Indian Premier League - 24th match

Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings won by 86 runs

7.55 pm

Niaz Morshed: "whatever happens in the match, i just don't want nadeem to take the hussey wicket or sir jadeja to get warner out! i've these 4 in my fantasy team and i hate the badge "bitter sweet"!"

nmPraveen: "Lets count how many times commentators say 'CSK bat deep'." But they do bat deep!

Rachit: "@Praveen: it would be less than the number of times Danny morrison says '& it has gone downtown!'"

7.45 pm

Ruchira Bandara: "@Suneer, Oh yes mate Dhoni's highest score of 183 not out came when he batted one down against Sri Lanka. India were chasing some 300 odd runs thanks to a century from Sangakkara opening the batting and were struggling early on. But oh boy did't Dhoni turn the match on its head. Viru was batting at the other end and he was outscored 2 to one or even more by Dhoni and apart from those two no one made ant significant scores and if SL had made more runs MS would deff have scored the first double century in ODI cricket that day.. How can i forget that assault as a die hard Sri Lankan fan hu got shattered watching that innings and our side going down 6 to 1.. So hell yeah let MSD come at one down and bring it on."

Rachit: "what kind of pitch is this? i need to select my captain accordingly." As Mahela said, 160-165 could be a par score.

Kesava and others: "U mean "lack of consistency" right?" Yep, that's what I meant, my bad!

7.30 pm, Toss Chennai have won the toss and they will bat first.

Dirk Nannes is injured so Chennai have brought back Michael Hussey. S Anirudha is also out.

Ajit Agarkar comes in for Nehra and Ben Rohrer has also been rested and Jeevan Mendis comes into the squad.

Jayawardene: We have performed well but not been able to critically finish off the games. 160-165 will be a par score here.

Dhoni: Didn't play intelligent cricket last game. Lack of consistency after the wicket got relaid is a big worry.

7.25 pm

saurabh: "bravo must be dropped to accomodate hussey...they need hussey like hell at the top..." For that to happen they also need Morkel to be fit enough to bowl. Else they might be left with the bowling fire-power they feel comfortable with.

Vinay Pendam: "I think CSK should give Du Plessis a chance today - so their top order woes are cleared!" du Plessis I last hear had reached Chennai and won't be around for this game. He might feature in Chennai's next home game.

Bhakta Prasad Gaire: "Warner, Sehwag, Jayawardane, Morkel.... in a side, could not believe, DD lost the 5 IPL matches in a row....Common Viru, its your time to show something for Dhoni and BCCI for your exclusion from the Champions trophy"

Hrithik: "I think Dhoni should try opening the batting. I remember start of his career he opened or batted at number 3 for India. It will be really interesting to see." Yep, I think his highest ODI score came from that number three spot.

7.20 pm

Saran: "Having Albie as specialist batsman at 8, dropping Hussey is a crime considering the issues at the top." I cannot help but agree that it was a very strange move.

"Much awaited game. Sehwag Vs Dhoni. I am a big fan of Dhoni but also wanted DD to open their account. Need to wait and see." Welcome Raj!

7.15 pm

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's IPL game between the Delhi Daredevils and the Chennai Super Kings. Five defeats in five for Delhi while Chennai have scraped through to their two victories in four games.

Delhi need to get moving; they came close to surprising Bangalore but fell away in the Super Over. A win is what they are desperate for here. Chennai are notoriously late peakers in IPL seasons but they will want t o win here - there are other teams which have stolen the early march on them and they wouldn't want them to get away too far!

Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through tonight's game.

