DC vs CSK / Delhi won the first match of the season - defeated Chennai by 20 runs

Vikrant Shekhawat : Mar 31, 2024, 11:41 PM
DC vs CSK: Delhi Capitals (DC) has achieved its first win in the Indian Premier League-2024. The team defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 20 runs in the 13th match of the current season. In Sunday's second match in Visakhapatnam, Delhi scored 191 runs in 20 overs. Against the target of 192 runs, Chennai could score only 171 runs after losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. From Chennai, Ajinkya Rahane scored 45 runs on 30 balls, while MS Dhoni played an unbeaten inning of 37 runs on 16 balls. He hit 4 fours and 3 sixes. Mukesh Kumar took 3 wickets from Delhi. Khalil Ahmed also got two successes.

Captain Rishabh Pant played an inning of 51 runs on 32 balls for DC. He hit 4 fours and 3 sixes. David Warner (52 runs) scored the 62nd fifty of his IPL career. Prithvi Shaw scored 43 runs on 27 balls. Mathish Pathirana got 3 wickets from CSK.

Dhoni scored four boundaries in the last over.

MS Dhoni hit four boundaries in the over of Enrique Nortya who came to bowl the last over. These included 2 sixes and 2 fours. 20 runs were scored in this over, but Chennai lost the match by 20 runs.

Chennai had a bad start

Chennai Super Kings, which won both the opening matches of the season at home, was playing on another ground for the first time. He did not have a good start outside the house. Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed by Khaleel Ahmed in the first over itself and then in the third over, Khaleel also eliminated Rachin Ravindra. Chennai had scored only 9 runs in 3 overs and 2 wickets had fallen.

Pant's explosive half-century

From here the pace of runs slowed down and then in the 15th over, Matisha Patirana bowled Mitchell Marsh and Tristan Stubbs with stormy yorkers in 3 consecutive balls. In such a situation, it seemed difficult for Delhi to reach a big score but captain Rishabh Pant finally showed his magic and scored a half-century in just 31 balls. On this basis, Delhi scored 191 runs after losing 5 wickets.