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IPL 2020 Live Score, DC vs CSK Match Today: Shikhar Dhawan’s maiden ton guides DC to 5-wicket win

DC vs CSK, IPL 2020 Highlights, Match 34: Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals beat MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets in the 34th match of Indian Premier League 2020 today in Sharjah.

IPL 2020 Highlights, Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Shikhar Dhawan’s maiden IPL ton guided Delhi Capitals to a 5-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings in the 34th match of Indian Premier League 2020 in Sharjah. In pursuit of 180-run target, Dhawan scored an unbeaten 101 off 58 balls, including 14 boundaries and a maximum. With 17 runs needed off the last six balls, Axar Patel hit three sixes to seal the game in DC’s favour. Earlier, CSK won the toss and opted to bat first. A half-century from Faf du Plessis (58) followed by a 50-run fifth-wicket stand between Ambati Rayudu (45*) and Ravindra Jadeja (33*) helped CSK putting 179/4 on the board. For DC, Anrich Nortje (2/44) picked up two wickets while Tushar Deshpande (1/39) and Kagiso Rabad (1/33) claimed a wicket apiece. CSK pacer Deepak Chahar returned with the figures of 2/18 in four overs. With this victory, Delhi Capitals has regained the top spot as they now have 14 points in their kitty.

Follow the Highlights of DC vs CSK IPL 2020 match here:

23:09 hrs IST Delhi Capitals win

Axar Patel finishes the game with a massive six. Delhi Capitals defeat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets.

23:05 hrs IST Jadeja to Patel - SIX, SIX

Axar Patel took the game far away from CSK’s grip with those two gigantic sixes. DC dugout is the happiest as they need just 3 runs to win the game.

23:01 hrs IST Century for Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan gets his maiden IPL century. Hits hard towards the log on, takes a single and notches up three figures for the first time in IPL history.

22:58 hrs IST Sam Curran to Carrey - OUT!

OUT! Wickets are falling for DC and Alex Carey goes this time. The Aussie stumper lofts the lower full-toss towards long-on. Faf du Plessis takes the catch to end Carey’s innings. DC - 159/5 after 18.1 overs.

22:55 hrs IST Shardul Thakur to Dhawan - FOUR

FOUR! 14th boundary for Shikhar Dhawan as he moves to 98 now. An amazing shot coming off the opener’s bat. Went down on knees and sweeps perfectly over square leg.

22:52 hrs IST Sam Curran to Dhawan - FOUR, SIX

Dismissive batting from Shikhar Dhawan tonight. The only batsman across sides to exploit the condition at Sharjah. Back to back big shots - a boundary followed a maximum over long-on. Dhawan moves to 91.

22:47 hrs IST Thakur to Stoinis - OUT

OUT! Thakur bowls a shorter one, Marcus Stoinis looked to play it square on the leg. Gets a top edge instead and Rayudu takes the catch at midwicket. DC - 137/4 after 15.5 overs.

22:40 hrs IST Dhawan dropped for the third time

Seems CSK fielding has given up against Shikhar Dhawan. This time Rayudu missed the catch at extra cover. Dhawan hit that hard, gets in Rayudu’s palm and then spills out. The lucky left-hander must get a century after getting three lives.

22:37 hrs IST Karn Sharma to Dhawan - FOUR

FOUR! CSK literally has no answer to this onslaught from Shikhar Dhawan. He is definitely rooting for his maiden IPL hundred. A half-volley from Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan sends for a boundary through the gap between deep midwicket and long-on.

22:33 hrs IST Bravo to Dhawan - FOUR

FOUR! Dhawan is simply cashing upon the lives he got from CSK. Picks up Bravo’s slower ball and sweeps its over the square-leg area. His 11th boundary tonight, moves on to 68.

22:30 hrs IST Karn Sharma to Stoinis - SIX, FOUR

Marcus Stoinis joins the party and goes after Karn Sharma. A six over the long off and then a boundary over extra cover - Stonins has come prepared to exploit the CSK bowlers, just like Dhawan at the other end.

22:22 hrs IST Bravo to Iyer - OUT

OUT! The DC skipper departs. Shreyas Iyer went for a six but the slowness of the pitch turned down his plans. Gets caught at long-on by Faf du Plessis.

