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Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 23:35
Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings registered their first win of IPL 7 when they thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs in the 8th match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. SCORECARD» | COMMENTARY»
| REPORT» ALSO READ: Fearless Glenn Maxwell taking slam-bang cricket to new heights» ALSO SEE: OUR FULL COVERAGE ON IPL 7» ALSO SEE: POINTS TABLE» | RESULTS» ==============================================================Delhi Daredevils innings:Over 15.4 || Score 84/9
Jadeja to continue. Nadeem made some room for himself off the third ball, and hit it straight to Raina at covers, Nadeem is OUT and CSK have won the match by 94 runs!
Coulter-Nile won't bat and that's it for the Daredevils. S Nadeem c & b Jadeja 3 (8b) ===================================================Over 15 || Score 82/8
Ashwin to continue. Shami tried a big stroke off the second ball, and hit it straight to McCullum at long-off, Shami is OUT!
Just one run from that over, a wide, and another wicket for Ashwin. Mohammed Shami c McCullum b Ashwin 1 (3b) ===================================================Over 14 || Score 81/7
Jadeja to continue. Neesham attempted a big stroke off the fifth ball, but hit it straight to Raina at deep midwicket, Neesham is OUT!
Mohammed Shami is the new man in. Five runs from the over and a wicket for Jadeja. JDS Neesham c Raina b Jadeja 22 (15b) ===================================================Over 13 || Score 76/6
Ashwin has been brought into the attack. And he strikes first ball! DK is bowled!
DK charged down the wicket expecting a leg-spinner, but it was an offie and it straight away hit the stumps. Shahbaz Nadeem is the new man in. Excellent over from Ashwin, two runs and a wicket for him. KD Karthik b Ashwin 21 (22b) ==============================================================Over 12 || Score 74/5
Finally spin brought into the attack, Jadeja to bowl his first over. Jadeja bowled a length delivery and Neesham smashed it past deep midwicket for a boundary!
Neesham was offered room off the last ball and he slapped it past third man for another boundary!
12 runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 11 || Score 62/5
Smith to continue. Karthik was offered some room off the third ball, and he played it late past a diving fielder at short third man for a boundary!
Nine runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 10 || Score 53/5
Hilfenhaus has been brought into the attack. The first ball was down the leg side and Taylor used the pace and guided it past fine leg for a boundary!
Ben had the last laugh as he moved one away from Taylor, who edged it to the keeper, Taylor is OUT!
Jimmy Neesham is the new man in. Seven runs from the over. LRPL Taylor c Dhoni b Hilfenhaus 6 (6b) ==============================================================Over 9 || Score 46/4
Dwayne Smith has been brought into the attack. He strikes first ball. Duminy is OUT!
That is a big wicket for CSK. In-form batsman Duminy was surprised with the ball which nipped in, after pitching and hit him on the pads. Four runs from the over and a wicket for Smith in his very first. JP Duminy lbw b Smith 15 (14b) ==============================================================Over 8 || Score 42/3
Sharma to continue. Three singles came off the first three balls. Karthik worked the fourth ball towards midwicket for another single. Duminy followed it with another single. Karthik got an edge off the last ball, but it fell short of Ashwin at short third man. Five runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 7 || Score 37/3
Pandey to bowl his final over. Duminy mistimed a pull off the fifth ball which went towards deep square leg for three runs. Karthik was offered room off the last ball and he worked it fine past point for a boundary!
Delhi need more of those. 13 runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 6 || Score 24/3
Sharma into his second over. Seven from the over. Duminy almost played on, twice in that over. Lucky to be there. One of these batsmen will have to take the chances as they are already chasing a massive score. ==============================================================Over 5 || Score 17/3
Pandey to continue. Tiwary made some room for himself off the second ball, went inside out, but Faf once again ran backwards, this time from mid-off and pulled off another blinder!
Two incredible catches from the South African. He is flying all over the ground. Delhi in big big trouble now. Duminy is the new man in. DK will once again have to play a captain's knock here. MK Tiwary c du Plessis b Pandey 0 (2b) ==============================================================Over 4 || Score 17/2
Mohit Sharma has been brought into the attack. First ball was a length delivery and Vijay worked that fine towards wide of midwicket for a boundary!
Vijay charged down the wicket off the third ball, went straight down the ground, but Faf ran backwards from mid-off and pulled off a stunner, Vijay is OUT!
