IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils Spoil Chennai Super Kings' Party, Win Dead Rubber By 34 Runs
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.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni won the toss, opted to bowl. (All Images Courtesy BCCI)
Prithvi Shaw (17 off 17) was out cheaply for the third game in a row after he played a loose stroke to be caught at long-on.
Shreyas Iyer opened the innings with Prithvi Shaw in Jason Roy's absence and DD skipper's innings too was a shaky one.
Shreyas Iyer shared a 54-run stand for the second wicket with Rishabh Pant but Lungi Ngidi removed them in the same over.
Iyer was bowled while making room for a big shot while Pant's mistimed hit aimed over midwicket, was pouched at third man.
Delhi had lost two of their main batsmen shortly after Rishabh Pant punished Harbhajan Singh for two sixes and a four in the 10th over.
Vijay Shankar (36 no off 28) and Harshal Patel (36 no off 16) lent some respectability to the total with an unbeaten 65-run stand off 32 balls.
CSK were cautious, to begin with, collecting just 22 runs off the first five overs.
Leg-spinners Amit Mishra (2/20) and Sandeep Lamichhane (1/21) starred in an impressive bowling effort.
Rayudu, the team's leading run scorer with 585 runs at 48.75, maintained his rich vein of form with his third fifty of the season.
The unexpected loss was CSK's fifth in 13 matches and they remain second on the IPL 2018 Points Table.