Chennai: Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets, moving one rung above to fourth in the points tally on Saturday.
Highlights from the Chennai innings
10:59 pm Over 15.2: That’s it! Chennai Super Kings have defeated Delhi Daredevils by nine wickets. The final three run came after Raina mistimed one that ballooned to midwicket region, To his luck, it the ball landed safely between the fielders as the batsmen completed a couple. There was an overthrow that allowed them to add another to the total as CSK sealed the deal. 115/1
10:57 pm Over 15:Suresh Raina flays Morne Morkel’s first delivery for a maximum over covers. Venugopal dropped Raina at third man. 11 runs from the over. 112/1
10:50 pm Over 14: Varun Aaron comes back to bowl his third over. Vujay ruins his over by hitting him for a six over extra cover off the penultimate delivery. 8 runs from the over. 101/1
10:46 pm Over 13: Umesh Yadav back into the attack. Bowls a poor third delivery that Suresh Rains flicks to fine leg for a boundary. 6 runs from the over. 93/1
10:42 pm Over 12: Four runs from the over. The fourth delivery from van der Merwe was given as a wide after it had hit Raina on his pads. The bowler and his captain though managed to convince the umpire to overturn his decision. 87/1
10:38 pm Over 11: Out! Irfan Pathan gets the breakthrough for Delhi Daredevils in the form of Michael Hussey. Short and outside off, Hussey cuts it but the ball falls into the hands of Mahela Jayawardene at backward point. He leaves after scoring 38. A wicket and 8 runs from the over including a six off the last delivery over fine leg by Suresh Raina. 83/1
10:32 pm Over 10: 5 runs from van der Merwe’s second over. 75/0
10:30 pm Over 9: Irfan Pathan comes in to bowl his first over of the day. Bowls a good first four deliveries until Vijay swings one towards midwicket for a four. 7 runs from the over. 70/0.
10:23 pm Over 8: Left-arm orthodox Roelof van der Merwe comes into the attack and Hussey reverse sweeps his second delivery towards third man area for a boundary. 8 runs from the over. 63/0.
10:20 Over 7: Back to back boundaries for Murali Vijay as the opening partnership crosses 50-run mark. The first of those came after Vijay smashed one towards third man region while the next came via a flick over square leg. 10 runs from the over. 55/0
10:15 pm Over 6: Hussey has smashed the first ball of Varun Aaron’s second over to third man area for a six after the bowler had pitched it wide and outside off. A good comeback from the bowler though as the last five went for just a single. 7 runs from the over. 45/0
10:10 pm Over 5: Morne Morkel has conceded three boundaries in his third over of the match. The first two came off the bat of Michael Hussey off consecutive deliveries. The first was a flick over square leg while the second an outside edge running down the third man area. The third boundary came from the bat of Vijay flicked to deep square leg. 13 runs from the over. 38/0
10:06 pm Over 4:Varun Aaron concedes 10 runs in his first over. The first ball went for a couple. Hussey charged down the track to play one towards deep backward point for a four off the penultimate delivery. Off the last ball, he managed a triple after playing one high in the air over mid-on. 25/0
10:02 pm Over 3: 5 runs from the over including a boundary to deep backward point from Michael Hussey. 15/0
9:58 pm Over 2: Umesh Yadav’s second delivery has been driven by Vijay to deep backward point for a boundary. The next delivery is a wide from Yadav. 8 runs from the over. 10/0
9:52 pm Over 1: Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay have opened up the innings for CSK as they look to chase down a modest total of 114 posted by DD. Right-arm fast Morne Morkel opens the bowling for Daredevils. Just 2 runs from the over. 2/0
Highlights from the Delhi innings
9:32 pm Over 20: 7 runs from the last over of Delhi Dardevils innings as they post 114/5 against Chennai Super Kings. A contrasting performance from the Delhi batsmen comes to an end today. In their last match they were brutal but today they dished out a listless performance. Not to take away credit from Chennai Super Kings who bowled superbly and were brilliant in the field. Delhi managed just 4 boundaries and 3 sixes in their innings.
