Talismanic leader MS Dhoni returned to action on Wednesday (May 1), and it was business as usual for defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Den as they put it past Delhi Capitals in the 2019 VIVO Indian Premier League. The 80-run win was the ninth victory in 13 games for the Lions who emerged as clear table leaders with 18 points to also close in on a top-two finish that will allow them a second shot at a spot in the final. CSK, who are gunning for a record fourth IPL crown, have already qualified for the Playoffs along with DC and meet Kings XI Punjab away in their concluding league fixture on May 5.
Dhoni scored 44 from 22 balls batting at four. The CSK captain has added 50 impact points in his IPL Moneyball Impact table by hitting 44 runs, 2 stumpings and one catch. Now Dhoni is occupying the 15th place in the Impact table.
Another performance stood out in the Chennai Super Kings innings; Suresh Raina made 59 batting at number three. Raina couldn’t have timed his return to form better; on a surface which provided plenty of assistance to the spin bowlers, the left-hander took toll of the Delhi Capitals tweakers, scoring 43 off 25 balls against J Suchith, Axar Patel and Amit Mishra. Raina had added 62 Imapct points to his performance card and now the T20 behemoth has 323 impact points.
Jadeja’s figures read 3-0-9-3; he bowled nine dot deliveries and would be the only bowler in the match to not concede a boundary and knock 25 runs off 10 balls. Thus the all-rounders added 53 Impact points in his Impact card
Impact Rank is a methodology devised by Moneyball to rate players on the basis of their performance impact on the match in all aspects – batting, bowling, fielding – of the game. The Impact Rank takes into consideration runs scored, wickets and catch taken as well as stumping and run-outs executed by a player.
IMPACT POINTS CALCULATION
Impact points are arrived at by applying a formula for performance evaluation. Players earn one point for each run scored, 10 points are allocated for each wicket, while catch, stumping and run-out add three points to a players IMPACT RANK