IPL 2019, CSK vs DC: Chennai beat Delhi by 80 Runs

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Chennai defeated Delhi by a huge margin of 80 runs in the IPL 12 being played at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. Superb performance by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and great bowling of spinners help CSK to register a one-sided win.

Chennai has once again reached the top of the table. Earlier, batting first, Chennai scored 179 for 4 and in reply, Delhi put on 99 runs in 16.2 overs. Suresh Raina scored 59 runs off 37 balls and added 83 runs for the second wicket with Faf du Plessis (39 off 41 balls). But it was Dhoni who took Chennai to a huge score of 179 runs with his 44 runs in 22 balls. He smashed 4 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. Ravindra Jadeja scored a 25-run knock on 10 balls. Chennai scored 91 runs in the last 6 overs.

On the DC side, only Captain Shreyas Iyer (44 runs off 31 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (19 runs in 13 balls) could get double digits from Delhi.

Form Chennai, leg-spinner Imran Tahir did a great job for his team and took 4 wickets in 3.2 overs with 12 runs. Apart from this, left-arm spinner Jadeja took 3 wickets for 9 runs. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and fast bowler Deepak Chahar got 1-1 wickets. Dhoni made a catch and two superb stumps.

This is the 9th win in 13 matches of Chennai with 18 points. Now the team has reached the top of the table. Delhi has also played 13 matches and lost in 5 matches. Delhi now slipped to second place with 16 points. Both of these teams have already confirmed their place in the playoffs.

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