Chennai Super Kings 208/6 (Conway 87, Gaikwad 41, Nortje 3-42) beat Delhi Capitals 117 (Marsh 25, Moeen Ali 3-13) by 91 runs.
Mumbai: The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were back to winning ways in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after defeating Delhi Capitals (DC) by 91 runs on Sunday at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
A hundred-run opening partnership between Devon Conway (87) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (41) powered CSK to a mammoth total of 208/6 before Moeen Ali’s 3-wicket haul reduced DC to 117.
Chasing a mammoth target of 209, DC lost an early wicket of Srikar Bharat, who was caught at first slip after adding two fours at the top. David Warner was on the charge with two maximums.
Maheesh Theekshana scalped the second wicket of the innings after Warner was trapped LBW in the 5th over. Mitchell Marsh started his innings well with a four and six each.
Skipper Rishabh Pant, who was the next batter at the crease, creamed three fours in a row and DC were 59-2 at the end of the powerplay.
The 36-run partnership came to an end after Moeen Ali scalped his first wicket to dismiss Marsh, who was caught at long-on.
Moeen scalped two more wickets to dismiss Rishabh Pant and Ripal Patel. While the DC skipper was castled by the off spinner, Ripal Patel holed out to the deep.
DC were 7 down after Mukesh Choudhary then claimed two wickets in the 11th over. The left-arm pacer knocked Axar Patel’s stumps while Rovman Powell was caught behind.
Simarjeet Singh scalped his second wicket to dismiss Kuldeep Yadav, who was caught by Uthappa in the 16thover.
Shardul Thakur made a useful 24, which included two fours and a six. However, Dwayne Bravo wrapped the innings by dismissing Thakur and Khaleel Ahmed on consecutive deliveries to wrap the innings as CSK won by 91 runs.
Earlier, CSK, who were put in to bat first, made one change – Shivam Dube replaced Ravindra Jadeja in the eleven.
CSK openers – Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway were off to a fine start with the bat. Gaikwad crunched the first six of the innings while Conway was up and running with two fours.
Conway whacked consecutive sixes in the 5th over and the fifty partnership was up for the opening wicket. CSK were 57-0 at the end of the powerplay.
Conway notched his half-century after the left-handed opener clubbed two sixes and a four against Kuldeep Yadav.
CSK were cruising at 100/0 at the halfway stage after Conway creamed three fours in a row against Kuldeep Yadav. Gaikwad mistimed a pull shot and was caught off Anrich Nortje’s bowling which brought an end to the hundred partnership.
Conway continued to attack the DC spinners and CSK were in the driver’s seat at 131/1 after 13 overs. Shivam Dube, who joined Conway, quickly moved to 32 off 18 deliveries after whacking two sixes and a four against Shardul Thakur.
DC finally claimed Conway’s wicket after the opener was caught behind off Khaleel Ahmed’s bowling. Mitchell Marsh dismissed Dube in the next over after the left-handed batter holed out to the deep.
CSK skipper, MS Dhoni immediately got into the act by dispatching a six followed by four. Khaleel Ahmed scalped his second wicket to dismiss Ambati Rayudu.
Dhoni hit his second six and CSK crossed the 200-run mark in the final over. Anrich Nortje took two wickets on consecutive deliveries to dismiss Moeen Ali and Robin Uthappa before CSK finished with 208/6 in the first innings.