IPL 2022: Match 55, CSK vs DC – Full List of Award Winners, Player of the Match, Who Said What

CSK beat DC by 91 runs.

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Karthik Nair

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The Chennai Super Kings decimated Delhi Capitals by 91 runs in Match 55 of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on May 8. Thus, the defending champions have not only registered their fourth victory of this season but have also done a lot of damage to Delhi’s playoffs qualification chances.

Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant won the toss and chose to bowl first. The decision backfired as Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad added 110 runs for the opening stand before the latter was dismissed for 41. However, Conway continued to anchor the innings and registered his third consecutive half-century. He was eventually sent back for a quickfire 87 runs from 49 deliveries. In the end, skipper MS Dhoni’s unbeaten eight-ball 21 powered CSK to a mammoth 208/6. Anrich Nortje picked three wickets but leaked 42 runs while Khaleel Ahmed picked 2 for 28.

CSK bowlers derail DC innings

In reply, Delhi’s innings started derailing right from the second over when opener Srikar Bharat was dismissed. David Warner (19) and his Australian teammate Mitchell Marsh (25) did get starts but failed to convert them into impactful knocks.

Captain Rishabh Pant once again played a cameo knock scoring 21 runs off 11 balls before being bowled by Moeen Ali, who picked three wickets giving away just 13 runs. Each one in Simarjeet Singh, Dwayne Bravo and Mukesh Choudhary picked two each. The batters that followed disappointed and while bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur’s vital 24 did help Delhi in getting past 100, it was just not enough as they were eventually bundled out for 117 in the 18th over.

Losing skipper, Rishabh Pant said:

“I think they outplayed us in all departments. As Delhi Capitals we have played a lot of close games, there had to be a game where there is a massive difference between the two sides and unfortunately we are on the receiving end. I thought we were getting better but that is not the case. The only thing we can look forward to is the next three matches, if we win them then we will qualify. There is a fair bit going on amongst us, especially Covid and we had few stomach infections, but we are not making an excuse and we just want to keep improving. Right now we can be more positive and that’s what we are going to be talking about to the boys, let’s be more proactive and let’s be in a good frame of mind to make good decisions in the next few matches.”

Winning skipper, MS Dhoni said:

“It really helps. It would have been better if we would have had a win like this somewhere early. It was a perfect game. The batters did really well. It was a toss where we wanted to win and field first, but in the heart, I was fine to lose the toss. The ball stops and comes, and it behaves only after 13-14 overs. Everybody contributed a bit. Runs on the board really help, and it was important to restrict their big-hitters. Both Simarjeet and Mukesh have taken time to mature. They have the capability, the more they play, the better they’ll get at game sense. It is ultimately about reading which is a good delivery to bowl and which is a delivery to not bowl. In T20 cricket, it is all about knowing which delivery not to bowl. I don’t like going in and hitting straightaway. But with only 12 deliveries left, if a few of us contribute with scores of 8 off 2, it helps. But scoring just 2 or 3 runs doesn’t help. I am not a big fan of maths. Even in school I wasn’t good at it. Thinking of the NRR doesn’t help. You just want to enjoy the IPL. When two other teams are playing, you don’t want to be under pressure and thinking. You just have to think about what to do in the next game. If we make the playoffs, great. But even if we don’t it’s not the end of the world.”

Player of the Match, Devon Conway said:

“The thought process was just about keeping it simple. It was just about communicating with Ruturaj. With Hussey, I just discussed about how the surface would be and who the bowlers would be to target. I am just happy to build that partnership up with Rutu, and the way he’s playing, he makes my job easier. I have to be true to myself, authentic to myself. I look to play cricket shots and just assess where to put my foot down. I have to give credit to MS, because I got out trying to play the sweep in the last game, and he told me to look to play straight.”

Full list of award winners from the CSK vs DC match

Super Striker of the match – Rishabh Pant

Game Changer of the match – Devon Conway

Most Sixes –  Devon Conway

Power Player of the match –  Devon Conway

Most Valuable Asset of the match – Devon Conway

Fastest Delivery of the match – Anrich Nortje

Most Fours – Devon Conway

Player of the match – Devon Conway