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LIVE IPL! Smith guides Chennai to five wicket win

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April 27, 2014

23:37   - Scorecard

Riding high on a brilliant opening stand between Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets.

Smith made a brilliant 46-ball 66, while McCullum was made a quick-fire 40, which helped them ease the chase. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up two late wickets to give Sunrisers some hope, but in the end Dhoni sealed the game with a boundary.   
23:17  - Scorecard

Sunrisers got a ray of hope as Bhuvneshwar Kumar snapped dangerous Dwayne Smith and Faf du Plessis in same over. 

Smith smashed one towards long-off, where Warner took a nice little tumbling catch to end his innings on 66. 

Du Plessis didn't trouble the scorers as he was caught by wicket-keeper KL Rahul off the first ball he faced. 

A t the end of 17 overs, Chennai were 131-4. Dhoni is on 5, while Jadeja is on 2. 
22:59  - Scorecard

Ishant Sharma strikes another blow for Sunrisers as he packs off Suresh Raina for 14.

Raina, who had already hit Ishant six and boundary earlier in the over was caught in the deep by Venugopal Rao at sweeper boundary. 

At the end of 14 overs, Chennai were 114-2. Smith is on 57.

22:44  - Scorecard

Karn Sharma provides the much-needed breakthrough as he removes Brendon McCullum for 40.

McCullum looked to cut a delivery that came in and was bowled convincingly through the gates. 

This is a much-needed breakthrough for Sunrisers as the duo had added 85 runs for the opening wicket. 

Smith is going strong on 42 and is joined in the middle by Suresh Raina. 

At the end of 11 overs, Chennai were 85-1.
22:25   - Scorecard

Chennai openers are off to a flying start in the chase of 146. 

McCullum was slow to start with, but then exploded on the scene with six off Steyn.

Smith too latched on to poor ball from Karn Sharma, picking up couple of boundaries. 

After 7 overs, Chennai were 53-0. McCullum is on 25, while Smith is on 25.
22:07  - Scorecard

Chennai are off to a sedate start in the chase of 146. 

Dwayne Smith has already hit the boundary boards twice, while Brendon McCullum has just opened his account.

Sunriseres would know that its imperative to take wickets upfront if they were to have a chance in the chase. 

As we speak, McCullum smokes huge six off Dale Steyn. 

At the end of 3 overs, Chennai were 20-0. 

21:40  - Scorecard

Late blitz from Darren Sammy and Karn Sharma gave Sunrisers innings much-needed momentum as they finished with 145-5 from 20 overs. 

Finch fought a hard battle on a slow pitch with 44, following which, Karn hit consecutive sixes off Ben Hilfenhaus to get some momentum. 

Sammy hit Mohit Sharma for a massive six in the final over to give Sunrisers some hope. 

Mohit Sharma was the pick of the bowlers 2-27 off his 4 overs.
21:27  - Scorecard

Aaron Finch departs in search of quick runs as he was castled by Mohit Sharma. 

Finch was foxed by a slower one, which rattled the stumps to end Finch's stay in the middle for 44. 

Sammy is trying his best to clear the ropes, but is not able to get enough pace on the ball and is only hitting it to fielders. 

Mohit has been sensible too bowling clever change of pace as Sunrisers were 113-5 after 18 overs.
21:14  - Scorecard

Mohit Sharma strikes for Chennai Super Kings as he removes Y Venugopal Rao for 13.

Venu managed to get good contact, but couldn't clear the long on fielder and was caught by Dwayne Smith. 

Sunrisers were 98-4 after 15 overs.

20:55  - Scorecard

Dwayne Smith strikes another crucial blow as he removes KL Rahul for 25. 

Rahull pulled a short ball straight to Ishwar Pandey at deep square leg. Sunrisers have found it tough on a slow track. 

Finch-Rahul managed to revive the innings, by putting up 52 runs stand before the West Indian struck.

At the end of 11 overs, Sunrisers were 72-3. Finch is on 28, while Venugopal Rao is on one.
20:43  - Scorecard

Sunrisers Hyderabad have found it tough on a slow pitch. After losing two wickets in the same over, Aaron Finch and KL Rahul have mainly dealt in singles. 

MS Dhoni have already introduced spin and now Dwayne Smith is into the attack. 

Finch steers one through point for a couple. 

Finch then latches on to a short delivery from and send it to boundary. 

