Bengaluru, Oct. 17: After getting their season back on track, the Chennai Super Kings face a stiff challenge when they take on the Delhi Capitals in match number 34 of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.
MS Dhoni-led Super Kings will take on Shreyas Iyer-led Capitals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the second match of the weekend double-header.
After guiding CSK to a much-needed win against SRH, all eyes will once again be on captain Dhoni, as they look to turn around their season.
The three-time champions will hope to notch up a second win on the trot as the league phase moves towards the business end.
But they will have their task cut out as they will be up against a dominant Capitals. With Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje leading the attack for the Delhi team, the CSK batsmen will have to bring out their A-game.
Heading into the game, the Delhi side will be a bit worried about the fitness of skipper Shreyas Iyer, after he hurt his shoulder in the previous game. The captain has been in good form and if he is ruled out, an injury ravaged Delhi will surely miss his services.
If Delhi win the game they will regain the top spot on the table.
Here, mykhel brings you the Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings match updates.
A magnificent ton from Dhawan and a blistering finish from Patel sees Delhi register a superb win
SIX! And its over as Axar Patel finishes it off in style. Delhi Capitals notch up a five wicket win over Chennai Super Kings
1 needed off 2
SIX! Axar Patel puts Delhi right in command! Whacks back to back maximums
SIX!! Axar Patel sends it over the boundary ropes.
17 needed off 6
A maiden IPL century for Shikhar Dhawan. The Delhi opener brings up his ton off 57 deliveries. A standing ovation from the dugout
Decision reversed as Dhawan remains
Delhi review it as Dhawan give out on 99. This game is turning and how
Dhawan on 99 off 55
Dhawan on 99 off 55
Axar Patel is the new batsman in
OUT! Curran picks up a wicket on the first ball of the over as du Plessis picks up Carey at wide long on to keep Chennai in the game. Capitals need 21 off 11
FOUR! Good shot from Dhawan as he sends it away over square leg for an important boundary.
30 needed off 18. Shardul Thakur into the attack.
FOUR-SIX! Dhawan hammering Curran as he looks to take Delhi over the line. 30 needed off 20
OUT! Stoinis goes as Rayudu makes no mistake this time, keeping his eye on the ball to pick up Stoinis at midwicket.
DROPPED! Another lifeline handed to Shikhar Dhawan today. And this time Rayudu drops him at extra cover. Fourth life for Dhawan
Five overs left and Capitals need 51 to win
13 runs came off Sharma's over
SIX!! Stoinis sends it straight over the bowlers head for a maximum
OUT! Iyer goes for 23 off 23 as du Plessis picks him up at long-on. Marcus Stoinis the new man in
FOUR! Dropping Dhawan is turning out to be pretty expensive for Chennai
99 needed off 58 for Delhi Capitals to win this tie
50 up for Dhawan! The Capitals' opener brings up his 40th IPL half-century off 29 deliveries
Dhawan picking up the pace with back to back boundaries. While he sends the first one down the ground, he finds the gap at deep cover for the second boundary
Back-to-back FOURs. Dropping Dhawan is already turning out to be expensive
Dhawan dropped at deep square
SIX! Iyer clears long on to send it away for a maximum
Shreyas Iyer getting checked after he looks like he's hurt himself. But the skipper is okay
CAUGHT! Rahane goes for 8 off 10 as Chahar picks up his second wicket
10 runs come off Deepak Chahar's second over
Eight runs comes off Curran's over
A wicket maiden. Chahar hands Chennai a perfect start. Shaw goes for 0
Rayudu, Jadeja added the important runs in the end as the last five overs yielded 67 runs. Chennai post 179/4
Back-to-back SIXES! Jadeja piling the runs in the last over
SIX! Rayudu sends it over deep square for an important boundary
SIX!! And Jadeja sends it onto the road. A passerby sees it in the middle of the road and picks it up.
FOUR to end the over. 12 runs and a wicket come off it
Ravindra Jadeja the new man in
OUT! Nortje picks up the big wicket as Dhoni goes for 3 off 5
SIX! Rayudu whacks it over cover
SIX! Rayudu sends it over long on to clear the ropes
WICKET! And Dhawan makes no mistake this time. After dropping du Plessis on an easy catch earlier, Dhawan takes a diving catch to end the opener's solid knock. Rabada picks up a big wicket for Capitals
SIX! 100 comes up for Chennai as Rayudu sweeps it over deep sqaure
DROPPED! Faf du Plessis dropped on 52 by Shikhar Dhawan at mid on.
OUT! Nortje strikes as Watson goes for 36 off 28.
Fifty comes up for Faf du Plessis. The Chennai opener brings up his half-century off 39 balls.
FOUR! du Plessis picking up the pace as 14 runs come off the over
SIX! du Plessis clears long on to send the first ball of the over for a maximum
Four runs comes off Ashwin's over. Time for a timeout
39 comes up from the powerplay for the loss of one wicket
Four to end the over. 10 runs comes off it
Faf, Rabada collide and the physio comes in to check on the batsman
Rabada into the attack
Four more to end the over. Good over for Chennai as 14 came off it
FOUR! du Plessis clears midwicket for another boundary off the over
SIX!! Du Plessis smashes Nortje over short fine leg
Good opening over for Delhi as only two runs came off it and a wicket
Shane Watson the new man in
WICKET!! Tushar strikes as Delhi pick up a wicket on the third ball with no runs on the board yet. Two dots and a wicket. Perfect start for Delhi. Nortje the man at the boundary as Sam Curran goes for a duck
Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis open after Chennai opt to bat. Tushar Deshpande in with the new ball
Playing XI: Chennai Super Kings Team Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
Playing XI: Delhi Capitals Team Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins the toss and opts to bat first
Looks like the Delhi captain is fit as DC skipper Shreyas Iyer is at the toss
The Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings are set to face off in match number 34 of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium