Chennai Super Kings return to IPL summit

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Defending champions Chennai Super Kings have reclaimed top spot in the Indian Premier League after crushing Delhi Capitals by 80 runs.

The hosts recovered from a slow start to post a competitive 179-4, thanks to Suresh Raina’s 59 off 37 balls and skipper MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 44 off 22 deliveries.

In reply, Delhi were dismissed for just 99 runs in 16.2 overs as spinners Imran Tahir (4-12) and Ravindra Jadeja (3-9) tore apart their middle order.

Captain Shreyas Iyer (44) and opener Shikhar Dhawan (19) were the only batsmen to reach double-figures for the Capitals.

Chennai now sit at the top the table with 18 points, while Delhi are two points behind in second.

Both teams have already qualified for the playoffs.

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