Delhi vs Chennai
Chennai win by 8 wickets
Delhi posted 178 and Chennai chase it down with ease. There was rain in the air, but CSK managed to keep going and Dhoni hit the winning runs for them, big win for Chennai.
Over 20 - CSK 181/2 (Dhoni 12, Raina 47)
Unadkat to bowl the final over, 11 needed for CSK to win. Raina takes a single from the first ball to bring Dhoni on strike, a low full toss is pushes to deep midwicket. Six, Dhoni lines up and hits it over long-on for a six, the length ball goes out of the park. Dhoni then drives it to sweeper cover for a couple of runs. 2 needed from 3 balls. Four, Dhoni drives the ball through extra cover for four, finishes things off for CSK who win by 8 wickets.
Over 19 - CSK 168/2 (Dhoni 0, Raina 46)
Parnell to bowl the 19th over, Raina hits the first ball for four through third man, CSK now in a hurry to finish this. Raina mistimes a low full toss to square leg for a single. WICKET! Excellent catch by Vijay at long-on, Smith goes out for 79 runs, a late wicket for Delhi. Vijay takes it on the edge of the straight boundary, Dhoni comes in to bat. Dhoni plays out a couple of dots, 11 needed from the last over.
Over 18 - CSK 163/1 (Smith 79, Raina 41)
Raina takes a single from the first ball as Shami comes into the attack. Smith guides the ball to third man for four, poor ball from Shami, 26 needed from 14 balls. Six, Smith hits the next ball over his favourite deep midwicket region for a six, 12 from the over so far. KP has a word with his bowler. Four, the chat does not help, the next ball goes for four through the fine leg region, big over for CSK.
Over 17 - CSK 146/1 (Smith 64, Raina 39)
Four overs remaining and CSK need 38 to win. Unadkat comes in to bowl his third over, he has been very expensive today. He starts with a dot ball as Raina goes for the slog and misses the slower ball. Raina drives it to deep midwicket for a single. A single to Smith and then Raina digs out a yorker to long-on for a couple of runs. 5 from the over, the asking rate is 11 per over.
Over 16 - CSK 141/1 (Smith 63, Raina 35)
Parnell comes into the attack, no sign of Duminy. CSK are on par with the D/L score. Smith drives the first ball to deep mid wicket for a single. Raina picks up another single to square leg. Another single, the rain has decreased now. Four, Raina hits it through deep midwicket for four, this partnership is now worth 52 runs from 26 balls. Six, Raina hits Parnell over backward square leg for a six, 10 runs from two balls, a juicy full toss and Raina does not miss out. Rain may be making it hard for Parnell to grip the ball. The ball is wet and may be changed, the umpires also take the time out. A single to end the over.
Over 15 - CSK 127/1 (Smith 61, Raina 23)
Smith drives the first ball to long-off for a single, Unadkat comes into the attack. Four, Raina guides the next ball to the third man boundary, important runs for CSK. Raina picks up a couple of runs to long-on. A dot and then Raina sends the next ball to the third man boundary, a lucky outside edge and Karthik can't stop that. 11 from the over.
Over 14 - CSK 116/1 (Smith 60, Raina 13)
The umpires decide to play on, four, Smith hits the first ball to fine leg for four. Shukla starts his final over. CSK are behind by 6 runs at the end of the 13th over, Smith is looking to change that. Six, too short from Shukla and Smith sends it over deep midwicket for a six, pressure is shifted back to Delhi as Chennai are ahead on the D/L method calculation by one run. A single to long on and then Raina plays a dot ball. Raina pushes the next ball to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. 13 runs from the over.
Over 13 - CSK 103/1 (Smith 49, Raina 11)
Shami comes back into the attack, Raina takes a single from the first ball. A leg bye to Smith and then Shami bowls a wide. It has started to rain now, this will make things interesting. Raina pushes the next ball to deep midwicket for a single. Six, Smith hits it over deep midwicket for a six, CSK looking to up the run rate before the rain sets in. A single to end the over, 11 from the over. The required rate is 10.86.
