Delhi vs Chennai
Chennai win by 8 wickets
Delhi posted 178 and Chennai chase it down with ease. There was rain in the air, but CSK managed to keep going and Dhoni hit the winning runs for them, big win for Chennai.
Over 20 - CSK 181/2 (Dhoni 12, Raina 47)
Unadkat to bowl the final over, 11 needed for CSK to win. Raina takes a single from the first ball to bring Dhoni on strike, a low full toss is pushes to deep midwicket. Six, Dhoni lines up and hits it over long-on for a six, the length ball goes out of the park. Dhoni then drives it to sweeper cover for a couple of runs. 2 needed from 3 balls. Four, Dhoni drives the ball through extra cover for four, finishes things off for CSK who win by 8 wickets.
Over 19 - CSK 168/2 (Dhoni 0, Raina 46)
Parnell to bowl the 19th over, Raina hits the first ball for four through third man, CSK now in a hurry to finish this. Raina mistimes a low full toss to square leg for a single. WICKET! Excellent catch by Vijay at long-on, Smith goes out for 79 runs, a late wicket for Delhi. Vijay takes it on the edge of the straight boundary, Dhoni comes in to bat. Dhoni plays out a couple of dots, 11 needed from the last over.
Over 18 - CSK 163/1 (Smith 79, Raina 41)
Raina takes a single from the first ball as Shami comes into the attack. Smith guides the ball to third man for four, poor ball from Shami, 26 needed from 14 balls. Six, Smith hits the next ball over his favourite deep midwicket region for a six, 12 from the over so far. KP has a word with his bowler. Four, the chat does not help, the next ball goes for four through the fine leg region, big over for CSK.
Over 17 - CSK 146/1 (Smith 64, Raina 39)
Four overs remaining and CSK need 38 to win. Unadkat comes in to bowl his third over, he has been very expensive today. He starts with a dot ball as Raina goes for the slog and misses the slower ball. Raina drives it to deep midwicket for a single. A single to Smith and then Raina digs out a yorker to long-on for a couple of runs. 5 from the over, the asking rate is 11 per over.
Over 16 - CSK 141/1 (Smith 63, Raina 35)
Parnell comes into the attack, no sign of Duminy. CSK are on par with the D/L score. Smith drives the first ball to deep mid wicket for a single. Raina picks up another single to square leg. Another single, the rain has decreased now. Four, Raina hits it through deep midwicket for four, this partnership is now worth 52 runs from 26 balls. Six, Raina hits Parnell over backward square leg for a six, 10 runs from two balls, a juicy full toss and Raina does not miss out. Rain may be making it hard for Parnell to grip the ball. The ball is wet and may be changed, the umpires also take the time out. A single to end the over.
Over 15 - CSK 127/1 (Smith 61, Raina 23)
Smith drives the first ball to long-off for a single, Unadkat comes into the attack. Four, Raina guides the next ball to the third man boundary, important runs for CSK. Raina picks up a couple of runs to long-on. A dot and then Raina sends the next ball to the third man boundary, a lucky outside edge and Karthik can't stop that. 11 from the over.
Over 14 - CSK 116/1 (Smith 60, Raina 13)
The umpires decide to play on, four, Smith hits the first ball to fine leg for four. Shukla starts his final over. CSK are behind by 6 runs at the end of the 13th over, Smith is looking to change that. Six, too short from Shukla and Smith sends it over deep midwicket for a six, pressure is shifted back to Delhi as Chennai are ahead on the D/L method calculation by one run. A single to long on and then Raina plays a dot ball. Raina pushes the next ball to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. 13 runs from the over.
Over 13 - CSK 103/1 (Smith 49, Raina 11)
Shami comes back into the attack, Raina takes a single from the first ball. A leg bye to Smith and then Shami bowls a wide. It has started to rain now, this will make things interesting. Raina pushes the next ball to deep midwicket for a single. Six, Smith hits it over deep midwicket for a six, CSK looking to up the run rate before the rain sets in. A single to end the over, 11 from the over. The required rate is 10.86.
