With this win, Super Kings now move to the top of the IPL 2018 points table while Daredevils continue to languish at the bottom. After multiple rounds of replays, an unsure third umpire awarded the decision in batsman's favour, much to the disappointment of Shreyas Iyer and his men.
Needing more than 10 an over put scoreboard pressure on Delhi.
Vijay Shankar kept hitting until the end and was rewarded with an unbeaten 54 from 31 balls that got his team past 200 but the Daredevils fell short in the end. Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni then consolidated the innings, and gave the innings the end-overs impetus by adding 79 runs in 6 overs before the former was dismissed off the penultimate ball of the innings. He went on to score 78 runs off 40 balls that included seven sixes and four fours.
With their sixth loss in eight games, Delhi found themselves in an impossible position as regards their play-off chances.
Delhi Daredevils won the toss and invited CSK to bat first.
Chennai were buoyed by a superb century partnership between openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis, who collected 102 inside the opening 11 overs. There were as many four changes in the playing eleven, with du Plessis, Karn Sharma, Ngidi and young Kerala pacer KM Asif brought into the side.
Boult would finish with figures of 0-48 from four overs - his English team-mate Liam Plunkett fared worse, conceding 52 runs from his three overs - and Delhi were left chasing 212 for victory.
Immediately, the cameras panned towards Dwayne Bravo along with the CSK dug-out and also Stephen Fleming have been spotted sporting grins.
Asif (2-43) took the scalps of openers Prithivi Shaw and Munro, beating both batsmen for pace. If DD want to be fair then after Gautam Gambhir's departure, Maxwell also has to perform and can not stay in the team because of his reputation. Raina got bowled out for just 1 run off Glenn Maxwell.
While the Delhi Daredevils were the first team to hit the reset button midway through the season.
Rayudu, yet again, showed good hands and ended up playing 24-ball 41-run inning. His tornado of an innings saw Chennai get past the 200 run mark easily. At one stage, a last-over six that earned Shankar a 28-ball fifty, reduced the equation to 19 off four, but all it managed to do was reduce Daredevils' margin of defeat. Dhoni has been in incredible form during this year's IPL and once again showed just how valuable he can be.