there and settles under it to take the catch. Chennai lose their third wicket. 
17.37.3: Axar Patel to Robin Uthappa, Flatter ball on the pads, Robin Uthappa works it towards deep square leg for one. 
17.27.2: Axar Patel to Moeen Ali, Flatter ball, on middle. Moeen Ali whips it towards deep mid-wicket. He crosses ends. 
17.17.1: Axar Patel to Robin Uthappa, On off, Uthappa taps it towards covers and scampers across for a quick single. 
7 Overs | Runs : 56/2 | Run rate : 8
16.86.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to Robin Uthappa, Full and outside off, Uthappa works it to long on. He retains the strike by picking up a single. 8 runs from Ravichandran Ashwin's first over. 
26.76.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to Robin Uthappa, Floats it up around off, Robin Uthappa gets down on one knee and slogs it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
16.66.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to Moeen Ali, Tosses it up nicely, on middle. Moeen Ali tucks it around the corner for a run.
16.56.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to Robin Uthappa, Tosses it up, on middle. Robin Uthappa clips it through mid-wicket for a run.
16.46.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Moeen Ali, On the pads, Ali tickles it to fine leg for a single. 
06.36.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Moeen Ali, WIDE! Loopy ball, down the leg side again. Moeen Ali looks to play it on the leg side but misses. Wide given.
06.26.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Moeen Ali, WIDE! Floats it up, down the leg side. Moeen Ali looks to scoop but misses. Wided. 
06.16.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to Moeen Ali, Quicker one, on middle. Moeen Ali blocks it out on the leg side. 
6 Overs | Runs : 48/2 | Run rate : 8
15.65.6: Kagiso Rabada to Moeen Ali, Fuller in length, on the pads. Moeen Ali clips it in front of square on the leg side for a single. Chennai are 48/2 after the end of the Powerplay. 
15.55.5: Kagiso Rabada to Robin Uthappa, That was close! On a length, around off. Robin Uthappa pushes it to mid off for a quick single. Shreyas Iyer collects the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Replay shows that a direct hit would have been curtains for Robin Uthappa. 
05.45.4: Kagiso Rabada to Robin Uthappa, Good-length ball, on off, angling in. Robin Uthappa looks to defend but inside-edges it on the leg side. 
45.35.3: Kagiso Rabada to Robin Uthappa, FOUR! Nicely done! Length ball on leg, Robin Uthappa tickles it towards fine leg and fetches himself a boundary. 
15.25.2: Kagiso Rabada to Moeen Ali, Length ball on middle and leg, Moeen Ali works it to mid on for a quick single.
05.15.1: Kagiso Rabada to Moeen Ali, Back of a length, on middle, at 138.3 kph. Moeen Ali blocks it out right under his eyes. 
5 Overs | Runs : 41/2 | Run rate : 8.2
24.64.6: Anrich Nortje to Robin Uthappa, A touch short, outside off, Robin Uthappa takes on the pull shot and heaves it to the left of deep square leg for a couple of runs. 
04.54.5: Anrich Nortje to Robin Uthappa, On off, RU keeps this one out. 
04.44.4: Anrich Nortje to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! CAUGHT! The man-in-form, Ruturaj Gaikwad has been sent back here! An easy catch for Ashwin and the centurion from the last game goes back for just 13. He looked to take Nortje on, but falls in the process. Slightly short this time, around off, Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to pull this one over mid-wicket, but only mistimes this one high in the air towards mid-wicket. Ravichandran Ashwin moves across to his right and gulps this down. Both the Chennai openers have taken the long walk back and Delhi will look to continue this. 
14.34.3: Anrich Nortje to Robin Uthappa, Good-length ball, on off, knocked to the left of mid on for a quick single. 
04.24.2: Anrich Nortje to Robin Uthappa, Around off, worked to the leg side. 
24.14.1: Anrich Nortje to Robin Uthappa, On a shortish length, outside the off pole, Uthappa punches this one behind point and they run well to come back for the second. 
4 Overs | Runs : 36/1 | Run rate : 9
13.63.6: Kagiso Rabada to Robin Uthappa, 6 off this over! On a length on the pads, whipped to deep square leg for one. 
03.53.5: Kagiso Rabada to Robin Uthappa, On middle, pushed back to Rabada. 
03.43.4: Kagiso Rabada to Robin Uthappa, Fuller, around middle and leg, Robin looks to flick but misses. The ball takes the pad and goes to the leg side. An appeal for LBW but turned down. Kagiso tries to convince Pant to take the review but the skipper does not take it. Looked to be missing leg. 
13.33.3: Kagiso Rabada to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Back of a length, around off, guided to third man for one. 