Six runs from the over. Tremendous pressure on Delhi now. M Vijay c du Plessis b Sharma 11 (12b) ==============================================================Over 3 || Score 11/1
Pandey to continue. He bowled a slower one and Agarwal mistimed it high in the air and Raina took an excellent catch running backwards, Agarwal is OUT!
Skipper Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. Three runs from the over and a wicket for Pandey. Excellent start this for CSK. MA Agarwal c Raina b Pandey 2 (7b) ==============================================================Over 2 || Score 8/0
BEn Hilfenhaus has been brought into the attack. Excellent first over from Bilfenhaus, just two runs from it. ==============================================================Over 1 || Score 6/0
Ishwar PandeY to bowl the first over, Mayank Agarwal and Murali Vijay to open for Delhi. Vijay was offered some width off the fourth ball and he played it over extra-cover for a boundary!
Six runs from the first over. ==============================================================Chennai Super Kings innings:Over 20 || Score 177/7
Shami to bowl the final over. He began with a short ball, and Manhas played an upper cut over third man for a boundary!
Shami bowls a wide. Manhas worked the second ball over extra-cover for three runs. Ashwin took a single off the third ball. Manhas worked the fourth ball straight down the ground for a couple. Manhas worked the fifth ball back to the bowler, who hit the stumps at non-striker's while Ashwin was out. Manhas was offered some room off the last ball and he hit it past point for a boundary!
So Manhas remains unbeaten on 13 from 5 balls and Chennai seem to have reached a formidable score. 15 runs from the last over. R Ashwin run out 1 (1b) ===================================================Over 19 || Score 162/6
Unadkat to bowl his final over. Dhoni hit the first ball towards long-on for a single. Jadeja worked the second ball, a yorker, for a single. Third ball was a length delivery, and Dhoni hammered it over the bowler's head for a boundary!
Unadkat was lucky on that occasion to keep himself away from that shot. Unadkat followed it with a short ball and Dhoni pulled it towards deep square leg where Mayank Agarwal took a catch in third attempt while running to his left, MSD is OUT!
Jadeja got one into his zone and he launched it over long-on for a SIX!
16 runs from the over and two wickets for Unadkat.RA Jadeja c Karthik b Unadkat 7 (3b) MS Dhoni c Agarwal b Unadkat 32 (15b) ===================================================Over 18 || Score 150/4
Shami to bowl his third over. First ball was a short of a length delivery and Faf slapped it over deep midwicket for a Six!
Faf went for another big stroke, but hit it straight into the hands of Vijay at long-on, Faf is OUT!
MSD was offered some room off the third ball and he played an upper cut over deep backward point for a Six!
A dot ball. Dhoni scored two runs off the penultimate delivery, and a single off the last ball to keep the strike. 15 runs from the over. F du Plessis c Vijay b Mohammed Shami 24 (17b) ===================================================Over 16 || Score 119/3
Nadeem to bowl his third over. Good stuff this from Nadeem, eight runs from the over. ===================================================Over 15 || Score 111/3
Neesham to bowl his final over. The first ball was full and wide and Faf handsomely drove that past covers for a boundary!
Faf followed it with a single.Third ball was wide, and Raina couldn't connect with it. Raina pulled the fourth ball of the over, high in the air, straight into the hands of Murali Vijay at deep midwicket, Raina is OUT!
MS Dhoni is the new man in. Faf took a single off the fifth ball. Dhoni got off the mark straight away with a couple off the last ball. Eight runs from the over. SK Raina c Vijay b Neesham 56 (41b) ===================================================Over 14 || Score 103/2
Duminy to bowl his final over. Nine runs from the over. He hasn't picked a wicket, but Duminy has given just 26 runs in his four overs. ===================================================Over 13 || Score 94/2
Neesham to bowl his third over. Raina took a couple off the last ball to reach his yet another half-century off 36 balls!
Eight runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 12 || Score 86/2
Murali Vijay has been brought into the attack. He began with a short delivery and Raina worked it over covers for a boundary!
Fine leg was in and Vijay bowled one down the leg side, where Raina swept it for a boundary over short fine leg. Nine runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 11 || Score 77/2
Nadeem has been brought back into the attack. Raina charged down the wicket off the second ball and launched it straight down the ground for a SIX!
Nadeem bowled a carrom ball to end the over and it crashed into the stumps of Smith who is bowled!
11 runs from the over and a wicket for Nadeem. DR Smith b Nadeem 29 (28b) ==============================================================Over 10 || Score 66/1
Duminy to continue. Smith worked the first ball for a single towards deep cover. Raina swept the second ball towards deep fine leg for another single. Smith worked the third ball towards covers and completed a risky single. Raina charged down the wicket off the fourth ball and hit it towards deep cover for a couple. Raina once again charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and scored a couple straight down the ground. Fine leg was in and Raina swept the last ball towards the vacant region for a boundary!