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0.1

Nadeem to Hussey, 1 run

0.2

Nadeem to Vijay, 2 runs, worked down to third man for a brace

0.3

Nadeem to Vijay, no run, driven hard, but straight to point

0.4

Nadeem to Vijay, 1 run, worked away on the leg side for an easy single

0.5

Nadeem to Hussey, 1 run, worked away through midwicket

0.6

Nadeem to Vijay, no run

End of over 1 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
M Vijay    3* (4b)      S Nadeem    1-0-5-0
MEK Hussey    2* (2b)     

1.1

Pathan to Hussey, no run

1.2

Pathan to Hussey, FOUR

1.3

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run

1.4

Pathan to Vijay, 1 run

1.5

Pathan to Hussey, no run, short of length delivery outside off, he goes on the back foot and punches it to cover

1.6

Pathan to Hussey, no run, bowls length outside off and gets generous swing away from the left hander, Hussey leaves it alone

End of over 2 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
MEK Hussey    7* (7b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-6-0
M Vijay    4* (5b)      S Nadeem    1-0-5-0

2.1

Morkel to Vijay, no run, short of length and outside the off stump, left alone by the batsman

2.2

Morkel to Vijay, 1 run, short of length again but this time it's on his body, tucked away neatly by the batsman to the leg side

2.3

Morkel to Hussey, 1 wide, down the leg side and that's a wide, swing back into the left-hander there

2.3

Morkel to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by the batsman, lot of bounce there for Morkel

2.4

Morkel to Hussey, no run, and again, left alone, shoulder arms by watching it the last moment and collected by the keeper

2.5

Morkel to Hussey, no run, and another one left alone, seeing out what is a good spell this from Morkel

2.6

Morkel to Hussey, 2 runs, and for a change he goes after it, is able to glide it away through backward point for a couple of runs, well fielded by Yadav

End of over 3 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 15/0 (RR: 5.00)
MEK Hussey    9* (11b 1x4)      M Morkel    1-0-4-0
M Vijay    5* (7b)      IK Pathan    1-0-6-0

James: "How's Morne doing on the IPL speed gun? 175k yet?" Not yet, about 30 km short!

3.1

Yadav to Vijay, FOUR, superb! it was very full, swinging away slightly but Vijay went after it, drives it through the covers and for four!

3.2

Yadav to Vijay, no run, it's full again but a touch wider and Vijay hits it back to the bowler, lost his hand over the bat too

3.3

Yadav to Vijay, 1 run, wide outside the off and up to the bat, he goes for a drive but manages to slice it to the third-man fielder, Ajit Agarkar gets his hands to it

3.4

Yadav to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump and tapped to the extra-cover region

3.5

Yadav to Hussey, 1 run, and again, he's come out with the intention of bowling very full and this one did swing back into the left-hander, gets his bat on it to fine-leg for a single

3.6

Yadav to Vijay, FOUR, whoa, what a shot! short of length for a change and Vijay's smacked it over the mid-wicket region for a four, that was hammered!

End of over 4 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 25/0 (RR: 6.25)
M Vijay    14* (11b 2x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-10-0
MEK Hussey    10* (13b 1x4)      M Morkel    1-0-4-0

4.1

Morkel to Hussey, 1 run, short of length and cramping him for room, taps it to the leg side and they are off for a quick single

Sharad Sharma: "Agarkar's bowling will be interesting to follow today. He has not too bad in the first class cricket. Who knows - he might still be the next Kapil Dev :P" Thank god for that colon P at the end.

4.2

Morkel to Vijay, FOUR, short of length and that's a mere push which is gone away, just sped away, it beat the in-field and gained speed after that to the fence!

4.3

Morkel to Vijay, OUT, gone, lbw, was very full too! this was good length, not too full, not too short, and to add to Vijay's woes, there was in-swing back into the batsman; beaten and hits the pads. Loud, loud appeal followed and after a lot of thought, it was given. Vijay looks unhappy.

M Vijay lbw b Morkel 18 (18m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 138.46

Suresh Raina at three.

4.4

Morkel to Raina, FOUR, and wow, just wow! It is full, mind you, its the first ball he's facing tonight and Raina's has driven it like how mist graceful left-handers would, races away!

