Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2012, Delhi April 10, 2012

Delhi crush listless Chennai

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Delhi Daredevils 111 for 2 (Pietersen 43*, Sehwag 33) beat Chennai Super Kings 110 for 8 (M Morkel 2-19) by eight wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Chennai Super Kings were disappointing with the bat for the second time in three games and their confused running allowed Delhi Daredevils to restrict them to their second-lowest total in the IPL for a comprehensive win. Three of the first four Super Kings batsmen ran themselves out as neither Daredevils' bowlers nor their fielders let up on the pressure.

Off the first ball of the game, M Vijay responded too eagerly to a call for a single from Faf du Plessis only for the latter to stop after taking a few steps. Vijay was almost at the other end and had no chance of making it back. Such chaos was to be a feature of the innings. Suresh Raina went too far down the pitch in search of a tight single but could not make it back in time; S Badrinath was to meet a similar fate a couple of overs later.

It did not help Super Kings that after hitting three boundaries and looking in fine touch, du Plessis found extra cover off Morne Morkel with another drive. It allowed Daredevils to come back from Irfan Pathan's second over, the third of the innings, which went for 14. Raina slogged a couple of sixes over the on side before contriving to dismiss himself. The last thing Super Kings wanted was for Daredevils wicketkeeper Naman Ojha to pull off a stunning diving catch off Ravindra Jadeja's outside edge.

With Super Kings struggling on 66 for 5, Daredevils were able to exert even more pressure through their left-arm spinners Roelof van der Merwe and Shahbaz Nadeem. The duo conceded just 24 runs off seven overs between them. Super Kings' final hope was the pair of Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni but they failed to push on after adding 23 in 41 balls. Super Kings' crawl was summed up by Bravo playing out seven consecutive dot balls against the spinners.

After plodding along to 11 off 18, Dhoni could not clear long-on off Morne Morkel as he tried to break free in the 18th over. Bravo followed in the 19th, and Super Kings signed off their innings with one more run-out in the last over.

Daredevils' first wicket, Naman Ojha, was also to fall courtesy a run-out but he had already launched the chase in style with three fours in three balls off Albie Morkel. Virender Sehwag sealed the issue with 33 off 21, including a back-foot punch off Albie Morkel that went for six over deep extra cover.

Kevin Pietersen and Mahela Jayawardene had too much class to allow Super Kings a whiff of a comeback as the visitors slumped to their biggest defeat in terms of balls remaining.

Abhishek Purohit is an editorial assistant at ESPNcricinfo

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  • ranga_s on April 11, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    The top 4 overseas players for CSK should be Hussey, Du Plesiss, Bravo & Kulasekara...CSK just load there live up with fire power but are they really utilizing that ammo is the question...There's no point packing your team with batsmen if eventually the lower order batters get only about 4-5 balls to bat..if MS can't bat 5 here he can't bat atleast 8 for India...Provided Hussey's not available at this time they should stick with Bollinger..Till Hussey arrives CSK should go with following.

    Anirudha, Vijay, du Plessis, Raina, Dhoni, Bravo, Jadeja, Kulasekara, Ashwin, Bollinger, Tyagi..

    Once Hussey returns drop either Kulasekara or Bollinger given who perform bad comparatively.

    Still all the teams are more seasoned this time around and I'd back Delhi, Deccan, Rajasthan and Pune to make it to the top 4 slots..

  • Percy_Fender on April 11, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    India lost the 20/20 World Cup in 2009 which Pakistan won. India did not even qualifyfor the knockout stage.Soon after that India did not qualify in the Champion's Trophy knockout stage as well. In the IPL that followed, CSK was beaten badly. I think the same is hapenning now also. Dhoni's luck deserts him quite suddenly and his side performs shockingly. After the World Cup win, India lost in England and Australia and did not qualify for the Asia Cup finals. I believe CSK will lose badly this time too. But mor importantly let us hope that Dhoni's good luck returns.

  • pai11 on April 11, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    just one doubt. by all chances the team for T20 world cup this year will have no new faces. in that case will SIR Jadeja come to bat before Dhoni????

  • on April 11, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    You will see the comeback of chennai soon... CSK rox!!!

  • Natesan333 on April 11, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    Here we go, people calling for heads, Dhoni this Raina that. Come on guys, Chennai had the same kind of start last year, look what happened then. Have a bit of faith.

  • on April 11, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    You will see the comeback of chennai soon... CSK rox!!!

