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OUR FULL COVERAGE ON IPL 7» ALSO SEE: IPL 7 POINTS TABLE» | IPL 7 RESULTS» ==============================================================Chennai Super Kings InningsOver 20 || Score 181/211 runs needed off 6 balls.
Single off the first. Second ball, a Six. Dhoni smashed the ball straight towards long on for a maximum. Third ball, two runs came from Dhoni's bat. Fourth ball, and Dhoni smashed it towards cover region for a boundary. And once again Dhoni played a winning shot. CSK beat DD comprehensively by eight wickets. ===================================================Over 19 || Score 168/216 runs needed off 12 balls.
Parnell to bowl the penultimate over of the match. First ball, Raina collected a boundary towards point region. Single off the next. Third ball was a dot. Smith Out!
Smith tried to clear the fence straight over the bowlers head but eventually Vijay took a good catch at the deep. MS Dhoni is the new man in. Fifth ball was a dot. Sixth was a dot as well. DR Smith c Vijay b Parnell 79 (51b) ===================================================Over 18 || Score 163/133 runs needed off 18 balls.
Mohammed Shami to bowl the over. Two single came off the first two balls. Off the next came yet another single from Raina's bat. In the fourth ball Smith played the ball over the short third man fielder for a boundary. Six off the next as Smith smacked the fuss toss by Shami towards mid-wicket. Another boundary off the last ball, this towards fine leg by Smith. 17 runs came from the over. ===================================================Over 17 || Score 146/138 runs needed off 24 balls.
Unadkat to bowl his third over. Single came from the first two balls. Single off the next. Off the next Raina placed the ball towards long on and ran two runs. From the fifth came a single. So far a good over by the seamer. Last one was a dot. Excellent over by the seamer as mere five runs came from it. ===================================================Over 16 || Score 141/152 runs needed off 30 balls.
Parnell to bowl the over. Three singles came off the first three balls. Fourth ball, Raina placed the ball towards cow corner for a boundary. Fifth ball, full toss, and Raina sent the bowler out of the park over square leg. Single came off the last ball. 14 runs came from the over. ===================================================Over 15 || Score 127/1
Unadkat is back into the attack. Raina cut the second ball fine towards third man for a boundary. Double came from the next ball. Off the fifth came another boundary from Rain's bat as he edged the ball fine towards third man. 11 from the over. ===================================================Over 14 || Score 116/1
Shukla to bowl his final over. Smith hit a boundary off the first ball and then punched the out of the park over mid-wicket. And with that Smith completed his fourth fifty of IPL-7 in style.
13 from the over. ===================================================Over 13 || Score 103/1
Mohammed Shami has been brought back into the attack. Two runs came from the first three balls. Next ball was a wide down the leg side. Off the fifth ball, Smith smacked the bowler for a six over mid-wicket region. 11 runs conceded in the over. Meanwhile, CSK crossed the mark of hundred runs. ==============================================================Over 12 || Score 93/1
Shukla to continue. First ball, full toss, and McCullum placed the ball over long on for a boundary. McCullum Out!
Trying to hit the bowler out of the park, McCullum eventually end up giving a simple catch to Vijay at deep long on. Suresh Raina is the new man in. Raina opened his account with a boundary straight down the ground. Off the fifth ball he picked up the mid-wicket region to collect his second boundary. 14 runs from the over. BB McCullum c Vijay b Shukla 32 (35b) ==============================================================Over 11 || Score 78/0
In the last five overs came mere 22 runs. DD bowlers have really dried up the boundaries. Off the third ball, Smith launched the bowler for a maximum over mid-wicket. Nine runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 10 || Score 69/0
Shukla to continue. The medium pacer is bowling well at the moment. Two runs from the first four balls. Last two balls were dot from the over. Excellent over by Shukla, two runs came from it. ==============================================================Over 9 || Score 67/0
Nadeem to continue. Smith muscled the first ball for a six over long on. But then came just three more runs from the over. Nine in total came from it. ==============================================================Over 8 || Score 58/0
Laxmi Shukla to bowl his first over. Three dot balls first up by the medium pacer. Single came off the next. Off the fifth ball came a boundary, of byes. Single off the last. Six runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 7 || Score 52/0
Nadeem to continue. First three balls arr dot by the bowler. Off the next three came three singles. Meanwhile, CSK crossed the mark of fifty runs. It's a fourth fifty runs opening partnership between these two in seven games. ==============================================================Over 6 || Score 49/0
Parnell has been brought back into the attack. Two runs came from the first three balls. Single off the next from the bat of McCulum. Last two balls were dot. Tight over by the seamer as he conceded mere two runs in the over. ==============================================================Over 5 || Score 47/0
Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl his first over. McCullum welcomed the bowler with a four towards mid-wicket. Apart from the boundary only two singles came from the over. So it's a decent opening over by the left-arm spinner. ==============================================================Over 4 || Score 41/0
Jaydev Unadkat has been given the ball. First two balls were dot by the seamer. Off the next two balls Smith smacked two sixes, both on the on-side. Off the next Smith slapped the bowler straight over his head for the third six in a row. Three consecutive sixes by Smith.
