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IPL 2018, Match 52, DD vs CSK – Delhi Daredevils Player Ratings

Delhi Daredevils beat Chennai Super Kings by 34 runs.

Harshal Patel
Delhi Daredevils’ Harshal Patel in action. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Chennai Super Kings have been riding high on confidence in the ongoing edition of the IPL. Having already made it to the playoffs, the Men in Yellow boasted of a very strong batting lineup as headed to Delhi for their second last game of the season. While a win against the Super Kings would not have fetched anything but pride for the Delhi Daredevils, the former had a lot at stake in the game.

They knew that a win would seal them a spot among the top two in the season, and hence, set them two cracks at the final cherry. But as things turned out on the final day, Delhi Daredevils thoroughly dominated the CSK batsmen to register an easy yet inconsequential win. Coming to the game, the Delhi Daredevils were asked to bat first. After the openers failed to make a mark, it was Rishabh Pant who was to the team’s rescue again with 38 to his name.

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Vijay Shankar also chipped with 36 and Harshal Patel played a blitzkrieg 16-ball 36 to see the hosts finish with 162/5 in the stipulated 20 overs. In the run chase, no CSK batsman showed resilience at the crease, save Ambati Rayudu. The swashbuckling opener scored a 29-ball 50 but found no support from other end. CSK eventually could manage just 128/6 in their 20 overs to hand the doubles Ds a 34 run win.

Here are the Delhi Daredevils Player Ratings for the match:

Prithvi Shaw – 3/10

Prithvi Shaw has been a revelation for the Delhi Daredevils at the top of the order. The youngster got a decent start in the game as he hit a four and a six. But he did not look at his fluent best and failed to get going. He perished after scoring a run-a-ball 17.

Shreyas Iyer – 3/10

Shreyas Iyer promoted himself up the order and decided to open the innings in the game. The move largely failed for the Delhi skipper. Iyer could only score 19 runs during his painful stay of 22 deliveries at the crease. He was very good with his bowling changes later in the game.

Rishabh Pant – 8/10

Rishabh Pant has been the best batsman for the Delhi camp in the season and the youngster continued his good run of form again. Pant scored a quick 38 off just 26 balls in the game. He hit 3 fours and a couple of sixes to lead the counter attack for his side.

Glenn Maxwell – 1/10

With the team out of the race for the playoffs, many believed that Glenn Maxwell will be rested in the game to let the benched players get a chance. However, Maxwell got another go and he failed miserably yet again. He got a single digit score to his naame. He failed with the ball too and could not take any wickets on the day.

Vijay Shankar – 8/10

Vijay Shankar has managed to come up with improved performances in the second half of the season. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder hit a very good 38 off 28 balls in the match with two fours and as many number of sixes in the game. He remained unbeaten at the crease till the very end for his side.

Abhishek Sharma – 1/10

Young Abhishek Sharma was a total superhit in his debut IPL game. He hit a quick 46 in the game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. His good show helped him retain his spot in the side. However, he failed to get going in this game against the Super Kings.

Harshal Patel – 9/10

Harshal Patel played a very handy cameo in the final overs of the Delhi Daredevils innings. He hammered an unbeaten 36 off 16 balls with a four and four sixes to his name. He was impressive with the ball as well and returned with figures of 1/23 in his four overs. He took the big wicket of Ambati Rayudu.

Amit Mishra – 8.5/10

Veteran leggie Amit Mishra brought all his experience to good use on the day. He got the first breakthrough for his side by dismissing Shane Watson early in the run chase. Later, he accounted for the dismissal of Sam Billings as well. Mishra finished with very impressive figures of 2/20 in the four overs that he bowled.

Sandeep Lamichhane – 7/10

Young Nepalese leggie Sandeep Lamichhane got yet another opportunity in the tournament and the young leggie did not disappoint. He bowled with guile and precision in the early overs to keep the run flow under control. Moreover, he also took the big wicket of Suresh Raina. He finished with figures of 1/21 in the four overs that he bowled.

Avesh Khan – 2/10

Pace bowler Avesh Khan had made a very good start to the season. However, he lost his plot horribly as the games progressed. He had yet another off day at work. He got only two overs to bowl and ended up conceding 28 runs in those two overs.

Trent Boult – 9/10

Trent Boult has been the most successful bowler for the Delhi Daredevils and he lived up to his reputation yet again. Boult kept things very tight in the powerplay. He returned with figures of 2/20 in his quota of four overs and bagged the wickets of MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo.

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