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IPL 2019: Qualifier 2 (CSK vs DC): Chennai Reaches Its 8th Final
By CricShots - May 10, 2019 11:36 pm
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When it comes down to clinching the knockout game, experience helps more often than not. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) kept faith on the same set of batsmen for the whole season and in the much-needed game, it has paid rich dividends to them in the second qualifier against the Delhi Capitals (DC). Two of their senior players, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson, slammed half-centuries to kill the chase early after a slow start.

Deepak Chahar drew the first blood

The men in yellow got the prized wicket of Prithvi Shaw in the third over bowled by Deepak Chahar owing to the brilliant DRS call by Dhoni. In the previous over of Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan had smashed as many as 13 runs. DC lost the plot after that as they kept on losing wickets on a regular basis as from 37/2 after the powerplay, Delhi was reduced to 80/5.

WATCH – Suresh Raina Tying The Shoe Laces Of Rishabh Pant

After that, Rishabh Pant was making a partnership with Sherfane Rutheford, but the latter got out in the 16th over of Harbhajan Singh. However, Pant, who was looking to slow in the last over, was also dismissed Chahar in the penultimate innings and the final over was being bowled by Ravindra Jadeja and he was smashed for a six on the second ball of the over Trent Boult, but he had his revenge on the very next ball.

CSK bowlers dominated

Delhi was reduced to 137/9 and Ishant Sharma was the 11th batsman and he finished the innings with a four and a six on the last two balls. Eventually, Delhi reached the total of 147/9 in their quota of 20 overs as they gathered as many as 28 runs in the last two overs.

WATCH – Huge Confusion Created Between Watson And Du Plessis

During the chase, in the first over itself, a huge confusion occurred between the CSK openers, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson, but it didn’t result in any wicket. They started slowly as they scored just 42 runs in the powerplay but didn’t lose the wicket and amassed as many as 81 runs for the first wicket before Du Plessis getting out in the 11th over of Boult.

Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis

In the very next over of Keemo Paul, Watson smashed as many as 25 runs and completed his fifty. However, he was then dismissed by Amit Mishra in the 13th over. Suresh Raina was got dismissed soon, but Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu almost took CSK over the line. Unfortunately, an anti-climax occurred when Dhoni attempted to finish the game with a six. But eventually, Chennai reached their 8th IPL final in 10 seasons by defeated Delhi by 6 wickets and as many balls to spare.

Brief Scores: 

Chennai Super Kings – 151/4 in 19 overs (S Watson: 50, Faf du Plessis: 50; A Mishra: 1/21) defeated Delhi Capitals – 147/9 in 20 overs  (R Pant: 38, H Singh: 2/31, DJ Bravo: 2/19) by 6 wickets and 6 balls to spare

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