Over 12 - CSK 92/1 (Smith 42, Raina 9)
Four, Shukla starts his third over and McCullum hits the first ball for four through extra cover. WICKET! Shukla strikes, and the pressure creates a wicket. McCullum hits it straight to Vijay and is out caught at midwicket . Raina walks out to bat. Almost a return catch as Raina is early into his drive and hits it back to the bowler, it bounces just in front of Shukla. Four, Raina gets off the mark with a boundary straight down the ground, he drills it past the umpire for four. Shukla bowls a wide, the asking rate is around 11 per over. Four more, Raina hits Shukla through deep midwicket for another boundary. A single to end the over.
Over 11 - CSK 78/0 (Smith 42, McCullum 28)
McCullum takes a single to bring Smith on strike. Nadeem into his final over, Smith waits for the short ball and hits it over deep midwicket for a six, much needed boundary. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 10 - CSK 69/0 (Smith 35, McCullum 26)
Shukla to Smith, and Smith hits it to fine leg for a single. The asking rate is over 10 per over, but CSK have all their wickets in hand. Good over from Shukla, just two singles from it.
Over 9 - CSK 67/0 (Smith 34, McCullum 25)
Nadeem comes in to bowl his third over, Smith comes down the wicket and hits it over long-on for an effortless six. A couple of dots and then Smith clips it to midwicket for a single. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 8 - CSK 58/0 (Smith 26, McCullum 24)
Shukla comes into the attack after the time out, and dropped, Jadhav at point drops McCullum. It would have been a brilliant catch if he had held on to it, but he does not. A couple of dots and McCullum then takes a single to bring Smith on strike. Four byes, Shukla bowls it down leg and it misses everything and goes for four. A single to end the over, 6 runs from it.
Over 7 - CSK 52/0 (Smith 25, McCullum 23)
Nadeem starts his second over with three dots, McCullum takes a single to bring up another 50 run stand between these two batsmen. Three singles from the over, the asking rate jumps to 9.76 per over.
Over 6 - CSK 49/0 (Smith 24, McCullum 21)
Parnell comes back into the attack, Smith pads it on the leg side for a single. A couple of dots and then McCullum picks up a single through deep midwicket. Good over from Parnell to end the power play.
Over 5 - CSK 47/0 (Smith 24, McCullum 20)
Four, Nadeem comes into the attack and McCullum hits the first ball for four over midwicket. A single brings Smith on strike. A couple of dots and then a single to end the over.
Over 4 - CSK 41/0 (Smith 23, McCullum 15)
Unadkat comes into the attack, a couple of dots to start the over. Six, Smith hits the next ball flat over fine leg for a six. Another one, flat and quick, Smith hits it over deep square leg for another six. And another one, a hat trick of sixes, this one goes down the ground.
Over 3 - CSK 23/0 (Smith 5, McCullum 15)
Four, Shami bowls it short and McCullum hits it through midwicket for four, he plays the short ball well. Four dots from Shami, but then McCullum hits another short ball to the fine leg boundary. Shami should not bowl short to McCullum.
Over 2 - CSK 15/0 (Smith 5, McCullum 7)
Parnell comes into the attack from the other end, a dot to start the over. Smith tries to glance it down to fine leg, but only gets his pad on it so it is three leg byes. A couple of dots and then McCullum hits it through deep square leg for four. A single to end the over.
Over 1 - CSK 7/0 (Smith 5, McCullum 2)
Shami starts the bowling for Delhi, Smith and McCullum open the batting for CSK. Four, Smith leans into the square drive and sends it through the off side for four. A slip and four men inside the circle for McCullum, Smith takes a single to bring him on strike. McCullum guides the ball to third man for a couple of runs to end the over.
There is a bit of drizzle during the break, but it started when Delhi were batting. If they umpires decided to play on then, it should not stop play now.