Sunrisers were 55-2 after 8 overs. 

KL Rahul is on 20, while Finch is on 21.
20:25   - Scorecard

Hilfenhaus provides the breakthrough for Chennai as he removes Sunrisers skipper Shikhar Dhawan for 7.

Dhawan looking to pull the ball, hit straight to Mithun Manhas at square leg for 7.

Couple of balls later, he had David Warner walking back after he was caught in front of the stumps. 

Replays showed that the ball would have bounced over the stumps, but umpire Vineet Kulkarni feels otherwise.

Sunrisers 13-2 after 3 overs.
20:14  - Scorecard

Ben Hilfenhaus to start the proceedings for Chennai as Aaron Finch tucks one off his pads for a single.

Shikhar Dhawan crashes one through off side for first boundary. 

Dhawan dabs one through third man for a single. 

Finch clips one off his pads for a brace as Sunrisers were 8-0 after 1 over.
19:45  Welcome to the updates of the second game of the day between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings. 

The pitch is on a slower side and with good spinners in both the teams, its a dream come true for fans.

Sunrisers have won the toss and have elected to bat first against strong Chennai team. 

Sunrisers are going in with one change, bringing in Ishant Sharma in place of Naman Ojha. 

Chennai meanwhile are going in with an unchanged side. 

- Delhi 126-4 (18.5 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

KP is keen to hit a few big hits to finish off in style but he is unable to time any of them.

Jadhav, who had a good run in domestic cricket last season, looks in good touch as he eases Zaheer through the covers for a couple.

The next ball is flicked fine on the leg side by Jadhav for a boundary as Delhi cruise to an easy six-wicket victory with seven deliveries to spare.

Mumbai's winless run continue as they suffer their fourth loss on the trot in IPL 7.
19:18  - Delhi 118-4 (18 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Mumbai's last hope Malinga to bowl his fourth and final over. Pietersen flicks the third ball fine on the leg side for a couple as Delhi keep their scoreboard moving with ones and twos.

They collect six runs from Malinga's final over, who finishes with good figures of two for 17 in four overs.
19:16   - Delhi 112-4 (17 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

The experienced Zaheer comes back with Mumbai on a high following those two wickets in the previous over from Malinga.

Kedar Jadhav flicks the third ball fine on the leg side for a four and Delhi get three more singles to make it seven runs from the over.

KP looks in a bit of hurry as he tries to loft the last ball down the ground but mistimes it and it goes on the bounce to long-off.
19:08   - Delhi 105-3 (16 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Malinga has two overs in hand and he is brought back as Mumbai hope for a miracle to get back into the contest.

And Malinga does the trick as he strikes with the wicket of Duminy, who is caught in the covers for 19.

And Delhi's most expensive player Dinesh Karthik shows little common sense to give Mumbai a chance. He chips a full delivery from Malinga straight into the hands of the fielder at short midwicket to be dismissed for two.

Delhi Daredevils in a slight bother at 105 for four after 16 overs with Malinga taking two wickets for two runs in his third over.

KP still in the middle with Delhi needing 21 runs from four overs for victory.
18:59  - Delhi 103-2 (15 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Pietersen goes Rohit as he lofts him down the ground for a six before he lashes it over the covers for a four as DD look to finish off things in a hurry.

Pietersen lifts the fourth delivery back over the bowler's head for another boundary as 17 runs come from the over.

Delhi look set for an easy victory, with 23 needed from five overs for victory.
18:57  - Delhi 86-2 (14 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Delhi Daredevils in no hurry at the moment. Ojha gives away five singles in his fourth and final over to finish with 26 runs in his spell.

Delhi need 40 from six overs for victory with eight wickets still in hand.
18:52   - Delhi 81-2 (13 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Interestingly, captain Rohit Sharma brings himself into the attack to bowl part-time off-spin.

And he makes the breakthrough as Vijay goes for a wild swing through the leg side but misses it completely.

Poor shot selection from Vijay as he walks back after scoring 40 from 34 balls.

New batsman Kevin Pietersen gets off the mark with two runs as he plays the paddle sweep.

Good over from Rohit, giving away just three runs while getting the key wicket of Vijay.
18:47  - Delhi 78-1 (12 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Vijay has decided to cut loose as he slog sweeps Ojha over midwicket for a six before driving the next through the covers for a couple.