4.5

Morkel to Raina, no run, shorter in length and almost a run-out! Raina plays it from the back foot and does not want a run, Hussey does and is almost halfway down, direct hit was needed from Nadeem, but doesn't hit

4.6

Morkel to Raina, no run, tucked away to the leg side but straight to the fielder

End of over 5 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 34/1 (RR: 6.80)
SK Raina    4* (3b 1x4)      M Morkel    2-0-13-1
MEK Hussey    11* (14b 1x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-10-0

5.1

Pathan to Hussey, FOUR, width from Pathan and exquisitely played from Hussey, bit of bent feet and driven through the covers for a four

5.2

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, swing away from the bowler and opens the face of the bat, guides it down to the third-man region for a four

Narsi: "@Suneer...I commented earlier that today will be Raina's day and he is due for a big one. You will regret for not posting that comment :D" I don't want to!

5.3

Pathan to Raina, no run, short of length, he's quickly on the back foot and defends it in front of him, over to the off side

5.4

Pathan to Raina, no run, another one that's in that good length area and Raina wants to defend again, is able to play it away to the cover fielder

5.5

Pathan to Raina, no run, slightly fuller from Raina, he was looking to unleash his drive but managed to restrain himself, again into the covers

5.6

Pathan to Raina, no run, on a good length and the batsman is again on his back foot, tapped away to the off side, good end to the over

End of over 6 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 39/1 (RR: 6.50)
SK Raina    4* (7b 1x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-11-0
MEK Hussey    16* (16b 2x4)      M Morkel    2-0-13-1

ranjith dodla: "waiting to see agarkar why he is not called "sir" i dont understand instead of "jaddu"." Lot of people are calling him that these days.

6.1

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, shortish from round the stumps, goes back and pushes it through mid-wicket for a single

6.2

Sehwag to Raina, 1 run, very short from Sehwag and easily nudged away to deep square-leg for a single

6.3

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, shortish, quickish on his pads, and flicked away to the short fine-leg fielder for a single

6.4

Sehwag to Raina, 1 run, room to cut it and Raina does it easily, gets it to the sweeper region

6.5

Sehwag to Hussey, 1 run, again on his pads in a bid to cramp him, tucks it to square-leg for a single

6.6

Sehwag to Raina, FOUR, and a four this time, it was a mere chip over the bowler's head and it's gone all the way to the fence, good shot to end what was turning out to be a decent over from Sehwag

End of over 7 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 48/1 (RR: 6.85)
SK Raina    10* (10b 2x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-9-0
MEK Hussey    19* (19b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-11-0

Guess who's in? Ajit Agarkar.

7.1

Agarkar to Hussey, 1 wide, and starts with a wide, but the good news for him is that there was some swing on that one. Short of length and it was swinging down the leg side

7.1

Agarkar to Hussey, 1 run, this time he gets his line right, on the middle and swinging back into the left-hander, defended on the front foot to the off side and off for a single

7.2

Agarkar to Raina, no run, and some more movement back into the batsman, interestingly it's from length and not very full, defended on the back foot

7.3

Agarkar to Raina, no run, and fuller this time, Raina's quick to get on to his front foot and defends it back to the bowler, Agarkar dives to his left to field

7.4

Agarkar to Raina, no run, fuller from Agarkar and Raina gets his bat and pad out and taps into the covers

7.5

Agarkar to Raina, no run, whoa, almost gets the leg-stump, he was looking to paddle Agarkar away by moving slightly towards the off stump, played that shot too early I thought

7.6

Agarkar to Raina, no run, and now a swish outside the off stump, nowhere close to the ball, beats the inside edge

End of over 8 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 50/1 (RR: 6.25)
SK Raina    10* (15b 2x4)      AB Agarkar    1-0-2-0
MEK Hussey    20* (20b 2x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-9-0

Only 16 from the last three overs. Nadeem's back.

Aditya Beri: "The way I see it - Most of the fast bowlers (read Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar and the likes) in the Indian team today are following Agarkar's footsteps - Swing and breakthroughs in first few overs for the team early in their career and then slowly fade away by reducing the pace, swing and eventually going for a lot of runs."

