WATCH : Vintage Dhoni eclipsed by skillful Mukesh as Delhi earns maiden win

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The spotlight shifted to Visakhapatnam for the 13th match of the IPL, where the Delhi Capitals clashed with table-toppers Chennai Super Kings. Delhi’s skipper, Rishabh Pant, won the toss and chose to bat, sending Warner and Prithvi Shaw to open.

They made a blazing start, taking their team to 62/0 by the end of the powerplay. Warner reached his fifty in 31 balls, guiding Delhi to a strong 91/0 after nine overs.

However, momentum shifted as both openers fell quickly in the 10th and 11th overs. The Delhi batting stumbled further with Matheesha Pathirana taking key wickets, leaving them at 134/4 after 15 overs. Pant’s stellar innings, reaching fifty in just 31 balls, helped Delhi post a challenging total of 191/5 in 20 overs.

Chasing 192, Chennai had their worst powerplay of the season, losing Gaikwad and Ravindra early to reach 32/2 after six overs. Despite Rahane and Mitchell stabilizing, Patel’s dismissal of Mitchell halted their progress.

Rahane and Dube pushed the score to 101/3 by the 13th over, but Rahane’s departure triggered a collapse. Dhoni’s entry boosted hopes, with his quickfire 37 off 16 balls, but CSK fell short, needing 41 runs off the final over to eventually lose by 21 runs.

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