Indian Premier League, 24th match: Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings at Delhi, Apr 18, 2013
Chennai Super Kings won by 86 runs
18 April 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Warner and Sehwag with the bat, Morkel with the ball.

0.1

Morkel to Warner, no run, fuller on the off stump, driven to the extra-cover but to the fielder

0.2

Morkel to Warner, no run, what a delivery, it was shorter in length and for some time it just didn't arrive, the lack of pace and the extra bounce had Warner fending it off, falls short of the square-leg fielder

0.3

Morkel to Warner, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven through the covers for a single, bit of a misfield I think

0.4

Morkel to Sehwag, 1 wide, down the leg side and a wide, it was short of a length and he looks to flick it away but gets no bat on it

0.4

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, fullish from Morkel, Sehwag drives it down to the mid-on, Bravo's there to field it

0.5

Morkel to Sehwag, SIX, and wow, that's a free swing on the leg side, goes all the way for the six! it was fuller on his pads and Sehwag gets it right off the middle of the bat to get him the maximum

Hesham: "Warner has been in India for close to three months now and he has not won a single match, both for Australia and Delh"

0.6

Morkel to Sehwag, 1 run, short of length immediately, gets an inside edge and it rolls over to the leg side for a single, Taufel in the comms box picks that inside edge immediately

End of over 1 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 9/0 (161 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 8.47)

    • V Sehwag 7 (3b 1x6)
    • DA Warner 1 (3b)
    • JA Morkel 1-0-9-0
1.1

Sharma to Sehwag, 1 wide, not a good start there from Mohit Shrma, it was down the leg side and Sehwag wanted to flick it at first, wouldn't have got any close to the ball anyway!

1.1

Sharma to Sehwag, no run, this time he gets it right at 130.4 km/hr, on the off stump, marginal swing away and defended to the off side

1.2

Sharma to Sehwag, 1 run, short of length and tapped to the off side, fielded at the covers, or should have fielded but a bit of a misfield allows them a run

1.3

Sharma to Warner, OUT, bowled him, inside edge and that's sent the stumps down! it was shorter in length and Warner wanted to cut it away, gets it very low on his bat and the inside edge sends the timber down

DA Warner b Sharma 1 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Juneja at three

1.4

Sharma to Juneja, no run, short of length and defended stoutly to the off side, not for a run through

1.5

Sharma to Juneja, 2 runs, short of length outside the off stump and Juneja has been able to punch it through the covers, there was a bit of a hand there from one of the fielders in the covers, gets a couple of runs

1.6

Sharma to Juneja, OUT, gone, given, lbw! that's wicket number two for Mohit, and it's Juneja's turn this time, it was jagging back into the bat, hits his pads and the umpire, after some thought gives it out, looked like it was a tad high and going down

MC Juneja lbw b Sharma 2 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 2 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 13/2 (157 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 8.72)

    • V Sehwag 8 (5b 1x6)
    • MM Sharma 1-0-4-2
    • JA Morkel 1-0-9-0
2.1

Morris to Sehwag, 1 wide, down the leg side and another wide, attempting to cramp him for room there

2.1

Morris to Sehwag, no run, wow, what a bouncer, Sehwag was looking to duck but it went too quickly there

2.2

Morris to Sehwag, no run, short of length yet again, and but inside edged it, not getting the timing there

2.3

Morris to Sehwag, 2 runs, flicked away to the leg side for a couple of runs, that's much better from Sehwag there

2.4

Morris to Sehwag, 2 runs, and another inside edge there, for a couple of runs to the leg side, he was looking to drive it through the covers but gets it away to fine-leg

2.5

Morris to Sehwag, no run, and was looking to play that shot that earned him the six, misses and it hit on his pads, was way down the leg side

2.6

Morris to Sehwag, FOUR, not too well-timed but enough to get him a four, he was trying to hit it over the mid-on fielder but gets it over mid-wicket, the results counts in the end!