22:18 hrs IST Sam Curran to Dhawan - FOUR

FOUR! Another fiery shot bringing up four runs for Shikhar Dhawan. His 10th boundary, to be precise. Short ball again, Dhawan moves down the line and plays the square drive to get four more runs.

22:15 hrs IST Curran to Dhawan - FOUR!

FOUR! Slower one, short of a length and Dhawan hammers it down the ground through thee gap between long-off and long-on are back.

22:08 hrs IST Karn Sharma to Dhawan - FOUR, FOUR

Dhawan nailing CSK attack, one bowler at a time. Karn Sharma faces the heat now. Back to back boundaries - one straight down the ground, another through extra cover. 8 boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan and counting.

22:00 hrs IST Jadeja to Dhawan - FOUR, FOUR

Shikhar Dhawan turns more dangerous after the dropped chance. Back to back to boundaries against Ravindra Jadeja to keep the scoreboard moving. CSK need a strategy revise before they lose the grip.

21:57 hrs IST Dhawan dropped on 26

Chance for CSK and they just lost it. Dhawan misses on the sweep shot as the extra bouce takes the edge. Goes high towards deep square, Deepak Chahar misjudges and drops the catch.

21:55 hrs IST Shardul to Dhawan - FOUR

FOUR! A cracking shot from Dhawan to get those four runs. A wide length ball from Thakur and Dhawan plays it square through point for a boundary.

21:53 hrs IST Shardul to Shreya Iyer - SIX

SIX! DC captain off the mark with. Length ball from Thakur and Iyer plays along the line to clear the long-on boundary. A massive six from Iyer after struggling with his foot in the beginning.

21:44 hrs IST Chahar to Rahane - OUT!

OUT! Rahane’s poor run in IPL 2020 continues. He made a room himself, hit it hard but Sam Curran takes a great catch at point. Chahar gets another, Rahane departs for 8.

21:40 hrs IST Shardul Thakur to Rahane - FOUR

FOUR! Rahane opens up now and joins the party. Short ball from Thakur and Rahane pulls it over wide mid-on for a boundary.

21:36 hrs IST Chahar to Dhawan - FOUR!

FOUR! Dhwan is on song and hits another boundary. Short of a length, pitching outside off and Dhawan brings out the upper-cut to go past short third-man for a four.

21:33 hrs IST Sam Curran to Shikhar Dhawan - 4,dot, 4

Finally, some runs for Delhi Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan goes off the mark with a four. DC were off to a terrible start and Dhawan is covering that up with boundaries.

21:27 hrs IST Chahar to Shaw - OUT

OUT! Chahar bowls an outswinger and Shaw tries to flick it towards the leg side. Leading edge and the ball goes back to the bowler. Prithvi Shaw departs on a duck, DC - 0/1.

21:25 hrs IST Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan out to bat

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are out to bat for Delhi Capitals. Deepak Chahar begins the attack for Chennai Super Kings.

21:11 hrs IST End of CSK innings

Ravindra Jadeja picks up a single off the last ball as Chennai Super Kings finish with 179 for 4 in their quota of 20 overs.

21:09 hrs IST Nortje to Jadeja - SIX,SIX

Jadeja goes after Anrich Nortje and hits him for consecutive sixes over long-on. Ajinkya Rahane fielding near the boundary line can only watch the ball sailing over. Crazy stuff from Ravindra Jadeja in the last over.

21:06 hrs IST Rabada to Jadeja - SIX

SIX! Jadeja taking all the chances to add runs on the CSK scoreboard. A full toss from Rabada, Jadeja goes deep into the crease and belts it over wide long-on.

21:02 hrs IST Rabada to Rayudu - SIX

SIX! Fourth maximum for Ambati Rayudu in this match. Short ball and Rayudu drops the plan to ramp this. Goes for a pull over deep square for a humongous maximum.

20:59 hrs IST Jadeja completes 1000 IPL runs for CSK

Ravindra Jadeja has now completed 1000 runs for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. He becomes the 10th batsman to reach this landmark.

20:56 hrs IST Deshpande to Jadeja - SIX

SIX! First one to go past the Sharjah stadium this evening. Jadeja joins the party and tonks the length ball over deep square leg with a pick-up shot. The ball sails out of the park and lands on the street nearby.

20:50 hrs IST Nortje to Dhoni - OUT!

