Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2020 Match 7: As it happened

Opener Prithvi Shaw smashed a half-century before the Delhi Capitals bowlers came to the fore to help their side thrash Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 44 runs in their second match of the 2020 Indian Premier League  (IPL) at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, September 25, 2020 - 23:30
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Opener Prithvi Shaw smashed a half-century before the Delhi Capitals bowlers came to the fore to help their side thrash Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 44 runs in their second match of the 2020 Indian Premier League  (IPL) at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday. 

Asked to bat first by the CSK, openers Prithvi Shaw (64) and Shikhar Dhawan (35) provided a perfect start to the Delhi Capitals by stitching a 94-run stand before Rishabh Pant (unbeaten at 37) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (26) helped their side post the score of 175 for three.(Also See: IPL 2020 Match 7, CSK vs DC--In Pics)

In reply, CSK lost both their openers Murali Vijay and Shane Watson cheaply for 10 and 14, respectively inside the Powerplay.

Though Faf du Plessis and Kedhar Jadhav tried to steady CSK's innings with crucial knocks of 43 and 26, respectively, CSK were restricted to a score of 131 for seven in their stipulated 20 overs.

Here are the highlights:

25 September 2020, 22:57 PM

WICKET!! Faf du Plessis (43) fell short of a half-century after beingh caught by Rishabh Pant behind the wicket on the second ball of the 18th over. CSK 121/5 (18 overs) 

25 September 2020, 22:41 PM

WICKET!! Kedar Jadhav departed for 26 runs after being caught leg before wicket by Anrich Nortje on the fourth ball of the 16th over. With this, a 54-run stand between Du Plessis and Jadhav have also come to an end. CSK 101/4 (16 overs)

25 September 2020, 22:30 PM

Good last two overs for Chennai Super Kings as they added 24 runs, including three boundaries. Du Plessis (33) punched the second ball of the 13th over from Amit Mishra at point for four runs before Kedar Jadhav (20) hammered Avesh Khan on the first and third ball of the 14th over for boundaries. CSK 84/3 (14 overs)

 

25 September 2020, 22:18 PM

13 runs off the last two overs. Du Plessis smashed the third ball of the 12th over from Avesh Khan between deep square and fine leg to pick up four runs. CSK now need 116 runs from 48 balls. CSK 60/3 (12 overs)

25 September 2020, 22:14 PM

WICKET!! Faf du Plessis inside-edged the first ball of the 10th over from Axar Patel square leg and looked to take a single before asking Gaikwad to return back, only to see him fall  short of his crease as Rishabh Pant completed the run out.CSK 47/3 (10 overs)

 

25 September 2020, 22:05 PM

CSK have managed to add just seven runs off the last two overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis are currently batting at the crease for the Chennai-based franchise at their respective scores of five and 14. CSK 44/2 (9 overs)

25 September 2020, 21:55 PM

WICKET!!  Murali Vijay departed for 10 runs after being caught by Kagiso Rabada at midwicket on the last ball of the sixth over from Anrich Nortje. CSK now need 141 runs off 78 balls. CSK 37/2 (7 overs)

 

25 September 2020, 21:45 PM

WICKET!! Axar Patel gave the much-needed breakthrough to Delhi Capitals by removing Shane Watson for 14. The CSK opener once again looked to go for a big shot on the second ball of the fifth over, only to see Shimron Hetmyer take an easy catch at deep midwicket. CSK 26/1 (5 overs)

25 September 2020, 21:42 PM

Anrich Nortje bowled a good third over, conceding just a single, before Avesh Khan gave away 12 runs to Chennai Super Kings.Avesh's first delivery of the over ran off the inside half of Watson's bat to beat mid-on for a boundary.The Australian then sent the fifth ball of the over high towards wide mid-on for a maximum. As a result, Watson has notched up 1,000 runs for CSK.CSK 22/0 (4 overs)

 
 

25 September 2020, 21:33 PM

Shane Watson and Murali Vijay have begun CSK's chase against Delhi Capitals by adding nine runs in the first two overs. Vijay (7) got off the mark by clipping away the last ball of the first over from Rabada to deep square leg for two runs, while Watson (2) punched the second ball of the second over from Axar Patel past square leg to open his account with a single. CSK 9/0 (2 overs)

25 September 2020, 21:26 PM

Murali Vijay and Shane Watson have walked down the crease to begin CSK's chase of 176 runs.Kagiso Rabada opens the attack for Delhi Capitals.

