Delhi Daredevils (DD) restored some pride with a 34-run win against a formidable Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a dead rubber of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at Ferozshah Kotla on Friday night. Vijay Shankar (36 not out off 29) and Harshal Patel (36 not out off 16) scripted Daredevils' recovery after a pedestrian performance from the top-order, helping the hosts reach 162 for five with an unbeaten 65-run stand off 32 balls. Leg-spinners Amit Mishra (2/20) and Sandeep Lamichhane (1/21) then starred in an impressive bowling effort that restricted CSK to 128 for six. All-rounder Patel chipped in with the ball as well by taking the prized wicket of Ambati Rayudu (50 off 29). (Scorecard)
Earlier, Delhi Daredevils rode on late flourishes from Vijay Shankar and Harshal Patel to post a healthy 162/5 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Shankar (36 not out from 28 balls; 4x2, 6x2) and Patel (36 not out from 16; 4x1, 6x4) milked 26 runs off the final over from Dwayne Bravo to forge a 65-run sixth wicket stand -- the highest of Delhi's innings -- and rescue the hosts from a troubled start.
IPL 2018 highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings match, straight from Ferozshah Kotla
23:45 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog.
23:40 IST: That is it! Delhi Daredevils beat Chennai Super Kings by 34 at the Ferozshah Kotla.
23:36 IST: OUT! Bravo departs in search of quick runs. Chennai 125/6 in 19.2 overs.
23:34 IST: Chennai Super Kings need 39 runs in six balls.
23:31 IST: Chennai Super Kings need 42 runs in 10 balls.
23:30 IST: Six! Jadeja reads the slower ball early and pummels Harshal for a maximum straight down the ground.
23:29 IST: OUT! Big, big wicket for Delhi Daredevils. Boult bowls a fuller delivery, Dhoni heaves the ball with the use of his bottom-hand and Shreyas Iyer at the boundary ropes takes a good catch. Fans are in disbelief.
23:23 IST: Chennai Super Kings need 55 runs in 18 balls
23:17 IST: Sandeep Lamichchane finishes the match with figures of 1/21.
23:13 IST: Six! Ravindra Jadeja, the new man in, dances down the wicket an smokes Lamichchane for a mammoth maximum. Great way to start his innings. 100 comes up for CSK in the 16th over.
23:08 IST: OUT! Amit Mishra has truck again. Sam Billings attempts the sweep from outside of off, top edges it to the man at short fine. Billings depart for 1. Chennai 93/4 in 14.3 overs
23:02 IST: OUT! Lamichhane gets the breakthrough after the break. Suresh Raina departs for 15 in search of quick runs. Raina slammed the ball straight to Vijay Shankar at cow corner.
22:57 IST: Strategic timeout -- Chennai Super Kings 90/2 in 13 overs, need 73 more runs to win.
22:56 IST: Stats -- Dhoni becomes the fifth Indian to score 6000 runs in T20 career.
22:51 IST: Four! Maxwell provides a bit of width, Dhoni waits and guides the ball past the man at short third for a fine boundary. Delicate, delicate from the CSK captain.
22:50 IST: Four! Raina leans forward and goes inside-out for a boundary. Maxwell has been dispatched for a one-boundary over extra cover.
22:48 IST: Chennai Super Kings 76/2 after 11 overs. CSK need 87 more runs to win.
22:43 IST: OUT! Harshal Patel follows Rayudu as he makes room for himself and cramps him for space. Rayudu flicks the ball high up in the air and Glenn Maxwell at the boundary rope takes a composed catch.
22:41 IST: Ambati Rayudu scores his IPL half-century.
22:39 IST: Four! Poor delivery from Harshal Patel to start his over. He strays down the leg side and Rayudu shuffles and flicks him for a boundary. He is 2 short of another IPL half-century.
22:37 IST: Six! Rayudu gets the full toss and he says thank you. He shimmies down the wicket and smokes Mishra straight down the ground for a maximum.
22:36 IST: Four! Couple of steps down the ground, makes room and drives Mishra straight down the ground. That was brilliant from Rayudu.
22:34 IST: Glenn Maxwell concedes just four runs in his first over. Chennai Super Kings need 113 runs in 72 balls
22:30 IST: Dropped! Amit Mishra bowls a slider, Raina pokes and the ball takes an edge and hits Pant on the pads. Raina dropped on 0 by Pant.
