Super Kings handed tricky chase
A brilliant 121-run third wicket partnership by opener Gautam Gambhir and Sikhar Dhawan helped Delhi Daredevils amass 187 for five in the allotted 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings in the 28th Twenty20 match of the Indian Premier League.
Chennai Super Kings, who opted for fielding after winning the toss, now have to face an uphill task of achieving a tough target of 188 runs with a required run rate of 9.4 here today at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground.
Gambhir made 80 runs off 49 balls with eleven fours and one six while Dhawan scored 59 off 46 balls with six fours and two sixes.
From Chennai Super Kings, Albie Morkel and Laxmipathy Balaji each claimed two wickets for 35 runs while Manpreet Gony took one wicket for 36 runs.
The Chennai Super Kings have earlier lost three consecutive matches after a blistering start in the tournament while Delhi Daredevils have the winning momentum going for them.
Dhoni’s Super Kings took the field with an unchanged team, whereas, Manoj Tiwary has replaced Rajat Bhatia for Daredevils.