DC vs CSK IPL 2020 Score: Shikhar Dhawan has scored his 40th IPL half-century.© BCCI/IPL
Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer have attempted to rebuld for Delhi Capitals (DC), with the side handed a target of 180 runs by Chennai Super Kings (CSK). CSK have accounted for the dismissals of Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane. The Chennai-based franchise posted a total of 179 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs, with Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis finishing as the highest run-scorer. Du Plessis smashed 58 runs off 47 deliveries in an innings comprising of six boundaries and two sixes. Anrich Nortje was the pick of the bowlers, accounting for two wickets. The two sides are facing off in the 34th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Consecutive boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan, who takes advantage of a short delivery to power the punch in the gap through extra cover.
Boundary for Shikhar Dhawan who comes down the track, playing an excellent shot to long-off.
Consecutive boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan who takes advantage of a straight delivery from Ravindra Jadeja, playing a sweep shot into the gap through mid-wicket.
Boundary for Shikhar Dhawan who just manages to beat Shane Watson who was standing at backward point, with the ball going on to hit the boundary ropes.
Fourth boundary of the innings for Shikhar Dhawan, who comes down the pitch, thrashing a half-volley off the toe-end wide of backward point.
Brilliant six by Shreyas Iyer, who times the ball perfectly with power as well.
WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane c Sam Curran b Deepak Chahar 8 (10)
Ajinkya Rahane departs for 8 runs off 10 deliveries, following a stunning catch by English cricketer Sam Curran at backward point. Shreyas Iyer is the new man in.
Ajinkya Rahane gets a boundary under his belt, pulling a short delivery from Shardul Thakur to the deep mid-wicket ropes.
Second boundary of the innings for Shikhar Dhawan, who hits the fuller delivery straight back over Sam Curran’s head.
Shikhar Dhawan gets his first boundary of the innings, hammering the pull in the gap through square leg.
Wicket maiden for Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar starts off CSK’s defence of 180 on a sturdy note, with a wicket maiden off the opening over of the second innings. CSK 0/1, Need another 180 runs from 114 deliveries.
DC need 180 runs to register a win
CSK have posted a total of 179/4 at the end of 20 overs, with Ravindra Jadeja and Ambati Rayadu ensuring the perfect finish, completing a 50-run partnership off just 21 deliveries. DC need 180 runs to win.
Consecutive boundaries for Ravindra Jadeja, who clears his right leg and bludgeons the ball over long-on.
Third six of the innings for Ravindra Jadeja, who takes advantage of a low full toss to clear wide long-on.
Ravindra Jadeja gets his second six of the innings, directing the full toss into the stands at deep mid-wicket finely. CSK 163/4 after 19 overs
Extremely vital six by Ambati Rayadu, by picks the shorter delivery from Kagiso Rabad early, walking across and pulling the shorter delivery over deep square leg.
Ravindra Jadeja joins the party, playing a pick-up shot over deep square leg following a length delivery.
Superb boundary by Ambati Rayadu who walks across towards the off-side, gently glances the full delivery fine of the fielder at 45.
WICKET! MS Dhoni c Alex Carey b Anrich Nortje 3 (5)
Massive blow for CSK as MS Dhoni edges a slower delivery from Anrich Nortje to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.
3500 runs and counting for Ambati Rayadu
Ambati Rayadu has completed 3500 runs in the IPL, following a superb six over deep extra cover.
Excellent six by Ambati Rayadu, who dances down the track and smashes a full delivery from Marcus Stoinis over long-on.
WICKET! Faf du Plessis c Shikhar Dhawan b Kagiso Rabada 58 (47)
Faf du Plessis departs for 58 runs off 47 deliveries, following a tired lofted shot off a full delivery, with Shikhar Dhawan completing a catch, running in from long-on. 50 IPL wickets for Kagiso Rabada. MS Dhoni is the new man in.
Sublime boundary by Faf du Plessis who moves leg-side to heave a length ball across the line, beating wicketkeeper Alex Carey.
Sublime six by Ambati Rayadu who smashes the ball to deep mid-wicket, with great power.
Shikhar Dhawan drops Faf du Plessis
Shikhar Dhawan has dropped Faf du Plessis who attempted a lofted shot without much timing. Du Plessis looks tired which may have played a role.
WICKET! Shane Watson b Anrich Nortje 36 (28)
Shane Watson departs for 36 runs off 28 deliveries, following a seam-up length ball which beats Watson’s ambitious heave across the line, going on to hit the middle stump. Ambati Rayadu is the new man in.
Faf du Plessis is inching increasingly closer to a half-century, scooping a low full-toss over short fine.
Sublime six by Faf du Plessis who crouches slightly following an overpitched delivery, lofting the ball over long-off.
CSK in a stable position with 10 overs completed
CSK 71/1 after 10 overs, with Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis looking extremely confident in the middle.
Boundary for Shane Watson who drills the ball past extra cover astutely.
Faf du Plessis gets his fourth boundary of the innings, smacking the ball in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg.
50-run partnership between Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis
Shane Watson brings up the 50-run partnership between him and Faf du Plessis, with a cheeky boundary, scooped very finely.
CSK close to 50-run mark
CSK 47/1 after 8 overs, which certainly seems like a low score on a ground like Sharjah which has witnessed high-scoring games.
Sublime boundary by Shane Watson off the final delivery of the powerplay. Watson timed the ball perfectly, directing the delivery to square third man. CSK 39/1 after 6 overs
Third boundary of the innings for Faf du Plessis, who hammers a short delivery from Kagiso Rabada over mid-wicket.
Second boundary of the innings for Faf du Plessis, who extends his arms following a full length delivery, smashing the ball through the gap at extra cover.
Faf du Plessis follows up the six with a boundary, chipping the ball over the in-field on the leg-side.
Faf du Plessis gets his first six of the innings, following a scoop shot off a full delivery, directing the ball over short fine leg.
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