End of over 3 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 22/2 (148 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 8.70)

    • V Sehwag 16 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (0b)
    • CH Morris 1-0-9-0
    • MM Sharma 1-0-4-2
3.1

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, fuller on the off stump line and that's very well defended to the off side

3.2

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, 131 km/hr on the off stump, tapped to the off side but again does not pierce the field and it's a dot

3.3

Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, not that he's bowling very quick but it's a slower one here, 111/9 km/hr, pushes it to the off side and to the fielder

3.4

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 wide, and a bouncer, wide called but some effort from someone who does not look very threatening, it goes way over his head

3.4

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller and this is slightly within the stumps, flicks it away to wide mid-on for a single

praneeth: "Very poor umpiring this season from so called great umpires.. measures should be taken for these mistakes.. their decisions are changing game result"

Gmale: "very well defended to the off side???? - what are we playing timeless test or T20? oh i see its Mahela...my bad" Give him some time!

3.5

Sharma to Sehwag, 1 run, short of length but again not too much pace, Sehwag was looking to play the upper cut but the lack of pace does not allow Sehwag to play that too well, falls just short of the third-man fielder

3.6

Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven back to the bowler, Mohit was looking to field it but isn't able to get down and its fielder by mid-off

End of over 4 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 26/2 (144 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 9.00)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 2 (5b)
    • V Sehwag 17 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • MM Sharma 2-0-8-2
    • CH Morris 1-0-9-0
4.1

Morris to Jayawardene, no run, short of length from Morris and its at decent pace, MJ taps it to the off side, Sehwag doesn't want a quick single there

4.2

Morris to Jayawardene, no run, good bounce and he was trying to open the face of the bat through to the third-man region, misses the outside edge

4.3

Morris to Jayawardene, FOUR, short of length and swivelled away while pulling it to long-leg for a four! they needed that to get going!

4.4

Morris to Jayawardene, no run, whoa, that's a big appeal for a caught behind from both the bowler and the wicket-keeper, there seemed to be a bit of a nick there but cannot be sure. The ump says not-out

4.5

Morris to Jayawardene, no run, and now he defends it on the off side, not for a run

4.6

Morris to Jayawardene, OUT, and now he's given out, lbw! he was trying to flick it over the leg side but misses it and it raps him in front, the umpire raise his finger this time and the captain's not too happy there!

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Morris 6 (13m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

End of over 5 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 30/3 (140 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 9.33)

    • V Sehwag 17 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • CH Morris 2-0-13-1
    • MM Sharma 2-0-8-2

Mendis comes in at five.

5.1

Sharma to Sehwag, OUT, short of length and Sehwag's holed out! it was a ball to play that shot but he does not play that too well, hits it high on the bat and it's gone and straight into the hands of the deep square-leg fielder there, four down for barely anything

V Sehwag c Hussey b Sharma 17 (27m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 130.76

5.2

Sharma to Jadhav, no run, on a good length and he is looking to defend it on the front foot, not for runs

5.3

Sharma to Jadhav, no run, another one on the off stump line and defended well to the off side, in other news the required rate's almost crept up to 10

Vikrant Saraswat: "@the captain's not too happy there!..When was the last time you saw a batsmen walking back happily?" Raina walked happily today.

5.4

Sharma to Jadhav, 1 run, a very slow ball, 105.2 km/hr and he was looking to smack it away but needed to control it in the end, played it away to third-man for a single

5.5

Sharma to Mendis, no run, outside the off stump from round the stumps and he shoulders arms, lets it go through to the keeper

5.6

Sharma to Mendis, 1 run, almost a catch! he was looking to pull it away but falls just short of the mid-wicket fielder there and they are able to go through for a single

End of over 6 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 32/4 (138 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 9.85)

    • BMAJ Mendis 1 (2b)
    • KM Jadhav 1 (3b)
    • MM Sharma 3-0-10-3
    • CH Morris 2-0-13-1
6.1

Morkel to Mendis, no run, very full from Morkel and dug it out to Jadeja at the point region

That Jadeja near-catch, was not actually falling short, he got a hand to that on the full I think but it slipped away.

