Indian Premier League, 56th match: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils at Chennai, May 12, 2011
Chennai Super Kings won by 18 runs
12 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Agarkar to Dhoni, no run, full delivery on middle and played out to mid off


Agarkar to Dhoni, FOUR, Ajit gives Dhoni the sharp bouncer, Dhoni goes hard at the pull right away, and the top edge flies wide of long leg


Agarkar to Dhoni, no run, angled in from a length on middle and leg, Dhoni reaches out to push it back to Ajit


Agarkar to Dhoni, 1 run, goes short this time and Dhoni rocks on the back foot and punches hard to sweeper cover

Chennai Super Kings 73/3   MS Dhoni 5* (4b 1x4)

McDonald to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni was waiting, he was waiting, gentle full delivery, Dhoni wallops it powerfully over the sight screen with a big followthrough


McDonald to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni goes hard at a length ball from the back foot, it is the off cutter, Dhoni also opens the face at the last moment to run it fine on the off side


McDonald to Dhoni, 1 run, driven towards mid on now for a single


McDonald to Dhoni, no run, slower one and wide outside off stump, got away with it, Dhoni was late in picking it, tried to reach out and guide it late, but missed

Chennai Super Kings 85/3   MS Dhoni 16* (8b 2x4 1x6)

Nadeem to Dhoni, 1 run, slides in with the arm, Dhoni goes back to swing it down to deep square leg


Nadeem to Dhoni, 1 run, very low full toss on leg, he hits it along the ground to long on

Chennai Super Kings 95/3   MS Dhoni 18* (10b 2x4 1x6)

Aaron to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni pushes a length ball away to mid off and easily makes the single as fielder cannot pick up the ball cleanly


Aaron to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni walks across the stumps to work a short of a length ball from middle stump to long leg

Chennai Super Kings 98/3   MS Dhoni 20* (12b 2x4 1x6)

Nadeem to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni plays a furious swipe to this full delivery, but Warner cuts it off running to his right from long on


Nadeem to Dhoni, 1 run, goes hard at it and gets it down to long off for a run

Chennai Super Kings 105/3   MS Dhoni 22* (14b 2x4 1x6)

Agarkar to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump and punched away to sweeper cover


Agarkar to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni gets the single down to sweeper cover again


Agarkar to Dhoni, FOUR, too much of the short of a length stuff today, this one is shorter, Dhoni needs no invitation, rocks back and plays a belter of a pull that sends the ball in to the deep midwicket boundary


Agarkar to Dhoni, FOUR, cheeky from dhoni, walks across, takes it from middle stump and turns the wrists to send it in the air but well past short fine leg

Chennai Super Kings 117/3   MS Dhoni 32* (18b 4x4 1x6)

Pathan to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss first up and he bends the knee to swing it hard down the ground, long on cuts it off


Pathan to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker, even Dhoni cannot do much about it, just digs it away for a single


Pathan to Dhoni, 1 run, another full delivery, superb over from Irfan, Dhoni drives it to sweeper cover

Chennai Super Kings 126/3   MS Dhoni 35* (21b 4x4 1x6)

Aaron to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, full ball angled in to Dhoni's pads, he lunges forward attempting to hit it through midwicket, but misses and is hit on the pads


Aaron to Dhoni, 1 run, the short delivery, comes slowly off the surface and is widish as well, he reaches out to cut it to sweeper cover


Aaron to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni gets the boundary off the last ball, Aaron targeted the blockhole but it ended up as a low full toss, Dhoni swatted it straight down the ground, long on's dive was in vain

Chennai Super Kings 139/3   MS Dhoni 40* (24b 5x4 1x6)

Agarkar to Dhoni, SIX, this could be the over, Dhoni stays in the crease, gets a fuller one, and just lifts it high over the off side, sweeper cover watches it sail over him, graceful from Dhoni, not many times you can use that word about him


Agarkar to Dhoni, 1 run, plays a murderous pull shot but right to the man at deep midwicket

Chennai Super Kings 147/3   MS Dhoni 47* (26b 5x4 2x6)

Pathan to Dhoni, 2 runs, slower bouncer angled across the batsman, Dhoni gets on his toes to pull it hard wide of deep midwicket, and they get back for the second


Pathan to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni gets to the 50 with a flick off his toes through midwicket off 28 deliveries, raises the bat to acknowledge the cheers of "Dhoni, Dhoni"


Pathan to Dhoni, 1 run, OUT, yorker from Irfan, excellent ball, Dhoni jabs it down to long on, rushes back for the second, Badri cannot get back there in time as the throw comes in

S Badrinath run out 55 (43b 6x4 1x6) SR: 127.90


Pathan to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni murders a low full toss over deep midwicket, flat and furious, Irfan targets the blockhole, misses and pays the price


Pathan to Dhoni, SIX, another one, Irfan bowls one more full toss, Dhoni goes hard for the pull and the ball disappears over deep square leg

Chennai Super Kings 176/4   MS Dhoni 63* (31b 5x4 4x6)





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