DC vs CSK Live: Shikhar Dhawan slams fifty to revive Delhi's chase

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* FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan off 29 balls, his 40th in IPL. DC 74/2 in 9.3 overs

Third successive fifty for Dhawan as he hit 8 fours to reach the landmark tonight.
* Change at both ends: Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack
9 overs: DC 70/2
10 runs off Karn Sharma's first over. Good recovery from the spinner as he finished off the over with two dot balls.
8.3 overs: FOURS! Shikhar Dhawan (47*) continues to deal in boundaries as he smacks back-to-back fours off Karn Sharma. DC 69/2
* Bowling change: Karn Sharma comes into the attack
8 overs: DC 60/2
Six singles off Deepak Chahar's final over as the pacer returned figures of 2 for 18 in 4 overs which included a wicket-maiden. Superb spell tonight.
7 overs: DC 54/2
Shikhar Dhawan (36* off 21) played with his luck in the over as he was dropped by Deepak Chahar at deep mid-wicket. Dhawan immediately cut the next ball tentatively close to short third man fielder for a four and followed that up with another boundary through mid-wicket. Ravindra Jadeja gave away 13 runs in his first over of the spell.
6.5 overs: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan (35*) brings up 50 for Delhi with back-to-back fours off Ravindra Jadeja. DC 53/2
* Bowling change: Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack
6 overs: DC 41/2, need 139 off 84 balls
Big over to end the Powerplay for Delhi as Shreyas Iyer (8*) and Shikhar Dhawan (24*) hit a six and a four respectively off Shardul Thakur in it. The pacer leaked 12 runs in it.
5.2 overs: SIX! Shreyas Iyer (7*) opens his boundary count with a big six over long-on off Shardul Thakur. DC 35/2
5 overs: DC 29/2
Another brilliant over from Deepak Chahar - a wicket and three runs off it including a leg bye.
4.1 overs: OUT! Deepak Chahar strikes again, dismisses Ajinkya Rahane (8). DC 26/2
Sam Curran took a blinder at backward point as the ball came hard and low to him from Rahane's bat. Second wicket for Chahar and Delhi lost two wickets early in their run chase.
4 overs: DC 26/1
8 runs off Shardul Thakur's first over as Ajinkya Rahane (8*) hit a four in it.
3.3 overs: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane (6*) opens his boundary count with a four towards deep mid-wicket off Shardul Thakur. DC 23/1
* Bowling change: Shardul Thakur comes into the attack
3 overs: DC 18/1
Shikhar Dhawan (16*) hit another four, this time towards deep backward point off Deepak Chahar as Delhi scored 10 runs in the over.
2 overs: DC 8/1
8 runs off Sam Curran's over as Shikhar Dhawan (8*) hit two fours in it.
1.3 overs: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan opens his and his team's account with a four off Sam Curran. DC 4/1
* Sam Curran to share the new ball with Deepak Chahar
1 over: DC 0/1
What a start from Deepak Chahar, a wicket-maiden. WOW!
0.2 overs: OUT! Deepak Chahar dismisses Prithvi Shaw (0) early. DC 0/1
Caught & Bowled! Soft dismissal as Chahar sent Shaw back to pavilion for the fifth time in six IPL meetings - all in Powerplay overs.

