Chennai take on Delhi in battle for top spot
Former champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will look to quickly recover from their loss in the previous match when they take on a formidable Delhi Capitals (DC) in a battle between the two top teams in the IPL here on Monday.
CSK and DC have been the two most dominating teams in the UAE leg, having lost just one match so far to sail into the play-offs and both would look to finish in the top two as it will give them two shots at reaching the finals.
Done in by Royals
After finishing at the bottom last season, CSK scripted a superb turnaround as they became the first team to qualify for the play-offs but the MS Dhoni-led side was done in by a sensational performance from Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.
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Despite posting 189-4, CSK failed to defend the score as Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube scripted a sensational chase to overhaul the target in 17.3 overs.
It was their first defeat in the UAE and third from 12 matches this season as CSK bowlers found the going tough with dew setting in, making the chase easier for the RR batting unit.
Dhoni’s men will have to adapt to the conditions quickly to avoid any such hiccup in the play-offs.
Led by Rishabh Pant, DC have looked determined to complete the job after finishing runners-up last year. Just like CSK, Delhi too have 18 points from nine wins and three losses from their 12 games.
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