125dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

Harshal, Mishra help Daredevils trip up CSK

Harshal's unbeaten 36, including a 26-run final over off Dwayne Bravo, proved to be the game-changer, with CSK not yet assured of a top-two spot

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AT Rayudu
50(29) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 4 4 0 9 7 2 23
RR Pant
38(26) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 5 4 11 2 6 10

Best performances - Bowlers

L Ngidi
O3
M0
R14
W2
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TA Boult
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 128/6 (35 runs required, RR: 6.40)

  • RA Jadeja27 (18b)
  • DL Chahar1 (2b)
  • TA Boult4-0-20-2
  • HV Patel4-0-23-1

11.40pm A very good defence from Daredevils. Chasing a score at the Feroz Shah Kotla can always be tricky and they made it tougher and tougher, taking pace off the ball, using different lines and lengths and clinically executed.

It was a sluggish pitch, which is why you saw many balls go so high in the air. Batsmen met the ball far too early too often, and CSK just could not adjust. Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane and Trent Boult were outstanding on this pitch. It's a win Daredevils can be proud of, even if it's far too little and far too late.

Harshal Patel is the Man of the Match: "I think bowling is difficult on this pitch, especially with dew. It's just consistency, one over can lose you a game. Four-over spells more important than a 25-run cameo."

Shreyas Iyer: "We were craving for this victory. Really satisfying victory. Lived up to the expectations. Wasn't easy to bat on this wicket, Harshal delivered, that last over was very important to get us to 163 (162). We were never lacking preparations, we were just not able to execute. All three clicked together in the games that we've won."

MS Dhoni: "Wicket got more difficult in the second half. Nobody was middling it, the bowlers bowled well. Difficult to predict how this pitch will behave. You have to be very practical about why something went wrong. We know the reasons. It's important not to look at the points table. The middle order can also get a partnership. Anyone can get an opportunity. Need to be mentally prepared, more than physical. You can give 100 different plans to the bowlers, but sometimes you have to shuffle the bowlers."

Sandeep Lamichhane: "It was slightly skiddy, the way every player contributed, it helped me. They were well set, and I was trying to bowl my best balls."

19.6
1
Boult to Jadeja, 1 run, 142 kph, full and straight, skewed away to long-on. And Daredevils take away a 34-run win.
19.5
1
Boult to Chahar, 1 run, a slower ball on off, inside-edged to square leg
19.4
0
Boult to Chahar, no run, full down leg, Chahar walks right across and misses a swing. Good non-call, not a wide.
19.3
1
Boult to Jadeja, 1 run, short and wide, under-edged to the keeper for a run.

Smiles for Daredevils, glum CSK faces. Who is second on the table and who is last?

19.2
W
Boult to Bravo, OUT, a full delivery outside off, Bravo backs away and chips a lofted drive towards cover. Shankar backtracks and takes it comfortably.

DJ Bravo c Shankar b Boult 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.1
1
Boult to Jadeja, 1 run, a low full toss down leg, worked to deep square leg for a run.

Just formalities to complete then. CSK need 39 off 6.

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st46AT RayuduSR Watson
2nd24AT RayuduSK Raina
3rd20MS DhoniSK Raina
4th3MS DhoniSW Billings
5th20MS DhoniRA Jadeja
6th12DJ BravoRA Jadeja
7th3RA JadejaDL Chahar