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Welcome Back! Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw to start the DC run chase. Deepak Chahar with the ball for CSK.
Ravindra Jadeja (33* off 13; 4x6s):"I have been training regularly and have been going to the gym every second day. I looked to take two three balls to settle first and I knew that I could go big so I just backed myself. I watched the ball and kept hitting. He (Rayudu) was also hitting the ball very well and gave us the momentum after 14 overs. The wicket is looking a bit slower. You have to bowl in the right areas and need to vary your pace."
20 0vers: CSK 179/4
16 RUNS! Chennai finished off the innings in style as Ravindra Jadeja (33* off 13 balls) smacked Anrich Nortje for back-to-back sixes in the final over. Jadeja and Ambati Rayudu (45* off 25) put on an unbeaten 50 runs for the fifth wicket in just 21 balls. Nortje's final figures: 4-0-44-2
19.4 overs: BOOM! 6, 6 - Ravindra Jadeja (30*) smacks Anrich Nortje for back-to-back sixes both over long-on. CSK 176/4
19 overs: CSK 163/4
Ravindra Jadeja (18*) finished off the over with a six over wide long-on as Kagiso Rabada conceded 16 runs in it. Despite the expensive over, Rabada returned figures of 1 for 33 in 4 overs which also included a maiden over.
18.3 overs: SIX! Ambati Rayudu (43*) smacks Kagiso Rabada over deep square leg for his fourth maximum. CSK 156/4
* 150 comes up for CSK in 18.2 overs - 150/4
18 overs: CSK 147/4
Tushar Deshpande completed his spell with a 13-run over as he returned figures of 1 for 39 in 4 overs. Expensive night for the pacer.
17.5 overs: SIX! Ravindra Jadeja (9*) opens his boundary count with a big six, over deep square leg, off Tushar Deshpande. CSK 144/4
17 overs: CSK 134/4
Ambati Rayudu (34*) started the over with a six and finished it off with a four as Anrich Nortje leaked 12 runs off it. The pacer though ended MS Dhoni's stay in the over.
16.3 overs: OUT! Anrich Nortje strikes again, dismisses MS Dhoni (3). CSK 129/4
Edge and caught by wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Dhoni departed without troubling the scorecard much. Chennai lost two wickets in quick succession.
16.1 overs: SIX! Ambati Rayudu (29*) continues to deal in sixes as he smacks Anrch Nortje over deep extra cover for his third maximum. CSK 128/3
16 overs: CSK 122/3
10 runs off Marcus Stoinis over - a six and four singles.
15.5 overs: SIX! Ambati Rayudu (22*) smacks Marcus Stoinis over long-on for his second maximum. CSK 121/3
* Bowling change: Marcus Stoinis comes into the attack
15 overs: CSK 112/3
Good over from Kagiso Rabada as he took a wicket and gave away just 7 runs in it.

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14.4 overs: OUT! Kagiso Rabada gets rid of Faf du Plessis (58). CSK 109/3
Brilliant catch by Shikhar Dhawan as he ran in from long-on and dived forward to grab it. Rabada's wicket-taking spree continues. Faf departed after scoring 58 off 47 balls which included two sixes and six fours. That's wicket No. 50 for Rabada in IPL.
14 overs: CSK 105/2
11 runs off Ravi Ashwin's over as Ambati Rayudu hit a six in it.
13.3 overs: SIX! Ambati Rayudu (10*) brings up 100 for Chennai with a six off Ravichandran Ashwin. CSK 101/2
13 overs: CSK 94/2
Good one from Axar Patel as he gave away just 7 runs in his final over without conceding a boundary. Axar's final figures: 4-0-23-0
12 overs: CSK 87/2
What an over from Anrich Nortje - a wicket and ywo singles off it.
11.4 overs: OUT! Anrich Nortje cleans up Shane Watson for 36. CSK 87/2
Nortje broke the dangerous stand as he hit the top of middle stump to send Watson back to the pavilion. Watson hit six fours during his 28-ball innings and added a valuable 87 runs for the second wicket with Faf du Plessis.
* FIFTY for Faf du Plessis off 39 balls, his fourth of the season. CSK 87/1 in 11.3 overs
Delhi at the last moment decided to take an LBW review against de Plessis, but there was a faint inside edge before hitting the pad. Delhi lost the review as du Plessis reached the fifty with the help of two sixes and five fours.
11 overs: CSK 85/1
Another big over for Chennai as Faf du Plessis (49*) smacked a six and a four off Tushar Deshpande in it. The pacer leaked 14 runs in it. 38 runs in the last three overs for Chennai.
10.1 overs: SIX! Faf du Plessis (42*) smacks Tushar Deshpande over long-off for his second maximum. CSK 77/1