  • Aujen on April 11, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    Where the young trups of Dhoni have gone now. All the old hands like Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar and gautam are working well, at least better than Dhoni. It seems that days of Dhoni are over. He is just fit to take the team to winning position when the required run rate is within control say below. He generally play to remain not out at the end of the innings. This has happened since he become captain as he become possessive of captainship and do not want anyone to question his any wrong or right decisions as captain and thats why he is always afraid of seniors who have courage to counter him

  • bhrangi on April 11, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    @OutCast : Please stop predictions, It falied for Dhoni recent times, On 1st test match, he said we are slow starters, we all know wat happened. 2. If any match tied in a series, then IND will win the cup that also failed in CB series. SO stop predictions, i was worried when KP hit on Ashwin ball ( we beleived that he is a replacement of bhajii in INDIAN team) and also i was happy when he / sehwag hit 10 crore Over hyped Jadeja

  • Siddiee on April 11, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    What did ashwin do ? Agree that 110 wasnt defendable but there should have been some fight from CSK. It was awful to see ashwin targeting leg stump from around the wicket, did he seriously think his team could win by containing delhi. Dhoni said the pitch got better later but i could see it was better even before he came on to bat, so did it get worse only for the time he was in middle ? Nadeem kept on bowling on the same length and dhoni didnt had courage to dance down the track and take him on to make him think differenty.

  • on April 11, 2012, 7:56 GMT

    Hello everybody who is saying that CSk is overhyped please go back and check the stats of 2010 IPL. They won only 2 matches out of first 7. But after that they bounced back and won the cup. Always csk rocks but now only the problem Mr.Dhoni's form and mental strength

  • ranga_s on April 11, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    The top 4 overseas players for CSK should be Hussey, Du Plesiss, Bravo & Kulasekara...CSK just load there live up with fire power but are they really utilizing that ammo is the question...There's no point packing your team with batsmen if eventually the lower order batters get only about 4-5 balls to bat..if MS can't bat 5 here he can't bat atleast 8 for India...Provided Hussey's not available at this time they should stick with Bollinger..Till Hussey arrives CSK should go with following.

    Anirudha, Vijay, du Plessis, Raina, Dhoni, Bravo, Jadeja, Kulasekara, Ashwin, Bollinger, Tyagi..

    Once Hussey returns drop either Kulasekara or Bollinger given who perform bad comparatively.

    Still all the teams are more seasoned this time around and I'd back Delhi, Deccan, Rajasthan and Pune to make it to the top 4 slots..

  • Percy_Fender on April 11, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    India lost the 20/20 World Cup in 2009 which Pakistan won. India did not even qualifyfor the knockout stage.Soon after that India did not qualify in the Champion's Trophy knockout stage as well. In the IPL that followed, CSK was beaten badly. I think the same is hapenning now also. Dhoni's luck deserts him quite suddenly and his side performs shockingly. After the World Cup win, India lost in England and Australia and did not qualify for the Asia Cup finals. I believe CSK will lose badly this time too. But mor importantly let us hope that Dhoni's good luck returns.

  • pai11 on April 11, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    just one doubt. by all chances the team for T20 world cup this year will have no new faces. in that case will SIR Jadeja come to bat before Dhoni????

  • on April 11, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    You will see the comeback of chennai soon... CSK rox!!!

  • Natesan333 on April 11, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    Here we go, people calling for heads, Dhoni this Raina that. Come on guys, Chennai had the same kind of start last year, look what happened then. Have a bit of faith.

  • on April 11, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    You will see the comeback of chennai soon... CSK rox!!!

  • Aujen on April 11, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    Where the young trups of Dhoni have gone now. All the old hands like Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar and gautam are working well, at least better than Dhoni. It seems that days of Dhoni are over. He is just fit to take the team to winning position when the required run rate is within control say below. He generally play to remain not out at the end of the innings. This has happened since he become captain as he become possessive of captainship and do not want anyone to question his any wrong or right decisions as captain and thats why he is always afraid of seniors who have courage to counter him

  • bhrangi on April 11, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    @OutCast : Please stop predictions, It falied for Dhoni recent times, On 1st test match, he said we are slow starters, we all know wat happened. 2. If any match tied in a series, then IND will win the cup that also failed in CB series. SO stop predictions, i was worried when KP hit on Ashwin ball ( we beleived that he is a replacement of bhajii in INDIAN team) and also i was happy when he / sehwag hit 10 crore Over hyped Jadeja

  • Siddiee on April 11, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    What did ashwin do ? Agree that 110 wasnt defendable but there should have been some fight from CSK. It was awful to see ashwin targeting leg stump from around the wicket, did he seriously think his team could win by containing delhi. Dhoni said the pitch got better later but i could see it was better even before he came on to bat, so did it get worse only for the time he was in middle ? Nadeem kept on bowling on the same length and dhoni didnt had courage to dance down the track and take him on to make him think differenty.