9:28 pm Over 19: Yogesh Nagar breaks the shackles and scores a boundary and a six off Ben Hilfenhaus. The former came off a full toss to deep extra cover. The next one was a surprising one as Nagar manages to offer some bat to a widish full toss from the bowler to deep backward point area for a six. 13 runs from the over. 107/5
9:23 pm Over 18: The wait for the elusive boundary continues for Daredevils. 6 runs from the over including couple, a wide and three singles. 94/5
9:18 pm Over 17: End of Albie Morkel’s last over of the match. It has been 28 deliveries since the last boundary was scored by Delhi. 4 runs from the over including a wide down leg side. 88/5
9:11 pm Over 16: R Ashwin finishes off his spell conceding 6 runs off his last over. 84/5
9:08 pm Over 15: 4 runs from Dwayne Bravo’s second over. Irfan tried smacking one but couldn’t connect his bat with the ball. Earlier, he had managed to add a couple to his kitty. Just 4 runs from the over. 78/5
9:01 pm Over 14: Out! Terrific stuff from Albie Morkel as he takes a diving one-handed catch at covers to end Venugopal’s innings at 27 runs. The batsman was trying to hit one over cover but was caught by Morkel as Ashwin got his first wicket of the match. 3 runs from the over. 74/5.
9:03 pm Over 14: Out! Terrific stuff from Albie Morkel as he takes a diving one-handed catch at covers to end Venugopal’s innings at 27 runs.
8:59 pm Over 13: Good over for Delhi. Venugopal again shimmies down the track and the ball disappears over long-on boundary for a six. Yogesh Nagar gets two runs from the fourth delivery of Jakati’s third over. 11 runs from the over. They will need more of such now if they want to post something worth chasing for the hosts. 71/4
8:56 pm Over 12: Runs are coming in singles at the moment for Delhi and Chennai captain MS Dhoni won’t mind that at all. 4 runs from the over. 60/4
8:53 pm Over 11: Delhi’s batsmen are struggling for runs. The Chennai bowlers have kept them quiet this evening. Just four runs from the over. 56/4
8:50 Over 10: Right arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to bowl first over after the first strategic timeout of the Delhi innings. 4 singles from the over. 52/4
8:46 pm Over 9: Venugopal flexes his arms and sends the first ball from Chennai allrounder Ravindra Jadeja soaring into the stands for first six of the match. Jadeja tossed one up and the batsman charged down the track launching him over long-on. Next five deliveries produce 5 singles. 11 runs from the over. 48/4
8:41 pm Over 8: Left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati introduced into the attack and concedes five singles in his first over. Boundaries have been non-existent this evening. 37/4
8:38 pm Over 7: Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack. Bowls a decent first over conceding just 5 runs. There was a run-out chance in the last delivery of the over but Bravo missed the stumps and the Venugopal took a single. 32/4
8:33 pm Over 6: Out! Delhi in trouble as their troubleshooter Mahela Jayawardene is out. Albie Morkel gets into the act and bowls one fuller and slower. Jayawardene plays it to mid-on where Michael Hussey takes an easy catch. He made 8 runs. A wicket and 3 runs from the over. 27/4
8:27 pm Over 5: Out! Three wickets in three overs for Ben Hilfenhaus. The Australian is having a gala at Chennai today. He has now removed Naman Ojha. The delivery was going down the leg side and the ball kissed Ojha`s gloves on its way and was caught by wicketkeeper MS Dhoni. Ojha departs after scoring 3. A wicket and just 3 runs from the over. 24/3.
8:22 pm Over 4: The Delhi openers are back in the dugout. Naman Ojha and Mahela Jayawardene are in the middle for the visiting team. Albie bowls a tight over conceding just 3 runs. 21/2
Over 3: Out! Ben Hilfenhaus gets another huge wicket in left-hander David Warner. The right arm pacer gets the better of his compatriot as the last match centurion departs cheaply after playing a bad shot. Full and outside off, Warner attempted a drive but found R Ashwin at mid-off where he was caught comfortably. He walks back into the dugout after scoring 8 runs. 6 runs and a wicket from the over. 18/2.
8:13 pm Over 2: Warner opens up his arms, driving one through covers for his first boundary off the second ball of Albie Morkel’s first over. 7 runs from the over. 12/1
8:07 pm Over 1: 5/1 Out! Brilliant stuff from Ben Hilfenhaus! He makes a fantastic comeback after being hit for a boundary. He has bowled Delhi`s captain Virender Sehwag. The right-hander got off the mark with a boundary to fine leg. The next delivery was a fuller one from Hilfenhaus that shaped away a bit after pitching. It sneaked past his bat to remove the stumps. He goes after scoring 4.
7:35 pm Toss Chennai captain MS Dhoni wins toss and wants to chase against Delhi.
Chennai Super Kings: MEK Hussey, M Vijay, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (c), RA Jadeja, S Anirudha, DJ Bravo, JA Morkel, R Ashwin, BW Hilfenhaus, SB Jakati.
Delhi Daredevils: DA Warner, V Sehwag (c), DPMD Jayawardene, NV Ojha, Y Nagar, Y Venugopal Rao, IK Pathan, RE van der Merwe, M Morkel, VR Aaron, UT Yadav.