Chennai down Daredevils

Hilfenhaus stars with the ball as leaders are beaten

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Chennai down Daredevils

Ben Hilfenhaus: Superb spell

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Chennai Super Kings remain in contention for the Indian Premier League play-offs after a dominant victory over table-topping Delhi Daredevils.

Delhi's big-name batsmen all failed as they mustered just 114-5 batting first and Chennai, looking to up their net run-rate hauled the target in for the lost of just one wicket and with 28 balls remaining.

David Warner (eight), Virender Sehwag (four) and Naman Ojha (three) all fell in a devastating opening spell from Ben Hilfenhaus, with Mahela Jayawardene next man out to leave the visitors on 24-4.

Venugopal Rao, with 27, and Yogesh Nagar, who hit 43 not out, at least carried their side into three figures but it was never likely to be competitive.

Mike Hussey (38) and Murali Vijay (48no) duly put on 75 in 10 overs before the Australian fell to Irfan Pathan. Suresh Raina was in at three and he added 28 in 20 balls, including two maximums, to seal a surprisingly simple win.

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