Match Over - Chennai Super Kings won by 13 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Delhi Daredevils, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
  • Referee: V Narayan Kutty
  • When: 30 Apr 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Chennai Super Kings
  • Man of the Match: SR Watson


  • Umpire1: AY Dandekar
  • Umpire2: C Shamshuddin
  • Third Umpire: CK Nandan



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Chennai Super Kings



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Delhi Daredevils

11.35pm CSK made it hard on themselves, thanks to a combination of some shoddy bowling and fielding - which saw Dhoni in a rare animated form - and excellent batting by Vijay Shankar. But at the end of it, CSK have bounced back after one bad game and risen to the top of the table. But once again, it's CSK's batting that has bailed them out. They may be top, but they need to address these death-overs bowling. The batting can't keep bailing them out. All it takes is one match for the batting unit to fail, and if that turns out to be a knockout match, it's curtains.

"Too many runs on the board. Losing four wickets had a massive impact," says Shreyas Iyer. "We got really close, which is a positive we can take into the next match. We need to win six out of six, which is the only motivation we can take into the remaining games. We are really effective in home games, and if we can keep the team stable, that should serve us well."

Ram Chandran: "Deep down in my heart I always felt that Lungi will be a perfect fit for the CSK !!!!"

Kapil: "Rahul Tewatia, hope Delhi make proper use of him as a bowler and not send him to bat at crucial times. 3 off 4, not done. Need 6 hitters from ball 1. Plunkett could have got couple of boundaries"

Time for presentations.

"It's quite bad, but nothing much can be done because there's not much of a resting period," says CSK captain MS Dhoni. "I haven't been training much because of that. T20 is not much workload, so it's manageable. It's very important for us to get off to a good start, not necessarily in terms of runs, but even a good partnership, and I can promote myself and come out at No. 5. It's more fun when you go into the 8th and 10th overs and the bowler doesn't know when you will go for the big runs. Looking at the wicket, we thought we'll get an overseas batsman in. We thought Sam needed a bit of rest. Having Rayudu in the middle and Faf open gives more stability to the middle order. And Rayudu can score runs at any position, so that was the best decision. Ngidi has been impressive since South Africa. He's tall and gets bounce. Death bowling hasn't been good, and if we reach the finals, which will be held in small grounds, the margin for error is very small."

Shane Watson is Man of the Match. "I needed to try and help the team a bit more with the bat, and it's good to do that, especially against a bowling line-up like Delhi's," he says. "I got a few balls to get myself going. It was nice to get a few off the middle. At this stage of my career, to get the opportunity to play in a wonderful tournament like the IPL is great. MS is hitting the ball as well as he ever has."

Elvis Joseph: "Time to drop Faf permanently? He struggled to hit the ball in the gaps and was just wandering around at Long Off"

Bhavin: "It's batting heavy CSK and bowling heavy SRH sitting at the top of the table."

Nitesh: "Delhi still doesnt seem to know their playing 11. after Maxwell there is nothing much to come. Shankar. Okay he played well, but doesnt strike fear in Bowlers heart. They need someone of that character. Also their Bowling is too weak. Need to shuffle the pack and get the balance right."

19.6L Ngidi to V Shankar, 1 run, almost in the blockhole again, this one's angled into the pads, and it's squeezed out through midwicket.
19.5L Ngidi to R Tewatia, 1 run, wide yorker, very good from Ngidi, squeezed out to cover.
19.4L Ngidi to V Shankar, 1 run, backs away again but this time it's a fuller ball and his attempt to drill it through the off side results in an inside edge to short midwicket. Game over if the next two balls are legal.
19.3L Ngidi to V Shankar, 2 runs, backs away again to a short of a length delivery and just chips it over the in-field to scamper back for two.
19.3L Ngidi to V Shankar, WIDE, 1 run, length ball, angled down the leg side as the batsman backs away. Pressure getting on to Ngidi.
19.2L Ngidi to V Shankar, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, is that a six? Yes, it is. Shankar with some timely blows here but have they come too late? Short of a length, he backs away to give himself room and heaves it over cow corner. DD need at least three more of these.
19.1L Ngidi to R Tewatia, 1 run, short of a length outside off, punched to extra cover who moves to the right and cuts it off.
19.1L Ngidi to R Tewatia, WIDE, 1 run, short of a length, drifts it too far across as he sees the batsman back away.
End of over 19. 15 runs this over. 178/5 after 113 balls.
V Shankar 38 (26b 1x4 3x6 ) DJ Bravo 3-0-37-0
R Tewatia 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Huge, huge over for Daredevils. But after all that, they need 28 off six.