8.1

Nadeem to Hussey, 1 wide, very short and that was way, way down the leg side, he was looking to sweep it away and there was a huge appeal for caught behind, given wide

8.1

Nadeem to Hussey, 1 run, on a length from round the stumps, nurdles it round the corner for a single

8.2

Nadeem to Raina, no run, shorter from the bowler, on the back foot and pushed to the mid-on region

8.3

Nadeem to Raina, 2 runs, swept away to fine-leg region for a couple of runs, Pathan does well to slide around the restrict it to couple

8.4

Nadeem to Raina, 1 run, flatter and this is straighter, does not turn back into the batsman who is down the track and pushes it to long-on

8.5

Nadeem to Hussey, 1 run, faster, on the middle and pushed away to deep square-leg for a single

8.6

Nadeem to Raina, no run, he stopped in his run-up there, Raina was almost waiting on his back foot and in the end manages to get his bat down in time

End of over 9 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 56/1 (RR: 6.22)
SK Raina    13* (19b 2x4)      S Nadeem    2-0-11-0
MEK Hussey    22* (22b 2x4)      AB Agarkar    1-0-2-0

Agarkar continues.

kedarjadhav: "@Aditya Beri : Only difference is Agarkar took 288 wickets before fading away . Honestly sometimes we really belittle this guy !!"

Novneet Patnaik: "I am not watching the match. So can you please tell me whether Raina is struggling or following Rahane's footsteps??" He's trying hard to get going but it's been good bowling so far.

Time-out time

9.1

Agarkar to Hussey, 1 run, slower one, outside the off stump and Hussey guides it through the backward point region for a single

9.2

Agarkar to Raina, 1 leg bye, swing back into the batsman to tuck him a little, Raina was looking to swing his bat away but gets it on his pads and it rolls over to the leg side

9.3

Agarkar to Hussey, no run, that's a good delivery, he's managing to keep Hussey away from that cut shot, getting the ball back and cramping him for room

9.4

Agarkar to Hussey, 1 run, shimmy down the pitch and manages to only defend it away on the off side, desperate single attempted and needed a direct hit from Mendis to run Raina out

sillyPoint: "@Aditya: I would argue that Vinay Kumar in fact has increased his pace a little since his India debut."

PPK: "Ok wake me up when the real Raina and the real CSK turn up."

9.5

Agarkar to Raina, 1 run, short of length this and allows Raina to pull it away to the deep square-leg region for a single

9.6

Agarkar to Hussey, no run, slower one from Agarkar and he's only able to tap it to the covers for another dot

End of over 10 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 60/1 (RR: 6.00)
MEK Hussey    24* (26b 2x4)      AB Agarkar    2-0-5-0
SK Raina    14* (21b 2x4)      S Nadeem    2-0-11-0

Halfway stage and Chennai have scored only 60. Agarkar has bowled two overs for five. Now for some bold shots to get the Super Kings going or get Daredevils a few wickets. That's not taking into consideration that both these are in my Fantasy team

10.1

Yadav to Raina, no run, opens his stance up a little and pushed to the off side for no run

10.2

Yadav to Raina, FOUR, up and over and for a four! Raina finally gets some width to free his arms, does exactly that and gets it over extra cover for a boundary, was a slower one

Goes round the stumps now.

10.3

Yadav to Raina, FOUR, and again and this is even better, almost goes for a six, it's fuller and he smashes it and does it with a lot of grace too

10.4

Yadav to Raina, no run, and now he pitches it short, Raina wants to pull it away but straight to square-leg who is inside the circle

10.5

Yadav to Raina, 1 leg bye, slower one but on the middle stump, beats the bat and hits the pads, was going down the leg side, bit of an appeal there but not-out

10.6

Yadav to Hussey, no run, pushed to the off side and not for runs, better over for CSK

End of over 11 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 69/1 (RR: 6.27)
MEK Hussey    24* (27b 2x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-18-0
SK Raina    22* (26b 4x4)      AB Agarkar    2-0-5-0

