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DC vs CSK live Score: Dream11 IPL 2020 Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings LIVE Updates, LIVE Commentary, Probable XI

DC vs CSK live Score: Dream11 IPL 2020 Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings LIVE Score, LIVE Commentary, Preview, Probable XI

Spared by the fielders a number of times, opener Shikhar Dhawan (101) hit his maiden IPL hundred while Axar Patel pulled off three sixes in the final over as Delhi Capitals moved to the top of the table with a tense five-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings, here on Saturday.

Dropped on 25 and 79, apart from surviving a half chance and a run-out opportunity, Dhawan made full use of the lives given to him to raise his best IPL knock as the Capitals overhauled a stiff 180-run target with one to spare.

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On 99, Dhawan also got a caught-behind decision reversed, using DRS. Despite a well-set Dhawan at the crease, Sam Curran bowled an exceptional 19th over, giving away just four runs to keep CSK in hunt.

Capitals needed 17 runs off the final over and it looked Dhawan’s effort could go in vain but Axar Patel played a blinder of a knock, hitting three sixes off Ravindra Jadeja to finish off the game in style.

DC now have 14 points from nine games, one more than second-placed Mumbai Indians (12).

Dhawan took 58 balls for his unbeaten knock that was studded with 14 shots to the fence and one over it. He shifted the gears with ease as he not only worked the ball around but found boundaries consistently to keep the asking rate under control. His straight six off Curran stood out.

After CSK pacer Deepak Chahar, who was as usual very impressive, sent back Prithvi Shaw (0) Ajinkya Rahane (8), Dhawan kept one end safe.

Skipper Shreyas Iyer (23), who hurt his shoulder in the previous game was not his usual aggressive self. The fluency with which he times the ball was missing.

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His 68-run stand with Dhawan ended when he holed one out to Du Plessis off Bravo. It was a slower ball but Iyer could have dispatched that easily into the empty stands on any other day.

Marcus Stoinis added 24 quick runs before being dismissed.

Earlier, Faf Du Plessis hit his fourth half-century of the season before Ambati Rayudu produced another useful cameo as a collective batting effort propelled Chennai Super Kings to 179 for four.

Du Plessis (58) added 87 runs with Shane Watson (36) after early fall of Sam Curran (0), setting it up nicely for the CSK.

Rayudu hit 45 off 25 balls while Ravindra Jadeja hit four sixes in his fiery 33-run knock. One of Jadeja’s sixes landed on the road outside the stadium.

They added 50 runs in 3.3 overs during their unbeaten fifth-wicket partnership.

While Watson relied on safe ground-strokes considering the sluggish track Du Plessis did not hesitate to improvise, playing a lot of scoop shots. He pulled the short ones with ease.

Young pacer Tushar Deshpande bowled a tight line with decent speed and was rewarded when Curran, without measuring the bowler, swung his arms but just managed a top-edge that was taken by Anrich Nortje (2/44).

The ball was stopping a bit on the slow Sharjah wicket but after four quiet overs, Du Plessis creamed off 14 runs from Nortje’s first over, hitting his compatriot for a six and two fours.

Watson, using his experience, got some quick runs by placing the ball instead of going after the bowlers. His handling of both pacers and spinners was sensible as the Australian kept the scoreboard moving.

Du Plessis completed his fifty with a single of Nortje but Watson was castled by the South African in the next ball.

The Capitals batsmen did not let off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin take advantage of the slow surface, taking easy runs off him.

Rabada sent back Du Plessis while Nortje got rid of rival skipper MS Dhoni (3) but Rayudu and Jadeja helped the side reach a competitive total.

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11.17pm6,6,6DC wins by 5 wickets

Dhoni brings on Jadeja as a surprise move. But new man Axar Patel hits him for three back to back sixes to embarrass CSK and pick up the win for DC in style.

Gabbar Roars at Sharjah!

A 101* from @SDhawan25 as @DelhiCapitals win by 5 wickets in Match 34 of #Dream11IPL.#DCvCSK pic.twitter.com/FiwVwGgs07

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 17, 2020

11.13pm

DC-163/5; need more 17 from 6 balls

11.11pmDhawan living on the edge

Sam Curran bowls widish delivery to Dhawan. The southpaw goes down on his knee but the ball clips his bat on the way to Dhoni’s gloves. Umpire gives out but the decision is reversed by the third umpire. Dhawan on 99*

11.05pmIs there a twist in the tale?

Carey hits a low full toss from Sam Curran but fails to clear the ropes as he departs for 4. FOW-159/5  

11.02pm

Was turning out to be a good over from Thakur as he kept Dhawan and Carey to the ones and twos in the first five deliveries of the over, before the southpaw got down on one knee and paddled a full toss for a boundary. DC-159/4 after 18 overs; need 21 from 12 balls

10.57pm

Curran back into attack. Dhawan however, puts Chennai under pressure with his impressive stroke play as he collects a four and a six off successive deliveries, with 11 coming from the over. DC-150/4 after 17 overs; need 30 more from 18 delivers

10.52pm

DC-139/4 after 16 overs; need more 41 from 24 balls

10.48pmStoinis falls for 24; Timeout taken

Rayudu makes up for the dropped chance earlier in the over as he safely pouches the ball near the midwicket region after Stoinis skies the ball off the fourth delivery of the 16th over. And it’s a timeout after the wicket FOW- 137/4

Shardul strikes! Stoinis departs for 24.