  • on April 11, 2012, 7:56 GMT

    Hello everybody who is saying that CSk is overhyped please go back and check the stats of 2010 IPL. They won only 2 matches out of first 7. But after that they bounced back and won the cup. Always csk rocks but now only the problem Mr.Dhoni's form and mental strength

  • on April 11, 2012, 7:02 GMT

    chennai/Bangalore teams will come back

  • on April 11, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    wow ! I was there @ Firoz Shah Kotla stadium. What an experience it was ! Superb atmosphere ! it was my first time. Stadium was PACKED. Hardly any seat vacant that I could see. And rain before the match turned the weather pleasant with cool breeze. I was expecting a tight match, Sadly it turned out to be one-sided. But I still enjoyed. I do have a feeling that DD might go silently into the finals and surprise everyone. :)

  • androyuvi on April 11, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Vijay is(was) a good player, and if he gives the perfect start, csk will carry on the momentum.. maybe its because hes not insync wit faf.. so, until hussey gets back, csk shud try mukund(who's consistent) or aniruddha(who's aggressive).. If i'm made to select the team opening pair will be this-- Vijay-hussey or faf-aniruddha/abhinav.. Opening partnership is the only concern for csk, not dhoni/ashwin/bollinger's performance.. Am one of the big supporters of CSK, because of the local chennai players.. i wish ashwin, vijay, mukund, badhri, aniruddha play well.. Hope CSK will win three to four continuous matches from here.. All the Best CSK..

  • mjrvasu on April 11, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    Abbie Morkel! He gave a surprisingly good performance playing for SA against India. But his records playing for Chennai Super Kings is terrible, he is a complete flop with both batting and bowling. It is unbelievable why he is being persisted in the first XI. Time to sack him, along with him Vijay who is now a hopeless batsman. CSK need to rethink their strategy, playing XI and even captaincy. Right from Dhoni downwards we have not seen any intent from any player, occasional exceptions being Bravo and Raina.

    If they do not change their ways, it is a certainty CSK will not even make it to the top six, let alone qualify for the semifinals.

  • Matthew_17 on April 11, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    Sad to see such a sorry performance from a champion team.. However, it's better for them to have such defeats early on in the tournament & learn from their mistakes. Nonetheless, Dhoni should bat higher up the order and for heaven sake drop Murali Vijay.. The kid can't even hit a beach ball in the form he's in.. Bring in Anirudha or Mukund instead..

  • isurufdo247 on April 11, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    sad 2 c players like kulasekara warming da benches.they r only there 2 gv batting practise at da nets........ pathetic........

  • isurufdo247 on April 11, 2012, 5:39 GMT

    bollinger is useless. CSK shd play NUWAN KULASEKARA frm nxt match onwards. he cn hit da ball out f da park as well...........

  • on April 11, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    @siva kumar If you want local exposure then it should be a full local show. Of course its about the money. That is what the IPS is about. Mahela and KP are being paid millions and you want the Sehwag to keep them on the bench? They are being paid the money because the public wants to see them.

  • on April 11, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    Its really amazed how things change so quickly. Week ago mahela trying his best to stop kevin peterson and out him quickly . But yesterday he was encouraging peterson to go after baller's and hit boundaries ..OHHHH i love watching mahela and peterson playing together...\m/

  • surepush on April 11, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    CSK Is going nowhere with stubborn caption,

    It seems there are few players whom cannot be replaced from CSK or from India team,

    Ashwin lost his ploy bowling on the leg stump all time.

    Raina playing one shot too many times

    Jadeja Only dhoni knows him well

    Little talked about Vijay is better.

    The team only change one player if they want to is Badrinath all others will always be there.

    Dhonis rotation policy in any format applicable to one or two players

  • on April 11, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    It was just a bad day for Chennai with four run-outs they could have never won. But they will bounce back for sure...

  • on April 11, 2012, 4:20 GMT

    CSK have to get their opening combination right. They r surely missing MK Hussey, but I think its time they drop Vijay and give Mukund/Anirudha a go at the top. Also Dhoni should move himself up the order at No. 4 or 5.

  • on April 11, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    I don't understand the logic of IPL. IPL is to expose local talents of India to international level. The score is just 110 and after the openers are gone next two are international players. Why Shewag didn't send few local boys and expose their talents instead of sending KP and Jaya :(. IPL is only for money.