18 from the over. ==============================================================Over 3 || Score 23/0
Shami to continue. McCullum pulled the first ball for a four towards mid-wicket. Off the last ball, McCullum once again slapped a short ball, this time towards fine leg, for a boundary. Eight from the over. ==============================================================Over 2 || Score 15/0
Wayne Parnell to share the new ball with Shami. From the second ball came three runs from byes. Off the fifth ball, McCullum flicked the ball towards mid-wicket for a boundary. Single off the last. Eight runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 1 || Score 7/0
Mohammed Shami to bowl the first over for DD, whereas Dwayne Smith and Brendon Mcullum are in the middle to open the innings for CSK. Off the second ball, Smith drover the ball towards point to collect the first boundary of the innings. Single off the fourth ball. Off the last came a double from the bat of McCullum. Seven runs from the over. ==============================================================Delhi Daredevils InningsOver 20 || Score 178/5
Mohit to bowl the final over of the innings. Single from the fist. Next was a dot. Off the third came another single. Fourth ball, Yadav came down the ground and smashed the bowler straight over his head for a maximum. Off the next he once again walked down the pitch and slapped the bowler for another six, this time over extra covers. In the last ball Jadav collected a boundary towards backward point. 18 runs came from the last over. ===================================================Over 19 || Score 160/5
Hilfenhaus to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. First three balls were dot. Off the next Jadav got an inside edge of his bat to get a boundary towards fine leg. Single came off the next. Last ball, Duminy on strike, and this time he picked square leg region to collect his boundary. Nine from the over. ===================================================Over 18 || Score 151/5
Mohit Sharma to bowl the over. Jean-Paul Duminy and Kedar Jadhav are in the middle for DD. Duminy collected three consecutive boundaries off the 3rd, 4th and 5th balls. And then off the last Duminy once again played the bowler over covers for the fourth boundary of the over. 17 runs came from the over. Duminy at its best. Meanwhile, DD crossed the mark of 150 runs. ===================================================Over 17 || Score 134/5
Jadeja is set to bowl his last over of the innings. Tight over by the left arm spinner as he conceded mere four runs in the over. Boundaries have dried up for DD. ===================================================Over 16 || Score 130/5
Ashwin with his final over. Eight runs came from the over as six singles and two wide's came in it. Ashwin once again ended up with an impressive figures of 4-0-29-1 ===================================================Over 15 || Score 122/5
Jadeja is back in to the attack. Vijay Out!
Vijay went for a big shot towards long off but failed to clear the man at deep long off. A few wickets in quick succession for CSK. Three runs from the over. M Vijay c du Plessis b Jadeja 35 (30b) ===================================================Over 14 || Score 119/4
Ashwin to continue. Laxmi Shukla is the new man in. Off the fourth ball Vijay played a switch hit to collect a six over deep cover. Shukla Out!
Off the last ball Shukla came down the pitch to clear the long on fence but eventually ended up giving a simple catch to Pandey at deep. LR Shukla c Pandey b Ashwin 0 (2b) ===================================================Over 13 || Score 108/3
Hilfenhaus has been brought back into the attack. First ball, Six. Karthik came across the wicket and clobbered the ball for a six over fine leg. Off the fifth, Karthik played an expensive drive towards cover region for a boundary and with that Karthik completed his fifty in style.