Rayudu makes no mistakes with the catch this time.

Live – https://t.co/LC2bizdOuz #Dream11IPL pic.twitter.com/dFtqNTzlHv

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 17, 2020

10.43pm

Dhawan and Stoinis continue to motor along without ever letting the asking rate get out of hand as 11 are added in Sharma’s third over of the day. DC-129/3 after 15 overs; need more 51 more from 30 balls

10.38pm

Dhoni sticks with Dwayne Bravo for now, hoping to get rid of the danger man in Shikhar Dhawan in the middle overs lest the Delhiite run away with the game in the company of Stoinis. DC-118/3 after 14 overs; need more 62 from 36 balls

10.33pm100 comes up for DC; Costly over from CSK

Marcus Stoinis takes some off the pressure of Delhi with a six and a four off successive deliveries in this over as 13 runs are added to the team’s total in this over. DC need 71 off 42. DC-109/3 after 13 overs

10.29pm

Bravo starts off on a poor note as he fires an overpitched delivery which Iyer hits for a boundary. The Trinidadian all-rounder however, gets the breakthrough two balls later as Iyer holes out to Faf at long on to depart for a run-a-ball momentum. DC-96/3 after 12 overs

10.26pmDC lose Iyer on 23

Bravo gets the breakthrough for CSK after getting hit for a boundary earlier in the over, as Iyer tries going big over long on, but doesn’t quite get the distance even in a ground as small as this one. Safe as houses from Faf near the boundary rope. FOW-94/3

10.23pm

Curran’s brought back into the attack, and Dhawan collects two boundaries to keep CSK on their toes. Nice comeback for the Englishman as he responds with a well-aimed delivery at the blockhole to Dhawan off the fifth. 12 off the over. DC-88/2 after 11 overs

10.17pmWe reach the halfway mark

DC-76/2 after 10 overs

At the halfway mark, #DelhiCapitals are 76/2.

Live – https://t.co/LC2biyWd5Z #Dream11IPL pic.twitter.com/rA6WQ7c3OG

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 17, 2020

10.15pmFifty for Dhawan

40th half-century for Shikhar Dhawan in IPL as well as his third this year as the left-hander brings up the milestone.

FIFTY!

A well made half-century for @SDhawan25 off 29 deliveries. This is his 40th IPL 50.#Dream11IPL pic.twitter.com/vQtsVKxx3L

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 17, 2020

10.12pm

Karn Sharma’s off to a rough start after being introduced in the ninth over as he gets smacked for back-to-back boundaries by Dhawan.10 off the over. LBW shout against Iyer off the last delivery ignored by the umpire. DC-70/2 after 9 overs

10.08pm

A single off each delivery of his final over of the evening as Deepak Chahar signs off with outstanding figures of 2/18, including a wicket-maiden at the start of the innings. DC-60/2 after 8 overs

10.01pmStrategic Timeout taken

Jadeja nearly gets Dhawan dismissed off consecutive deliveries after being brought into the attack in the seventh over. Instead, he ends up conceding consecutive boundaries! 13 from the over, as Delhi cross the fifty-run mark at the stroke of the first timeout of the innings. DC-54/2 after 7 overs

9.57pm

Iyer gets going in the 6th over, as Shardul Thakur continues. A six over long on. Dhawan cuts for four. Shardul Thakur unable to maintain the pressure Chahar has been exterting. DC 41/2 after 6 overs

9.53pmEventful over from Chahar

Another wicket for Deepak Chahar in the powerplay as Ajinkya Rahane holes out to Sam Curran, who plucks a fine catch standing square inside the circle on the off side. Captain Shreyas Iyer nearly departs early himself after a staggered run off the third delivery, surviving only thanks to a wide throw by Watson at the slips. Next, aig appeal by the bowler for lbw against Iyer off the final delivery which is turned down by the umpire. Three runs and a wicket.

9.46pmRahane departs for 8

Rahane’s poor run in IPL 2020 continues. He made a room himself, hit it hard but Sam Curran takes a great catch at point. Chahar gets another, Rahane departs for 8. FOW-26/2

9.43pm

Dhoni gives Curran a break and brings Shardul Thakur into the attack in an attempt to keep a check on Delhi’s scoring rate in the powerplay. Eight from the over, including a first boundary of the evening for Ajinkya Rahane. CSK-26/1 after 4 overs

9.39pm

Dhawan and Rahane keep collecting the 1s and 2s off every delivery barring the fifth, in which the southpaw hits the ball towards the boundary. CSK-18/1 after 3 overs; need more 162 from 17 overs

9.34pm

Sam Curran bowls from the other end. Dhawan, meanwhile, gets the team off the mark with a pull towards the midwicket fence for a four, which is followed by another hit to the fence two balls later. Eight from the over. DC-8/1 after 2 overs

9.30pmMaiden-wicket

Exactly the start CSK needed. Chahar strikes in the first over to remove Shaw on duck. Rahane is the new man in. Chahar ends on it a strong note as neither batsman could get off the mark. DC-0/1 after 1 over

9.27pmShaw falls for duck

Another duck for Prithvi Shaw as he taps the ball back in the direction of the bowler to give Chahar the early breakthrough! Horrid start for the Delhi Capitals.

A wicket maiden for @deepak_chahar9

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