End of over 18. 6 runs this over. 163/5 after 108 balls.
R Tewatia 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 3-0-12-1
V Shankar 25 (22b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 17. 11 runs this over. 157/4 after 102 balls.
RR Pant 75 (42b 6x4 4x6 ) DJ Bravo 2-0-22-0
V Shankar 24 (20b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 16. 18 runs this over. 146/4 after 96 balls.
RR Pant 65 (37b 4x4 4x6 ) KM Asif 3-0-43-2
V Shankar 23 (19b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 15. 11 runs this over. 128/4 after 90 balls.
RR Pant 48 (32b 2x4 3x6 ) DJ Bravo 1-0-11-0
V Shankar 22 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) more


End of over 14. 13 runs this over. 117/4 after 84 balls.
RR Pant 45 (29b 2x4 3x6 ) Harbhajan Singh 4-0-26-0
V Shankar 14 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 103/4 after 77 balls.
RR Pant 36 (24b 2x4 2x6 ) RA Jadeja 4-0-30-1
V Shankar 9 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 97/4 after 72 balls.
V Shankar 6 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) Harbhajan Singh 3-0-13-0
RR Pant 35 (22b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Mayur gupta : "Jadeja bowling 3 overs in 1 game?!?!..surely the apocalypse is near!" --- Here's Akshay to deal with it

End of over 11. 14 runs this over. 92/4 after 66 balls.
RR Pant 33 (20b 2x4 2x6 ) RA Jadeja 3-0-25-1
V Shankar 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 77/4 after 59 balls.
RR Pant 20 (15b 1x4 1x6 ) Harbhajan Singh 2-0-7-0
V Shankar 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 74/4 after 54 balls.
V Shankar 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 2-0-11-1
RR Pant 19 (13b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Saurabh Chitlan: ""7.6 Harbhajan Singh to Maxwell, 1 run, back of a length on top of off, Iyer sits back and punches it down to long-off.." Muthu is still in disbelief that Iyer got out and hence refering Maxwell as Iyer! :P" --- Apologies, will fix it

Karthik: "There is something so reassuring about a spin strangle with Dhoni at the helm! You want Thanos? Dhoni IS Thanos! And the spinners are his infinity stones!!"

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 68/3 after 48 balls.
GJ Maxwell 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Harbhajan Singh 1-0-4-0
RR Pant 18 (12b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 64/3 after 42 balls.
SS Iyer 13 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 1-0-5-0
RR Pant 15 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 13 runs this over. 59/2 after 36 balls.
RR Pant 12 (4b 1x4 1x6 ) SR Watson 2-0-27-0
SS Iyer 11 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Adarsh: "I would have given a chance to this young blood DD if it was not for Dhoni's ability to read young minds so accurately. It takes more that just talent to chase down such score against Dhoni."

Deep: "Dhoni's batting in the last couple of games has been a delight. As a finisher, it might partly be a direct response to how well DK's stocks have risen since that 29* . What edges him ahead, however, is his superior fitness, and ability to be both calm, and street-smart at crunch moments."

vinod rajpal: ""Ngidi reminds me of Ntini for CSK. Pace and bounce."

End of over 5. 15 runs this over. 46/2 after 30 balls.
C Munro 26 (16b 3x4 2x6 ) KM Asif 2-0-25-2
SS Iyer 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Vegetariantiger: ""@Muthu: Thanos...? as a bowler or fielder...? Thala is Thorrrr...""

Hat-trick of boundaries for Munro: 4,4,6

DBS: "Something about Dhoni's batting. Ask us Fans. How much have we missed this old-Dhoni. Can't describe in words how we feel when we see him play like this. :)" --- Thala da. Maybe bring Thanos to stop him?

End of over 4. 14 runs this over. 31/1 after 24 balls.
C Munro 12 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) SR Watson 1-0-14-0
SS Iyer 9 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 17/1 after 18 balls.
SS Iyer 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 2-0-7-0
C Munro 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

CSK have worked on their lengths: in the previous match, they were just too full. They have hit the back of a length tonight

End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 10/1 after 11 balls.
SS Iyer 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) KM Asif 1-0-9-1
C Munro 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Dikshit Chhabra: "In Pune there's a place called Nigdi. Haha "

End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
C Munro 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 1-0-1-0
PP Shaw 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
PP ShawC RA Jadeja B KM Asif9520180
C MunroC KV Sharma B KM Asif261632162.5
SS IyerRun out SR Watson,MS Dhoni 13141092.86
RR PantC RA Jadeja B L Ngidi794574175.56
GJ MaxwellB RA Jadeja6510120
V Shankarnot out 543115174.19
R Tewatianot out 340075
LE Plunkett -
A Mishra -
Avesh Khan -
TA Boult -
Total 198/5
L Ngidi4.002616.5
KM Asif3.0043214.33
SR Watson2.0027013.5
RA Jadeja4.003117.75
Harbhajan Singh4.002606.5
DJ Bravo3.0043014.33