In the 55th game of the ongoing IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings played hosts to Delhi Capitals at Chepauk. Ahead of the game, the four-time winners won massively against their arch-rivals, Mumbai Indians. On the other hand, the 2020 finalists were coming off two back-to-back wins. Not to forget, they had lost six games already which is why they needed to win more than CSK.
Meanwhile, in the game, the home team won the toss and elected to bat first. The team had realized that the pitch will get drier and difficult to bat in the second innings with not much dew to have an impact. Talking about the Yellow Brigade, the team started a bit slow and didn’t have enough partnership for the first six wickets. At one stage, the former champions were reduced to 126/6.
However, the likes of skipper MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja finished the innings well and took the team to 167/8. For the Blue Brigade, Mitchell Marsh took three wickets while Axar Patel took two. On the other hand, Khaleel Ahmed, Lalit Yadav, and Kuldeep Yadav took one each.
Delhi Capitals were never in the chase
In reply, the David Warner-led side had a poor start as they lost three wickets for 25 runs in 3.1 overs. The likes of Manish Pandey and Rilee Rossouw put together 59 runs in as many balls. This partnership proved to be more harmful to the team as both batters failed to score enough boundaries. Meanwhile, Matheesha Pathirana, the impact sub broke the partnership with a brilliant yorker.
Axar Patel (21) came out to bat at number seven despite the batting order not doing well once again this season. However, apart from his batting, the rest of the batters continued to struggle on the other end. At the end of the game, DC only managed only 140/8, losing the game by 27 runs. For the Super Kings, Pathirana took three wickets while Deepak Chahar took two and Jadeja took one.
This is how Twitter reacted
Aisa HEERA kaha se dhundh ke laaye ?
RIPPAL NAKLI PATEL #CSKvDC
— CricKabila (@MTapree) May 10, 2023
Either #RickyPonting or #DavidWarner must resign for this shameless performance.
— Be Happy in Life (Just play tennis and code) (@KRam03473112) May 10, 2023
Easy win for Chennai Super Kings by 27 runs who are right behind Gujarat Titans with 15 Points and almost there to secure Top 2
Delhi Capitals OUT of the Tournament , Better Luck Next Time.. You doesn't deserve it ?#CSKvDC #IPL2023 #MSDhoni? pic.twitter.com/TdD1AQ3wBW
— Ro??? Ro?er? (@PeaceBrwVJ) May 10, 2023
It was a low scoring game, CSK made just 167 runs.
Everyone thought Delhi would chase this easily but they forgot the captain of opposition team is MS DHONI.
MS Dhoni, the man, the myth, the legend.
— Dr Nimo Yadav (@niiravmodi) May 10, 2023
CSK at Home ?#IPL2023 #CSKvDC pic.twitter.com/lZjtRfo3Ti
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) 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
Murali Kartik – #Dhoni is our gold! We wanna see him relaxed. Don't confuse him ? #MSDhoni #IPL2023 #CSKvDC
— Balaji K (@balajik_97) May 10, 2023
Jadeja be like: jis order me ja ra hu vo hi thik h ?#CSKvDC
— kashish? (@KashishRamnan10) May 10, 2023
Ricky Ponting was probably BEST player in the cricket… Sure!
He's the worst coach or mentor.
DC deserve better coach & Akshar patel deserve better club!#CSKvDC
— martin patel (@be_almostnormal) May 10, 2023
Pathirana is going to enjoy all the backing. But, Dhoni slightly not happy with last over boundaries shows the level of expectations this kid holds. Close games are going to be true test of his potential. I hope Pathirana do well and rule coming years in yellow.
— Indrajith Bandara (@IndrajithTweets) May 10, 2023