IPL 2023: Chennai Tremendous Kings Seal Playoff Berth With 77-Run Win Over Delhi Capitals | Cricket Information

Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar introduced their ‘A’ sport to the fore as Chennai Tremendous Kings cantered to a 77-run crushing victory over Delhi Capitals to seal an IPL play-off berth in Delhi on Saturday. Taking part in a must-win sport, Conway (87 off 52) and Gaikwad (79 off 50) smashed good half-centuries to assist Chennai Tremendous Kings publish a difficult 223/3 after captain MS Dhoni opted to bat. Skipper David Warner, DC’s finest batter this season, waged a lone battle, scoring 86 off 58 deliveries. However in the long run the house group may handle solely 146/9 in 20 overs after Chahar dealt a killer blow eradicating a few top-order batters inside Powerplay overs.

It was one other shameful efficiency from DC batters as save Warner, not one of the others may cross particular person rating of 15. The profligate Indian core of likes of Prithvi Shaw, Yash Dhull, Lalit Patel and Aman Hakim Khan continued to embarrass and by no means appeared like belonging to this stage.

Even the group was supporting the guests because it continued to chant ‘Dhoni Dhoni’ by way of out the sport and even cheered when Delhi misplaced wickets.

Chahar (3/22) was the standout bowler for the guests whereas Maheesh Theekshana (2/23) picked up two wickets within the final over With the win, CSK moved as much as 17 factors and develop into the second group to maneuver to the qualifiers.

With a web run charge of 0.652 CSK are more likely to end within the prime two as solely Lucknow Tremendous Giants, who play Kolkata Knight Riders later within the night, can end on 17 factors they usually have a NRR of 0.304.

Conway and Gaikwad got here all weapons blazing, hitting boundaries and sixes at will on the cheesy Kotla pitch. The 2 placed on 141 runs for the opening stand and smashed a complete of 14 fours and 10 sixes.

Delhi’s 2023 IPL marketing campaign ended the way it started — with a defeat.

Their match efficiency was consultant of their dismal season — underwhelming bowling, dropping wickets in clumps and an abroad batter doing the heavy lifting with the bat.

Whereas Warner, an IPL stalwart notched his sixth fifty of the season, different DC batters reduce a sorry determine.

Shaw’s (5) nightmare of a season ended with one other disappointing present. He was caught off the bowling of his Mumbai teammate Tushar Deshpande by a flying Ambati Rayudu, who timed his dive to perfection at mid off.

After being hit for a most and a 4 by Warner, Chahar got here again with a bang. The pacer dealt twin blow, eliminating big-hitters Phil Salt (3) and Rilee Rossouw (0) off successive deliveries.

Younger Dhull (13) saved Warner firm within the center for a bit because the skipper hit the massive pictures however the partnerships did not final lengthy.

The Australian southpaw attacked Ravindra Jadeja, hitting the spinner for 2 sixes and as many fours in two overs, which yielded 37 runs. However the skipper saved on dropping companions on the different finish which made it tough to chase the 200 plus rating.

Earlier, Conway and Gaikwad started the onslaught within the second over when CSK collected 13 runs off Lalit Yadav with Conway hitting a cracking six.

The Delhi bowlers have been punished for straying from their lengths.

With discipline restrictions lifted, DC managed to dry out the boundaries earlier than Gaikwad hit Axar Patel for back-to-back sixes over mid wicket and obtained to his third fifty of the season.

Whereas Gaikwad assumed the position of the aggressor, Conway complemented his fellow opener properly as he clipped, pulled and reduce en-route his half-century.

Gaikwad then focused Kuldeep Yadav, hammering a hat-trick of sixes. The opener first whipped one over lengthy off after which despatched the ball over broad lengthy on.

However all eyes have been on Dhoni (5 not out ) who confronted simply 4 balls. Nevertheless, the CSK skipper was on strike for the final ball which needed to be bowled a few instances as Sakariya bowled a no ball and a large.

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