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Apr 21, 2014
In the seventh match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 7, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) face Delhi Daredevils (DD) face off with both teams desperately looking for a win. Chennai will go into the match with the pressure of taking their first win of the tournament, especially after Kings XI Punjab tore apart their bowling attack and chased down a huge total.
Delhi, on the other hand will be buoyed by the exquisite performance of JP Duminy taking his team over the line after succumbing to a defeat in their first encounter. Their bowling has been erratic so far and have lacked a bit of firepower. They can ill-afford to do that against a mighty Chennai outfit.
Irrespective of the results, a win is of paramount importance for either team. Chennai batted very well against Kings XI Punjab on April 18. They amassed a total of 205 for four in their 20 overs. All their batsmen in the top order — Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni — got some runs under their belts. But little did they expect that those runs will be chased down with relative ease. Their bowling will have to be questioned as Punjab won the match in 18.5 overs.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Francois du Plessis, Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Ben Hilfenhaus, John Hastings, Samuel Badree, Matt Henry, Mithun Manhas, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, Baba Aparajith, Pawan Negi.
Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), JP Duminy, Ross Taylor, Mayank Agarwal, Murali Vijay, Manoj Tiwary, Saurabh Tiwary, Milind Kumar, Jimmy Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Shukla, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Laxi Ratan Shukla, Kedar Jadhav, Siddharth Kaul, Rahul Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
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