Delhi have got a move along as 11 runs come from the over to make it 23 from the last two to take the total to 78 for one in 12 overs.
18:44  - Delhi 67-1 (11 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Anderson comes back and Delhi break free in that over as Vijay hits the medium pacer for a couple of fours.

The third ball is overpitched and Vijay is quick to drive it down the ground before he lofts the last ball over the mid-off fielder for the same result as 12 runs come from that over.
18:41   - Delhi 55-1 (10 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Harbhajan will bowl out as he continues and will send down his fourth and final over.

He bowls a tidy over, giving away just six runs to finish with 23 runs from four overs.

Delhi are content to play it safe as they reach 55 for one at the halfway stage, needing 71 runs from 60 balls for victory.
18:33  - Delhi 49-1 (9 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Ojha is back as Vijay looks keen to play a big innings and last as long as possible.

Vijay hits the first ball on the leg side for one before Duminy chips down and takes one to midwicket. Vijay takes two runs from the last ball flicking it square on the leg side as four runs come from that over.

Delhi still comfortably placed at 49 for one in nine overs, with 77 needed from 11 overs at an asking rate of seven runs per over.
18:29  - Delhi 45-1 (8 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Harbhajan continues as Vijay takes a single from the first ball behind square on the leg side. Duminy then drives the third ball through the covers for a couple and then takes one on the leg side.

Vijay then rocks back and cuts a short ball behind point for a boundary to take his score to 15.

He takes a single from the last ball to retain strike as nine runs come from the over.
18:27  - Delhi 36-1 (7 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Corey Anderson comes into the attack now. And he provides the crucial breakthrough with the wicket of de Kock, who is brilliantly caught by Hussey diving to his left at point for 16.

The in-form JP Duminy gets a promotion as walks out at No. 3. He gets off the mark with two runs courtesy of an overthrow as Delhi reach 36 for one in seven overs.
18:20  - Delhi 31-0 (6 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Harbhajan continues as he comes on to bowl his second over. Vijay looks to pull the second ball but it comes in a long way and he misses the shot but gets a leg bye in the process.

De Kock is then beaten by one that turned as he missed the sweep shot.

A maiden over from Harbhajan as Mumbai's bowlers look to build the pressure with some tight bowling.
18:19  - Delhi 30-0 (5 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Malinga comes back as Mumbai get desperate for the opening breakthrough. Delhi are fortunate to get five penalty runs as wicketkeeper Gautam fumbles with it and it hits the helmet behind the stumps.

De Kock plays out the rest of the over with caution as Delhi reach 30 for no loss in five overs.
18:17  - Delhi 22-0 (4 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Ojha is also taken off after one over and he makes way for the experienced Harbhajan Singh.

Vijay takes a single from the first ball before de Kock makes room and chips the third ball over the off-side ring of fielders for a boundary. He hits the fifth ball through the off-side as Pollard stops it inches inside the ropes to keep it down to three.

Harbhajan goes for eight runs in his first over as Delhi reach 22 for no loss in four overs.
18:14  - Delhi 14-0 (3 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Zaheer replaces Malinga after just a single over from the Sri Lankan in his first spell. The veteran pacer does a good job to keep it down to two runs but Mumbai are still searching for the elusive breakthrough.
18:13  - Delhi 12-0 (2 ovs) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Spin has been introduced early as Pragyan Ojha is called into the attack. Vijay crashes the first ball through the covers for a delightful boundary before he takes a single to point three balls later.

De Kock takes a single from the fifth ball as six come from the second over.
18:12  - Delhi 6-0 (1 ov) vs Mumbai 125-6 | Scorecard

Lasith Malinga to bowl the first over of the innings with Mumbai looking for a few early wickets with the new ball.

Quinton de Kock gets off the mark with a single to mid-off from the third ball before Murali Vijay gets a single to thirdman.

De Kock flicks the last ball of the over through the leg side for a four as six runs come from the first over.
17:40  - Mumbai 125-6 (20 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Unadkat to bowl the final over of the innings. Harbhajan Singh throws his bat at the first two deliveries but is foxed by the change of pace and misses both of them.

The third ball is full and wide which Harbhajan smokes over the off-side for a six. The next ball is again in the slot as Harbhajan pulls it high and handsome over midwicket for another huge six.

He then misses a slow full toss and is struck on the pads for a leg bye as he goes off the field with some injury.

