IPL 2019, Match 5, DC vs CSK : 3 Reasons why CSK won the match
2. CSK were off to a flier
Chasing 148, the CSK batsmen knew that it would get difficult when the spinners would come on and so they decided to maximise the powerplay. Even though the lost the early wicket of Ambati Rayudu, Raina and Watson took on the bowlers as CSK scored 58 runs in the first six overs. Ishant Sharma, who had got rid off Ambati Rayudu in his second over, was smashed for 18 runs in his third over as Raina hit three consecutive boundaries.
Watson and Raina set the perfect platform for the upcoming batsmen as the required run-rate was brought down below seven. After the powerplay, Watson smashed Mishra for two sixes in an over but got dismissed in the same over for 44 off 26 balls. The smart tactics from CSK to get off to a flier was one of the main reasons as to why they could chase the given total.
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