IPL 11 CSK vs DD: Delhi wins toss, Chennai to bat

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Delhi Daredevils' new skipper Shreyas Iyer, who started his captaincy stint with a superb unbeaten knock and a match winning performance in the last match will be hoping for similar fate against Dhoni-led CSK.

Earlier, Shane Watson and M S Dhoni smashed brutal half-centuries to power CSK to a formidable 211/4.

KM Asif, deputising for the injured Deepak Chahar, removed openers Prithvi Shaw and Colin Munro.

This was followed by a silly error by Shreyas Iyer, who was run-out by Shane Watson easily for the third wicket.

Rishabh Pant hadn't given up yet and though the required rate was mounting well towards 20 he hit the ball big and clean to keep his team in the hunt.

Delhi fast bowler Avesh Khan has been a revelation this season. Skipper Shreyas Iyer couldn't make a lot of difference and was run out on 13. Fails to get back in time and Dhoni does the rest. He played some delightful shots and hit the ball around the park. Hands a dolly to Jadeja at mid-on. CSK are now placed second in the point's table, while Delhi is right at the bottom. Suresh Raina couldn't contribute much as he departed for a duck. Amit Mishra has also found his magic back with the ball.

After the departure of the former Australian all-rounder, the unsafe combo of Rayudu and Dhoni got together in the 14th over.

RUN OUT! What happened there? Full and wide outside off stump. The move paid off as Shankar removed du Plessis off his fifth delivery to break only the third 100-plus opening stand (102) this season. Finds the man at long off. Of course, Faf, who was playing second game of this IPL, looked rustic and struggled for timing. Delhi Daredevils are having no answers to stop the pair of Watson and du Plessis.

Pune: Winning the toss, Delhi Daredevils invited Chennai Super Kings to bat in the Indian Premier League (1PL 11) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday.

Gautam Gambhir stepped down as DD's captain after facing a loss spree. In their most recent outing - on Saturday night, they lost a close one to the Mumbai Indians. It would still be an uphill ask for the Daredevils to beat CSK at their adopted home - the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium but they can not afford to lose. While Delhi Daredevils, under their new skipper Shreyas Iyer, will be on a high, the senior players of Chennai Super Kings would be a little exhausted in the middle of the season. Delhi's varied bowling stock too clicked in the last match and if the star-studded CSK batting line-up has to be checked, the visitors will have to bowl out of their skin.

The Delhi bowlers were all over the place especially the experienced overseas pair of Boult and Plunkett, who leaked 100 runs in seven overs.

The Match will commence at 8:00 PM IST.

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