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  • 11:35 PM IST

    At one point it seemed Shankar was on a role of taking DD home with a brilliant innings. He has really fought hard but has failed as it was too late. Dwayne Bravo leaked 43 runs off his 3 overs. In the end CSK won by 13 runs.

  • 11:23 PM IST

    OUT! Rishabh Pant fighting innings of 79 off 45 comes to an end. Ngidi bowled a ball wide and short as Pant mistimed it. Jadeja who was under the ball doesn’t miss those. DD have almost lost the game here.

  • 11:06 PM IST

    DD need 84 off 30 with Pant striking the ball well. He has been accompanied well by Vijay Shankar. However, the score seems too far out of reach for them, but you never know. Asif back into the attack.

  • 10:55 PM IST

    Rishabh Pant is surely not going to go gentle into the goodnight. He is very well aware that one loss might be the game for DD. He is fighting a lone battle here. Vijay Shankar has joined him in the middle.

  • 10:38 PM IST

    More trouble for DD as they are 4 wickets down now with Maxwell departing on 6 and run of Shreyas Iyer. A loss here narrows their chances of survival in the tournament. Pant needs to play a match winning knock here if DD has to win.

  • 10:23 PM IST

    Second wicket falls for DD in a big run chase. Colin Munro was started to look good but got out in order to score quick runs. With the scoreboard pressure the responsibility is back on the shoulders of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant.

  • 9:29 PM IST

    MS Dhoni has just given everyone a flashback of himself. He is striking with a run rate over 200. Rayudu also from the other end is hitting the ball well, he doesn’t want to leave the top spot of the orange cap, does he?

  • 9:09 PM IST

    OUT! Just as I was typing about Watson’s second century in this IPL Mishra dismisses him. He has played a brilliant knock scoring 79 off 40. CSK are well in for a 200+ total here. MS Dhoni joins Rayudu in the middle.

  • 8:52 PM IST

    OUT! first wicket falls for CSK and it is Faf du Plessis. Suresh Raina joins Watson in the middle. Faf was anyways struggling hard to get the ball away, was finding no timing whatsoever.

  • 8:45 PM IST

    There is no stopping for Watson today he is hammering the ball. Faf is doing well to get off strike and rotate the strike. With the current score and with Rayudu and Dhoni in the dug out CSK are cruising to a big big total.

  • 8:30 PM IST

    Shane Watson is smashing the balls all over the ground. Faf on the other end is trying to hit the ball very hard. At this point CSK seem to be cruising to a huge score, but we have seen matches that end up differently.

  • 8:14 PM IST

    3 overs have been bowled and CSK have had a steady start to their innings. Both have not got to a power start but are happy to hang around. We all know how destructive he can be once he is in.

  • 7:59 PM IST

    Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis to open for CSK. Ambati Rayudu who is in great form has been pushed down the order. Trent Boult to start bowling attack for DD.

  • 7:35 PM IST

    DD elect to ball against CSK. Faf du Plessis gets a game replacing Sam Billings. Lungi Ngidi will also make his IPL debut. Karn Sharma also comes in along with Asif.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of VIVO IPL 2018, Match 30. The match will see MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Daredevils (DD) Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. We will be bringing you the live updates, interesting tweets and stat facts from the cyberspace. CSK lost their last match against Mumbai Indians in their own den where they were defeated by 8 wickets. However, they are at the number two spot in the points table with 10 points. The biggest positive for CSK is the form of Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni. Dwayne Bravo like usual has impressed everyone with his death bowling ability. DD on the other hand are at the bottom of the table with only two wins in the tournament so far. Gautam Gambhir shocked everyone when he stepped down from captaincy and even opted to sit out against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Prithvi Shaw who has been given the responsibility to open has proved his worth so far. Iyer in that game played a responsible knock of 93* and was even awarded Man of the Match on his captaincy debut. It will be interesting to see if Sandeep Lamichhane gets a game today.