22:29 IST: OUT! Amit Mishra strikes in his very first over. Bowls a tossed up delivery outside of off, Shane Watson leans in and hits it straight to the man at long-off. Chennai Super Kings 46/1 in 6.5 overs
22:25 IST: Strategic timeout -- Chennai Super Kings 44/0 after 6 overs.
22:23 IST: Six! Rayudu has set a target on Avesh Khan as he flying all over the ground. Rayudu dances down the wicket and slams Avesh for a maximum. And ends the over with a pull as the ball goes rows back in the crowd.
22:21 IST: Four! Short delivery from Avesh Khan and Rayudu pulls the ball for a one-bounce boundary. Rayudu is looking in good form.
22:18 IST: Six! Avesh bowls full and right in Rayudu's arc. He heaves and the ball sails over the deep extra cover for a maximum. Six to start the over with.
22:13 IST: Four! Avesh Khan bowls full and Rayudu drives it beautifully for a boundary. You can not be bowling to Rayudu there.
22:10 IST: Chennai Super Kings 14/0 after 3 overs.
22:07 IST: Six! Boult bowls short and Watson pulls it away for a big maximum. Poor delivery from Boult.
22:03 IST: Sandeep Lamichchane bowls a brilliant first over, concedes just two runs in his first over.
21:59 IST: Chennai Super Kings 3/0 after the first over.
21:56 IST: First ball -- Boult bowls a back of a length delivery, Shane Watson leans in and defends the ball.
21:55 IST: Trent Boult opening the bowling for Delhi Daredevils.
21:54 IST: Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu opening the batting for Chennai Super Kings.
21:53 IST: Hello and welcome back to the chase.
21:42 IST: Innings break | Delhi Daredevils post 162/5 vs Chennai Super Kings
Harshal Patel's cameo (36 off 16) has allowed @DelhiDaredevils to come back into the game and they have posted a challenging 162/5. Can they defend this now? #DDvCSK #VIVOIPL— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 18, 2018
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21:39 IST: Six! Harshal Patel clobbers Bravo for consecutive maximums on the last over. 26 came off the last over.
21:38 IST: Six! Vijay Shankar gets in the action now. Slower back of a length ball from Bravo and Shankar lifts him for the second maximum of the over.
21:37 IST: Six! Bravo bowls right in Harshal Patel's slot and heaves the ball for a towering maximum. The ball landed in the third year.
21:29 IST: Four! Slower delivery on and around the middle stump, Harshal Patel leans in and flicks the ball with sheer power for a maximum towards the deep backward square leg.
21:28 IST: Delhi Daredevils 118/5 after 17 overs.
21:27 IST: Four! Shardul Thakur bowls short and Vijay Shankar pulls the ball with authority towards the cow corner for a much-needed maximum.
21:23 IST: Four! Short and wide from Ngidi, Harshal Patel stands tall and pummels the ball through the off-side for a boundary. The ball raced away to the boundary as it was struck forcefully.
21:18 IST: Delhi Daredevils 102/5 after 15 overs.
21:16 IST: Four! Shardul Thakur strays on the leg side and Vijay Shankar flicks it away for a boundary.
21:13 IST: Out!! Shardul Thakur gets his first wicket of the match. He fires in the short delivery, Abhishek Sharma hurries on the pull and sends the ball high up in the air and Harbhajan takes a good catch. Delhi are faltering now.
21:08 IST: OUT! Glenn Maxwell's poor run in the tournament continues. Trying to reverse Jadeja for a boundary, Maxwell misses the ball completely and the stumps are all over the place. Delhi Daredevils 94/4 in 13.5 overs.
20:58 IST: Ngidi has got Chennai Super Kings back in the game.
20:56 IST: OUT! Ngidi gets both the set batsmen in the same over. Pant was looking to pummel the half-volley on the leg-side, miscues as the ball takes an outside edge and flies to Bravo at the third-man. Delhi Daredevils 81/3 after 11 overs.
20:53 IST: OUT! Ngidi gets the breakthrough. He bowls a short of a length delivery, Iyer makes room to cut the ball, misses and the stumps are all over the place. Poor shot from Iyer.
20:49 IST: Six! Tossed up delivery from Harbhajan, Pant leans in and hits the ball straight towards the long-off boundary. Ngidi who was running towards the ball might've misjudged it as he had to take a few steps back but the ball flew over his head for another maximum.
20:48 IST: Four! Short and wide from Harbhajan and Pant says thank you. He rocks back and cust the ball for a boundary.
