Toss: Chennai Super Kings won the Toss and Elected to Bowl First.
Team Updates: Chennai Super Kings had one change in their Team,Josh Hazelwood has been replaced for Ngidi , From Delhi Capitals, there are two changes Ashwin & Mohit Sharma was replaced by Amit Mishra & Avesh Khan.
In First Innings ,Delhi Capitals had a perfect start of opening stand Prithvi Shaw & Dhawan of 94 Runs though they started a slow innings in powerplay with 34 runs , they scored against Csk Spinners Jadeja & Piyush chawla clearly Csk Struggling with sixth Bowling option in their PlayingX1. Both Spinners went for 77 Runs within 8 overs. Piyush Chawla took both the openers at later point of his spell. Prithvi Shaw scored a beautiful knock of 64 Runs in 43 Balls and Rishab Pant Scored 34 Runs .Delhi capitals managed to score 175/3 in 20 overs. There was no fighting performance for Csk in Bowling except Debutant Josh Hazelwood , but he was also wicketless but quite impressive with his length in powerplay which was one of the positive sign for CSK.
On chasing a Target of 176 Runs, Csk should capitalise the powerplay overs, but they struggled to score runs against Axar Patel,Nortje, Rabada . Shreayas Iyer plan worked well against Watson by taking his wicket early with Axar Spell . Both Watson & Vijay were not able to score runs against DC Bowlers.Both Team had a similar style of spinners, but Delhi Capitals was too good with their spin attack Faf Du Plessis was the only person who was fighting for his Team, there are lot of questions on csk batting order, like Kedar Jadav , Murali Vijay , Ms Dhoni didn’t show any Intent on chasing this par score which could be chased inT20 format .
Finally, Delhi Capital was unbeatable till now in IPL 2020 with the comfortable win against Csk by 44 Runs , they moved to Top in Dream11 IPL Points Table.
Game Changer of the Match :
Axar Patel, was the game changer and he clearly shows the difference between two teams spin bowling department. He bowled with an economical spell in 4 overs with 18 runs and an important Watson wicket at early stage of the Match which turned the match towards Delhi Capitals.
Man of the Match :
Prithvi Shaw Awarded Man of the Match Award for performance with the Bat 64 Runs in 43 balls.
Dhoni in Post Match Presentation:
‘’I don’t think it was a good game for us . There was no dew, but the wicket did slow down. We are lacking a bit of flow in the batting and that hurts. The Run Rate keeps on mounting after such slow starts and adds pressure , we need to figure that out. We need to come back with a clear picture,looking at the combination. Maybe the team balance will get better once Raydu comes back in the next game . That will give us the room to experiment with the extra bowler. Spinners need to get better in their length and line . I think spinners have not come to the part yet. We are bowling good deliveries but we are giving away the boundary too often’’.
Record Update: CSK opener shane Watson Scored 1000 runs for Chennai Super Kings.