Capitals vs Sunrisers: who will deal with sluggish Chepauk better to come out on top?

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David Warner’s side will be eager to string some wins together after their hat-trick of losses to begin the tournament

Big Picture

This will be Chepauk’s final game in IPL 2021, and setting a competitive target here remains a challenge. The average first-innings score is 154 in the nine games here this edition, and 163 overall in the tournament’s history; in the previous three matches here, none of the teams batting first have reached 140, the chasing sides acing the contests.

After rounding off their Mumbai leg with two wins in three outings on the relatively quicker surfaces of the Wankhede, the Delhi Capitals were tested by the pronounced grip and turn offered by the sluggish Chepauk turf. But they one-upped defending champions Mumbai Indians on Tuesday on the back of Amit Mishra’s match-winning four-for and a steady hand from batters Shikhar Dhawan and Shimron Hetymer, whose cautious approach to the small chase was a reflection of better reading of conditions on the night.

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