11 runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 9 || Score 55/1
Neesham to bowl his second over. Mid-off was in and Raina worked the first ball towards mid-off for a single. Second ball was a short delivery and Smith pulled it past square leg for a boundary!
Smith was hit on the pads off the fourth ball, leg bye scored. Neesham bowled a wide. Raina once again scored a single towards mid-off. Smith followed it with another single. Raina attempted a big stroke to end the over, a dot ball. Nine runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 8 || Score 46/1
Duminy has been brought into the attack. Raina worked the first ball towards deep cover for a single. Smith worked the second ball back to the bowler for no run. Smith was offered some room off the third ball and he played a cut shot past point for a single. Raina defended the fourth ball, back to Duminy for no run. Raina was looking to make some room off the fifth ball, Duminy followed him, another dot ball. Raina took a single off the last ball. Another superb over, just three runs from it. ==============================================================Over 7 || Score 43/1
James Neesham has been introduced into the attack. Raina made some room for himself off the second ball and lifted it over extra-cover for a boundary!
Nine runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 6 || Score 34/1
Unadkat to bowl his second over. Another economical over, four runs from it. ==============================================================Over 5 || Score 30/1
Shami to bowl his second over. Another good over, five runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 4 || Score 25/1
Jaydev Unadkat has been brought into the attack. Guess what! JP Duminy has dropped a sitter at covers!
The first ball was a slower one and McCullum played it straight towards Duminy, who wouldn't get an easier chance than that. McCullum charged down the wicket off the second ball, took a leading edge which went straight into the hands of Wayne Parnell at short third man, McCullum is OUT!
Just two runs from the over, brilliant start for Unadkat. BB McCullum c sub (WD Parnell) b Unadkat 9 (10b) ==============================================================Over 3 || Score 23/0
Shahbaz Nadeem has been brought into the attack. McCullum charged down the wicket off the fourth ball, and lifted it over mid-off for a boundary!
Nine runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 2 || Score 14/0
Mohammad Shami has been brought into the attack. First ball was a short delivery and Smith has hit it past midwicket for a boundary!
There was a huge law appeal off the second ball, the umpire wasn't interested. Smith worked the fourth ball towards square leg for a couple. The fifth ball had room on offer and Smith worked that through covers for a boundary!
Ten runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 1 || Score 4/0
The dangerous pair of Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum will open for CSK, JP Duminy to bowl the first over for the Daredevils. Duminy starts off with a wide. Smith got off the mark with a single towards square leg. McCullum followed it with another single towards midwicket. Nathan Coulter Nile has walked off the field!
Smith worked the third ball towards midwicket for another single. McCullum charged down the wicket off the fourth ball and hit it towards mid-off for no run. McCullum smashed the next ball straight to covers for no run. McCullum defended the last ball back to the bowler for no run. Jus four from the first over. ==============================================================TOSS:
MS Dhoni has won the toss and he has decided to bat first.
Despite their loss to Kings XI Punjab in the first match, Chennai Super Kings is a team which cannot be taken lightly. They have ruled the Indian Premier League year after year, and the MS Dhoni-led side would be desperate to register their first win of the tournament against the Daredevils.
In their first match, Chennai were up against Kings XI Punjab, where a brutal assault from Glenn Maxwell snatched the game away from them. Brendon McCullum (67) and Dwayne Smith (66), provided a solid foundation with a first-wicket stand of 123 in just 12. 3 overs. Even though Chennai posted a total of 205 runs, Maxwell`s 43-ball 95 was too hot to handle for the Chennai bowlers, as the Australian got his side to a spectacular win.
One of the major setback for CSK in that game, was the injury of Dwayne Bravo, who has been an integral part of the team for quite some time. That match belonged to Maxwell, and Dhoni would want his boys to start afresh aginst Delhi.
Delhi on the other hand registered their first victory from seven matches, when they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in their second match. In the absence of new skipper Kevin Pietersen, interim skipper Dinesh Karthik scored a half-century in the second match which his side won by four wickets. JP Duminy is the in-form batsman, and the team management would want the South African all-rounder to continue his good show.
Pietersen has missed the first two matches due to a finger injury, and it is yet to be seen whether he can make his captaincy debut in IPL 7.
First Published: Monday, April 21, 2014, 23:35