Chennai Super Kings climb to second place after their win over Delhi Capitals, while Delhi’s playoff fate is no longer in their hands. No team has secured a playoff spot yet, and all teams remain in the race. Ravindra Jadeja was named Player of the Match for his spin bowling performance and emphasized the team’s collective effort. MS Dhoni praised the team’s batting but acknowledged that they can still do better. CSK’s win was their third consecutive victory against DC, and they have now won seven games in a row against DC at Chepauk since 2011.
In the match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC), CSK won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a good start, thanks to an opening partnership of 56 runs between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. However, DC’s bowlers managed to slow down the scoring rate in the middle overs, and CSK lost wickets at regular intervals. It was Ravindra Jadeja’s late assault that helped CSK post a competitive total of 165/7 in their 20 overs.
In response, DC got off to a terrible start, losing their first three wickets for just 18 runs. The CSK spinners, led by Jadeja, dominated the middle overs and made it difficult for DC to score freely. Despite a valiant effort from Rishabh Pant, who top-scored with 36 runs, DC fell short by 7 runs and were bowled out for 158 in 20 overs.
Jadeja was named Player of the Match for his impressive bowling figures of 3/13 in 4 overs. Deepak Chahar also bowled well, finishing with figures of 2/18 in 4 overs. With this win, CSK consolidated their position at second place in the IPL 2021 points table with 16 points from 11 matches. On the other hand, DC remain at third place with 12 points from 11 matches.
It was a crucial win for CSK as they look to qualify for the playoffs. However, the loss was a big blow for DC, who can only reach a maximum of 14 points if they win their remaining three matches. This means their playoff fate is no longer in their own hands, and they will have to rely on other results to go their way. With no team having secured a playoff spot yet, the race for the top four spots is wide open.
In the game between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals, Ravindra Jadeja played a crucial role in the victory for CSK. He was named the Player of the Match for his all-round performance. He scored an unbeaten 22 off 22 balls and also took the wicket of Marcus Stoinis, conceding just 15 runs in his 4 overs. Ambati Rayudu top-scored for CSK with 27 runs while opener Ruturaj Gaikwad contributed with 23 runs. For Delhi, Rishabh Pant was the top scorer with 36 runs while Shimron Hetmyer made 28. However, their efforts were not enough as CSK won the match by 7 wickets.