OUT! Nortje strikes again and catches the big fish this time. MS Dhoni walks back after scoring just 3 runs. Moved down the line, went early on the into the swing, edges the ball and Carey takes a dolly. Big blow to CSK

20:48 hrs IST Nortje to Rayudu - SIX!

SIX! Rayudu slams it again. A length delivery on the wider side and Rayudu goes inside-out and hammers it over the covers for a maximum.

20:46 hrs IST Stoinis to Rayudu - SIX

SIX! Rayudu launches again, this time over long-on. Picks up a length ball so nicely and belts it with a clean swing of the willow. CSK - 122/3 after 16.

20:43 hrs IST Fewest games to 50 IPL wickets

27 - Kagiso Rabad

32 - Sunil Narine

33 - Lasith Malinga

35 - Imran Tahir

20:37 hrs IST Rabada to Faf du Plessis - OUT!

OUT! A fuller from Rabada and du Plessis lofts it towads long-on. Shikhar Dhawan dives and takes a magnificent catch to redeem himself. Faf departs for 58, CSK - 109/3 after 14.4

20:30 hrs IST Ashwin to Rayudu - SIX

SIX! A length-ball fro Ashwin, not much turn and Rayudu sweeps it over deep square for six.

20:27 hrs IST Faf du Plessis completes 2000 IPL runs for CSK

Faf du plessis have completed 2000 IPL runs for Chennai Super Kings. He became the 3rd batsman after Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni to score 2000 plus runs for CSK in IPL .

20:24 hrs IST Nortje to Watson - BOWLED

BOWLED! Watson wanted to make some room and swing it across but gets beaten by a 139 kmph delivery. Watson departs for 36, CSK - 87/2 after 11.4 overs

20:18 hrs IST Deshpande to du Plessis - FOUR

FOUR! Another brutal hit by FAF. Gets under the full toss and pushes the ball over short fine leg. Clears Nortje by inches for a boundary. du Plessis moves to 47.

20:16 hrs IST Deshpande to du PLessis - SIX

SIX! Faf you beauty. Seam-up and du Plessis greets it with a huge maximum over long-off. A flat six to begin the eleventh over.

20:15 hrs IST 4, 2, 4 - Watson hammers Ashwin

DC seems to have no answers to that onslaught. Watson showcasing his brilliance once again and rebuilding the innings after an early blow. 15 runs off the over, CSK - 71/1 after 10.

20:12 hrs IST Ashwin to du Plessis - FOUR

FOUR! Ashwin bowls the carrom ball. Faf du Plessis gets under it ad sweeps towards deep midwicket for a boundary. The shot certainly shows he is fine to go.

20:10 hrs IST Faf du Plessis struggle, physio comes in

Faf du Plessis getting attended by the physio. He seems to be struggling after that collision with Kagiso Rabada. Hopefully he gets better soon.

20:07 hrs IST Axar to Watson - FOUR | 50-up for CSK

FOUR! Watson utilises Axar Patel’s pace, gets under the ball and lap sweeps towards fine leg for a boundary. Fifty runs come up for Chennai Super Kings.

20:03 hrs IST Amazing over from R Ashwin

An ex-CSK player into the attack. R Ashwin bowls a superb over to begin his spell. Concedes just four runs and dents the run-rate a bit. CSK - 47/1 after 8 overs

20:01 IST CSK: 39/1 in Powerplay, lowest in Sharjah

Chennai Super Kings mustered 39/1 in the powerplay. This totals is now the lowest powerplay score in Sharjah this season.

CSK - 39/1 vs DC

RR - 41/1 vs DC

KKR - 43/1 vs RCB

RCB - 47/1 vs KKR

20:00 hrs IST Rabad to Watson - FOUR

FOUR! Short of a length, Watson gets off his toes and rides it between short third man and point. A boundary to end the over, CSK - 39/1 after 6 overs.

19:57 hrs IST Collision between du Plessis and Rabada

Faf du Plessis ran for a quick single with eyes on the ball. He is half way down and runs into Rabada who wa getting in position to collect the throw. du Plessis is the one who gets winded. Physio comes in. Finally, everything is fine.

19:52 hrs IST Nortje to de Plessis - FOUR, dot, FOUR

What an over it has been for CSK. Faf du Plessis is on fire and Anrich Nortje faces all the heat. A six begin with and then two boundaries to end the over. 14 runs off it, CSK - 29/1.

