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, 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

Chennai Super Kings 6/0   MEK Hussey 5* (2b 1x4)   IK Pathan 0.4-0-6-0

McDonald to Raina, FOUR, sweet punch from Raina, stands tall, at McDonald's pace, it just sits up from a length, and Raina punches it off the back foot, beating the man at extra cover

Chennai Super Kings 11/1   SK Raina 4* (1b 1x4)   AB McDonald 0.2-0-5-0

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

Chennai Super Kings 21/1   M Vijay 6* (4b 1x4)   IK Pathan 1.1-0-10-1

Nadeem to Badrinath, FOUR, Badri will do this all day, gets inside the line, and lofts with that high elbow over extra cover, splitting the gap between sweeper cover and long off

Chennai Super Kings 51/2   S Badrinath 6* (8b 1x4)   S Nadeem 1.1-0-5-0

Hopes to Vijay, FOUR, what a shot! Vijay gets a full ball on middle, and whips it in the air, that seemed to stop a bit on him, but his timing has been so good that it fairly flew in to the wide long on boundary

Chennai Super Kings 59/2   M Vijay 33* (30b 2x4 2x6)   JR Hopes 1.1-0-8-0

Hopes to Badrinath, FOUR, high full toss, how well BAdri has handled this, adjusts to push it in the air over the infield and for a boundary wide of long off

Chennai Super Kings 66/2   S Badrinath 12* (13b 2x4)   JR Hopes 1.5-0-15-0

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

Chennai Super Kings 72/3   MS Dhoni 4* (2b 1x4)   AB Agarkar 1.4-0-17-1

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

Chennai Super Kings 83/3   MS Dhoni 15* (6b 2x4 1x6)   AB McDonald 1.2-0-21-0

Nadeem to Badrinath, FOUR, Badri gets this away, neatly done, makes room and opens the face to crack it between short third man and backward point

Chennai Super Kings 89/3   S Badrinath 19* (18b 3x4)   S Nadeem 2.1-0-13-0

Nadeem to Badrinath, FOUR, as straight as it gets, Badri takes a step out, gets to the pitch and lofts it in front of the sightscreen

Chennai Super Kings 103/3   S Badrinath 28* (26b 4x4)   S Nadeem 3.2-0-24-0

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

Chennai Super Kings 113/3   MS Dhoni 28* (17b 3x4 1x6)   AB Agarkar 2.5-0-25-1

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)   AB Agarkar 3-0-29-1

Aaron to Badrinath, FOUR, Badri gets one away, shuffles across, turns in the crease, and picks up the length ball over square leg and in to the boundary

Chennai Super Kings 131/3   S Badrinath 39* (36b 5x4)   VR Aaron 3.2-0-12-1

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)   VR Aaron 4-0-20-1

Agarkar to Badrinath, FOUR, Agarkar has lost the plot in his last over completely, low full this time, wide outside off stump, Badri wills it past backward point with a delicate steer

Chennai Super Kings 157/3   S Badrinath 52* (41b 6x4 1x6)   AB Agarkar 3.5-0-47-1





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