6.2

Morkel to Mendis, no run, short of length and he looks to open the face of the bat to get it to third-man, fielded at point

6.3

Morkel to Mendis, 1 run, slower ball from Morkel and it's paddled away to fine-leg by Mendis for a single

6.4

Morkel to Jadhav, 1 run, on a length on the off stump and he pats it away to the off side for a single

6.5

Morkel to Mendis, no run, very close to the stumps, on the off and he is only able to tap it away to the point region

6.6

Morkel to Mendis, 1 run, flicked away, was on the middle and fuller and gets it away to deep square-leg for a run

End of over 7 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 35/4 (135 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 10.38)

    • BMAJ Mendis 3 (7b)
    • KM Jadhav 2 (4b)
    • JA Morkel 2-0-12-0
    • MM Sharma 3-0-10-3

Bravo comes in now.

Mukund Narayan: "Who is Mendis ? A batsman, bowler, fielder ?" For Sri Lanka he does it all. I am not sure what DD consider him to be.

7.1

Bravo to Mendis, 1 run, short of length from round the stumps and he was looking to pull it away, gets bit of a glove down to fine-leg for a single

7.2

Bravo to Jadhav, 1 run, short of length, slower and was trying to cut it through the in-field, gets a hand at point that slows it down en route to third-man

7.3

Bravo to Mendis, no run, goes down the pitch and wants to smash it back, gets it very low on his bat and it's athletically fielded by Bravo

7.4

Bravo to Mendis, 1 run, outside the off and he's cut it away to the third-man region for a single

7.5

Bravo to Jadhav, FOUR, on a length and on the off stump and that's one of the shots of the game, he just pushed it to the leg side and at one stage it looked it would be a couple...not too long after that, it rolled over the fence!

7.6

Bravo to Jadhav, 1 run, slower one from the bowler and turns it down to fine-leg for a single

End of over 8 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 43/4 (127 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.37, RRR: 10.58)

    • KM Jadhav 8 (7b 1x4)
    • BMAJ Mendis 5 (10b)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-8-0
    • JA Morkel 2-0-12-0

Priyanka: "I think Sir Ravindra Jadeja jokes are soon going to be passe...the rare possibility of DD winning a match this season will be the new trend!" Ravindra Jadeja comes along.

8.1

Jadeja to Jadhav, 1 run, fuller on the middle and driven through mid-wicket for a single

8.2

Jadeja to Mendis, 1 run, shorter in length this time and it's flicked away to the leg side for a single

8.3

Jadeja to Jadhav, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and it's rolled over to fine third-man, Ashwin moves around quickly and fields well

8.4

Jadeja to Mendis, no run, shorter and wants to pull it away, but it's a tad slower too so nothing on the bat

8.5

Jadeja to Mendis, 1 run, played away to the leg side and this time he gets a single

8.6

Jadeja to Jadhav, 2 runs, goes down the track and very casually flicks it away to the leg side, they run hard and come back for the second

End of over 9 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 49/4 (121 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.44, RRR: 11.00)

    • KM Jadhav 12 (10b 1x4)
    • BMAJ Mendis 7 (13b)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-6-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-8-0

R Ashwin comes in now.

9.1

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, round the stumps, gets his pad out and sweeps it down to square-leg for a singe

9.2

Ashwin to Jadhav, no run, straighter one and he looks to open his bat but gets it down to short third-man

9.3

Ashwin to Jadhav, 2 runs, swept away to the fine-leg and it's fielded well there, rolls over and throws the ball back to the other fielder running across

9.4

Ashwin to Jadhav, 1 run, shorter one and cut away to the deep point region for a single

9.5

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, slower from Ashwin and he was very early into his sweep, is still able to get it away to the leg side for a run

9.6

Ashwin to Jadhav, FOUR, a boundary to round things off, was very short from Ashwin and he's able to rock back and pull it over the mid-wicket area for a four!

End of over 10 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 58/4 (112 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.80, RRR: 11.20)

    • KM Jadhav 19 (14b 2x4)
    • BMAJ Mendis 9 (15b)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-9-0
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-6-0

Satish: "@Priyanka - We will have to wait for DD to lock horns with PWI to make that rare possibility come true, what a contest that would be !!!"

10.1

Jadeja to Mendis, 2 runs, quicker on his pads and flicked it away to the leg side, taps it gently actually and gets back for the second one too

10.2

Jadeja to Mendis, 1 run, OUT, gone, run-out, what a way to get out! shorter this time and he's able to flick it away to the deep region, Jadhav is very slow and does not want the second, Mendis wants it all the time and he is halfway through back when he realises that the partner's responding, wants to get back but he slips, and is easily run-out!