20:47 IST: Six! Harbhajan Singh to start things off after the break. Half-volley from Harbhajan gets dispatched rows back in the crowd. Welcome Harbhajan Singh.
20:44 IST: Strategic timeout -- Delhi Daredevils 60/1 after 9 overs.
20:38 IST: Dwayne Bravo introduced in the bowling attack. There is bit of partnership building between Pant and Iyer.
20:36 IST: Four! Harbhajan Singh, the new bowler in, is sent to boundary ropes. Short delivery is slammed away by Pant through the covers for a boundary.
20:33 IST: Four! Ravindra Jadeja provides a bit of width and length and Iyer cuts it away powerfully for a much-needed boundary. The ball pierced the gap at point ans short third perfectly.
20:30 IST: Delhi Daredevils 39/1 after 6 overs.
20:29 IST: Four! Short delivery from Shardul Thakur and Pant pulls the ball for a boundary. The quick outfield helped the ball on its way to the boundary ropes.
20:25 IST: Four! Bouncer from Chahar, Iyer waits and provides a ramp and the ball flies over the keeper for a boundary. Very smart from the DD captain.
20:24 IST: Four! Short and wide from Chahar, Iyer makes room and cuts the ball over the infield for a boundary towards backward point leg.
20:22 IST: Rishabh Pant, the new batsman in, has hurt himself while diving back to his crease in order to avoid a run-out. The physio is out there and Pant is receiving some treatment. However, had the ball hit the stumps, Pant would've departed.
20:18 IST: OUT! Prithvi was looking restless out in the middle and his misery has come to an end. He lifted the ball straight down the long-on for a maximum but the ball only reached the fielder at the boundary as the ball had taken the toe-end of the bat. Prithvi departs for 17. Delhi Daredevils 24/1 in 4.1 overs.
20:16 IST: Dropped! Prithvi looking to heave Ravindra Jadeja for a boundary, miscues and sends the ball towards the right of Shardul Thakur at mid-on. Thakur hurries on the catch and lets the ball out of his palm.
20:14 IST: Delhi Daredevils 18/0 after 3 overs.
20:11 IST: Six! Short length delivery on the leg side, Prithvi get son the shot quickly and the ball sails over the boundary ropes for the first maximum of then night.
20:08 IST: Ngidi concedes jst four runs in his first over. Brilliant way to start the night.
20:04 IST: Delhi Daredevils 5/0 after the 1st over.
20:03 IST: Four! Short delivery from Chahar and Prithvi stands tall and pulls the ball with authority for his first boundary of the night.
20:00 IST: First ball -- Chahar starts with a wide delivery down the leg side. Loosener to start with.
19:59 IST: Deepak Chahar opening the bowling for Chennai Super Kings.
19:58 IST: Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer opening the batting for Delhi Daredevils.
19:57 IST: Alright, it's game time. Umpires and both the teams are walking out to the middle.
19:40 IST: Playing XI for both the team -
Delhi Daredevils: Prithvi Shaw, Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni (w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi
19:35 IST: Shreyas Iyer -- I'd have bowled first as well. They have a very experienced side as well. We have to come out and execute. Maxwell comes in place of Jason Roy and Avesh come in for Dala.
19:33 IST: MS Dhoni -- We'll bowl first. It's a difficult ground to contain. It's not very big. There are chances of the wicket deteriorating. That's a chance we have to take. It's important to learn from each game. Every game gives you an opportunity to improve. Lungi comes in for David Willey.
19:31 IST: Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni wins toss, elects to bowl vs Delhi Daredevils
19:16 IST: We are minutes away from the toss, stay tuned.
19:05 IST: Chennai Super Kings en route Kotla
19:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings straight from Ferozshah Kotla.
The bowling has not stood out individually but has done the job as a unit. Shardul Thakur has been their leading wicket-taker with 11 scalps, followed by Dwayne Bravo, who has picked up nine. The experienced spin duo of Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja have been effective at keeping things tight.
CSK will get to fine-tune their game against Daredevils, a team which has been below par yet again. Getting the legendary Ricky Ponting on board as a coach and a change in captaincy in the middle of the tournament too has not helped the struggling side.
They have had the much-needed break of five days and will be fresh going into today's game. They are playing for pride and would like to be on the winning side in their remaining two games. The management handed out IPL debuts to Sandeep Lamichhane, Abhishek Sharma and Junior Dala in the previous game against RCB.