Delhi: Apr 18, 2013
DD 83/10 | Overs 17.3 | Nadeem 2*
All over for the Delhi Daredevils. They lose their sixth tie in a row. Umesh Yadav is caught by Suresh Raina off Dwayne Bravo. A comprehensive win for the two-time IPL champions.
Kedar Jadhav’s resistance is over as he is caught by Dwayne Bravo at point off Albie Morkel. Jadhav was the lone fighter from the Delhi side, scoring 31 from 28 balls with the help of three boundaries. Chennai one wicket away from win.
R Ashwin cleans up Morne Morkel as Chennai Super Kings inch closer to win. The South African cricketer faced four balls to score two runs.
Kedar Jadhav cracks a boundary off the deep backward point region off Ravindra Jadeja to take Delhi to 79 for seven after 15 overs.
Chennai three wickets away from a big win. Agarkar falls to R Ashwin after scoring three.
Ravindra Jadeja gets rid of Irfan Pathan for two as Delhi slip futher. Pathan goes for a big hit but is caught at the long-on by Dwayne Bravo.
Five runs from the 12th over of the innings and Chennai won’t mind that. Delhi need a further 121 runs to win in 66 balls.
Unfortunate for Jeevan Mendis, who slips in the middle of the pitch after being denied a second run by Kedar Jadhav. He was too far away to make it on time. Delhi lose half of their side.
Good over for the Delhi Daredevils as nine runs come off it. Jadhav smashes a boundary towards the midwicket to help Delhi reach 58 from 10 overs.
Ravindra Jadeja keeps it tight but Delhi manage six runs from the ninth over of the innings. Delhi need a further 121 runs to win in 66 balls.
Kedar Jadhav gets one away for four as Delhi add eight runs to their total.
Only three runs from Albie Morkel’s second over of the innings.
Delhi Daredevils are falling apart fast! Virender Sehwag plays a lose shot in a crunch situation — goes for a pull shot, the ball goes high, and Michael Hussey takes an easy catch to leave the Daredevils in tatters. Ravindra Jadeja drops a difficult catch from Jeevan Mendis otherwise half the Delhi side would have been back in the hut! Mohit Sharma has bagged three for 10.
A big howler from the umpire puts Delhi in deep, deep trouble. An angle delivery bowled wide from the crease by Chris Morris hits Mahela Jayawardene outside the leg stump. Chennai appeal and the umpire obliges.
Chennai Super Kings are in complete command. Delhi batsmen Sehwag and Jayawardene manage only four runs from the fourth over of the innings.
Sehwag cracks a boundary towards the midwicket area to collect nine from that over. Delhi have an uphill task in their hands.
Double breakthroughs! David Warner pulls but the ball takes inside edge and the off stump is down. Mohit Sharma provides Chennai the big breakthrough! And follows it up with trapping Manprit Juneja on the last ball of the second over. Delhi have suffered a big blow in chase of 170.
Virender Sehwag slams a six over the leg side as Delhi are off to a good start with nine runs coming from Albie Morkel’s first over.
Dhoni comes up with a helicopter shot to smash the first ball off Umesh Yadav for a four towards midwicket. The CSK captain goes for another big hit but is caught by Jeevan Mendis on the third ball. A good last over from Yadav as only seven runs come off it.
MS Dhoni whips one over Ajit Agarkar’s head to take the run count from the 19th over to 10. Agarkar does most of the things right, but a wide and a full toss to Dhoni proved fatal.
CSK 150/2 | Overs 18 | Hussey 64*, Dhoni 32*
And Dhoni adds more to DD’s woes with 10 runs off the first two balls – a straight for six and a boundary towards the deep square leg area. Hussey joins the party with consecutive boundaries in the last two balls. 150 up for the Super Kings with two more overs to go.
CSK 131/2 | Overs 17 | Hussey 56*, Dhoni 21*
Hussey slams a boundary straight over the bowler’s head as eight runs come from that over from Irfan Pathan.
CSK 123/2 | Overs 16 | Hussey 50*, Dhoni 19*
Mr Cricket completes his half-century from 41 balls, three boundaries and two sixes. This is his second half-century in IPL 2013. Only seven runs from the over but Delhi will rue the reprieve given by Ajit Agarkar at long-off. How crucial will it be?
CSK 116/2 | Overs 15 | Hussey 48*, Dhoni 14*
Hussey clobbers a six over the midwicket boundary as Chennai add another 11 runs to their total.
