Three time Ipl champions Chennai Super Kings faced Delhi Capitals in the historic Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai today, where Delhi won the toss and elected to bowl first. Promising youngster Ruturaj Gaekwad opened the innings for Chennai along side the experienced Faf duplesis, but unfortunately both couldn’t provide a strong start for Chennai up the order, where Gaekwad was dismissed by Chris Woakes for 5, Avesh khan sent Duplesis back for 0, But they saw gain some stability in their innings when Moeen Ali and Suresh Raina came on to bat, the left handed pair provided CSK a steady start, where Moeen scored 36 and Raina 54.
The run flow started to increase more when Rayudu, Jadeja and Curran came on and adopted an aggressive batting approach. But many CSK fans will be upset today seeing their idol and captain MS Dhoni getting out on 0 on the very second ball of his innings. Sam Curran and Jadeja provided a superb ending to the innings where they got 188 on the board for Chennai. Experienced indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin proved to be the most expensive in the bowling department today for delhi when he gave 47 runs in his 4 over spell. Avesh Khan was the best for Delhi today in the bowling department where he took 2 wickets and gave only 23 runs in his 4 over spell, where he also dismissed the opposition captain.
In reply Delhi also came with an attacking approach when Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw provided them the perfect start the dreamed. The first wicket that fell was of Prithvi Shaw after ensuring an easy win, he scored 72 of 38 where he hit 9 boundaries and 3 sixes. Shikhar Dhawan who played a responsible knock also helped Delhi chase down the target and was awarded the man of the match, scoring 85 of 54 deliveries, hitting 10 boundaries and 2 sixes. First match as the Delhi Captain and it ends in a win, what a day for young Rishab Pant. In their second match Delhi will be facing Rajasthan Royals on Thursday whereas Chennai will face Punjab Kings on Friday.