Rishabh Pant's ballistic knock against Mumbai Indians (MI) raised the bar and he will again be in focus when Delhi Capitals (DC) host Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. The two teams have started the twelfth edition with a win under their belt, however, today one will make it two in two and other will have to settle with 50 percent winning. This remains to be seen how the game pans out. So, who will win? - Let's find out in the next few hours from now on. LIVE SCORECARD
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RESULT: Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets
WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Jadhav OUT!
Just 1 run off the 17th over! Finally some good for Axar Patel!
Mahendra Singh Dhoni still at the crease, and 24 needed. Looks like an easy chase here. Can we expect a similar turnaround as one happened yesterday?
It has been a tough day for batsmen here but Chennai Super Kings team came with set plans and are on top here. After 15 overs, it's 120/3.
Just 38 needed off 47 balls! Chennai Super kings well in control here!
WICKET: Just when Raina was looking good, he departs! A small cameo comes to an end. Mishra picks his second.
WICKET: Mishra to Shane Watson - STUMPED! That's experience for you!
50-run partnership between Shane Watson and Suresh Raina!
50 up for Chennai Super Kings in no time! After 5 overs, it's 51/1.
WOW Shane Watson WOW! Age is just a number. After 4 overs, it's 33/1.
WICKET: Just a short of a length deliveru by Ishant Sharma, touches upper part of the willow for Ambati Rayudu. And first wicket down for CSK!
Spinner comes into the attack for the first time in second innings! Axar a little expensive, again. After 2 overs, it's 16/0.
Axar Patel ends the 19th over with a four over down the fine leg!
Thakur came to the 19th over. Capitals would be kicking themselves to not being able to finish on high!
WICKET: Knocked him over. Keemo Paul departs for Duck.
The last four overs will shape this game. If Dhawan can stay till the end, and score 30-35 more, Delhi Capitals will be favorite going into the second innings. After 16 overs, it's 122/4.
WICKET: Ingram didn't trouble the scorers much. Second wicket in the over for Bravo!
WICKET: Rishabh Pant tried flick on the on side, but straight into the hands of Shardul Thakur. Third wicket down for Delhi capitals!
Just the way last game for Delhi panned out, started slow, continued the momentum and managed to up the scoring rate. However, with match happening at Delhi wicket, the runs will be hard to come by, and it's important to mark the bowlers they wish to target. After 13 overs, it's 91/2.
WICKET: Shreyas Iyer tried to nip towards third man, but bat couldn't meet the ball. Straight into the front. LBW - Captain departs!
Back to back boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan. Finally some hitting from Shikhar!
The way things are going, it is highly likely that Capitals will promote Rishabh pant up the order to pace the innings.
First six of the innings and guess what - it has come from Shreyas Iyer's bat! Sensational! Not much hitting in the first phase of the innings, it's 65/1.
The rebuilding phase continues for Delhi Capitals. Iyer taking his time there, Shikhar play the anchor's role. Harbhajan Singh just slowing things a bit. After 8 overs, it's 52/1.
The powerplay has been a blend of power hitting and great determination by the bowlers. After 6 overs, it's 43/1.
WICKET: Just a short of a length delivery by Thakur and Shaw just couldn't time it. Straight into the hands of Shane Watson. First Wicket down for Delhi Capitals!
Chennai Super Kings introduces spinner for the first time - HARBHAJAN SINGH! 11 runs from his first over. Delhi Capitals - 35/0 after 4 overs
Chennai Super Kings introduces spinner for the first time - HARBHAJAN SINGH!
All twelve balls of the first two overs faced by the young sensation Prithvi Shaw and one will have to say, he looks deadly dangerous. After 2 overs, it's 20/0.
Tidy first over from Chahar! After 1 over, it's 8/0.
The ball isn't coming nicely to the bat. Batsmen need to work for every run! Delhi's innings underway with a wide down the leg side.
Chahar will bowl the first over, Shaw on strike! HERE WE GO!
Sunil Gavaskar rings the bell and we are set! Game number 5 of IPL 12!
So we are now just minutes away from the first ball to be bowled. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are all set to open! Excitement reaches the highest echelon.
Feroz Shah Kotla wicket is expected to be spin friendly. Looking like a 150-160 wicket.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant(w), Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
So the news from the centre is Delhi Capitals have made one change, and Chennai is going with the same squad.
TOSS: Delhi Capitals opt to bat vs Chennai Super Kings
The toss is scheduled to happen in 10 minutes from now. Do catch for all the updates!
Average par score at Feroz Shah Kotla is 163, and the pitch is expected to be the same for 40 odd overs. The team which wins the toss will look to have a bowl on this wicket and restrict the opposition for a low score.
Hello and a warm welcome to the fifth and the most anticipated encounter of this tournament. Delhi Capitals take on Chennai Super Kings - both teams have won their first game, but who will win 2 in 2? Let's find out!