Watson-Duplessis scored 81 runs for the first wicket against Delhi in Qualifier 2
Chennai Openers can only share 50-plus runs for the third time in 16 matches
Sports desk Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets in IPL Qualifier 2 on Friday night. With this victory, he reached the finals. In Chennai, his openers Shane Watson (50 runs) and Ff Duplessis (50 runs) laid the foundation for the win. Both of them shared 81 runs for the first wicket. This is the biggest partnership of its Openers this season. Both of them have scored half-centuries for the first time in a match.
Chennai's weakest link was Openers
The weakest link in the season so far for the team was its openers. He was able to share more than 50 runs twice before this match. In the last 6 matches, his openers have been able to make a partnership for the first wicket only once in the tenth digit.
Chennai's Openers partnership did not reach the 10th digit of 10 times
First wicket fall
Dhoni handed the ball to Jadeja before Tahir
Dhoni used his experience in the match. They decided to bowl after winning the toss. Harbhajan Singh bowled in power play only. Dhoni mostly bowled with Ravindra Jadeja in the match after Imran Tahir, but first delivery to Jadeja against Delhi. Jadeja took the wicket of Colin Munro. From here here, Chennai has a huge gap. The result was that Delhi could score only 147 runs.
Dhoni keeps faith in players
Dhoni's age is 37 years, while Aiyar is 23 years old. Dhoni is 14 years older than him. He has also made his IPL title three times. In this match, Aiyar's team was scattered and scattered. At the crucial stage of the tournament, Dhoni united the team. The players like Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu did not perform well in the group stage, but kept them in constant spots.
Lack of experience in the captaincy of Iyer
Aiyar kept the experienced all-rounder like Chris Morris in the match. She preferred Sherfen Rutherford and Keymo Paul. Paul bowled better in many matches, but Rutherford did not do anything special in batting. He scored 73 runs in 7 matches at an average of 14.60. Paul gave 49 runs in 3 overs in this match. This is where Delhi's team went backward Shardul Thakur of Chennai had 13 runs in the first over, then Dhoni did not bowl to him.
Delhi flops due to early outsiders
Delhi's biggest weakness was its middle-order batsman. In this match, his openers were out in Power Play. After that the medley got flop again. Rishabh Pant made 38 runs Captain Iyer 13, Akshar Patel 3 and Sherfen Rutherford scored 10 runs. Team management sent the aggressive batsman letter to aggressive batsman Rutherford instead of batting first. The bet was upside down.