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* Chennai Super Kings are via to their eighth IPL ultimate in 10 editions they have played. Shane Watson (50) and Faf du Plessis (50) set the platform of the Chennai chase with an outstanding 81-run stand in 10.2 overs for the opening wicket. CSK will now face Mumbai Indians within the ultimate on May 12 (Sunday). It might be fourth IPL ultimate between two three-time former champions. And Delhi remained the one group not to play an IPL ultimate.

Overs 19: CSK 151/Four, win via six wickets to go into their 8th IPL ultimate
Dwayne Bravo (Four*) completed the chase with a four off Ishant Sharma. Ambati Rayudu remained unbeaten on 20 off 20 balls, which integrated 3 fours. Ishant's figures: Four-0-24-1

Overs 18.Four: OUT! Ishant Sharma scalps MS Dhoni (nine). CSK 146/Four, want 2 off 10 balls

Overs 18: CSK 144/3, want Four off 12 balls
Ambati Rayudu (19*) hit two fours off Keemo Paul within the over.

Overs 17.5: FOUR! Ambati Rayudu hits Keemo Paul for a boundary to take Chennai closer to focus on. CSK 144/3

Overs 17: CSK 135/3, want 13 off 18 balls
Trent Boult conceded 8 runs in his ultimate over to go back figures of 1/20 in four overs.

Overs 16.3: FOUR! MS Dhoni opens his account with a boundary off Trent Boult. CSK 132/3

Overs 16: OUT! Patel cleans up Raina for 11. CSK 127/3, want 21 off 24 balls
Successful over to finish the spell for Axar Patel. Patel returned figures of one/32 in four overs. Suresh Raina scored 11 off 13 balls. Time for ultimate time-out.

Overs 15: CSK 119/2, want 29 off 30 balls
Amit Mishra finished his quota of overs with a tidy one. The leg spinner conceded just four singles in it to go back figures of 1/21 in four overs.

Overs 14: CSK 115/2, want 33 off 36 balls
Tidy over from Axar Patel too, just four singles in it. Some respite for Delhi the last couple of overs.

Overs 13: CSK 111/2, want 37 off 42 balls
Brilliant over from veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra, a wicket and 3 singles in it.

Overs 12.2: OUT! Mishra moves to push aside Watson. CSK 109/2
Another large wicket, however is it too little too overdue? Amit Mishra ended the Shane Watson juggernaut, however simplest after the Australian smacked four sixes and 3 fours for his 32-ball 50.

Overs 12: FIFTY for Shane Watson off 31 balls. CSK 108/1, want 40 off 48 balls
25 RUNS! 6, Four, 1, 1, 6, Wd, 6 - Biggest over of the evening. After Faf's wicket, Shane Watson also broke his shackles and hammered Keemo Paul for 25 runs which integrated 3 sixes and a four.

Overs 11.5: SIX! Shane Watson brings up 100 for CSK with a large six over long-on off Keemo Paul.

Overs 11.2: BOOM! 6, Four - Shane Watson smacks Keemo Paul for a six and a four in consecutive balls. CSK 93/1

Overs 11: CSK 83/1, want 65 off 54 balls
Brilliant over from Trent Boult, a wicket and two runs off it.

Overs 10.2: OUT! Boult eliminates du Plessis. CSK 81/1
BIG WICKET! Trant Boult got here back into the attack and gave Delhi a large breakthrough. Faf mistimed it and gave a catch to Keemo Paul at deep square Leg. Faf departed after scoring 50 off 39 balls, which integrated a six and 7 fours.

Overs 10: CSK 81/0, want 67 off 60 balls
Faf du Plessis (50*) and Shane Watson (26*)

Overs nine.5: SIX! Shane Watson (26*) hoicks it over backward square leg for a most off Axar Patel. CSK 81/0

* FIFTY for Faf du Plessis off 37 balls, his 12th in IPL. CSK 73/0 in nine.3 overs

Overs nine: CSK 72/0
Good restoration from Amit Mishra, conceded just 8 runs after he used to be hit for a four off first ball via Shane Watson (18*).

Overs 8: CSK 64/0
16 RUNS!
Big over for Chennai. Faf du Plessis (47*) and Shane Watson (12*) hit a four each off Keemo Paul within the over.

Overs 7.Four: FOUR! Shane Watson (11*) opens his boundary count with a four off Keemo Pual. CSK 59/0

* 50 comes up for CSK in 7.1 overs

Overs 7: CSK 48/0
Amit Mishra started with 3 dot balls which used to be adopted via two singles, however conceded six runs within the over due to last-ball four via Faf du Plessis (42*).