BMAJ Mendis run out 12 (26m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

10.3

Jadeja to Jadhav, 1 run, shorter and cut away to the deep point for a single

10.4

Jadeja to Pathan, no run, on his pads and flicked away to the leg side for a single

10.5

Jadeja to Pathan, no run, he was trying to play a funny little slog there but misses it quite comfortably there

10.6

Jadeja to Pathan, no run, quicker, flatter and a bit of turn for him, hits him on his pads, Jadeja is the only one appealing

End of over 11 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 62/5 (108 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.63, RRR: 12.00)

    • IK Pathan 0 (3b)
    • KM Jadhav 20 (15b 2x4)
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-10-0
    • R Ashwin 1-0-9-0
11.1

Ashwin to Jadhav, 1 run, fuller and on the middle, driven down to the leg side for a single

11.2

Ashwin to Pathan, 1 run, fuller from the bowler and Pathan's on the front foot, tapped gently to the leg side for a single

11.3

Ashwin to Jadhav, 1 run, fullish from Ashwin and flicks it to the leg side for a single

11.4

Ashwin to Pathan, 1 run, very short from Ashwin this time and he is looking to pull it away, the pace seems to have died down and the shot trickles away to the leg side

11.5

Ashwin to Jadhav, no run, fuller then from Ashwin, almost yorks the batsman, who digs it back to the bowler

11.6

Ashwin to Jadhav, 1 run, skips down the pitch this time and hits it over to mid-wicket for a single

End of over 12 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 67/5 (103 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.58, RRR: 12.87)

    • KM Jadhav 23 (19b 2x4)
    • IK Pathan 2 (5b)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-14-0
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-10-0
12.1

Jadeja to Jadhav, 1 run, short of length and cut away to the off side, fielded well by Ashwin

12.2

Jadeja to Pathan, OUT, down the track and caught! he was looking to hit it with the spin, get it over long-on, but does not get it from the middle of the bat, caught very easily by Bravo, who does his little jig after holding on to that

IK Pathan c Bravo b Jadeja 2 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Ajit Agarkar to face Jadeja. Any takers for this?

12.3

Jadeja to Agarkar, no run, fuller from Jadeja and Agarkar drives it down, back to the bowler

12.4

Jadeja to Agarkar, 1 run, shorter this time, anticipating him to come down again but he pulls it from his back foot and gets a run

12.5

Jadeja to Jadhav, 1 run, very short from Jadeja, turns away as well, cut away to deep point for a single

12.6

Jadeja to Agarkar, 1 run, fuliish there and tapped gently down the ground for a single

End of over 13 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 71/6 (99 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.46, RRR: 14.14)

    • AB Agarkar 2 (3b)
    • KM Jadhav 25 (21b 2x4)
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-14-1
    • R Ashwin 2-0-14-0
13.1

Ashwin to Agarkar, no run, shorter, offie, quicker too and he was trying to pull it away, misses

13.2

Ashwin to Agarkar, 1 run, cuts it away to the off side for a single

13.3

Ashwin to Jadhav, 1 run, fuller from Ashwin and drilled down to mid-wicket for a single

13.4

Ashwin to Agarkar, no run, tries to give it fair thwack there but the ball does not quite arrive, on the bounce to the fielder

13.5

Ashwin to Agarkar, OUT, and now he's gone, caught by Bravo again! fuller from Ashwin, gets it quite close to the ball and the shot over the in-field goes straight to the fielder at long-on, easily taken

AB Agarkar c Bravo b Ashwin 3 (3m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

13.6

Ashwin to Jadhav, no run, on the pads and he was trying to tap it to the leg side, gets hit on the pads but it's going down

End of over 14 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 73/7 (97 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.21, RRR: 16.16)

    • KM Jadhav 26 (23b 2x4)
    • M Morkel 0 (0b)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-16-1
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-14-1
14.1

Jadeja to Morkel, 1 run, pushed down the ground for a single to get off the mark

14.2

Jadeja to Jadhav, FOUR, quicker, flatter and for a change he's able to cut it away hard enough to beat the in-field and for a four! that run-out aside he's done well agan

