In the 55th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) hosted Delhi Capitals (DC) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. CSK produced an all-round show and registered a clinical win to secure the second spot in the points table and further strengthened their chances of making it into the playoffs.
Batting first, the Super Kings posted 167/8 in their 20 overs. Shivam Dube top-scored with 25 runs off just 12 balls, including three sixes. Ruturaj Gaikwad (24), Ambati Rayudu (23), Ravindra Jadeja (21) and MS Dhoni (20) chipped in with valuable contribution in CSK’s competitive total.
In response, the Capitals started their innings on a bad note, losing skipper David Warner for a duck in the very first over. Though Philip Salt and Rilee Rossouw tried to build a partnership, they failed to maintain the required run rate.
Rossouw was the top scorer for Delhi with 35 runs off 37 balls, but his efforts were not enough to chase down the target. In the end, DC managed to score 140/8 in their 20 overs, losing the match by 27 runs.
Matheesha Pathirana was the pick of the CSK bowlers, taking three wickets for 37 runs in his four overs. Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja also contributed with the ball, taking two and one wicket(s) respectively.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Super show with the ball from @ChennaiIPL! 👏 👏
The @msdhoni-led unit beat #DC by 2⃣7⃣ runs in Chennai to seal their 7⃣th win of the season! 👌 👌
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/soUtpXQjCX#TATAIPL | #CSKvDC pic.twitter.com/SnF0uo2uu4
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2023
The biggest supporters of MS Dhoni are happy.
CSK roaring in IPL 2023. pic.twitter.com/aYJwCqiRJB
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 10, 2023
Anbuden happy Annachi! 🥳#CSKvDC #WhistlePodu #Yellove 💛🦁
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 10, 2023
Hail the Super Kings! 🙌🥳 What a phenomenal performance by @ChennaiIPL today, defeating @DelhiCapitals in a thrilling match! 🔥 The lions roared on the field, showcasing their brilliance in every aspect of the game. A remarkable team effort, keep marching forward🔥🦁 #CSKvsDC…
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 10, 2023
Tough loss at Chepauk, but we'll take the learnings onto the next match. pic.twitter.com/zdOtNV4b7W
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 10, 2023
Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 27 runs. #cricket #ipl2023 #CSKvsDC https://t.co/19x0tNgPmE #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/ZfFSBANsCE
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 10, 2023
This win will not only give CSK a very crucial two points and cement their second spot in the table, it will also do much good to their net run rate. #CSKvsDC #IPL2023
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) May 10, 2023
CSK HAVE ALMOST QUALIFIED FOR IPL 2023 PLAYOFFS:
Their qualification chance increased to 98% now. pic.twitter.com/Tw3uAQU3qp
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 10, 2023
Another Comfortable Victory for #CSK ..⭐🏟️ Playoffs entry is almost sealed..🤙#CSKvDC #DCvsCSK pic.twitter.com/cfKDMbOVCT
— Laxmi Kanth (@iammoviebuff007) May 10, 2023
Play offs at home. Sea of yellow for @msdhoni @ChennaiIPL nearing the perfect fairytale. @IPL @RevSportz
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 10, 2023
CSK have defeated DC and are almost through to the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/DtkoLmoRHf
— Cricket is Love ❤ (@cricketfan__) May 10, 2023
Shane Watson sneaking into the CSK dressing room to celebrate 🥳 #CSKvsDC #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/aF1q4clVCv
— 𝐑. (@fanmahida) May 10, 2023
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