IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals Move Up to Second Spot

Chennai Super Kings maintained their top spot in the points table after they beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets to win their seventh game of the season on Sunday, 14 April.

Kolkata have now lost three games on a trot.

Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, are now placed second in the points table after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs.

This was Delhi’s third win in a row.

The first match of the Super Sunday saw Chennai win the toss and opt to field first. Kolkata got off to a decent start with 49 runs in the first six overs. But they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and could only manage to score 161-8. Chris Lynn was the top scorer for KKR with a well-made 82 of 51 deliveries.

Chennai comfortably chased down the target with two balls to spare. Suresh Raina anchored the innings with a brilliant 58 of 42 deliveries. Ravindra Jadeja provided the much-needed impetus at the end with a quick-fire 31 of 17 balls to take his side home.

Imran Tahir was adjudged the man of the match for his bowling figures of 4 overs - 4 wickets - 27 runs.

IPL 2019: Points Table

The evening match saw Sunrisers win the toss and opt to field first on a yet another slow surface. The sluggish nature of the wicket meant that Delhi Capitals could only manage a paltry score of 155 at the loss of seven wickets.

Sunrisers Hyderabad began cautiously with both David Warner and Jonny Bairstow not taking any chances. Hyderabad seemed well on their way until Keemo Paul removed Bairstow, Kane Williamson and Ricky Bhui in quick succession. Kagiso Rabada removed Warner soon after, and SRH eventually lost the match by 39 runs.

Keemo Paul was adjudged the man of the for his three-wicket haul.

Team Standings

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore find themselves at the bottom of the table having won just one game so far. Chennai Super Kings lead the table whereas, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Mumbai Indians now hold the second, third and fourth places, respectively.

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab would like to get back to winning ways after losing their momentum. Rajasthan Royals have lost 5 of their 7 matches and will look to make strong amends going forward.

At the end of the group stage, the top four teams will qualify for the play-offs.

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