Overs 6: CSK 42/0. Time for strategic time-out
15 RUNS! End of powerplay. Faf du Plessis (37*) kept his boundary-spree, hit 3 fours in consecutive balls off Ishant Sharma within the over. Big one for Chennai.

Overs 5.3: FOURS! Four, Four, Four - Faf du Plessis (35*) on a roll, hits Ishant Sharma for 3 back-to-back fours. CSK 39/0

Overs 5: CSK 27/0
11 RUNS!
Faf du Plessis (23*) broke the shackles within the over as he scored 11 runs off Axar Patel's first over.

Overs Four.3: BOOM! Four, 6 - Faf du Plessis changes gears, hits Axar Patel for a four and a six off consecutive balls. CSK 26/0

Overs Four: CSK 16/0
Another tidy over from pacer Ishant Sharma, gave away just 3 singles in it too.

Overs 3: CSK 13/0
Good over for Chennai, a four and 5 singles off it. Nine runs got here from Trent Boult over.

Overs 2.3: FOUR! Faf du Plessis opens the boundary count with a four off Trent Boult. CSK 10/0

Overs 2: CSK Four/0
Ishant Sharma also started with a tidy over, conceded just 3 singles in it.

Over 1: CSK 1/0
Good, tidy start from Trent Boult, gave away only one unmarried in it.

We are back! Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson to begin the Chennai run chase. Trent Boult with the ball for Delhi.

Overs 20: DC 147/nine
16 RUNS!
Ishant Sharma (10* off 3 balls) completed off the Delhi innings in style, hitting Ravindra Jadeja for a four and a six off ultimate two balls. Jadeja returned figures of two/23 in 3 overs.

Overs 19.3: OUT! Jadeja cleans up Boult for 6. DC 137/nine
Soon after hitting a large six, Trent Boult used to be blank bowled via Ravindra Jadeja. Second wicket for Jadeja.

Overs 19: DC 131/8
12 RUNS!
Deepak Chahar conceded 12 in his ultimate over, however took the prized wicket of Rishabh Pant in it. Chahar's figures: Four-0-28-2

Overs 18.Four: OUT! Chahar eliminates Pant. DC 125/8
Massive wicket at this level. Rishabh Pant used to be the one one left who can take the ranking to 140 or more. Pant did not clear Dwayne Bravo at long-on. Pant departed after scoring 38 off 25 balls with the assistance of a six and two fours.

Overs 18: DC 119/7
Dwayne Bravo completed his spell with a successful over - a wicket and 3 runs off it. Bravo returned figures of two/19 in four overs.

Overs 17.5: OUT! Bravo cleans up Paul for 3. DC 119/7
Second wicket for Dwayne Bravo, blank bowled fellow West Indian Keemo Paul with a yorker. Will Delhi last the space tonight?

Overs 17: DC 116/6
14 RUNS!
Biggest over for Delhi to this point. Rishabh Pant (31* off 20 balls) smacked Imran Tahir for a four and a six off consecutive balls in it. Tahir's figures: Four-0-28-1

Overs 16.Four: LUCKY! Rishabh Pant will get a six, after Deepak Chahar is going over the boundary rope with the ball. Not simple, however displeased MS Dhoni called Chahar within the infield. DC 114/6

Overs 16: DC 102/6
Harbhajan Singh finished his quota of overs with a successful one. He returned figures of 2/31 in four overs.

Overs 15.5: OUT! Harbhajan dismisses Rutherford. DC 102/6
Second wicket for Harbhajan Singh, sent Sherfane Rutherford back to pavilion. Rutherford fell for 10 off 12 balls, which integrated a six. It used to be Harbhajan's 150th wicket in IPL.

* SIX! Sherfane Rutherford hits Harbhajan Singh for first most of the evening, and brimgs up 100 for DC in 15.2 overs.

Overs 15: DC 93/5. Time for some other time-out
Another tidy over from Dwayne Bravo, 8 runs off it however no obstacles.

Overs 14: DC 85/5
Good over from Imran Tahir, 5 runs got here off it which integrated a four via leg-bye.

Overs 13.2: NOT OUT! This time MS Dhoni loses the assessment as the ball used to be going over the stumps as in line with the tracker. Sherfane Rutherford survives the LBW appeal. DC 81/5

Overs 13: DC 80/5
Successful over from Dwayne Bravo - a wicket and two singles off it.

Overs 12.5: OUT! Bravo scalps Patel. DC 80/5
Now a wicket for Dwayne Bravo too. Axar Patel (3) guided the quick ball in opposition to 3rd man however did not clear the fielder manning it - Imran Tahir.

Overs 12: DC 78/Four
Brilliant over from Imran Tahir - a large wicket and 4 singles off it.