Over 20 - DD 178/5 (Jadhav 29, Duminy 28)
Jadhav takes a single from the first ball to bring Duminy on strike, Mohit Sharma to bowl the final over. Duminy takes a single and Jadhav hits a six, comes down the track and sends this down and out of the ground. Six more, Jadhav provides the acceleration comes down the track again and hits it over long-off for another six. Four, 14 runs from the last three balls as Jadhav sends the last ball to the third man boundary. Delhi end on 178.
Over 19 - DD 160/5 (Jadhav 12, Duminy 27)
Hilfenhaus comes back to bowl the 19th over. Three dots to start the over, Jadhav then swings at a full ball and hits it past short fine leg for four. Another edge, this time Jadhav edges it to third man for a single. Four, Duminy ends the over with a boundary, 9 from the over.
Over 18 - DD 151/5 (Jadhav 7, Duminy 23)
Mohit comes back into the attack to bowl his third over. Jadhav chops the ball past the keeper for a single. Four, Manhas at short fine leg watches the ball sail over him and gives chase but the ball wins, Duminy scoops it over the fielder for four. Four, Duminy is lucky this time as he outside edges this to the boundary for four runs. Four more, the length is all wrong from Mohit and Duminy hits it over midwicket for four more. And Duminy ends the over with another boundary, brilliant batting from Duminy, Delhi go past 150.
Over 17 - DD 134/5 (Jadhav 6, Duminy 7)
Jadeja into his last over, four singles from the over. Four singles from the over, a good one from Jadeja.
Over 16 - DD 130/5 (Jadhav 4, Duminy 5)
Ashwin starts with a wide down the leg side. Four singles from the next four balls and Ashwin bowls another wide. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 15 - DD 122/5 (Jadhav 1, Duminy 2)
JP makes his way to the crease after the time out and gets off the mark with a single to short fine leg. Jadeja brought back into the attack. WICKET! Jadeja strikes, Vijay hits it in the air to long-off and Faf takes the catch, CSK get another wicket, Delhi need some quick runs. Kedar Jadhav comes out to bat. A couple of singles to end a good over from Jadeja.
Over 14 - DD 119/4 (Vijay 35)
Shukla walks in to bat, but Vijay is on strike. Vijay drives the first ball to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. A couple of singles from leg byes and Vijay then hits a six to sweeper cover, it was a switch hit that carried all the way. A single to backward point and WICKET! Ashwin strikes with the last ball of the over. Ishwar Pandey takes the catch and Shukla is out,
Over 13 - DD 108/3 (Vijay 26)
Hilfenhaus comes back into the attack. Six, Karthik starts the over with a six, he shuffles across his stumps early and scoops this ball over fine leg for a six. A couple of singles, Karthik drives it through deep extra cover for four and brings up his 50, brilliant knock from him. WICKET! Hilfenhaus gets his man, Mohit Sharma takes the catch as Karthik hits the last ball to square leg where Mohit catches it inches off the ground. Umpires are checking if the catch is taken cleanly and it is. Karthik has to go, Delhi lose their third wicket.
Over 12 - DD 96/2 (Vijay 25, Karthik 40)
Ashwin comes back into the attack, Karthik takes a single from the first ball. Ashwin slides the ball down the leg side, its a wide and they get an extra run. Karthik takes a single on the leg side and Vijay turns the next ball to fine leg for a couple of runs. Ashwin tosses it up and Vijay comes down the track and hits it to deep midwicket for a single. 8 from the over.
Over 11 - DD 88/2 (Vijay 22, Karthik 37)
Four, Mohit returns to bowl his second over and Karthik hits the first ball over mid-off for four. A couple of singles and then six, Karthik hits the friendly full toss over deep midwicket for a six. A single to end the over, the run rate is 8 per over now.
Over 10 - DD 75/2 (Vijay 21, Karthik 25)
Smith comes into the attack after the time out, Kathik takes a single from the first ball to get off strike. Vijay hits it down the ground to long-on for a couple of runs. Four, Vijay smashes it wide of cover, through the gap for four runs. A couple of singles and a dot to end the over.
