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Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, 34th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, 34th Match 22 Thursday October 2020 065251000000 Delhi Capitals won by 5 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 22 Thursday October 2020 065251000000 CSK - 179/4 (20) DC - 185/5 (19.5) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 22 Thursday October 2020 065251000000 CRR:  9.33 Player of the Match Shikhar Dhawan Scorecard Refresh Commentary DC have moved back to the top spot with this win and probably only one win away from securing that playoff berth with five games left. But they would ideally want a top-two finish too for the obvious benefits. Pant and Hetmyer returning will only bolster them more. For CSK, the misfortune of not having Bravo in the 20th over kind of sums up their season so far. They're now into must-win territory and need to win all their remaining games to progress to the playoffs. Remember, they have never failed in this task in any of the seasons before. It does look hard this time though. That's a wrap to today's double-header coverage. There's another tomorrow, so don't forget to tune in for that. This is Hari Sadanandan signing off on behalf of my mates Sriram AS , Abhinand Raghavendran , Pradeep Krishnamurthy , Raju Peethala and Siva . Cheers! Shikhar Dhawan | Man of the Match: It's very special (first IPL ton). Playing for 13 years, so very special. Really happy. At the start of the tournament, I was hitting the ball but I wasn't converting the 20s or 30s into fifties. Once you start doing that, you get more confidence. I just want to continue the same form and make the most of it. I keep my mindset positive, I don't think a lot. Of course, I do have a few strategies according to pitch. I feel I have courage. It (fitness) is very important. Luckily, I was able to work a lot on my routine due to this long break we had due to Corona. Shreyas Iyer | Winning captain: I was very nervous, didn't know what to say because it was getting to the last over. I knew that if Shikhar stays till the end, we will win. But the way Axar struck the ball was amazing to see. Whenever we give the Man of the Match awards in our dressing room, he is always there. He is an unsung hero. His preparation is always on point and he knows what he is doing. We've been gelling well as a team from the first day of our camp. We know the strengths and weaknesses of each other. We've embraced each other's success and failure in the same way. I just told one of the teammates today that today the way he batted, it was really mesmerizing to see. Also gives me some breathing space as captain. Marcus Stonis: It go tighter than we would have wanted, but we fought really hard throughout the competition and good to continue that. We try to read the game as we go and the plan is to attack the ball if its in my area. We are winning at the moment, but none of these games are easy and you just try and give your best every time. He (Axar) hasn't had many opportunities with the bat and it was good to see him finish the game for us and he's been bowling really beautifully as well. Dhoni: (2/2): There was just enough dew, there wasn't a lot of dew, just enough to make it slightly better and that creates a difference between the first and the second innings. It becomes slightly more difficult to score in the first innings in the middle overs and slightly easier in the middle overs of the second innings. So that could make the difference because you are minus 10 and then you have to stop those extra 10 runs in the second innings. So 20 runs is a lot of difference specially if the team is batting well. Sam's last over, the way he bowled (when asked about the positives from the game). He needs to be convinced that he can execute outside off yorkers, that is something most of the coaching staff want the bowlers to bowl. If you are not comfortable doing it, you can't really push in the game. I feel this game will give him a lot of confidence when it comes to executing outside off yorkers, I feel that will be one delivery that is slightly difficult to hit. MS Dhoni | Losing captain (1/2): Bravo was not fit, he went out and was really not able to come back. That was the reason we had to bowl (Jadeja). The option was between Karn and Jaddu so I went ahead with Jaddu. Maybe not enough. Shikhar's wicket was important, we did drop him quite a few times. He's somebody if he is batting, he'll keep ticking the scoreboard. He'll keep taking his chances. If he's there on the crease, he'll always maintain a good strike rate. I felt his wicket was crucial. Also there was difference between the first innings and the second innings. The wicket behaved slightly better in the second innings, it came on slightly better which made it slightly easy for the batsmen. But overall, we can't really take the credit away from Shikhar, he batted really well and was supported really well by the other batters. Most innings to maiden IPL century: 167 S DHAWAN 120 V Kohli 119 A Rayudu 88 S Raina 21:48 Local Time, 17:48 GMT, 23:18 IST: Second game of the day where you had a questionable selection in bowling, and it cost the team fielding. With 17 needed off the final over, you would have backed CSK but Bravo wasn't available on the park, forcing Dhoni to go with Jadeja against two left-handers. His only other option was maybe Karn. The result - Axar smashed three sixes to take DC home. But this innings was all about Dhawan really. His maiden IPL ton and a knock that had to be seen to be believed. In a tough run chase, he appeared to bat on a different surface and put CSK under the pump from ball one. Of course, three chances were given too, all spilled and it's come back to hurt Dhoni's men. Take no credit away from Dhawan though, a knock for the ages it truly was. 19.5 Jadeja to Axar, SIX , Axar smokes this to seal the deal! Fired full and in the slot, Axar takes a step across and hoists this with a truckload of power. Out of the ground!! Bravo isn't on the field, probably why MS went in for Jaddu. 19.4 Jadeja to Axar, 2 runs, fired wider outside off, worked off the back foot to deep mid-wicket. Good running and they sneak a brace. Scores level! 19.3 Jadeja to Axar, SIX , this is massive! Probably the game for DC as well with this. Fired fuller and wider outside off, in the slot for Patel who pumps this merrily over wide long-off. What a hit!! 19.2 Jadeja to Axar, SIX , has he got hold of this? Yes, he has! Fires this wider outside off but Axar reaches it with a shuffle, and slog-sweeps it with a lot of power. Just between long-on and deep mid-wicket Equation: 15 runs | 5 balls. Dhawan has a word with Axar. 19.1 Jadeja to Dhawan, 1 run, fires it in on off, cramps Dhawan on the slog sweep and this goes to deep square leg 19.1 Jadeja to Dhawan, wide , flatter and wider outside off, very wide and Dhawan cannot reach it. Wided! Ravindra Jadeja [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack 17 needed off the final over. CSK scored 16 off their 20th over, informs my mate Abhinand. This is an unbelievable move from MS. Jaddu to bowl. DC: 163-5 after 19 overs 18.6 Sam Curran to Dhawan, 1 run, a superb over from Curran! Keeps it very full and outside off, Dhawan somehow jams it out uppishly to long-off, just short of the fielder. Brings up a fantastic ton for Dhawan! He's batted on a different surface really, and hasn't broken a sweat in this innings at all. He'll know though that his job isn't over at all Deepak Keshari : This is going to be cracker of the game! CSK very much back in the game! 18.5 Sam Curran to Dhawan, no run, good use of the technology from Dhawan! Premeditated the wide yorker, went across the stumps early for the sweep but couldn't quite dig it out. There was an appeal from Dhoni for caught behind and the finger went up too. Dhawan was quick to review though, he knew he hadn't hit this and replays confirm it, as does Ultra-Edge. There was some sound but that was of bat hitting the ground Load More Commentary

Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, 34th Match

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Delhi Capitals won by 5 wkts

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CSK - 179/4 (20)
DC - 185/5 (19.5)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 22 Thursday October 2020 065251000000
CRR:  9.33

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DC have moved back to the top spot with this win and probably only one win away from securing that playoff berth with five games left. But they would ideally want a top-two finish too for the obvious benefits. Pant and Hetmyer returning will only bolster them more. For CSK, the misfortune of not having Bravo in the 20th over kind of sums up their season so far. They're now into must-win territory and need to win all their remaining games to progress to the playoffs. Remember, they have never failed in this task in any of the seasons before. It does look hard this time though. That's a wrap to today's double-header coverage. There's another tomorrow, so don't forget to tune in for that. This is Hari Sadanandan signing off on behalf of my mates Sriram AS, Abhinand Raghavendran, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Raju Peethala and Siva. Cheers!

Shikhar Dhawan | Man of the Match: It's very special (first IPL ton). Playing for 13 years, so very special. Really happy. At the start of the tournament, I was hitting the ball but I wasn't converting the 20s or 30s into fifties. Once you start doing that, you get more confidence. I just want to continue the same form and make the most of it. I keep my mindset positive, I don't think a lot. Of course, I do have a few strategies according to pitch. I feel I have courage. It (fitness) is very important. Luckily, I was able to work a lot on my routine due to this long break we had due to Corona.

Shreyas Iyer | Winning captain: I was very nervous, didn't know what to say because it was getting to the last over. I knew that if Shikhar stays till the end, we will win. But the way Axar struck the ball was amazing to see. Whenever we give the Man of the Match awards in our dressing room, he is always there. He is an unsung hero. His preparation is always on point and he knows what he is doing. We've been gelling well as a team from the first day of our camp. We know the strengths and weaknesses of each other. We've embraced each other's success and failure in the same way. I just told one of the teammates today that today the way he batted, it was really mesmerizing to see. Also gives me some breathing space as captain.

Marcus Stonis: It go tighter than we would have wanted, but we fought really hard throughout the competition and good to continue that. We try to read the game as we go and the plan is to attack the ball if its in my area. We are winning at the moment, but none of these games are easy and you just try and give your best every time. He (Axar) hasn't had many opportunities with the bat and it was good to see him finish the game for us and he's been bowling really beautifully as well.