43.23.2: Kagiso Rabada to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Delightful. Such a good cricketing shot. Overpitched delivery, outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwad just creams this one through mid off and gets a boundary. 
03.13.1: Kagiso Rabada to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Right on the money, is Rabada! Around off, on a length, Gaikwad taps it down on the deck. 
3 Overs | Runs : 30/1 | Run rate : 10
12.62.6: Axar Patel to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A good over from Patel comes to an end, 4 runs and a wicket off it. Around off, tossed up, eased to long off for one. 
12.52.5: Axar Patel to Robin Uthappa, Robin Uthappa is underway! Around off, pushed to point for a quick run. 
02.42.4: Axar Patel to Faf du Plessis, OUT! TAKEN! Axar Patel strikes in his very first over and Faf du Plessis has been sent packing. The Protea found the only fielder in the deep and this is a good bowling change by Pant. Patel hurls across a shortish ball, around off, quicker too, Faf du Plessis rocks back and pumps this one towards the deep mid-wicket region. No distance on this and Shreyas Iyer in the deep, runs to his right, gets low and pouches this. 
02.32.3: Axar Patel to Faf du Plessis, Around off, floated, du Plessis checks his shot to the cover region. 
12.22.2: Axar Patel to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Another single as this is milked down to long off. 
12.12.1: Axar Patel to Faf du Plessis, Starts with a flatter ball, around off, pushed through covers for one. 
2 Overs | Runs : 26/0 | Run rate : 13
01.71.6: Avesh Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fuller, around off, RG nudges this to the mid-wicket fielder. 10 off Khan's first one. 
11.61.5: Avesh Khan to Faf du Plessis, On a length, around off, swinging away, pushed to the left of point for one. 
41.51.4: Avesh Khan to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Another one. This one was asking to be hit and Faf does not miss out. Shortish, around off, it does not rise too much, Faf du Plessis camps back and then cracks this one through mid-wicket. 
01.41.3: Avesh Khan to Faf du Plessis, Outside off, pushed to the cover fielder this time. 
41.31.2: Avesh Khan to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! SLAPPED! Faf du Plessis gets off the mark with a boundary! On a length this time, outside off, there is width offered and Faf du Plessis crunches this one behind point for a boundary. 
01.21.2: Avesh Khan to Faf du Plessis, WIDE. Too full, wider outside off, left alone. Wide signalled. 
01.11.1: Avesh Khan to Faf du Plessis, Short of a length, around off, the ball lands and shapes back in this time, Faf looks to fend this one away but misses as the ball hits his gloves and goes to the off side. Avesh goes to Faf and ensures he is okay. All good. 
1 Overs | Runs : 16/0 | Run rate : 16
00.80.6: Anrich Nortje to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR LEG BYES. An expensive start by Nortje. On the pads, on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to flick but the ball takes the pad and goes past Pant to the fine leg fence. 16 off this one. 
00.70.5: Anrich Nortje to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fullish, outside off, RG looks to dig this one out but fails to do so. 
40.60.4: Anrich Nortje to Ruturaj Gaikwad, EDGY FOUR! He gets a lucky boundary now but he will not care. Outside off, on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwad skips down the track and swings at this. The ball catches the outside edge and flies away to the third man fence. 
20.50.3: Anrich Nortje to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ruturaj Gaikwad opens his account! Around off, on a length, punched sweetly past extra cover for a couple of runs. 
00.40.3: Anrich Nortje to Ruturaj Gaikwad, WIDE. Way outside off, RG reaches out but fails to get bat on this. Wided. 
00.30.2: Anrich Nortje to Ruturaj Gaikwad, NOT OUT! The review saves Gaikwad and he does not go back this early in the game. Around off again, on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to clip this to the leg side but gets beaten as he gets pinged on the pad. An appeal and after a couple of seconds of thinking, the umpire raises his finger. It looks to be out but Faf du Plessis presses Gaikwad into taking the review. A good decision as UltraEdge shows no bat and Ball Tracker shows the ball to be missing the wickets. A smile on Gaikwad's face and the on-field decision has been overturned. 
00.20.2: Anrich Nortje to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FIVE WIDES! A freebie and Chennai open their account. Norjte steams in and slips in a length ball down the leg side, Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to clip this but misses. Pant dives to his left but fails to stop it. The ball runs away to the ropes. 
00.10.1: Anrich Nortje to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OH! What a ripper to begin. Hello, Ruturaj Gaikwad, says Nortje! Around off, on a good length, it lands and nips in wonderfully, Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to defend but the ball seams in and misses his inside edge, goes over the middle pole to Pant. 
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