Over 9 - DD 66/2 (Vijay 14, Karthik 23)
Six, Karthik slogs this flat over deep midwicket, Hilfenhaus tries to catch it but palms it over for a six, it was hit like a rocket. A low full toss from Jadeja and Karthik sweeps it for four through fine leg. Three singles to end the over, DD 66 for 2 after 9 overs.
Over 8 - DD 53/2 (Vijay 13, Karthik 11)
Ashwin comes into the attack. Vijay takes a single from the first ball, a couple more singles follow. Good start from the Chennai spinners, 7 runs in 2 overs.
Over 7 - DD 49/2 (Vijay 11, Karthik 9)
Jadeja into the attack after the power play. Vijay works the first ball to mid-on for a single. Four dots and Karthik ends the over with a couple of runs. Just three from the over.
Over 6 - DD 46/2 (Vijay 10, Karthik 7)
Vijay punches the ball to cover point for a single, brings Karthik on strike. Pandey into his third over now, Karthik plays a dot ball. Four, Karthik punches it off the back foot and bisected the gap at cover for four. Then he whips the next ball through the leg side for three runs. A single to end the over, 9 runs from it.
Over 5 - DD 37/2 (Vijay 8, Karthik 0)
WICKET! Terrible mix up between the batsmen and De Kock has to go. Mohit Sharma comes into the attack, Vijay takes a couple of runs, De Kock calls for the third and Vijay does not respond, De Kock is caught in the middle of the pitch as Mohit collects the throw and hits the stumps. Vijay takes a single and brings KP on strike. WICKET! KP goes for a golden duck and Chennai get a big wicket. Mohit pitches it on a good length and it nips back to crash into KP's stumps. Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease. Three dots to end a brilliant first over from Mohit.
Over 4 - DD 34/0 (Vijay 5, De Kock 24)
Four, Vijay gets of the mark with a stylish boundary through mid-on, he chips it over the in-field for four. A single brings De Kock on strike against Pandey for the first time. Six, De Kock hits the ball over deep square leg and clears the ropes comfortably for a big six. A couple of dots, and De Kock ends the over with a six, 17 runs from Pandey's second over.
Over 3 - DD 12/0 (Vijay 0, De Kock 12)
Hilfenhaus starts his second over with a couple of dots, and then bowls a wide. Four, De Kock hits the ball from outside the off stump through midwicket for four. Four more, De Kock goes through cover this time and gets another boundary. 9 from the over.
Over 2 - DD 8/0 (Vijay 0, De Kock 4)
Ishwar Pandey comes into the attack and bowls a maiden to Vijay. Good start from the young Indian seamer.
Over 1 - DD 8/0 (Vijay 0, De Kock 4)
Vijay and De Kock open the innings, Vijay batting against his former side. Hilfenhaus starts with the ball for Chennai, four leg byes to start the over, De Kock pads it to the fine leg boundary. Wrong line from Hilfenhaus. Four dots and then De Kock hits the last ball of the over for a boundary, 8 from the first over.
Chennai remain unchanged and Delhi bring in Laxmi Shukla for Rahul Sharma
Chennai have won the toss in Delhi and will bowl first.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over coverage of the Delhi versus Chennai game. Chennai are at the top of the table, Delhi are second from the bottom but it could be an interesting game if Delhi's batting fires.
- 5th May 2014
- Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
- R M Deshpande, B N J Oxenford
- TV Umpire
- C Shamsuddin
- Match Referee
- J Srinath
- Reserve Umpire
- N Singh
chennai BATTING CARD
|D.R. Smith||c Vijay b Parnell||79|
|B.B. McCullum||c Vijay b Shukla||32|
|S.K. Raina||Not out||47|
|M.S. Dhoni||Not out||12|
|Extras||2w, 4b, 5lb||11|
|Total||19.4 Overs||181 - 2|