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Devon Conway earned the Player-of-the-Match award | BCCI/IPLChennai Super Kings (CSK) registered a resounding 91-run victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 55 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday (May 8).

Asked to bat first, the defending champions piled up a massive 208/6 in their 20 overs. Opener Devon Conway starred with the bat for CSK, slamming 87 off 49 balls.

Ruturaj Gaikwad (41 off 33 balls) and Shivam Dube (32 off 19 balls) also made notable contributions with the bat while skipper MS Dhoni played a dazzling cameo of 8-ball 21*.

Amid the carnage, Khaleel Ahmed returned with impressive bowling figures of 2 for 28 in his four overs for the Capitals.

In reply, DC’s innings folded for a paltry 117 in 17.4 overs. It was a listless batting performance as no one managed to touch the 30-run mark. Mitchell Marsh was the top scorer with 25.

All the CSK bowlers were successful in picking wickets but it was off-spinner Moeen Ali, who stole the show with remarkable figures of 3 for 13 in his four overs. Simarjeet Singh (2-27), Mukesh Choudhary (2-22), and Dwayne Bravo (2-24) took two scalps each while Maheesh Theekshana (1-29) chipped in with a wicket.  

For their stunning display with the bat and ball, MS Dhoni and his men garnered rich praise from the cricket fraternity on Twitter.

Here are the reactions:

 





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