11.1

Agarkar to Raina, 1 run, slower bouncer, takes the pace off it and Raina was looking to pull it away, but not off the middle of the bat to fine-leg

11.2

Agarkar to Hussey, SIX, finally gets hold of a shot Hussey, he looked to be getting into his shell but this time he pulls it over mid-wicket and for a six, too short that

11.3

Agarkar to Hussey, 1 run, shorter and slower as well and Hussey tucks it away to the leg side for a single

11.4

Agarkar to Raina, 1 run, powerful punch off the back foot from Raina, but straight to long-on for a single

Peyush: "An umpire-turned-commentator, now that is something! And not to mention that this Simon guy can never put a foot wrong... NEVER!" Yep, Simon Taufel's commentating for the official broadcaster.

11.5

Agarkar to Hussey, FOUR, outside the off stump and drilled away through the covers for a four! Was a very full ball from Agarkar and it was slashed away to the fence

11.6

Agarkar to Hussey, 1 run, slower one and on a length, easily tapped to square-leg for a single

End of over 12 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 83/1 (RR: 6.91)
MEK Hussey    36* (31b 3x4 1x6)      AB Agarkar    3-0-19-0
SK Raina    24* (28b 4x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-18-0

Pathan comes back now.

12.1

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball, outside the off stump, cut away to the deep point region for a single

12.2

Pathan to Raina, FOUR, pulled away to the fence, it was shorter in length and Raina goes for that shot and to backward square-leg for a four

12.3

Pathan to Raina, no run, a very slow, slower ball, 120 km/hr and Raina was trying to cut it away, gets a bit of under edge to the keeper

12.4

Pathan to Raina, 2 runs, tucked away to the leg side and they complete a single, he comes back for the second and the throw is a little far from the keeper, who whips the bails but by then he's in, third ump into action and he's got an easy decision to make

12.5

Pathan to Raina, OUT, edged and gone! Raina's walking to a caught behind! It was outside the off and Raina was looking to clear his foot and smack it over the off side, gets only an outside edge and taken by the keeper

SK Raina c †Jadhav b Pathan 30 (38m 32b 5x4 0x6) SR: 93.75

Not quite at number three but Dhoni's in at four tonight.

Shallo: "@Peyush Simon Taufel poor umpiring vs Tendulkar and Ganguly July 2007. Infact Simon himself admitted....If this helps you to change the case to lower on "NEVER"..."

12.6

Pathan to Dhoni, FOUR, short from Pathan and guess what, Dhoni's spanked it over mid-wicket for a four! It's as hard a shot as you would see from the captain and it gets the result he wants, a four!

End of over 13 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 94/2 (RR: 7.23)
MS Dhoni    4* (1b 1x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-22-1
MEK Hussey    37* (32b 3x4 1x6)      AB Agarkar    3-0-19-0

Morne's back.

13.1

Morkel to Hussey, 1 run, whoa, almost a run-out! it was a fuller ball and dug out by Hussey, he was always interested in the single, Dhoni wasn't sure but he had to go for it, Warner throws it at Dhoni's end but it hits him and not the stumps. Warner wasn't happy but Dhoni wasn't changing his direction

13.2

Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, tucked away to the leg side for a single

13.3

Morkel to Hussey, 2 runs, very full from Morne and that's flicked away to the deep square-leg for a couple of runs

13.4

Morkel to Hussey, 1 run, fuller on his pads and flicked away to deep square-leg for a single

13.5

Morkel to Dhoni, FOUR, and it's hit hard and strong and despite no room to play that shot, it's still gone over the in-field for a four!

13.6

Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, flicked away over the in field to the leg side for a single

End of over 14 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 104/2 (RR: 7.42)
MS Dhoni    10* (4b 2x4)      M Morkel    3-0-23-1
MEK Hussey    41* (35b 3x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    3-0-22-1

Nadeem comes on now.