  • on April 11, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    I think its time we think beyond Morkel and Bollinger. They are indeed a liability for the team. Lets get in Kulasekhara/ Hiefanhaus as and when they are available in place of Bollinger and lets give Scotty Styris a chance in place of Morkel whose bleeding runs and neither contributing with the bat. And for god's sake throw that Murli Vijay out of the team. We have euf Indian replacements! else.. CSK doesn't look like qualifying for semis this season!

  • on April 11, 2012, 4:08 GMT

    CSK are missing Michael Hussey. He is the guy who brings a spark to that whole team. Dhoni is looking jaded and tired. If he keeps playing nonstop cricket and captains in all 3 formats, his career wont last long. CSK should have another wicketkeeper and he should only play as batsman. Test captaincy should be given to somebody else. What is the point in running your premier players into the ground with too much cricket

  • pai11 on April 11, 2012, 4:03 GMT

    and dont write off CSK. their "bits and pieces" players will definitely be "heroes" during later part of the series when the wickets will die off - "slow, low" tracks.

  • on April 11, 2012, 4:01 GMT

    time to bring Kulasekara for bollinger,he is handy with the bat as well

  • pai11 on April 11, 2012, 4:00 GMT

    a thorough professional performance by DD. can anyone confirm whether Ross Taylor is available for DD's next match?

  • MAKMCA on April 11, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    CSK - It's time for drastic Changes , Drop vijay , Depleus , Jakati and bravo , Get Albie up the order and 2 chennai openers and the spinner from lanka

  • dariuscorny on April 11, 2012, 3:41 GMT

    @justtogood what made u think to drop Raina.i m also not a great fan of Raina nor im his hater.he has not performed that bad as u people slam him.specially in odis he is way better than Jadeja.Jadeja might be the only person scared of Yuvraj's return.talking about S Raina he seems to be the only batsman in CSK line up who is in form and hitting the bowl well

  • satish619chandar on April 11, 2012, 3:27 GMT

    CSK has too many batsmen and atleast one or two are going to be wasted.. With this balance, i would rather like to have a full bowler in Kulasekara or Hilfy when he comes back in the place of Albie.. We got the leftie who can hit it well against spinner in RJ and though he can't be as explosive as Albie, he is adequate.. If Dhoni can find his range in batting sooner, they can compete.. M Vijay is either unlucky or not in sync with Faf.. Two runouts and one great delivery. .One more final chance for him???

  • deathsquadgr on April 11, 2012, 3:02 GMT

    Im skeptical about the dd batting depth. Would have been interesting to see what the approach would have been chasing 160+. I dont get a secure feeling when KP and MJ are batting 'coz i know that once one of them get out there's not much to follow, not to discount RWDM, he's a decent t20 batsman.

  • on April 11, 2012, 2:41 GMT

    jadeja.......why is this guy even in the team!??

  • rahulcricket007 on April 11, 2012, 2:22 GMT

    HMM . SO JADEJA WAS SO SUCESSFULLL AGAINST WEAK DECCAN BUT WAS BEING THRASHED BY DELHI . THIS SHOWS THAT JADEJA CAN'T PLAY AGAINST QUALITY TEAMS . HOPELESS PLAYER .

  • OutCast on April 11, 2012, 1:55 GMT

    CSK has been slow starters.. expect VIJAY get going so is CSK. drop BRAVO who can't even score singles and he cost the match today,, 35 deliveries and 23runs in T20??? GIMME A BREAK!

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on April 11, 2012, 1:09 GMT

    Jadeja and Bravo are very mediocre players. They are not all rounders. CSK can't afford to have both of them in the playing XI. CSK needs to bolster their batting with specialist batsmen. The opening combo has to be Abhinav Mukund and M. Hussey (when he gets to India). the final eleven after the aussies get to india should be mukund, hussey, badri, raina, dhoni, vijay/jadeja, ashwin, morkel, bollinger, jakati, hilfenhaus

  • squarepeg on April 11, 2012, 0:56 GMT

    DD is the surprise package this IPL, not Pune whose lack of class will son begin to show up. Tremendous batsmen even without Viru anywhere at his best and two crafty old warriors like Murali and Vittori. I wiah DD wins the IPL and breaks this MI-CSK-RCB fixation.

