CSK vs DC: MS Dhoni led his team to yet another win on Wednesday when the Chennai Super Kings took on the Delhi Capitals. Both teams squared off at Chepauk Stadium, and CSK pulled off a comprehensive win by 27 runs to collect two more points on the table. On the other hand, it was the seventh loss for DC this season, and they are on the verge of disqualification from the IPL 2023. The game didn’t see any batter reach a half-century.

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Batting first, CSK posted a total of 167/8 in 20 overs. A total of six batters scored in the 20s. However, the fastest of those was MSD. He came in the death overs and smashed two sixes and one four for his nine-ball 20. It gave Chennai a grand finish, and they added 10–12 runs more to their total. That gave CSK momentum, which helped them put pressure on DC in the second inning as well.

CSK vs DC: MS Dhoni joins Suresh Raina in an Elite list of batters for CSK

CSK vs DC: MS Dhoni Joins Suresh Raina in an Elite List of CSK Batters in the IPL
CSK vs DC: MS Dhoni Joins Suresh Raina in an Elite List of CSK Batters in the IPL

Apart from the win, CSK skipper MS Dhoni also achieved a special landmark during the game. With his 20-run knock, which was played at a strike rate of 222.22, Dhoni reached 4500 runs for the franchise in the IPL. He reached this figure in the 216th game for the franchise. MSD has completed at an average of 40.54 with 22 half-centuries. Former CSK star Suresh Raina is at the top of the table.

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The southpaw retired with 4687 runs for CSK in 176 games in the IPL. Earlier this season, the CSK skipper also completed 5000 runs in the league. Overall, Dhoni has scored 5074 runs in 214 innings at an average and strike rate of 39.33 and 136.07, respectively, including 24 half-centuries. Speaking of the game, DC bowled well in the first inning and restricted Chennai to a par score of 167/8.

Mitchell Marsh took 3/18, while Axar Patel ended up with 2/27. Chasing the target, DC lost skipper David Warner for a two-ball duck. Philip Salt (17) and Mitchell Marsh (5) also fell cheaply. Manish Pandey (27 off 29) and Rilee Rossouw (35 off 37) added a 59-run partnership, but once it was broken, DC lost the plot. They ended at 140/8 and suffered yet another defeat this season.

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