Unchanged Daredevils bowl; Ngidi debuts for CSK

Irfan Pathan and MS Dhoni

Unchanged Daredevils bowl; Ngidi debuts for CSK

The pitch is expected to play the same as it had in the game between CSK and MI and would provide assistance to spinners in later part of the match.

With five wins in seven matches, Super Kings are now placed second while Daredevils continue to scrap the bottom despite a morale-boosting 55-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

After Gautam Gambhir made a decision to step down and Shreyas Iyer was given the commands, DD posted the highest total of the season and Shook all 10 KKR's wickets, winning by 55 runs. The Venue of this match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

Wicketkeeper batsman Dhoni has been batting with more freedom this season. In the same over, Dhoni slammed a 108-metre six, the second longest of this year's tournament. MS Dhoni, captain of Chennai Super Kings, said Back is bad but nothing much can be done.

Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis picked the bones out of their bowling with a century partnership and it set the platform for another massive score. Instead, umpire Anil Dandekar ruled that he had got an inside-edge just before the ball thudded into his pad.

With 17 needed off 3 balls in the last over, Delhi needed a miracle but got three singles instead. But the day belonged to Dhoni, who played some typically MSD shots to relieve his magic days as a brutal hitter of the ball down the order. He is supported well by Liam Plunkett and Avesh Khan.

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Watson nonchalantly hit Plunkett for two more sixes in his next over before doing the same to Rahul Tewatia, reaching 50 in only 25 balls before Amit Mishra ended his swashbuckling knock. Twenty came off the Englishman's first over, and there was no looking back after that. In OVERS 4, A Faf du Plessis managed to hit for a four over extra cover region. However, the Watson-Du Plessis duo produced the desired result for CSK who raced to 100 in just 10.2 overs.

In OVERS 11.1Glenn Maxwell striked with his first delivery of the night as he cleaned up Suresh Raina with.

But after his departure, MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu took charge of things to ensure the hosts put on a satisfactory total.

Chennai had failed to kick on from 91 for 1 against Mumbai, losing their way in the third block of five overs.

Dhoni hit a six and a boundary in the last over off Boult before finishing the innings with a couple of runs.

Glenn Maxwell was pinned by Ravindra Jadeja and with four wickets down, the onus was on Rishabh Pant to garner some sort of momentum into the innings.

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