Mon, 21 April 2014
IPL updates! Chennai Super Kings thrash Delhi by 93 runs

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Delhi: 84 (15.4 overs)
Chennai: 177-7 (20 overs)

Neesham hits successive boundaries of Ravindra Jadeja, in what is the latter's first over. 

However, R Ashwin strikes in his first, getting through the defense of Karthik (21). 

Jadeja has Neesham (22) caught by Raina in his second over to all but end Delhi's resistance.

Delhi eventually get dismissed for just 84, 4.2 overs left.

Chennai win the match by 93 runs.

Delhi: 53-5 (10 overs)
Chennai: 177-7 (20 overs)

Dwayne Smith comes in to bowl the ninth over and strikes first ball. In fact, he has got the big one, having Duminy (15) out leg before. 

Ross Taylor is the new batsman in. Hilfenhaus back to bowl the 10th over and Taylor welcomes him with a boundary, the shot helping Delhi get to the 50-run mark. 

However, Hilfenhaus strikes with his very next ball, having Taylor (6) caught behind.

Jimmy Neesham is the new man in.

Delhi: 42-3 (8 overs)
Chennai: 177-7 (20 overs)

Mohit Sharma into the attack in the fourth over. He strikes third ball, a spectacular catch by Du Plessis at mid-off cuts short Vijay's (11) innings. 

Pandey strikes again in his third over, having Manoj Tiwary (0) caught by Du Plessis. 

So it is up to captain Dinesh Karthik and the dependable JP Duminy to do the repair work now. 

Delhi: 11-1 (3 overs)
Chennai: 177-7 (20 overs)

Murali Vijay and Mayank Agarwal open the batting for Delhi while it will be Ishwar Pandey to begin the proceedings with the ball for Chennai. Vijay hits the fourth ball to the fence as six runs come off the over.

Ben Hilfenhaus to bowl the second over. He concedes just a single.

The pressure tells as Agarwal (2) is caught, rather spectacularly, by Suresh Raina in Pandey's second over.

Chennai: 177-7 (20 overs)

Dhoni smashes a six over long-on, off Unadkat, and follows it up with a boundary over extra cover. 

Shami returns to account for Du Plessis (24), caught by Vijay at long-on, but it is an expensive over, 15 coming off it. 

Unadkat albeit accounts for Dhoni (32) in his final over, having the Chennai captain caught by Mayank Agarwal. In comes Jadeja and he smashes the first ball for a huge six. 

However, he is caught behind of the next ball. 

Shami to bowls the last over. He gives away 15 runs as Chennai pile up 177 for seven, 58 runs coming off the last four overs.

Chennai: 119-3 (16 overs)

A couple of Neesham helps Raina complete a well-deserved half century. This is the 20th time he has scored 50 runs or more in a match in the tournament. 

Chennai reach the 100-run mark in the 14th over.

Neesham strikes in his final over, having Raina (56) caught by Vijay at long-on.

MS Dhoni joins Faf du Plessis at the crease.
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Chennai: 90-2 (12 overs)

Nadeem back into the attack in the 11th over. Raina dances down the ground to smash the second ball for a six straight past the bowler's head.

Another couple off the next ball helps raise the 50-run partnership for the second wicket. 

However, Nadeem strikes with his sixth ball, getting past the defence of Smith (29). Raina eases the pressure with successive boundaries off Vijay.



Chennai: 65-1 (10 overs)

Setback for Delhi. Nathan Coulter-Nile has limped off the field and is unlikely to bowl in this match. 

Chennai manage just 34 in the powerplay (first six overs), their lowest against Delhi in 13 matches.

Jimmy Neesham replaces Mohammed Shami (2-0-15-0) in the attack in the seventh over. Raina hits the second ball over extra cover to the fence as nine runs come off the over.

Smith and Raina are doing well for Chennai here, albeit at a slow pace.

Chennai: 25-1 (4 overs)

Shahbaz Nadeem bowls the third over and gives away nine runs. 

Jaidev Unadkat to bowl the fourth over. He strikes second ball, having McCullum (9) caught by Wayne Parnell at short third man. 

Suresh Raina is the new batsman in.


Chennai: 14-0 (2 overs)

Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith open the batting for Chennai and it will be JP Duminy first up for Delhi. Four runs come off the first over.

Mohammed Shami to bowl the second over. Smith welcomes him with a boundary wide of midwicket. Four balls later, Smith gets another boundary.


Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bat first in their Indian Premier League match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi.

"It looks like a good wicket to bat on," reasoned captain MS Dhoni. His opposite number seemed unperturbed by the toss loss.

"We're looking to bowl first because we won the last game chasing," said Delhi captain Dinesh Karthik. 

Chennai has made three changes to the squad that lost to Punjab despite making 205 while Delhi goes in with the same squad.