Bravo & Watson Ensured Win For CSK Against DC

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In a low scoring match at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets. However, the results came in the last overdue to slow batting by MS Dhoni and Kedar Yadav. But Chennai never really seemed to be in trouble during the chase and it was somewhat a comfortable win. 

The Beginning 

Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi Capitals captain won the toss and choose to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan turned out to be the savior for Delhi. His half-century helped the team to score 147. He played the role of an anchor and scored a solid 51 off 47 balls. At one point Delhi was looking comfortable when they were 120/2. But the middle order collapsed and four wickets fell in just two overs. The last five overs of Delhi' innings could add only 29 runs to the team total.
It was Dwayne Bravo's magical spell that helped CSK to restrict Delhi's score. He, with his variations on the two-paced surface and took important wickets. In an over, he took the wickets of Rishab Pant and Colin Ingram. The next over he scalped the most important wicket of Dhawan. With this Delhi's hope of setting a big target was gone.

The Chase

Although the slowness in the pitch had the potential to be a huge factor from the beginning of CSK's innings, Watson (44) and Raina (30) didn't let that happen. Both added 52 runs in just four overs and gave the necessary momentum after CSK got a quick blow from Rayadu's early dismissal. But once Watson was once gone, the slow batting of Dhoni (32) and Kedar Jadhav ( 27) made an easy chase look difficult. Jadav was gone with just one rum required to seal the win of last five balls. Then Bravo came and hit the winning stroke for CSK.

Delhi Capitals made one change in the team with Amit Mishra replacing Trent Boult. The veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra used the opportunity well and got a couple of wickets of Watson and Raina.

The 46 off 22 balls innings won the MoM award for Watson.

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