DC seamer Mukesh Kumar strikes off consecutive balls

Delhi Capitals skipper Pant won the toss and elected to bat first against the Chennai Super Kings on Sunday at the Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. Prithvi Shaw and David Warner got off to a scintillating start and Rishabh Pant notched up his first fifty since his comeback to professional cricket this season as the Delhi Capitals posted 191/5 against the Chennai Super Kings.

MS Dhoni turned back the clock with an awe-inspiring cameo of 37* from 16 deliveries but the Chennai Super Kings couldn’t gather a win as Delhi Capitals prevailed by 20 runs in Vizag. Mukesh Kumar bagged three wickets whereas Khaleel Ahmed dislodged the two CSK openers to set the game up for the home side. For a second game on the bounce, Anrich Nortje bowled a forgettable final over, this time conceding two sixes and two fours, but despite Dhoni’s 16-ball 37* – CSK fell 20 runs shy of DC’s total.

Brief Scores: Delhi Capitals 191/5 in 20 overs (David Warner 52, Rishabh Pant 51; Matheesha Pathirana 3-31) beat Chennai Super Kings 171/6 in 20 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 45, MS Dhoni 37*; Mukesh Kumar 3-21, Khaleel Ahmed 2-21) by 20 runs