Ajinkya Rahane
An outstanding caught and bowled effort from Lalit Yadav ultimately doomed Ajinkya Rahane.

CSK’s Ajinkya Rahane has been outstanding in the 2023 Indian Premier League.

For the current season of the Indian Premier League, Ajinkya Rahane has been outstanding for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He is a crucial member of CSK’s middle order, having scored 266 runs with a strike rate of 171.60 in 10 innings thus far this season. Unfortunately for the Delhi Capitals, Rahane was undone by a great caught and bowled attempt from Lalit Yadav on Wednesday.

Lalit came across the wicket and bowled a full-length delivery to Rahane when he had scored 21 runs off 19 balls.

The former India captain went for a low, direct shot, but Lalit dove to his right and caught the ball with one hand. It was found out that Lalit just had a 0.5-second reaction time.

CSK beat DC by 27 runs despite a poor performance from their top order, thanks to a late cameo from captain M.S. Dhoni and some disciplined bowling.

Dhoni, who made 20 off just nine balls, and Ravindra Jadeja, who made 21, combined for a crucial 38-run seventh-wicket stand, helping Chennai to 167-8.

With seven wins in 12 matches, Chennai is in second place among the 10 teams. Sri Lankan fast Matheesha Pathirana got three wickets to help limit Delhi to 140-8.

With five losses to open the season, David Warner and Delhi are virtually eliminated from postseason contention.

The top four clubs in the standings advance to the postseason.

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