Dhoni: (2/2): There was just enough dew, there wasn't a lot of dew, just enough to make it slightly better and that creates a difference between the first and the second innings. It becomes slightly more difficult to score in the first innings in the middle overs and slightly easier in the middle overs of the second innings. So that could make the difference because you are minus 10 and then you have to stop those extra 10 runs in the second innings. So 20 runs is a lot of difference specially if the team is batting well. Sam's last over, the way he bowled (when asked about the positives from the game). He needs to be convinced that he can execute outside off yorkers, that is something most of the coaching staff want the bowlers to bowl. If you are not comfortable doing it, you can't really push in the game. I feel this game will give him a lot of confidence when it comes to executing outside off yorkers, I feel that will be one delivery that is slightly difficult to hit.

MS Dhoni | Losing captain (1/2): Bravo was not fit, he went out and was really not able to come back. That was the reason we had to bowl (Jadeja). The option was between Karn and Jaddu so I went ahead with Jaddu. Maybe not enough. Shikhar's wicket was important, we did drop him quite a few times. He's somebody if he is batting, he'll keep ticking the scoreboard. He'll keep taking his chances. If he's there on the crease, he'll always maintain a good strike rate. I felt his wicket was crucial. Also there was difference between the first innings and the second innings. The wicket behaved slightly better in the second innings, it came on slightly better which made it slightly easy for the batsmen. But overall, we can't really take the credit away from Shikhar, he batted really well and was supported really well by the other batters.

Most innings to maiden IPL century:
167 S DHAWAN
120 V Kohli
119 A Rayudu
88 S Raina

21:48 Local Time, 17:48 GMT, 23:18 IST: Second game of the day where you had a questionable selection in bowling, and it cost the team fielding. With 17 needed off the final over, you would have backed CSK but Bravo wasn't available on the park, forcing Dhoni to go with Jadeja against two left-handers. His only other option was maybe Karn. The result - Axar smashed three sixes to take DC home. But this innings was all about Dhawan really. His maiden IPL ton and a knock that had to be seen to be believed. In a tough run chase, he appeared to bat on a different surface and put CSK under the pump from ball one. Of course, three chances were given too, all spilled and it's come back to hurt Dhoni's men. Take no credit away from Dhawan though, a knock for the ages it truly was.

19.5 Jadeja to Axar, SIX, Axar smokes this to seal the deal! Fired full and in the slot, Axar takes a step across and hoists this with a truckload of power. Out of the ground!!

Bravo isn't on the field, probably why MS went in for Jaddu.

19.4 Jadeja to Axar, 2 runs, fired wider outside off, worked off the back foot to deep mid-wicket. Good running and they sneak a brace. Scores level!

19.3 Jadeja to Axar, SIX, this is massive! Probably the game for DC as well with this. Fired fuller and wider outside off, in the slot for Patel who pumps this merrily over wide long-off. What a hit!!

19.2 Jadeja to Axar, SIX, has he got hold of this? Yes, he has! Fires this wider outside off but Axar reaches it with a shuffle, and slog-sweeps it with a lot of power. Just between long-on and deep mid-wicket

Equation: 15 runs | 5 balls. Dhawan has a word with Axar.

19.1 Jadeja to Dhawan, 1 run, fires it in on off, cramps Dhawan on the slog sweep and this goes to deep square leg

19.1 Jadeja to Dhawan, wide, flatter and wider outside off, very wide and Dhawan cannot reach it. Wided!

Ravindra Jadeja [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

17 needed off the final over. CSK scored 16 off their 20th over, informs my mate Abhinand. This is an unbelievable move from MS. Jaddu to bowl.

DC: 163-5 after 19 overs

18.6 Sam Curran to Dhawan, 1 run, a superb over from Curran! Keeps it very full and outside off, Dhawan somehow jams it out uppishly to long-off, just short of the fielder. Brings up a fantastic ton for Dhawan! He's batted on a different surface really, and hasn't broken a sweat in this innings at all. He'll know though that his job isn't over at all

Deepak Keshari: This is going to be cracker of the game! CSK very much back in the game!

18.5 Sam Curran to Dhawan, no run, good use of the technology from Dhawan! Premeditated the wide yorker, went across the stumps early for the sweep but couldn't quite dig it out. There was an appeal from Dhoni for caught behind and the finger went up too. Dhawan was quick to review though, he knew he hadn't hit this and replays confirm it, as does Ultra-Edge. There was some sound but that was of bat hitting the ground

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