19:50 hrs IST Nortje into attack, du Plessis strikes

SIX! That was a beautiful shot from Faf du Plessis. Gets under the 141kmh delivery and ramps it for a maximum over short fine leg. Terrific stuff from Faf.

19:44 hrs IST Deshpande to Watson - 4, dot, 4

Watson finally begins hitting. Some mighty shots coming out against the young pacer. Two boundaries from the 3rd over boosts CSK scoreboard after Rabada’s maiden. CSK - 12/1

19:41 hrs IST Sam Curran’s 2nd duck in IPL 2020

Tushar Deshpande strikes in the 1st over to dismiss Sam Curran on a 2-ball duck. This is the second time in this season that Sam Curran departed without scoring anything.

19:38 hrs IST Maiden over from Kasgiso Rabada

What an excellent over from Kagiso Rabada. The Protea speedster bowls first maiden in Sharjah. Gives no room to Shane Watson to score. CSK are in a bit of a trouble after Curran’s dismissal.

19:32 hrs IST Tushar to Sam Curran - OUT

OUT! Tushar Deshpande strikes in the first over and removes Sam Curran on a duck. A bouncer from Tushar, Curran pulls and gets a top-edge. Ball flies to third man and Anrich Nortje takes a relay catch. Early blow to CSK.

19:28 hrs IST Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis out to bat

Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis are out to bat for Chennai Super Kings. Tushar Deshpande starts the attack for Delhi Capitals.

19:20 hrs IST Shikhar Dhawan on captaining in Iyer’s absence

“It was a great experience and I enjoyed it. I am glad that Shreyas recovered well. Today, he is gonna come and play. It was good fun to take the lead and win the game for the team. I’m enjoying my form, I’m hitting the ball very nicely. At the start, I couldn’t convert those 20s and 30s into fifties. Now I have started doing that, good that I am peaking at the right time,” said Dhawan ahead of the game.

19:15 hrs IST In-match stats

• 54: Runs Du Plessis needs to complete 2000 runs for CSK in IPL

• 66: Runs Bravo needs to complete 1000 runs for CSK in IPL

• 9: Runs Jadeja needs to complete 1000 runs for CSK in IPL

• 50: Runs Rayudu needs to reach 5000 T20 runs

• 63: Runs Curran needs to reach 1000 T20 runs

• 8: 4s Faf du Plessis needs to reach 200 4s

• 5: 4s Rayudu needs to reach 300 4s

• 8: Runs Rayudu needs to reach 3500 IPL runs

• 5: Runs needed by Watson to score 500 runs vs DC in IPL

• 23: Runs needed by Rayudu to score 500 runs vs DC in IPL.

• 24: Runs Needed by Dhawan to score 700 runs vs CSK in IPL, will become the 3rd player to do so.

• 21: Runs Iyer needs to reach 2000 runs in IPL, will be the 2nd player after Sehwag to score 2000 runs for DC in IPL

• 1: Wicket Rabada needs to reach 50 IPL wickets, will become the first foreigner to take 50 wickets for DC in IPL and only the 2nd bowler overall

• 1: 4 Iyer Needs to reach 300 4s in T20s

19:10 hrs IST Shreyas Iyer at toss

DC skipper Shreyas Iyer said, “The injury is far better now, thankfully it was just bruised. I wanted to play this game. We will be giving Pant one more game rest so that he comes back really strong in the next one. The boys are really motivated and confident with their mindset. This is going to be a new challenge for us. Last time when we chased, we lost, so this is going to be a good challenge for us. We are looking forward to it. We are not giving up at any situation.”

19:07 hrs IST MS Dhoni speaks at toss

CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the toss - “We’ll bat first. There’s no grass on the surface, looks like a fresh wicket. The question is how much it will slow down as the game progresses. I am happy with a lot of things. It’s just that the things that have gone wrong have gone wrong drastically. The last game was good, we didn’t commit a lot of errors. We need to keep doing.”

