IPL 2019 DC vs CSK Highlights: CSK wins the match by six wickets. Dhoni with 32* remained unbeaten as he saw the defending champions over the line in a 148 chase with two balls to spare.

22:37 IST: Kedar is OUT… CSK wins the match by six wickets.

22:25 IST: Dhoni picks a couple of a misfield. The pressure is on the Capitals. Dhoni is willing to take it deep. FOURRR… Dhoni releases pressure. CSK: 137/3 in 18 overs. Chennai need 11 runs in 12 balls

23:22 IST: Dhoni plays five dot balls from Axar, but that will not bother him. One of the over CSK: 126/3 in 17 overs. Chennai need 22 runs in 18 balls

23:17 IST: Chennai needs 23 runs in 24 balls as the last strategic timeout is taken. Dhoni and Kedar are dealing in singles and not taking any unnecessary risk. CSK: 125/3 in 16 overs.

23:05 IST: Chennai in cruise-control mode and it is finishers Jadhav, Dhoni in the middle guiding the side home. CSK: 118/3 in 14 overs.

22:50 IST: Raina looks good in the middle, Kedar is supporting him well. CSK: 97/2 in 10 overs.

22:42 IST: Tewatia brought in as fans at Kotla chant, Dhoni, Dhoni as Kedar hits a FOURRR. CSK: 81/2 in 8 overs.

22:38 IST: Kedar Jadhav comes in to replace Watson. CSK: 73/2 in 7 overs.

Chennai need 75 runs in 80 balls

22:32 IST: SIX, SIX… Watson on song. Oh, that is bad. Watson STUMPED. CSK: 72/2 in 6.4 overs. Mishra picks up his 50th wicket at Kotla. 

22:24 IST: Bowling change, Rabada comes in. Watson gets involved in chatter with Rabada. Watson chatter on as Rabada smiles. Raina flicks it for FOUR. Seven off the over. CSK: 58/1 in 6 overs.

22:18 IST: Ishant is now tiring it seems, three short balls, three boundaries. Mr IPL Raina is on fire. He is fighting fire with fire. CSK: 51/1 in 5 overs. Chennai need 97 runs in 90 balls

22:12 IST: Banter between Watson-Ishant takes centre stage, both look fired up. FOUR, then SIX… Watson counter-attacks Ishant. CSK: 33/1 in 4 overs. 

22:07 IST: FOURRR… Watson flicks it over mid-wicket. CSK start well in 148 chase. WICKETTT Ishant strikes gets Rayudu. Mr. IPL Raina comes in… CSK: 23/1 in 3 overs. 

22:02 IST: Spinner introduced, Axar Patel will get to use the new ball. FOURRR, FOURRR Back-to-back boundaries for Watson. Nine from the over. CSK: 16/0 in 2 overs

21:57 IST: The runchase begins, it will not be easy for CSK. Ishant starts proceedings for Delhi. FOURRR… Rayudu it is the first ball, cover drive. CSK: 7/0 in 1 over

Lowest totals defended in Delhi in IPL:

143 KXIP vs DD, 2018

145 DC vs DD, 2010

148 KKR vs DD, 2011

21:42 IST: The Capitals post 147/6. Nine from the last over. Last five overs, they managed 29 for four. DC: 147/6 in 20 overs

21:37 IST: Only eight runs off the 19th over. They would feel they were at least 15-20 runs short. 140 runs is a competitive total at Kotla. DC: 138/6 in 19 overs

21:30 IST: Dhawan OUT, Big wicket for CSK. Bravo gets his third.  DC: 130/5 in 18 overs

50 for Dhawan. 33rd Fifty in IPL. 

21:23 IST: TIMBERED… Keemo Paul OUT for a duck, Jadeja is looking dangerous. DC: 123/5 in 16.3 overs

21:23 IST: Dwayne Bravo Gets Ingram, OUT Caught by Raina!! Dolly for Raina at extra cover. Bravo breaks into a jig and CSK on top now. DC: 122/4 in 16 overs

21:16 IST: Dwayne Bravo to Pant, OUT Caught by SN Thakur!! Killer blow! This could mean a difference of 20 runs to the final total. DC: 120/3 in 15.2 overs

21:10 IST: Pant is unable to get going. There seems to be a proper plan for him. Bhajji is consistently bowling way outside his off-stump forcing him to stretch. Pant wins the mini-battle as he hits a SIX off the last ball. DC: 118/2 in 15 overs

