Tue, 12 May 2015
IPL Live! Iyer guides Delhi to victory over Chennai

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A superb unbeaten from opener Sheryas Iyer helped Delhi Daredevils thrash Chennai Super Kings by six wickets.

After restricting Chennai to 119-6, Iyer gave Delhi fast start despite two early wickets.

A match-winning 69 runs partnership between him and Yuvraj Singh made the run chase easy for the hosts. 

Delhi reached the target in 16.4 overs, to leave the fans somethng to cheer about.
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Pawan Negi finally breaks the partnership as he removes Yuvraj Singh for 32. 

Yuvraj looking to hit Negi out of the park was caught at square leg by Mohit Sharma. 

Delhi were 93-3 after 13.3 overs.
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Delhi opener Shreyas Iyer struck a quick-fire half-century to put Delhi on the front foot in the chase. 

The dashing opener was in the attacking mode right from the outset, smashing Ishwar Pandey for a maximum. 

He didn't allow the spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to settle in with a flurry of boundaries off their over. 

The 19-year-old reached the landmark with a brace off Ashwin. The 36-ball knock included 7 hits to fence.

Delhi were 92-2 after 13 overs. Yuvraj too is looking good in the middle and is on 32.

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The two quick wickets has had little bearing on the run scoring as Shreyas Iyer and Yuvraj Singh are in a mood to attack Chennai bowlers. 

Particularly the Delhi opener Iyer, who is hitting aerial shots with ease and hasn't allowed the spinners to settle in. 

With the run rate already below 6 runs per over, Delhi should fancy beating mighty CSK here 

After 10 overs, Delhi were 60-2. Iyer is on  40, while Yuvi is on 17.
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Ishwar Pandey strikes early for Chennai as he removes Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy in quick succession.

Pandey first removed De Kock, who hit it to long leg where Ashwin was stationed. De Kock made 3

Pandey then castled in-form JP Duminy for 6. 

Delhi were 24-2 after 5 overs.  
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Superb bowling spells from pacer, particularly from Zaheer Khan, have Delhi restrict Chennai for 119-6. 

After electing to bat first, Chennai were off to a cautious start. Zaheer struck the first blow by removing Brendon McCullum early. 

Albie Morkel joined in as he removed the other opener Dwayne Smith and then in his comeback spell removed Faf du Plessis cheaply. 

MS Dhoni tried his best, but he was outfoxed by Zaheer in the final stages. 

Du Plessis was the top scorer with 29. 
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Gurinder Sandhu starts off 17th over ans he is welcomed by a huge six from Dwayne Bravo. 

Sandhu follows it with a slower delivery, which Bravo misses. 

Bravo mistimes a pull and is easily caught by JP Duminy at mid-off. 

Zaheer Khan in the next over out foxed MS Dhoni to have him caught by Shahbz Nadeem. CSK were 110-6 after 18.1 overs.
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MS Dhoni and Faf du Plessis are showing urgency in scoring as they have put on a 37 runs stand so far. 

Faf du Plessis collected four runs off Yuvraj, while Dhoni played one off his pads for a boundary. 

But just as we speak, Albie Morkel strikes for Delhi as he castles fellow countryman for 29. 

The reaction suggests the ball kept low as it crashed onto the middle and off stump.

After 15.2 overs, Chennai were 83-4. 
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Yuvra Singh now comes into the attack as Faf du Plessis drives him towards long on for a single. 

MS Dhoni, flat bats it to collect another single. 

Du Plessis chips down the track and clips one off his pads for another single. 

CSK batsmen are quite content with singles as of now as Dhoni pics up another single. 

CSK were 65-3 after 13 overs.
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Jayant Yadav strikes in his first over as he packs off Suresh Raina. 

The off-spinner induced a false shot from the southpaw and was caught by Delhi skipper JP Duminy at short cover. 

CSK were 46-3 after 10 overs.
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Jayant Yadav strikes in his first over as he packs off Suresh Raina. 

The off-spinner induced a false shot from the southpaw and was caught by Delhi skipper JP Duminy at short cover. 

CSK were 46-3 after 10 overs.
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After McCullum, it was the turn for the other opener Dwyane Smith to perish. 

Smith, who has struggled through out the IPL season, was adjudged LBW off Albie Morkel. 

Smith made 18 off 24 balls, with two boundaries and a six.

Chennai were 34-2 after 8.2 overs. 
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Chennai are off to a cautious start after electing to bat first. Having said that, credit should also go to Delhi bowlers as they have given very little away. 

Shahbaz Nadeem and Zaheer Khan have been on the mark and finding boundaries have been difficult. 

 And just as we speak, Zaheer picks up Brendon McCullum, who was getting frustrated with the amount of dot balls he had faced. 

McCullum looking to clear the in field was caught by JP Duminy at mid-on.

CSK were 16-1 after 6 overs.
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Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith walk out to the middle, while Shahbaz Nadeem has the new ball in his hands. 

First up is a quicker delivery from Nadeem, as Smith plays it to covers. 

Second delivery draws an appeal, but umpires turns it down. 

Good first over as Nadeem concludes it with a maiden.

Welcome to the IPL game between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils. 

Chennai are sitting pretty at the top of the table, while Delhi are second last from the bottom. 

News from the middle is that Chennai have won the toss and elected to bat first.

Ishwar Pandey comes in for Ashish Nehra, who has to sit out due to flu. 

Meanwhile, Delhi have too made couple of changes to their side bringing in Shahbaz Nadeem and Gurinder Sandhu in place of Amit Mishra and Nathan Coulter-Nile respectively.