Meanwhile, DD crossed the mark of hundred runs as well. DK Out!
Mohit took a sharp catch at short square leg to perish DK. KD Karthik c Sharma b Hilfenhaus 51 (36b) ==============================================================Over 12 || Score 96/2
Ashwin is back. And the tall offie gave eight runs from the over. But no boundaries conceded in the over. ==============================================================Over 11 || Score 88/2
Mohit Sharma is back. In the first ball, Karthik placed the bowler straight over his head for a boundary. Off the fifth he punched the bowler over cow corner for a maximum. Another big over for DD as 13 runs came from it. ==============================================================Over 10 || Score 75/2
Dwayne Smith has been given the ball. Off the third ball, Vijay collected a boundary towards cover region. Nine runs conceded in the over as along with the boundary came five runs in singles and doubles. ==============================================================Over 9 || Score 66/2
Jadeja to continue. Karthik smashed a six off the first ball the in the next he collected a boundary towards mid wicket. Along with that came three singles from the over. ==============================================================Over 8 || Score 53/2
Spin from both ends as Ashwin is being given the ball. Another good over for CSK as four singles came from Ashwin's over. Meanwhile, DD crossed the mark of fifty runs. ==============================================================Over 7 || Score 49/2
Ravinder Jadeja has been introduced into the attack. Tight over first up by the left arm spinner as he gave mere three runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 6 || Score 46/2
Pandey with his third over. Dinesh Karhik and Vijay are in the middle. Off the third ball, Murali collected his first boundary off the match towards extra covers. Off the next came three runs. Nine runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 5 || Score 37/2
Mohit Sharma has been given the ball. Run Out!
Vijay placed the ball towards point region and ran two runs comfortably but de Kock wanted a third and in doing so he fell well short of his crease. Double blow! KP out.
Mohit bowled a length delivery and it went through the defense of KP. First ball duck for the DD skipper. Three runs from the over. KP Pietersen b Sharma 0 (1b) Q de Kock run out 24 (16b) ==============================================================Over 4 || Score 34/0
Pandey to continue. Off the first ball, Vijay collected his first boundary of the match towards mid-on. Then after a gap of one ball, de Kock smacked the bowler for a six over square leg. In the last ball the southpaw once again smashed a six, this time over mid-wicket. 17 runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 3 || Score 17/0
Hilfenhaus to continue. Off the fourth and fifth ball, de Kock collected two consecutive boundaries. Nine from the over. ==============================================================Over 2 || Score 8/0
Ishawar Pandey is sharing the new ball with Hilfenhaus. And it's a maiden over first up by the seamer. ==============================================================Over 1 || Score 8/0
Hilfenhaus is ready to start the bowling proceedings for CSK, whereas, Quinton de Kock and Murali Vijay are opening the innings for DD. From the first over came eight runs. ==============================================================Toss:
CSK won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Delhi Daredevils face an uphill task of stopping a rampaging Chennai Super Kings as the two sides are set to lock horns with each other at Feroz Shah Kotla ground in the second match of the day. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK is on a song with five victories on the trot while Delhi hardly have anything to rejoice with four defeats in six outings so far. Even the return to their home turf failed to change DD`s fortunes as they copped a five-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals in their last game.
Delhi have failed to click as a unit and that is a major reason for their misery in the Twenty20 League. In complete contrast, Chennai have been outstanding be it in batting, bowling or fielding. In batting, South African southpaw JP Duminy, and in bowling, India spearhead Mohammed Shami, along with Wayne Parnell, have been the saving grace for them. Teams from:
Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen (C), M Agarwal, N Coulter-Nile, Q de Kock, JP Duminy, K Jadhav, D Karthik, S Kaul, Milind Kumar, Mohammed Shami, S Nadeem, J Neesham, W Parnell, HS Sharath, R Sharma, LR Shukla, R Shukla, R Taylor, MK Tiwary, S Tiwary, JD Unadkat, M Vijay and J Yadav.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, B Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, John Hastings.
First Published: Monday, May 05, 2014, 23:58