  • only_sehwag on April 11, 2012, 0:51 GMT

    Sir Ravindra Jadeja did not feel like performing today - otherwise Delhi would have been toast

  • johnathonjosephs on April 11, 2012, 0:33 GMT

    What happened to CSK and MI? Surely it is undeniable that they have the best players of the IPL, so why are they losing? Horrible captaincy, thats why. Harbhajan is not captain material (Malinga singlehandedly won them the champions league) and Dhoni was always overhyped. Guess Dhoni's luck has dried up

  • Ra_Thore on April 11, 2012, 0:06 GMT

    Dhoni's biggest problem is he keeps losing toss.

  • Ravishankara on April 10, 2012, 23:39 GMT

    Dhoni is fighting fatigue. Seems to have lost his most of his inspirational capacity. Bowling is a big worry for CSK. Ashwin & Bollinger have no more surprise elements in their bowling armour. If batting fails for CSK, everything fails

  • on April 10, 2012, 23:09 GMT

    RR or Daredevils are more likely to win the IPL this time as compared to the so called 'Super' Kings or any other team out there.

  • on April 10, 2012, 23:00 GMT

    Devils All the Way...... Go Dilli... !!!

  • on April 10, 2012, 21:10 GMT

    CSK and Mumbai Indian are teams with a lot of hype...Its a high time we get a new champion in the form of either Pune Indians or Rajastan Royal.

  • JG2704 on April 10, 2012, 20:43 GMT

    Pleased as an English man to see KP doing the business but I hope he doesn't leave his form in IPL. Seemed strange that he bowled 2 overs , esp when Nadeem had an unused over after going at 3rpo.

  • RaelMoon on April 10, 2012, 20:02 GMT

    BUTCHERED......what were csk thinking between 6-20 overs?? they were 50 runs short of a fighting total !!!

  • Amansharief on April 10, 2012, 19:35 GMT

    Alright,alright,alright.....someone commented in last match after the heroics of Jaddu.....this is what you get when over hype a player...CSK is a strong team but tough luck today and Jadeja is a good cricketer at domestic level and indian pitches..DD have got the star power in the team and it was evident from their body language.Go DD Go...

  • justtogood on April 10, 2012, 19:27 GMT

    DHONI is a pathetic captain!!!!! for the life of CSK drop bravo, and bring albie morkel up the order and get rid of suresh riana, he is also just useless!!!!

  • KoOlAfFaN on April 10, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    i ThiNK JadEja Is WortHlEsS CHEnNaI aRe MisSinG tHeiR OpeNinG BatSmaN aS WelL As a FieLdeR aNd HiS NamE Is MiKe HusSeY...

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  • KoOlAfFaN on April 10, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    i ThiNK JadEja Is WortHlEsS CHEnNaI aRe MisSinG tHeiR OpeNinG BatSmaN aS WelL As a FieLdeR aNd HiS NamE Is MiKe HusSeY...

  • justtogood on April 10, 2012, 19:27 GMT

    DHONI is a pathetic captain!!!!! for the life of CSK drop bravo, and bring albie morkel up the order and get rid of suresh riana, he is also just useless!!!!

  • Amansharief on April 10, 2012, 19:35 GMT

    Alright,alright,alright.....someone commented in last match after the heroics of Jaddu.....this is what you get when over hype a player...CSK is a strong team but tough luck today and Jadeja is a good cricketer at domestic level and indian pitches..DD have got the star power in the team and it was evident from their body language.Go DD Go...

  • RaelMoon on April 10, 2012, 20:02 GMT

    BUTCHERED......what were csk thinking between 6-20 overs?? they were 50 runs short of a fighting total !!!

  • JG2704 on April 10, 2012, 20:43 GMT

    Pleased as an English man to see KP doing the business but I hope he doesn't leave his form in IPL. Seemed strange that he bowled 2 overs , esp when Nadeem had an unused over after going at 3rpo.

  • on April 10, 2012, 21:10 GMT

    CSK and Mumbai Indian are teams with a lot of hype...Its a high time we get a new champion in the form of either Pune Indians or Rajastan Royal.

  • on April 10, 2012, 23:00 GMT

    Devils All the Way...... Go Dilli... !!!

  • on April 10, 2012, 23:09 GMT

    RR or Daredevils are more likely to win the IPL this time as compared to the so called 'Super' Kings or any other team out there.

  • Ravishankara on April 10, 2012, 23:39 GMT

    Dhoni is fighting fatigue. Seems to have lost his most of his inspirational capacity. Bowling is a big worry for CSK. Ashwin & Bollinger have no more surprise elements in their bowling armour. If batting fails for CSK, everything fails

  • Ra_Thore on April 11, 2012, 0:06 GMT

    Dhoni's biggest problem is he keeps losing toss.