Chennai Super Kings won the latest IPL match at Pune defending a high score of 211 against Delhi Daredevils. The latter scored 198 runs reaching close to target, but a strong attack off Super Kings’ bowler squeezed the line up denying any winning partnership. Lungi Ngidi and Ravindra Jadeja bowled stiff overs, while others watched out for wickets in the chase. The brilliant fifties off Shane Watson and MS Dhoni bolstered the score of Super Kings.
While, Delhi Daredevils were strengthened by Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar, hammering brilliant half-centuries. The match was high powered with strikes from both the ends in both innings. But, it was Super Kings who nicked their sixth win in IPL 2018 tournament and Delhi Daredevils was handed down their sixth loss.
Super Kings started the match with an impressive partnership between openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis. The players brought 102 runs batting 10.5 overs together. In the next three overs, du Plessis, Suresh Raina and Watson wrapped up their strikes, as the score wobbled to 130 for 3 wickets in 14 overs.
In the next stretch, MS Dhoni feasted on short balls from Trent Boult to trigger a high momentum. He plundered 5 sixes in his 22-ball half century. The batsman also had a life when Colin Munro put down his catch at 31. On the other end was Ambati Rayadu, who added 41 off 24 balls. The batsman added 79 runs partnering with Dhoni. In the final five overs, the players scored 74 runs.
Delhi witnessed an early wobble. In the first 9 overs, four wickets fell while the score surmounted only to 74. The inning caught momentum only when Pant came up showed up his big hits. His half century came up in 34 balls. He played until the 18th overs, scoring 79 off 45 balls. In the inning, Pant hammered 7 fours and 4 sixes. He and Vijay Shankar started a ferocious strike which could have nicked the target. Shankar remained unbeaten with the score of 54 off 31 balls, his half-century coming up in 28 balls. Finally, the equation to win flattened to 19 required off 4 balls, and it was too much to expect.
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