After the group stages concluded, it is now time for the playoffs to begin and we have some brilliant games lined up. To begin with, Qualifier 1 is set to be played on October 10 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
But we get into the favorites, top performances, and predicting the outcomes, do you have any idea of the head-to-head tents between the two sides? Well then, let's analyze that today! Let's have a look and analyze deeply the last five meetings between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings (October 4th, 2021)
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium held this high-profile fixture as the top two faced each other. Delhi were bowling first after winning the toss and their decision proved to be fantastic as they restricted a dynamic Chennai batting to just 136. That was also courtesy of Ambati Rayudu who helped Chennai to reach the total with his vital 55.
Delhi had a decent start but they swiftly fell off the radar and were 99/6 by the end of the 15th over.
However, Shimron Hetmyer helped his side from facing a defeat as he kept the scoreboard ticking, with Delhi requiring just 6 off the last over, with Dwayne Bravo bowling his second over after his first one went for 12 runs.
Hetmyer managed a double of the first ball and a single from a wide to follow, leaving Delhi with just 2 more runs off the last five balls. Axar Patel was on the strike and Bravo bowled a dot, and then picked his wicket on the third ball, putting the pressure back on Delhi.
However, the table-toppers ascertained their spot at the top with Kagiso Rabada scoring a four that felt more like a gift as Delhi won the match by three wickets.
The scoring begins! DC:1 CSK:0
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings (April 10th, 2021)
The toss was won by Delhi again but this time the match was at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Delhi opted to bowl first and Chennai put up a decent total of 188. After a poor start, Suresh Raina and Moeen Ali saved Chennai, scoring 54 and 36 respectively followed by small but valuable contributions from Ravindra Jadeja (26), Ambati Rayudu (23), and Sam Curran (34).
Delhi's start was so good that they didn't have to worry much as Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan smashed every bowler for runs. Shaw scored 72, while Dhawan scored 85, followed by Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis seeing out the game, giving no chances to Dhoni and co. to make a comeback.
Score? DC:2 CSK:0.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings (October 17, 2020)
Chennai Super Kings had won the toss and were batting first this time. After Sam Curran's duck, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson batted well, and after Watson was dismissed for 36, Ambati Rayudu took charge and stayed unbeaten until the end of the innings.
After a long wait of:— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 17, 2020
•Almost 5K runs.
Shikhar Dhawan scores his first ever IPL century, what an innings from him. pic.twitter.com/q0E2GPcYml
Ravindra Jadeja also played a terrific cameo of 33 runs off just 13 balls, helping Chennai to finish at 179. Shikhar Dhawan was in some mood tonight as he scored an unbeaten 101, while the others failed but still it was Dhawan who single-handedly won Delhi the match.
Woah! Chennai is yet to win a point. The score is DC:3 CSK:0.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings (September 25th, 2020)
Chennai had won the toss and were bowling first this time. Once again, Delhi's opener started brilliantly, providing their team with the perfect start.
Delhi finished with 175 on the board in 20 overs, losing just three wickets. It was Chennai's time to bat but what do you say about the year 2020. Chennai didn't have anything on their side.
Chennai struggled to start well and that cost them the points. Chennai's innings ended on 131 and they lost seven wickets, losing the match by 44 runs.
A rarity for a team like Chennai, the score is DC:4 CSK:0.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings (May 10th, 2019)
It was Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2019 season. CSK had won the toss and were bowling first. Chennai bowled beautifully, restricting Delhi to just 147, with Rishabh Pant scoring the most for DC (38).
Chennai needed 148 to win and this time it was the CSK pair who helped their team with the best possible start. There came a moment when the duo got out in quick succession but Ambati Rayudu successfully managed to see out the game, qualifying CSK for the IPL final.
Finally! DC:4 CSK :1
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