Pollard takes a single from the last ball as Mumbai finish on a modest 125 for six in their 20 overs.

Pollard hit a few big hits in the end to score 32 from 29 balls as Mumbai hit 56 runs from the last five overs to add some respectability to their total.

17:34   - Mumbai 113-6 (19 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Shami to bowl the 19th over. He starts with a low full toss as Pollard gets a leading edge closing the face too early before he takes one and Gautam does the same.

Pollard then loses his bat as he has another wild swing and calls Gautam for the second run, who hesitates and is run out by a long way.

Gautam was the most fluent of the Mumbai batsmen, hitting 22 from 18 balls.

Pollard then flicks the next ball behind square on the leg side for a boundary. The last ball is full and on the pads as the tall West Indies heaves it over midwicket for a six as 13 runs come from that over.

That six was a mammoth 100 metres blow and is the biggest six of the tournament so far.
17:28  - Mumbai 100-5 (18 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

The impressive Parnell comes back to bowl his fourth and final over. Pollard throws his bat at the second delivery but misses as he loses the bat and goes over the stumps.

The third ball is a low full toss which Pollard hits on the leg side for one. The umpire calls it a no-ball for the front foot violation and Mumbai have a free hit but with Gautam on strike, who chips it over mid-off for a four, to take Mumbai past the 100-run mark in the 18th over.

He is beaten off the last two deliveries as Parnell concedes just six in that over to finish with one for 17.
17:23  - Mumbai 94-5 (17 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Gautam decides to target Unadkat as he comes down the track and lofts the third ball over the cover region for a four.

He then plays the reverse sweep which goes past the short thirdman fielder for a four. The right-hander tries the shot off the next ball but misses and it strikes his pads before going fine on the leg side for four leg byes.

Gautam tries to steer the last ball to thirdman but gets an edge which is dropped by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik on his right.
17:21  - Mumbai 80-5 (16 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Shami will have another go with the ball. Gautam hits the second ball through the off-side for a couple before he takes a single.

Pollard finally finds the middle of the bat as he crashes the last ball of the over over long-on for a six to get 11 runs from the over and bring some smiles back in the MI dugout.
17:11  - Mumbai 69-5 (15 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Nadeem comes back, to bowl his fourth and final over. Pollard takes a single from the first ball before CM Gautam sweeps the third ball to get off the mark.

Gautam then drives the fifth ball through the covers where a misfield gifts him three runs and Pollard defends the last ball.

Nadeem goes for six runs in his final over to finish with one for 19 in four overs.
17:07  - Mumbai 63-5 (14 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Hussey's struggle comes to an end as Unadkat bowls him with a good yorker to leave Mumbai in complete shambles at 63 for five in the 14th over.

Hussey struggled for 10 from 18 balls without hitting a single boundary after he was shifted to the middle order following his failures as an opener in the first three games.
17:00  - Mumbai 59-4 (13 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Medium pacer Laxmi Ratan Shukla comes into the attack. Pollard comes down the track and tries to hit one on the leg side but is beaten and he is struck on the pads again off the next ball but the LBW appeal is turned down.

He smashes the fifth ball back over the bowler's head for a much-needed boundary but Mumbai only get five runs from that over.
16:59  - Mumbai 54-4 (12 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Parnell continues to build the pressure with another tidy over. The left-armer gives away just three runs in that over including a wide as both Hussey and Pollard are struggling to get going.

Mumbai are 54 for four in 12 overs and only a late burst from the hard-hitting Pollard can save them from this struggle.
16:52  - Mumbai 51-4 (11 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Hussey tries to reverse sweep Nadeem but cannot beat the fielder at short thirdman before he takes a single from the next ball to bring up Mumbai's 50, in the 11th over.

Pollard defends the next three balls before he takes a single from the last ball as just two runs come from that over.
16:48  - Mumbai 49-4 (10 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Delhi continue to juggle their bowlers around as Parnell comes back for a new spell. Hussey tries to pull the first ball but misses out before he takes a single on the leg side two balls later.

Three runs from the over as Mumbai reach 49 for four in 10 overs, with Hussey on five and Pollard on one.
16:43  - Mumbai 46-4 (9 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Left-arm Nadeem comes back and he cripples Mumbai further with the wicket of Rayudu.

The right-hander, who struggled for 14 from 21 balls, tried to hit his way out of trouble but hit one straight into the hands of Laxmi Ratan Shukla at long-on.