CSK 104/2 | Overs 14 | Hussey 41*, Dhoni 10*
Chennai Super Kings go past the 100-run mark in the 14th over and now they’ll push for a big first innings total. MS Dhoni looks in an attacking mode and Hussey is set at 41 not out.
CSK 94/2 | Overs 13 | Hussey 36*, Dhoni 4*
Raina pulls for a boundary towards the backward square leg to start off, but in a bid to keep up the scoring rate, nicks the last ball of the over off Irfan to wicketkeeper Kedar Jadhav. Raina’s back in the pavilion after scoring 30 from 32 balls, studded with five boundaries. MS Dhoni walks in and smashes a boundary straightaway!
CSK 83/1 | Overs 12 | Hussey 36*, Raina 24*
Michael Hussey clobbers a six over the mid-wicket off Ajit Agarkar on the second ball and boundary on the fifth ball towards the covers. Chennai seems to be picking up. Agarkar’s third over yields 14 runs for the Super Kings.
CSK 69/1 | Overs 11 | Hussey 24*, Raina 22*
Suresh Raina cracks two consecutive boundaries off Umesh Yadav to provide his side some much-needed momentum. Yadav has been a little wayward and was duly punished by his India teammate.
CSK 60/1 | Overs 10 | Hussey 24*, Raina 14*
Another brilliant over by Ajit Agarkar. He’s been very impressive today. Only four singles conceeded and Chennai reach 60 for one half-way through.
CSK 56/1 | Overs 9 | Hussey 22*, Raina 13*
Chennai add a further six runs to their total from Shahbaz Nadeem’s second over of the innings. Delhi wicketkeeper Kedar Jadhav appeals for a caught behind on a wide delivery down the leg side against Michael Hussey, but umpire isn’t interested.
CSK 50/1 | Overs 8 | Hussey 20*, Raina 10*
Impressive start by former India seamer Ajit Agarkar as only two singles conceeded.
CSK 48/1 | Overs 7 | Hussey 19*, Raina 10*
Virender Sehwag bowls the seventh over of the match, and the Chennai Southpaws have no issues tackling his spin. Raina chips the last ball straight over the bowler to take run count to nine from Sehwag’s six deliveries.
CSK 39/1 | Overs 6 | Hussey 16*, Raina 4*
It’s a packed off side field but still Mr Cricket finds a gap to send the ball to the boundary through the covers. The left-arm Delhi seamer Irfan Pathan soon finds the rhythm and keeps things quiet in the rest of the over.
CSK 34/1 | Overs 5 | Hussey 11*, Raina 4*
Murali Vijay collects four more runs with a boundary towards the point region, but is trapped in front of the wickets by Morne Morkel on the third ball. Suresh Raina, Chennai’s No 3, starts off with a cracking cover drive. Shahbaz Nadeem misses a run-out on the fifth otherwise Chennai would have lost Hussey as well in the same over.
CSK 25/0 | Overs 4 | Hussey 10*, Vijay 14*
Murali Vijay hits a fine cover drive to start off with a boundary in the fourth over off Umesh Yadav. The right-handed Chennai opener lofts the ball towards the midwicket region to take the run count to 10 from the over.
CSK 15/0 | Overs 3 | Hussey 9*, Vijay 5*
Morne Morkel keeps it tight in his first over of the innings, giving away no room to the Chennai openers. Only four runs added.
CSK 11/0 | Overs 2 | Hussey 7*, Vijay 4*
Irfan Pathan gives width to Mr Cricket outside the off stump and he collects the first boundary of the game past the backward point.
Good start for the Super Kings as five runs come off Shahbaz Nadeem’s opening over of the innings. Both the Chennai openers, Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay are off the mark.
Chennai Super Kings have included Michael Hussey in place of S Aniruddha. Left-arm pacer Dirk Nannes is injured and will be missing the game.
For the Daredevils, Ajit Agarkar has been included in place of Ashish Nehra and Sri Lankan Jeevan Mendis replaced Ben Rohrer.
Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag, David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene (c), Manprit Juneja, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Irfan Pathan, Jeevan Mendis, Morne Morkel, Ajit Agarkar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav.
Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Mahipal Sharma
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Mahela Jayawardene-led Delhi Daredevils would like to draw inspiration from their performance against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, and will aim to cross the finish line for the first time in this IPL 2013 in the tie against a misfiring Chennai Super Kings.
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