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10 overs: CSK 71/1
0, 4, 1, 4, 2, 4 - Ravichandran Ashwin started the over with a dot ball but ended up leaking 15 runs in it. Faf du Plessis (36*) hit a four off the second delivery and Shane Watson (34*) finished off the over with two fours in three balls. Chennai looked ready to up the ante.
9 overs: CSK 56/1
Five singles and a four off Axar Patel as the spinner gave away 9 runs in it.
8.2 overs: FOUR! Shane Watson (22*) brings up 50 for Chennai with a four off Axar Patel. CSK 52/1
8 overs: CSK 47/1
Tidy start from Ravi Ashwin too - just four singles off it.
* Spin from both ends: Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack
7 overs: CSK 43/1
Axar Patel came back into the attack and bowled another tidy over -- just four singles off it.
6 overs: CSK 39/1
End of Powerplay. 10 runs off Kagiso Rabada over as Faf du Plessis (24*) and Shane Watson (14*) hit a four each in it. Good partnership going on for Chennai in the middle between the two senior pros.
5 overs: CSK 29/1
Big over for Chennai as Faf du Plessis (19*) smacked a six and two fours off Anrich Nortje in it as they collected 14 runs from it.
4.1 overs: SIX! Faf du Plessis (11*) welcomes Anrich Nortje with a six over fine leg, the first maximum of the night. CSK 21/1
* Change at both ends: Anrich Nortje comes into the attack
4 overs: CSK 15/1
Axar Patel started his spell with a tidy over, just three singles off it.
* Bowling change: Axar Patel comes into the attack
3 overs: CSK 12/1
10 runs off Tushar Deshpande in it as Shane Watson (8*) opened his account with two fours in three balls in the over.
2 overs: CSK 2/1
Brilliant start from both ends for Delhi as Kagiso Rabada bowled six dot balls to Shane Watson to begin his spell with a maiden over.
* Kagiso Rabada to share the new ball with Tushar Deshpande
1 over: CSK 2/1
What a start from the pacer Tushar Deshpande - two runs and a wicket from it.
0.3 overs: OUT! Tushar Deshpande strikes early, dismisses Sam Curran (0). CSK 0/1
Early breakthrough for Delhi. Anrich Nortje took a good catch at third man as Deshpande sent back Curran for naught. Curran top edged one to third man and Nortje had to throw up the ball after the catch so that he could come back in, after crossing over the boundary rope, and complete the process. Good presence of mind from the speedster.

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Here we go... Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis to start the CSK innings. Tushar Deshpande with the ball for DC.
Playing XIs:
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
TOSS | Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins toss, opts to bat against Delhi Capitals in Sharjah
Captains at the toss:
Shreyas Iyer:"It's better (injury) now. We will be giving him (Pant) one more game rest. We are playing with the same team. The boys are really motivated. This is going to be a good challenge, looking forward to it. Till the last ball we need to fight. We are not giving up in any situation. Our mindset is such that we fight till the end."
MS Dhoni:"We'll bat first. There's nothing on the surface, no grass. Looks like a fresh wicket. I am happy with a lot of things. We didn't commit a lot of errors in the last game. We need to continue doing that. You are always under pressure in IPL, I feel it's a good thing to have. We have made a change. In place of Piyush Chawla, we have Kedar Jadhav."

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Pitch Report:
"This pitch hasn't taken as much turn as the other one. You wanna bowl when it (ball) is brand new, that would be the key, it'll skid on a little bit, will be relatively quick. Not too much spin, great deck to bat on, win the toss and have a bat" - Simon Doull
* LATEST NEWS: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer is fit to play tonight
* Toss at 7 pm IST
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 34 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah.
"One thing I have been telling the boys right from the start of this tournament is that I want us playing our best cricket in the back half of the tournament, not necessarily in the front half of the tournament. Yes, things are looking good at this stage of the season, but I am never the one to try and look too far ahead because I know how quickly the IPL can turn around. We have seen teams in the past have six wins from their first six games, and then not go on to make the playoffs. So we'll keep a lid on things, and I still think we're six wins from eight games, but probably haven't played our best cricket yet either," - Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting
* An economy rate of 6.31 makes the spinners of Delhi Capitals the cheapest in IPL 2020
* Deepak Chahar has dismissed Prithvi Shaw four times in five innings. The only time he didn't manage to do so came earlier in the season when Shaw was Man of the Match.

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