Chennai vs Delhi
Chennai win by 93 runs
Chennai come back strongly into IPL 2014 after losing their first game. They batted well to post a target of 178, Delhi kept losing wickets and kept trailing an ever-increasing asking rate. In the end, Chennai secure their biggest IPL win, with a margin of 93 runs.
Over 15.4 - DD 84/10 (Unadkat 1)
A couple of singles and then Jadeja picks up his second wicket. WICKET! Nadeem hits it straight to Raina on the edge of the circle and that will be the game for Chennai. Coulter-Nile is injured so he will not bat, Delhi lose by 93 runs and Chennai post their biggest IPL win.
Over 15 - DD 82/8 (Unadkat 0, Nadeem 2)
WICKET! Ashwin starts the over with a wide, but then claims a wicket. Shami goes for the slog and hits it straight to McCullum at long-off. Delhi lose their 8th, can they reach 100 at least? Unadkat plays out the over.
Over 14 - DD 81/7 (Shami 1, Nadeem 2)
Jadeja starts his second over, Neesham clips it on the leg side for a single. Nadeem takes a single and Neesham clips it towards midwicket for a couple of runs. WICKET! Jadeja gets his first wicket, Raina takes the catch at deep midwicket. Shami comes to the crease and takes a single.
Over 13 - DD 76/6 (Neesham 19, Nadeem 1)
WICKET! Ashwin gets the ball and strikes with his first ball. The straighter one claims Karthik's middle stump, he is bowled and Delhi are six wickets down. Just a couple of singles from the over, the asking rate reaches 14.57 per over.
Over 12 - DD 74/5 (Neesham 18, Karthik 21)
Jadeja comes in for the first time today. Neesham takes a couple of runs on the off side wide of point. Four, it is tossed up and Neesham hits it over midwicket for four. Four more to end the over, Neesham pushes it to third man for four.
Over 11 - DD 63/5 (Neesham 8, Karthik 20)
Smith starts his second over, Karthik steers it to third man for four. A single and then Neesham hits it square of the wicket for a couple of runs. Neesham inside edges the last ball for a couple of runs.
Over 10 - DD 53/5 (Neesham 3, Karthik 15)
Hilfenhaus starts his second over, he starts with a loosener and Taylor flicks it wide of the keeper for four. WICKET! Dhoni takes the catch and Hilfenhaus strikes, and Chennai celebrate. Taylor gone, seven from the over.
Over 9 - DD 46/4 (Taylor 2, Karthik 15)
WICKET! Dwayne Smith comes into the attack and strikes with his first ball. Duminy, the danger man from the last game, is out lbw. The ball pitched on middle and leg and skidded through, Duminy caught in front of his stumps. Three singles from the over.
Over 8 - DD 42/3 (Duminy 15, Karthik 14)
Five singles from the over, Mohit Sharma finishes his third. Delhi need over 11 runs per over.
Over 7 - DD 38/3 (Duminy 12, Karthik 12)
Pandey starts his last over, Duminy takes a couple of runs to third man. Duminy clips it on the leg side to long leg for three runs. A single and then Duminy chops it wide of backward point for three runs. Karthik hits it through the gap at backward point for four. 13 runs from the over.
Over 6 - DD 24/3 (Duminy 4, Karthik 7)
Mohit Sharma starts his second over, a single and then Duminy outside edges it to third man for a couple of runs. Three singles to end the over, the asking rate is 11 per over now.
Over 5 - DD 18/3 (Duminy 0, Karthik 5)
Pandey starts his third over, WICKET! Tiwary goes out and Faf takes another stunning catch. Tiwary hits it with the bottom of his bat, Faf runs backwards at mid-off and hangs on to another brilliant catch. Just a single from the over as Duminy walks out to bat.
Over 4 - DD 17/2 (Tiwary 0, Karthik 4)
Mohit Sharma comes into the attack, Vijay hits the first ball of the over for four, hits it through midwicket. WICKET! Faf takes a brilliant catch, Sharma gets the wicket and Vijay is out, but the fielder should get all the credit. Faf ran backwards at mid-off and hung on to a stunner as he fell backwards. A couple of runs to end the over, Tiwary comes out to bat.
Over 3 - DD 11/1 (Vijay 7, Karthik 2)
WICKET! The pressure causes a wicket, Raina takes the catch, Pandey gets the wicket and Agarwal is out. Agarwal tries to hit it inside out, but hits it in the air, Raina covers good ground and takes a good catch. A single and then Ashwin at first slip drops Karthik.
Over 2 - DD 8/0 (Vijay 6, Agarwal 2)
Hilfenhaus comes in to bowl the second over, just a couple of singles from it. The required rate is 9.44 per over.
Over 1 - DD 6/0 (Vijay 5, Agarwal 1)
Ishwar Pandey has the ball for CSK and Vijay and Agarwal start the batting for Delhi, this is a steep target and will need some chasing. Agarwal slaps it firmly towards point, Raina dives and keeps it down to a single. Four, Vijay gets off the mark with a boundary, launches into the short ball and hits it over cover for four. A single to end the over.
Over 20 - CSK 177/7 (Manhas 13, Hilfenhaus 0)
Shami to bowl the final over, Manhas hits the first ball for four, he upper cuts it to third man for four. A wide from Shami and then Manhas places it wide of long-on for three runs. A single and then Manhas takes a couple more runs. WICKET! A quiet dismissal as Ashwin walks out and is run out. Four, Manhas hits the last ball for four, taking CSK to 177 from their 20 overs.
Over 19 - CSK 162/6 (Manhas 0)
A couple of singles to start the over and then Dhoni smashes it down the ground and past the bowler for four. WICKET! Agarwal nearly spills it, Dhoni pulls it over square leg and Agarwal takes the catch in the deep, Unadkat gets the wicket. Manhas walks out to bat. Six, pitched up and outside off, Jadeja slams it over long-on for a six. WICKET! Unadkat strikes again, Jadeja is caught behind off the last ball of the over.
Over 18 - CSK 150/4 (Dhoni 27, Jadeja 0)
Six, Shami comes back into the attack and Faf welcomes him with a six over deep midwicket. WICKET! Shami strikes, Faf makes room to clear long-on but does not hit it well, Vijay takes a good catch in the deep. Jadeja walks out to bat. Short and wide from Shami, Dhoni slaps it over deep point for a six, poor bowling as there was no one on the boundary. A couple of runs and then Dhoni ends the over with a single, Chennai reach 150.
- 21st Apr 2014
- Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.
- Sheikh Zayed Stadium
- R K Illingworth, C Shamsuddin
- TV Umpire
- H D P K Dharmasena
- Match Referee
- K Srinath
- Reserve Umpire
- G F Labrooy
delhi BATTING CARD
|M.A. Agarwal||c Raina b Pandey||2|
|M. Vijay||c du Plessis b Sharma||11|
|D.K. Karthik||b Ashwin||21|
|M.K. Tiwary||c du Plessis b Pandey||0|
|J.P. Duminy||lbw Smith||15|
|L.R.P.L. Taylor||c Dhoni b Hilfenhaus||6|
|J.D.S. Neesham||c Raina b Jadeja||22|
|S. Nadeem||c Raina b Jadeja||3|
|M.S. Ahmed||c McCullum b Ashwin||1|
|J.D. Unadkat||Not out||1|
|Total||All Out, 15.4 Overs||84|