50th match of Vivo IPL 2019 played between Chennai Super kings and Delhi Capitals at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Spinners shine as CSK beats DC by 80 runs. CSK batted first and scored 179/4 in 20 overs. While chasing the total DC only manages to score 99 and was all out in 16.2 overs.
After beating DC, CSK is again on top of the table. DC slips to second position. CSK has played 13 matches (including today's) in which they won 9 matches and loss 4 matches, standing at the top of table with 18 points where DC has played 13 matches in which they won 8 matches and loss 5 matches, standing at second position in the table with 16 points.
DC won the toss and chooses to bowl first. After making just 27 runs in powerplay overs, the hosts put on board a fighting 179 by losing 4 wickets in 20 overs courtesy of a fine half-century from Suresh Raina 59 off 37 balls and late cameo from MS Dhoni 44 not out off 22 balls. While home spinners bamboozled the Delhi Capitals batsmen as they dismissed Capitals for just 99 in 16.2 over. Shattered by Imran Tahir by his tremendous spell of 3.2-0-12-4 (total over-maiden over-runs-wicket) and R Jadeja by his remarkable spell of 3-0-9-3.
Delhi Capitals suffered this match by sudden batting collapse after being consistent this season. They were out of the game after losing half the batsmen by 11th over and ended up with their worst defeat of the season. It was also their lowest total of the season.
CSK are now destined to end up in top two, ensuring that they will have two shots for making to the finals. While Mumbai Indians is only team which can take over from Delhi Capitals from second place if they win their next two games and Delhi lose their last game.
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