Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 70 off 49 balls taking DD to a comprehensive victory © IANS
Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 70 off 49 balls taking DD to a comprehensive victory © IANS

Delhi Daredevils (DD) stunned the high-flying Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by six wickets in a comparatively low-scoring Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 match No. 49. Devarchit Varma brings the highlights of the match. MATCH REPORT: Shreyas Iyer leads Delhi Daredevils to 6-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings’ awkward innings: After having so many favourable results, an off day was in store for IPL 2015 table-toppers Chennai Super Kings. Their batsmen found the going tough against an inspired Delhi Daredevils’ bowling attack, who showed lot of intent even though their elimination from the tournament was confirmed. None of the batsmen from the Chennai Super Kings’ side were able to make a mark, and they could score only 119 for six from their allotted 20 overs, which is certainly a score far below from their standards. Scorecard: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK), IPL 2015 Match 49

MS Dhoni and Faf du Plessis’ crucial partnership: It was largely due to the 37-run stand between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Faf du Plessis that Chennai Super Kings were able to score in excess of 100. Their batsmen failed as a unit and even though none crossed the respectable 30-run mark, the partnership between the Chennai skipper and their star overseas batsman did enough for them to get some much-needed runs on the scoreboard. Updates: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK), IPL 2015 Match 49

Zaheer Khan in the zone: The left-arm pacer came up with a splendid spell which had as many as 19 dot balls. Zaheer also came closer to taking a hat-trick, but that did not happen. Zaheer bowled four overs, which had a maiden, gave away only nine runs and snaffled two wickets. Zaheer claimed the key wickets of the Chennai batsmen Brendon McCullum and Dhoni, which not only helped Delhi restrict their opposition from getting to a dangerous score. Interestingly, Zaheer was seen chirping around the other bowlers before almost every new delivery they bowled, which certainly proved that the Daredevils were on a mission.

Shreyas Iyer’s half-century: The right-handed youngster once again stamped his authority against a  fearsome Chennai Super Kings bowling line-up as he smashed his way to a superlative 70 not out from 49 balls. Iyer slammed 10 boundaries and a massive six to score his half-century and more than half of what the Daredevils had to chase in the match. Iyer has been a revelation for the Daredevils, and one would only hope that he makes most of this platform.

Yuvraj Singh’s fighting knock: The star all-rounder has looked tepid since a very long time. With the ball he was ordinary and when he came out to bat there was no surety if he will do the job which was expected to do. Yuvraj bowled three overs and gave away 23 runs, which made him one of the most expensive bowlers in the match. But with a solid 69-run partnership for the third wicket with Iyer, the left-handed batsman proved his mettle once again. Yuvraj was far from being comfortable at the crease while batting, and a tough chance spilled by Mohit Sharma helped him to carry on for longer run.

(Devarchit Varma is a reporter with CricketCountry. He can be followed on Twitter @Devarchit)