Mumbai continue to slip as they are reduced to 46 for four in nine overs.
16:40  - Mumbai 42-3 (8 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Duminy comes back and he is operating from round the wickets. Rayudu struggling to rotate the strike and is beaten as he tries the sweep shot.

He picks a single from the fifth ball before Hussey defends the last ball as Duminy concedes just a single in that over.
16:36   - Mumbai 41-3 (7 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

It gets worse for Mumbai as left-armer Jaydev Unadkat strikes in his very first over. Anderson pulls a short ball but holes out straight to de Kock at deep midwicket after a struggling innings of 13 from 14 balls.

Mumbai in big trouble at 39 for three in the seventh over.

Mike Hussey comes in to bat at No. 5 and he works the first ball he faces on the leg side for one to get off the mark.

Hussey and Rayudu will need to steady the Mumbai innings and preserve the wickets for the final overs to enable them to make a charge with the bat.
16:33  - Mumbai 37-2 (6 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Shami to continue. Rayudu takes a quick single from the second ball as Shami tries another direct hit before Anderson pulls a short ball powerfully through midwicket for a four.

Mumbai have once again struggled at the start, scoring 37 for two in six overs.
16:31  - Mumbai 31-2 (5 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Duminy to continue as Anderson picks a single on the leg side before Rayudu punches one through the covers for a couple.

Anderson sweeps the last ball of that over through square leg for a boundary as Mumbai reach 31 for two in five overs.
16:20   - Mumbai 21-2 (4 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

KP continues to ring in the changes as left-arm pacer Wayne Parnell comes into the attack. He starts with a wide down the leg side to Tare, who then pulls a short ball straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket.

Tare walks back for eight to leave Mumbai struggling on 17 for two in the fourth over.

Ambati Rayudu gets off the mark with a four as he flicks the fifth ball of the over fine on the leg side.
16:13  - Mumbai 16-1 (3 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Corey Anderson is the new batsman and Delhi immediately bring on part-time off-spinner JP Duminy into the attack.

Anderson defends the first two balls before he takes one to mid-on and Tare cuts a short ball for a single to point.

Anderson then gives Duminy the charge and is beaten in the flight but the ball strikes his pads and the last ball also hits him on the pads.
16:11   - Mumbai 14-1 (2 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Mohammed Shami to bowl the second over. He scalps the big wicket of Rohit, who is run out by a direct hit from the pace bowler attempting a quick single.

Tare has a close shave off the next delivery as he pulls a short ball which goes above the short fine leg fielder, who mistimes his jump and it goes over him for a four.
16:08  - Mumbai 7-0 (1 ov) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Captain Rohit Sharma has decided to lead from the front as he walks out to open the batting with Aditya Tare with Mike Hussey demoted to the middle order.

Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem to open the bowling for Delhi. Rohit gets off the mark from the first ball with a single to midwicket and Tare also does the same off the next ball.

Seven runs from the first over.
15:54  Veteran Mike Hussey needs to rediscover his form and get Mumbai off to a good start. The left-hander has struggled to get going for his new franchise, scoring just 20 runs in three matches.

But the biggest disappointment for Mumbai has been Kieron Pollard, who has also failed with the bat so far, with 21 runs in three innings.

15:52  Check out the team line-ups for today's match:

Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen (captain), Quinton de Kock, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, JP Duminy, Kedar Jadhav, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Wayne Parnell, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Jaidev Unadkat.

Mumbai Indians:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Mike Hussey, Aditya Tare, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, CM Gautam, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Lasith Malinga.
15:35   Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bat against Delhi Daredevils, in the 16th match of the IPL.

Mumbai have retained the same team, while Delhi made one change as Kedar Jadhav came in for Manoj Tiwary.

Mumbai are hoping their batsmen can come good and post a big score so they can put Delhi under pressure.
15:21  Mumbai Indians hope to get off the mark against Delhi:   A desperate Mumbai Indians would be looking for their first victory in IPL 7 when they take on Delhi Daredevils, in Sharjah, on Monday.

Defending champions Mumbai have lost their first three matches, while Delhi have also struggled with just one victory from four matches.

Mumbai, who have struggled with their batting, have recruited former captain and Australian batting icon Ricky Ponting on an 'advisory role' for the last two matches of the UAE leg.