19:05 hrs IST DC vs CSK: Team Changes

Delhi Caiptals: Same team

Chennai Super Kings: Piyush Chawla out, Kedar Jadhav in

19:03 hrs IST DC vs CSK: Playing XI of both teams

Here are the playing XIs of both teams

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

19:00 hrs IST IPL 2020 Live Score, DC vs CSK: Toss

Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to bat first

18:55 hrs IST Pitch Report

“This pitch hasn’t taken as much turn as the other one. The ball will skid on a little bit, will be relatively quick. Not too much spin. Great deck to bat on. Win the toss and have a bat,” reckons Simon Doull at Star Sports.

18:40 hrs IST DC vs CSK: Head to head stats

Total Matches: 22

CSK wins: 15

DC wins: 7

Most Prolific Batsman (CSK): MS Dhoni - 544 Runs

Most Prolific Batsman (DC): Rishabh Pant - 222 Runs

Highest Individual Score (CSK): 113 by Murali Vijay, 2012

Highest Individual Score (DC): 79 By Rishabh Pant, 2018

Most Wickets (CSK): Dwayne Bravo - 13 Wickets

Most Wickets (DC): Amit Mishra - 9 wickets

18:35 hrs IST Shreyas Iyer vs CSK bowlers

vs Jadeja - 8 innings, 48 runs, 1 dismissals

vs Piyush Chawla - 6 innings, 42 runs, 1 dismissal

vs Sam Curran - 3 innings, 24 runs, 1 dismissal

vs Shardul Thakur - 2 innings, 23 runs, 1 dismissal

18:30 hrs IST What to expect?

The dimensions of the ground haven’t changed but the aggregate score has dipped. The nature of the pitch has also changed. The shorter boundaries will favour the batters but the track won’t be a graveyard for the bowlers. The slowness of the pitch will surely favour the bowlers. Team winning the toss and batting first will have the advantage.

18:25 hrs IST DC vs CSK Live Streaming: When and where to watch

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18:20 hrs IST DC Predicted XI vs CSK

DC Predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

18:15 hrs IST CSK Predicetd XI vs DC

CSK Predicetd XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni , Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo/Imran Tahir, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur

18:10 hrs IST Sam Curran’s excellence vs spin & pace

Sam Curran has been equally proficient against both pace and spin striking above 150 against both pace and spin.

vs PACE - 6 innings, 46 runs, 153.33 SR

vs SPIN - 4 innings, 53 runs, 240.9 SR

18:05 hrs IST Points Table

A look at the points table ahead of DC vs CSK face-off

IPL 2020 Points Table ( IPL/Twitter )

18:00 hrs IST Stat Alert

CSK is the only team that has 4 bowlers who have picked 5 or more wickets in IPL 2020

Sam Curran - 8 matches, 9 wickets

Shardul Thakur - 5 matches, 8 wickets

Deepak Chahar - 8 matches, 6 wickets

Dwyane Bravo - 5 matches, 5 wickets

17:50 hrs IST Will CSK play Imran Tahir against DC?

IPL 2019’s highest wicket-taker, Imran Tahir is yet to play a game for CSK. He has been warming benches and carrying drinks on the field. On the other hand, CSK skipper had said that the team combination isn’t allowing him to get Tahir in the eleven. However, if Dhoni wishes to play two spinner, this is the best time have Tahir in the line-up.

17:45 hrs IST DC vs CSK - A battle of bowlers

The match between CSK and DC will see 2 quality fast bowling units come face to face.

* DC’s fast bowlers have taken 40 wickets, most by any team’s fast bowlers in IPL 2020. CSK’s fast bowlers have taken 32 wickets and stand third on the list.

* DC and CSK’s fast bowlers have an economy rate of 8.35 and 8.50 2nd and 3rd best in IPL 2020.

* DC pacers have picked up 19 wickets in death overs which is the most by a team this season. CSK fast bowlers have 18 wickets in the death overs and are 2nd best in this season.

* DC and CSK’s fast bowlers have the best economy rate in the death overs.

17:40 hrs IST News from the other match - RR vs RCB

RR scored 177/6 in 20 overs

RCB - 47/1 after 6 overs, 131 more needed off 84 balls

17:35 hrs IST Ashwin vs Jadeja - Battle of spin in Sharjah

The spin twins from Dhoni’s army will now face each other in Sharjah. Ashwin couldn’t play the last fixture against CSK as he was dealing with his dislocated shoulder. But tonight, it’s going to be a cracker of a competition when these spin giants will strike.

Let's go for a spin in the desert, shall we, @ChennaiIPL? ✌

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