14.1

Nadeem to Dhoni, 2 runs, short of length and Dhoni tucks it off the back foot and immediately after the ball touches the bat, he calls two! Gets it two, they were haring across

14.2

Nadeem to Dhoni, 1 run, goes down the track and wants to smash it over the deep square-leg, but gets an inside edge for a single

14.3

Nadeem to Hussey, 1 run, fuller from Nadeem, he makes it into a full-toss and taps it long-on for a single

14.4

Nadeem to Dhoni, 1 run, shorter from Nadeem this time and MSD has pushed it down to long-on for a single

14.5

Nadeem to Hussey, SIX, fuller from the bowler and that's the arc he loves, the slog over deep mid-wicket and gone all the way for a six!

14.6

Nadeem to Hussey, 1 leg bye, on his pads from round from Nadeem and he wants to sweep, gets hit on his pads, bit of a frivolous appeal from the bowler

End of over 15 (12 runs) Chennai Super Kings 116/2 (RR: 7.73)
MEK Hussey    48* (38b 3x4 2x6)      S Nadeem    3-0-22-0
MS Dhoni    14* (7b 2x4)      M Morkel    3-0-23-1

Yadav's back. 18 from his first two. How much can Chennai get?

15.1

Yadav to Hussey, no run, immediately down the pitch and wants to cut it away, misses it, was looking to get it through the point region there

15.2

Yadav to Hussey, 1 run, a slower one that does not bounce, he is able to pat it to the leg side where the bowler has to rush across and field

15.3

Yadav to Dhoni, 2 runs, full, fast and on his pads, tries to crack it over the leg side but does not get too much power on it, which is also why they are able to get back for the second

15.4

Yadav to Dhoni, 1 run, and now he cracks it through the covers for a single, it was a very full ball but straight to the fielder

15.5

Yadav to Hussey, 1 run, very full from Yadav and pushed to the off side for a single to bring up his 50, good dependable batting and I continue to wonder why was he dropped last game

15.6

Yadav to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dropped at long-off! unleashes a hard stroke there Dhoni and it's dropped by Ajit Agarkar at long-off! it was full and he wanted to go over the fielder but does not get any elevation, goes flat at him

End of over 16 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 123/2 (RR: 7.68)
MS Dhoni    19* (10b 2x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-25-0
MEK Hussey    50* (41b 3x4 2x6)      S Nadeem    3-0-22-0

vibhash: "Don't think I have ever seen agarkar dropping a catch. But then, I don't think I have seen him going for only 19 in 3 overs too!!"

Time-out time.

16.1

Pathan to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump and he wants to crash it through the covers, this is not as quick as the previous over and he looks to have played his shot early

16.2

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, fuller and driven down the ground for a single to long-on

16.3

Pathan to Dhoni, 1 run, again not too quick and Dhoni was shaping up to play it over mid-wicket from the back foot, he does not get too much bat on it, rolls over to long-on

16.4

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, full from Pathan and slogged away to deep mid-wicket for a single

Rakesh: "I have a feeling that Mike Hussy would be re-called from his retirement for the Ashes after such strong performances." How much would they love to have him back.

16.5

Pathan to Dhoni, 1 run, wider from Pathan, on a good length too and Dhoni drives it to long-off for a single

16.6

Pathan to Hussey, FOUR, and what a shot to round off what's been a good over! it was fuller from the bowler and he goes down the ground, straight back and over his head for a four

End of over 17 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 131/2 (RR: 7.70)
MEK Hussey    56* (45b 4x4 2x6)      IK Pathan    4-0-30-1
MS Dhoni    21* (12b 2x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-25-0

17.1

Morkel to Dhoni, SIX, very full and very straight and that's muscled over the boundary for a six! It's Dhoni time this...