Overs 11.3: OUT! Tahir moves to push aside Iyer. DC 75/Four
Imran Tahir ticked his wicket column too via pushing aside Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer. Iyer top-edged the ball to present Suresh Raina a regulation catch at level. Iyer departed after scoring 13 off 18 balls.

Overs 11: DC 74/3
Dwayne Bravo also started with a tidy over, gave away just 6 runs in it.

Overs 10: DC 68/3
Imran Tahir conceded nine runs in his first over fo the spell, which integrated a four via Rishabh Pant (8*).

Overs nine: DC 59/3
Another just right over from Ravindra Jadeja, a wicket and just 5 runs off it which integrated a leg bye.

Overs 8.5: OUT! Jadeja eliminates Munro. DC 57/3
Ravindra Jadeja gave CSK some other breakthrough within the front-10, disregarded the set Colin Munro. Munro hit it instantly to Dwayne Bravo at deep square leg to grow to be Jadeja's first sufferer of the match. Munro fell after scoring 27 off 24 balls, which integrated four bounadries. Time for first strategic time-out.

Overs 8: DC 54/2
10 RUNS! Colin Munro (26*) hit Harbhajan Singh for back-to-back fours within the over.

* 50 comes up for Delhi Capitals in 7.Four overs

Overs 7: DC 44/2
Tidy start from Ravindra Jedeja, gave away just 3 singles within the over.

Overs 6: DC 41/2
End of Powerplay. Good over from Harbhajan Singh - a large wicket and 5 singles off it.

Overs 5.2: OUT! Harbhajan moves to push aside Dhawan. DC 37/2
MS Dhoni fumbled however hang directly to the catch in 2d try, behind the stumps, to send Shikhar Dhawan back to the hut. Harbhajan Singh again struck throughout the powerplay as Delhi lost their openers early within the vital match. Dhawan departed after scoring 18 off 14 balls with the assistance of 3 fours.

Overs 5: DC 36/1
Another tidy over from Deepak Chahar, gave away just four singles in it.

Overs Four: DC 32/1
Colin Munro (10*) hit a four off Harbhajan Singh within the over, but the spinner conceded just seven in it.

Overs 3: DC 25/1
Brilliant over from Deepak Chahar, a wicket and 5 runs off it. Delhi's first down Colin Munro although opened his account with a four in it.

Overs 2.3: OUT! CSK win the assessment. Chahar dismisses Shaw. DC 21/1
BIG WICKET! Big appeal for LBW from Deepak Chahar, but the on-field umpire gave it a 'Not Out'. Skipper MS Dhoni took the assessment and the ball tracker confirmed that it used to be hitting the bails of the middle stump. Umpire changed the decision and Shaw walked back for five.

Overs 2: DC 20/0
13 RUNS!
Big over for Delhi. Shikhar Dhawan (14*) centered Shardul Thakur to launch his attack, hit the pacer for 3 fours off consecutive balls.

Overs 1.5: Three in a row! Four, Four, Four - Shikhar Dhawan hits 3 back-to-back fours off Shardul Thakur. DC 19/0

Overs 1.3: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan opens his bounadry count with a four off Shardul Thakur. DC 11/0

Over 1: DC 7/0
Prithvi Shaw (5*) ended the primary over with a four, after Deepak Chahar started with some tight lines to concede just 3 within the first 5 balls which also integrated a large.

Here we move...Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan will start the Delhi innings. Deepak Chahar with the ball for Chennai.

Shreyas Iyer: "Looks a far higher person who the previous recreation. We felt that during follow too. We would have batted first actually, so no longer a nasty toss to lose. We're unchanged as we do not want to put pressure on any new player."

MS Dhoni: "We'll bowl first. (If the toss is crucial) Depends on how the bowler's start. Some of the tosses are crucial however it is determined by how the opposition bats. I do not mind that as a result of all this will increase the anticipation. Ultimately, you need to be aged to be experienced however again, there are execs and cons for the entirety. One trade - Shardul Thakur in for Murali Vijay."

TOSS | Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins the toss, decides to area in opposition to Delhi Capitals

Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Colin Munro, Axar Patel, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma

Pitch Report
"It's a different surface from the one used in the Eliminator. This looks an even better surface as it's harder and hence, the ball should come onto the bat much better. There are a few cracks but the hardness should allow strokeplay." - Michael Slater

The groups have arrived for the match:

"I have said that he [Rishabh Pant] is the best finisher among the young players. He always opens up the game for us. He has been doing very well." - Prithvi Shaw on Rishabh Pant

Head to Head: CSK vs DC

Hello and welcome to the reside protection of IPL 2019 Qualifier 2 between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.

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