Match 55 of TATA IPL 2023 saw Chennai Super Kings take on Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. The match was played at the MA Chidambaram stadium. Both the teams were coming into the game on the back of a win. Chennai had beaten Mumbai on Saturday, while Delhi had beaten Bangalore in a wild chase at home.
The story as it happened –
MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first on a pitch which was looking like it will aid spin. Delhi made one change as Manish Pandey made way for Lalit Yadav, as Delhi were looking to win the game and keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
Lalit Yadav takes a stunning catch –
Chennai batting were being put under the test against a strong and determined Delhi bowling. The 1st ball of the 12th over saw Lalit Yadav bowling to Rahane. The 34 year old went down to the track in a bid to force the ball down the ground. Lalit Yadav though dived to his right and took a brilliant catch. Rahane was out for 21 off 20 balls with 2 fours to his name.
Delhi bowlers peg back Chennai batting unit –
Conway and Gaikwad who had given Chennai a strong start versus Mumbai put on 32 for the 1st wicket. The first wicket to fall was Conway who fell for 10 LBW to Axar Patel. Gaikwad fell next when he was caught by Aman Khan off Axar for 24.
Moeen Ali holed out to Mitchell Marsh to give Kuldeep Yadav his 1st wicket. The wicket of Rahane saw Chennai slide to 77/4 before Shivam Dube and Ambati Rayudu joined forces.
At the time of writing, Chennai was 112/4 in 14 overs.