17.2

Morkel to Dhoni, FOUR, and he's gone leg side and it bounces once and goes to the fence for a four! what a shot, slogged away to the deep square-leg region for a four

17.3

Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, shortens his length this time and Dhoni pulls out of a 'smash' and instead pushes it to the off side for a single

17.4

Morkel to Hussey, no run, wide outside the off stump but not wide enough, it was a full-toss and Hussey does not get close enough to it

17.5

Morkel to Hussey, FOUR, not a good ball, full-toss, outside the off and Hussey just needed an outside edge to get it to the fence, into the 60s now

17.6

Morkel to Hussey, FOUR, and this is an excellent shot, full-toss again with Hussey on strike and he calmly plays it over the bowler's head and for a four

End of over 18 (19 runs) Chennai Super Kings 150/2 (RR: 8.33)
MEK Hussey    64* (48b 6x4 2x6)      M Morkel    4-0-42-1
MS Dhoni    32* (15b 3x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    4-0-30-1

18.1

Agarkar to Dhoni, no run, inside edge and it bounces and rolls over to the keeper, he was looking to hit it hard but it did not even arrive

18.2

Agarkar to Dhoni, 1 run, again looks to slog it away but gets an inside edge that goes to the square-leg fielder who has a shy at Dhonis end, misses

18.3

Agarkar to Hussey, 1 run, a very slow ball and he was looking to slog it away but does not get it off the middle of the bat, to the fielder

18.4

Agarkar to Dhoni, 2 runs, full-toss and he swings his bat away, Dhoni thinks he has hit it well enough to get it to the fence but Mendis fields very well at long-on, restricts him to two

18.5

Agarkar to Dhoni, 1 wide, wide this time, on the off side, and did I spot some swing away from the bat, one way or the other it's very wide

18.5

Agarkar to Dhoni, FOUR, and this time he gets that four over the bowler's head, was a full-toss and he whips it over for a four, was a low full-toss too so a good shot in the end!

18.6

Agarkar to Dhoni, 1 run, wants to smash it over mid-wicket but plays the shot early, the ball runs over to mid-wicket for a single

End of over 19 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 160/2 (RR: 8.42)
MS Dhoni    40* (20b 4x4 1x6)      AB Agarkar    4-0-29-0
MEK Hussey    65* (49b 6x4 2x6)      M Morkel    4-0-42-1

Yadav comes in now.

19.1

Yadav to Dhoni, FOUR, a very full ball and he unleashes the Helicopter! He saw that the fielder was at long-on, straighter than normal and he flicks it with a lot of power to the right of the fielder, Warner, who dives but to no avail

19.2

Yadav to Dhoni, no run, and this is a dot this time, was looking to go over the bowler's head but the short of length delivery beats him this time

19.3

Yadav to Dhoni, OUT, gone, caught at deep square-leg and that ends an excellent innings! he was looking to slog it away and does not hit the middle of the bat here, gets it straight to the fielder there who runs around to catch it

MS Dhoni c Mendis b Yadav 44 (35m 23b 5x4 1x6) SR: 191.30

19.4

Yadav to Hussey, 1 leg bye, on his pads and he looks to pull it away, gets hit on his pads, just for a single to the leg side

19.5

Yadav to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side and it's a wide this, was a slower one and he was on his back foot, wanted to flick it away but missed

19.5

Yadav to Bravo, 2 runs, another slower one and this time gets the bat on it, pulled away to the deep region, gets a single and then a misfield allows him to come back for the second

19.6

Yadav to Bravo, 1 run, OUT, slower one and he's run-out this time last ball. it was hit away to the leg side but not off the middle, wanted to get back for the second but he's not quick enough to get back

DJ Bravo run out 3 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

If one were to believe Mahela Jayawardene, this is a par score, chasing 170 will be difficult for the Daredevils given that their batting hasn't clicked so far. But then, there's always a first time. Hussey, in his post-innings comments says that the pitch may have slowed down a tad but the outfield is rather quick.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 169/4
     UT Yadav    4-0-33-1
MEK Hussey    65* (50b 6x4 2x6)      AB Agarkar    4-0-29-0
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Mohit Sharma delivers the ball, Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, Delhi, April 18, 2013

Mohit Sharma delivers the ball

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Suresh Raina and Mohit Sharma celebrate a wicket

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