25 September 2020, 21:21 PM

INNINGS BREAK!!

25 September 2020, 21:20 PM

Delhi Capitals set a good 176-un target for Chennai Super Kings. DC 175/3 (20 overs)

25 September 2020, 21:19 PM

WICKET!! A brilliant catch by MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer departed for 26 after being caught behind the wicket on the last delivery of the penultimate over by Sam Curran. DC 161/3 (19 overs)

 

 

25 September 2020, 20:53 PM

Shreyas Iyer (21) and Rishabh Pant (23) have managed to add 22 runs in the last two overs against CSK to take Delhi Capitals to a score of 146 for two. The Delhi-based franchise is looking to cross the 200-run mak with three overs remaining in hand. DC 146/2 (17 overs)
 

25 September 2020, 20:45 PM

Delhi Capitals added 19 runs in the last two overs.Skipper Shreyas Iyer and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant are currently batting at the crease at their respective scores of 7 and 15 as the Delhi-based franchise has crossed the 100-run mark against CSK. DC 124/2 (15 overs)

25 September 2020, 20:32 PM

WICKET!! Second wicket for Piyush Chawla as Prithvi Shaw (64) is stumped by CSK skipper MS Dhoni on the second delivery of the 13th over. DC 105/2 (13 overs)

25 September 2020, 20:28 PM

WICKET!! Piyush Chawla gave the much-needed breakthrough to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by breaking a 94-run partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (35) and Prithvi Shaw (57). Dhawan was trapped leg before wicket on the fourth ball of the 11th over. DC 94/1 (11 overs)

25 September 2020, 20:18 PM

FIFTY!!! Prithvi Shaw is looking solid at the crease as he has brought up his fifth half-century of the IPL off just 35 deliveries. The Delhi Capitals opener pushed the third ball of the 10th over from Jadeja into the leg side to bring up his first fifty of this season. DC 88/0 (10 overs)

 

25 September 2020, 20:14 PM

Delhi Capitals openers Shikhar Dhawan (21) and Prithvi Shaw (39) are looking solid at the crease as they are smashing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowlers all around the park.Shaw punched a length ball from Piyush Chawla in the seventh over in front of cover for four runs before rocking back to late-cut flat delivery through point for another four run in the same over.

Dhawan, on the other hand,slogged the first ball of the seventh over from Ravindra Jadeja over midwicket for six before picking up four runs on the fourth ball. DC 62/0 (8 overs)

25 September 2020, 20:01 PM

Delhi Capitals ended the powerplay against Chennai Super Kings at 36/0, with openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan remaining unbeaten at the crease at their respective scores of 27 and seven. DC 36/0 (6 overs)

25 September 2020, 19:51 PM

16 runs off the last two overs for Delhi Capitals. Sam Curran was asked to bowl the fourth over by MS Dhoni and he was flicked away past short fine for four runs by Delhi Capitals' opener Prithvi Shaw (22) on the first ball.Shaw then lofted the fourth delivery of the over towards mid-off for another four runs. DC 27/0 (4 overs)

25 September 2020, 19:46 PM

Delhi Capitals openers Prithvi Shaw (9) and Shikhar Dhawan (1) are off to a decent start as they added 11 runs in the first two overs. Shaw got off the mark by smashing the second delivery from Deepak Chahar towards cover-point for four runs, while Dhawan cut the fourth ball of the second over from Sam Curran in front of deep cover to open his account with a single. DC 11/0 (2 overs)

25 September 2020, 19:32 PM

Pithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have walked down the crease to begin Delhi Capitals' innings. Deepak Chahar opens the proceedings for the Chennai Super Kings. 

25 September 2020, 19:15 PM

Lineups:

DC Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

CSK Playing XI: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla

25 September 2020, 19:13 PM

Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals have made two changes in their Playing XI. Amit Mishra and Avesh Khan come in place of Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohit Sharma, respectively. 

25 September 2020, 19:12 PM

As far as squads are concerned, CSK have made one change in their Playing XI. Josh Hazlewood has been called up in place of Lungi Ngidi.

 

25 September 2020, 19:09 PM

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first against Delhi Capitals!

 

25 September 2020, 18:58 PM

The players of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are warming up ahead of the match.

 

25 September 2020, 18:57 PM

The toss for the match will take place shortly!