21:05 IST: Edge and FOUR, luck favouring Pant. 100 up for DC, Dhawan cuts it for a BOUNDARY. FOUR again, back to back, they have upped the ante. The momentum has shifted. 17 off the over. DC: 108/2 in 14 overs

21:00 IST: FOUR… Gabbar looks set for a fifty. Pant is in and fireworks are expected. DC: 91/2 in 13 overs

8:55 IST: OUTTT… Tahir gets his man, Iyer departs, looking to cut, too close for comfort, the ball hits pad first and the umpire raises his finger. Iyer out for 18. DC: 80/2 in 12 overs

8:54 IST: Dhawan, Iyer look to up the ante, CSK needs a breakthrough desperately. Four runs of the Jadeja over. DC: 69/1 in 11 overs

8:50 IST: Tahir comes into the attack and Dhawan is looking to break free. 10 off the over a good one for the Capitals. DC: 65/1 in 10 overs

8:36 IST: Jadeja is introduced into the attack… Is there an MSD special stumping? NO! Iyer survives. MSD was lightning quick. Jadeja is in the groove straight away two runs off the over. DC: 55/1 in 9 overs

8:35 IST: Looks like the two batsmen are looking to build a platform for Pant. They are content rotating the strike. Five off the over. DC: 48/1 in 7 overs

8:32 IST: Great contest, Bhajji vs Dhawan…FOUR, Gabbar plays a reverse-sweep to pick a boundary after two dot balls. It was premeditated but executed well. Good start from Bhajji. DC: 43/1 in 6 overs

8:28 IST: Iyer walks in, three off the over. CSK pulling things back. DC: 38/1 in 5 overs

8:24 IST: OUTTT. Cramped for room, Shaw looks to pull it, it seemed to have bounced a little extra. Shaw departs for 24. DC: 36/1 in 4.3 overs

8:19 IST: Bhajji in the attack inside the powerplay. Shaw, Dhawan pick up a boundary each. 11 of the over. DC: 35/0 in 3 overs

8:14 IST: FOUR… Dhawan starts with a boundary of his first ball. Chahar comes back strong with four dot balls. Four of the over. DC: 24/0 in 3 overs

8:09 IST: FOUR… FOUR… Not smart bowling, slower ball, and Shaw jumps on that, he does not need any further invitation. Back-to-back boundaries for young Shaw. DC: 20/0 in 2 overs

8:04 IST: The pitch is slow and the ball is stopping on the batsman, not a typical Kotla track. Shaw pulls one for FOUR in the opening over. DC: 8/0 in 1 over

7:57 IST: We are ready for the start. It is a full house at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Shaw takes strike against Deepak Chahar. Shades from last night as Chahr stops in his follow through, Dhawan quick to get back.

7:38 IST: DC Win Toss, Opt to Bat

Teams:
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant(w), Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma

7:18 IST: “This is typical Kotla. Devoid of grass. The ball has turned the most on this venue. Team winning the toss might want to chase on this wicket,” explains Sanjay Manjrekar in his pitch report.

7:00 IST: Before the start of the match, Ponting and Dhoni were spotted discussing Ashwin’s Mankad before the start of the match. 

Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take to the field at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi. The fixture, which has been widely dominated by the MS Dhoni-led Chennai outfit is expected to be a close contest in the ongoing season because the Delhi side, bolstered by promising young talent, now possess a serious threat to their opponents – something that was evident in their match against the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians.

Formerly known as Delhi Daredevils, the Delhi Capitals displayed their potential when they outclassed Mumbai Indians by 37 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. Whereas, the season opener featuring CSK and Royal Challengers at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai also witnessed a thrilling contest with the home side emerging victoriously following a dominant display, defeating the Virat Kohli-led side by an impressive 7-wickets. The match witnessed the saw Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wind up for a lowly 70 – a target achieved comfortably by the CSK.

Stars of the first match was a former Indian cricket icon and a young prodigy – Harbhajan Singh of CSK and Rishabh Pant of DC. The former rolled back the years to produce a sensational display (3/20) at Chepauk with a phenomenal three-wicket spell in the first game. The 38-year-old looked sharp and was on the button as he picked up big wickets of Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers. The latter, 21-year-old Pant, also registered his brilliant best to guide the Delhi Capitals to a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians. (Read The Full Preview Here)

Squads:
Delhi Capitals: Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa.

Chennai Super Kings: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, M.S. Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Sam Billings, N Jagadeesan, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Mohit Sharma