Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 edged and grabbed by Dhawan at slip. All-new season. Same-old powerplay problems for CSK. Test-match line and length from Woakes. Perfectly-pitched ball, full, angling in at off, so Gaikwad has to play at this. He has a firm-handed jab at it from the crease and the Woakes' outswing coaxes the outside edge. Dhawan takes a smart, low catch to his right 7/2
    1.4 another inducker from Avesh, pins the front pad. Faf has been given out lbw. He has a chat with Gaikwad, and then walks off. Much fuller and skids back at 140ks, a crease-bound Faf searches for the drive, but is rushed for pace and ends up wearing it on his front pad in line with off. That looked pretty adjacent. Faf bags a duck in CSK's season-opener. The tracker returns umpire's call on middle - bail-trimmer 7/1
    8.3 Moeen aims for the 'V' behind the wicket now, but ends up holing out to Dhawan. He pre-meditates a reverse-swat, Ashwin pulls his length back and slides it into leg stump. Moeen can only splice it into the night sky. Dhawan runs back and then around from short third man before coolly settling under it 60/3
    15.1 short on the hips, clipped away through square leg. There's a mix-up between the wickets and Raina has to go. Plus, Jadeja colliding with Avesh didn't help CSK. Jadeja turns around for the double, runs into the bowler. Around this point, Raina is almost halfway down the pitch. The throw from the deep is to Pant and he takes the bails off to see the back of Raina 137/5
    13.5 100.2ks slower ball outside off, back-of-the-hand stuff from Curran. Rayudu aims to pump it down the ground, but didn't read this change-up. The bottom hand is yanked off the bat as he slices a loft to Dhawan at long-off 123/4
    not out
    26
    17
    3
    0
    152.94
    15.3 Dhoni bags a duck on return. Avesh pounds it on a hard length and outside off. Dhoni swings at a pull first ball and can only drag it back onto the stumps 137/6
    34
    15
    4
    2
    226.66
    19.6 knocks him over! Woakes has delivered under pressure. CSK finish with 188. And that has a lot to do with the Curran on Curran action not so long ago. Sam tries to reprise those big hitting heroics against a slightly more experienced death bowler in Woakes and the full and straight ball has a little too much heat 188/7
    Extras
    10 (lb 7, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    188/7 (20 Overs, RR: 9.40)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Faf du Plessis, 1.4 ov), 2-7 (Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2.1 ov), 3-60 (Moeen Ali, 8.3 ov), 4-123 (Ambati Rayudu, 13.5 ov), 5-137 (Suresh Raina, 15.1 ov), 6-137 (MS Dhoni, 15.3 ov), 7-188 (Sam Curran, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CR Woakes301826.00113000
    Avesh Khan402325.75113010
    R Ashwin4047111.7594400
    TK Curran4040110.0074210
    A Mishra302709.0040200
    MP Stoinis2026013.0042201
  • BATSMEN
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    13.3 After having seen two catches dropped off his bowling, Moeen hangs onto one at sweeper cover. Full and wide, Bravo rolls out another cutter. Shaw tries to reach out for it, he loses his balance in the process and drops down to his knee, carving a catch to the outfielder. End of a sensational innings that has all but sealed the chase for DC 138/1
    16.3 yorker and tails in so very late to strike the pad bang in front of middle. Dhawan shuffled across off for the wider one, but Thakur finally gets his line and length right this time 167/2
    not out
    15
    12
    2
    0
    125.00
    18.3 Holes out to Curran at deep midwicket. Banged into the middle of the pitch, Stoinis can't get hold of the pull. He splices it to deep midwicket, where Curran lunges forward to snaffle it 186/3
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
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    Extras
    4 (nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    190/3 (18.4 Overs, RR: 10.17)
    Fall of wickets: 1-138 (Prithvi Shaw, 13.3 ov), 2-167 (Shikhar Dhawan, 16.3 ov), 3-186 (Marcus Stoinis, 18.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DL Chahar403609.0085100
    SM Curran2024012.0023100
    SN Thakur3.4053214.45611020
    RA Jadeja201608.0020100
    MM Ali3033011.0022201
    DJ Bravo402817.0073010

Match Notes

Capitals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st138S DhawanPP Shaw
2nd29S DhawanRR Pant
3rd19MP StoinisRR Pant
4th4SO HetmyerRR Pant