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)

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, gets the shape away from the left-hander right away, but it pitches a touch wide and Hussey cracks it, diving stop at point saves the boundary


Pathan to Vijay, no run, well bowled Irfan, very full, almost in the blockhole, curving in to Vijay, who does not commit full forward and digs it out as it comes in


Pathan to Vijay, 1 run, continues to bend the ball back in, this one is short of a length, allows Vijay to go back and tuck it in front of square leg


Pathan to Hussey, FOUR, shot! Irfan pitches it much fuller this time, Hussey stays in the crease, gets beside the line, and creams it past the man at extra cover


Pathan to Hussey, no run, angled in on middle and leg, played out quietly on the on side


Pathan to Hussey, OUT, that's gone! Irfan has struck in the opening over, Hussey was caught in the crease with all that movement Irfan was getting, this one was the sucker ball, did not curve away, went straight on from a length, and Hussey was too late to adjust, the ball crashed in to the pads and Hussey is gone

MEK Hussey lbw b Pathan 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Chennai Super Kings 6/1   IK Pathan 1-0-6-1

Pathan to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay this time, superb stroke, lets this full delivery come on, again not committing fully forward, and pushes it without much followthrough, bat and pad close together, it is timed so well that non-striker has to quickly get out of the way


Pathan to Vijay, no run, now and then, Irfan slips in the one that goes straight on with the angle, quite a change for the batsman expecting it to come back in, and ends up pushing inside the line as it rushes past


Pathan to Vijay, no run, played out on the leg side as this one comes back in from short of a length


Pathan to Vijay, 1 run, comes forward and pushes this length ball going across, in the air and on the bounce to cover, they take the fielder on, Vijay would have been out by miles had the throw hit


Pathan to Raina, 1 run, shortish and wide outside off stump, he wristily cuts it to third man


Pathan to Vijay, 2 runs, silken touch from Vijay, full delivery on the pads, he does not over hit, does not even hit, just twirls the wrists to send it in the gap between mid on and midwicket

Chennai Super Kings 25/1   IK Pathan 2-0-14-1

Pathan to Badrinath, 1 run, full in the blockhole, he gets in to a tangle but manages to squeeze it away to midwicket


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 Badrinath, (no ball) 2 runs, Badri goes for the pull off a very high full toss, but gets it down towards long off, no worries, Dhoni charges back for the second


Pathan to Badrinath, 1 run, full this time on the pads, flicked away in the air to deep midwicket


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


Pathan to Badrinath, 1 run, goes for a big swipe, cannot connect cleanly but gets the single to bring Dhoni on strike


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

Chennai Super Kings 126/3   IK Pathan 3-0-23-1

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 Badrinath, 1 run, mistimes the big swing over midwicket towards long on


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   IK Pathan 4-0-40-1





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