Over 12 - CSK 92/1 (Smith 42, Raina 9)
Four, Shukla starts his third over and McCullum hits the first ball for four through extra cover. WICKET! Shukla strikes, and the pressure creates a wicket. McCullum hits it straight to Vijay and is out caught at midwicket . Raina walks out to bat. Almost a return catch as Raina is early into his drive and hits it back to the bowler, it bounces just in front of Shukla. Four, Raina gets off the mark with a boundary straight down the ground, he drills it past the umpire for four. Shukla bowls a wide, the asking rate is around 11 per over. Four more, Raina hits Shukla through deep midwicket for another boundary. A single to end the over.
Over 11 - CSK 78/0 (Smith 42, McCullum 28)
McCullum takes a single to bring Smith on strike. Nadeem into his final over, Smith waits for the short ball and hits it over deep midwicket for a six, much needed boundary. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 10 - CSK 69/0 (Smith 35, McCullum 26)
Shukla to Smith, and Smith hits it to fine leg for a single. The asking rate is over 10 per over, but CSK have all their wickets in hand. Good over from Shukla, just two singles from it.
Over 9 - CSK 67/0 (Smith 34, McCullum 25)
Nadeem comes in to bowl his third over, Smith comes down the wicket and hits it over long-on for an effortless six. A couple of dots and then Smith clips it to midwicket for a single. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 8 - CSK 58/0 (Smith 26, McCullum 24)
Shukla comes into the attack after the time out, and dropped, Jadhav at point drops McCullum. It would have been a brilliant catch if he had held on to it, but he does not. A couple of dots and McCullum then takes a single to bring Smith on strike. Four byes, Shukla bowls it down leg and it misses everything and goes for four. A single to end the over, 6 runs from it.
Over 7 - CSK 52/0 (Smith 25, McCullum 23)
Nadeem starts his second over with three dots, McCullum takes a single to bring up another 50 run stand between these two batsmen. Three singles from the over, the asking rate jumps to 9.76 per over.
Over 6 - CSK 49/0 (Smith 24, McCullum 21)
Parnell comes back into the attack, Smith pads it on the leg side for a single. A couple of dots and then McCullum picks up a single through deep midwicket. Good over from Parnell to end the power play.
Over 5 - CSK 47/0 (Smith 24, McCullum 20)
Four, Nadeem comes into the attack and McCullum hits the first ball for four over midwicket. A single brings Smith on strike. A couple of dots and then a single to end the over.
Over 4 - CSK 41/0 (Smith 23, McCullum 15)
Unadkat comes into the attack, a couple of dots to start the over. Six, Smith hits the next ball flat over fine leg for a six. Another one, flat and quick, Smith hits it over deep square leg for another six. And another one, a hat trick of sixes, this one goes down the ground.
Over 3 - CSK 23/0 (Smith 5, McCullum 15)
Four, Shami bowls it short and McCullum hits it through midwicket for four, he plays the short ball well. Four dots from Shami, but then McCullum hits another short ball to the fine leg boundary. Shami should not bowl short to McCullum.
Over 2 - CSK 15/0 (Smith 5, McCullum 7)
Parnell comes into the attack from the other end, a dot to start the over. Smith tries to glance it down to fine leg, but only gets his pad on it so it is three leg byes. A couple of dots and then McCullum hits it through deep square leg for four. A single to end the over.
- 5th May 2014
- Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
- R M Deshpande, B N J Oxenford
- TV Umpire
- C Shamsuddin
- Match Referee
- J Srinath
- Reserve Umpire
- N Singh
chennai BATTING CARD
|D.R. Smith||c Vijay b Parnell||79|
|B.B. McCullum||c Vijay b Shukla||32|
|S.K. Raina||Not out||47|
|M.S. Dhoni||Not out||12|
|Extras||2w, 4b, 5lb||11|
|Total||19.4 Overs||181 - 2|