14.3

Jadeja to Jadhav, no run, on the front foot and defended it back to the bowler

14.4

Jadeja to Jadhav, 1 run, played away to the leg side for a single there, goes to mid-wicket

14.5

Jadeja to Morkel, 1 run, flatter, fuller and on the leg stump, tapped away to the deep square-leg for a single

14.6

Jadeja to Jadhav, no run, tries to cut it away, gets bit of an edge and it rolls away to the short third-man

End of over 15 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 80/7 (90 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.33, RRR: 18.00)

    • KM Jadhav 31 (27b 3x4)
    • M Morkel 2 (2b)
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-21-1
    • R Ashwin 3-0-16-1

Srinivas Goud: "Sometimes I waited yawning on 4th or 5th day of test match to get over for a boring draw. Didn't think I will b seeing similar situation in an IPL T20 as well." The early wickets took the sting out of the game.

15.1

Ashwin to Morkel, no run, slower and shorter, wanted to cut it away, gets it to the off side

15.2

Ashwin to Morkel, OUT, bowled him, was looking to hoick it away but misses, that has taken timber along its way, end of the eighth wicket

M Morkel b Ashwin 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

15.3

Ashwin to Nadeem, no run, shorter from Ashwin and tapped to the off side by Nadeem

15.4

Ashwin to Nadeem, 2 runs, fuller and was that a drop? he tries to drill it through the covers but the outside edge edge flies to the right of the slip fielder Raina, gets some hand on it but it's too quick for him

15.5

Ashwin to Nadeem, no run, fullish again and driven to the off side where the short cover fielder runs across to field

15.6

Ashwin to Nadeem, no run, was going back to cut it but gets nowhere close to doing that

End of over 16 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 82/8 (88 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.12, RRR: 22.00)

    • S Nadeem 2 (4b)
    • KM Jadhav 31 (27b 3x4)
    • R Ashwin 4-0-18-2
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-21-1
16.1

Morkel to Jadhav, OUT, short, wide and cut hard, but tell you what, it's been cut straight to the fielder there at point and Bravo takes a very simple catch

KM Jadhav c Bravo b Morkel 31 (46m 28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 110.71

Yadav's the last man.

16.2

Morkel to Yadav, no run, full from Morkel and on the off stump, Yadav pats it to the off side

16.3

Morkel to Yadav, 1 run, length ball this time and it's pushed to the off side, they rush across for a quick single too

16.4

Morkel to Nadeem, no run, it is on a length and on the off stump, he punches it on the rise but it does not go away too far

16.5

Morkel to Nadeem, no run, was looking to move around in the crease and get it over short fine-leg, Morkel saw that and changed the pace well, hits his pads

16.6

Morkel to Nadeem, no run, fullish from the bowler and he can only drive it to mid-off

End of over 17 (1 run) Delhi Daredevils 83/9 (87 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.88, RRR: 29.00)

    • S Nadeem 2 (7b)
    • UT Yadav 1 (2b)
    • JA Morkel 3-0-13-1
    • R Ashwin 4-0-18-2
17.1

Bravo to Yadav, no run, slower one from round the stumps and that's defended off the back foot, back to the bowler

17.2

Bravo to Yadav, no run, very full this time but the flick shot does not come off from Yadav, gets hit on his pads

17.3

Bravo to Yadav, OUT, hits it straight to the fielder at long-on to end what has been a depressing innings to watch. it was fuller, was slower too and he tries to repeat what his top-order did, hit over the fielder but much like the top-order, the ball goes straight to the fielder

UT Yadav c Raina b Bravo 1 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

That's that then from me, thank you for all your comments and feedback! Will be back tomorrow for the Hyderabad v Punjab game, ciao and have a very good night (or day!)

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Presentation

Mahela Jayawardene: Couple of days now, keep it simple, let players think of what went wrong. No shouting or anger from me, I am diplomatic, I will keep it that way. Hard to explain, everyone has to lift their game and create situations from where we can win matches. We have had enough chats and the boys are professional enough to realise what's expected out of them.

MS Dhoni: 170 was not on the cards, wasn't that kind of a wicket, Hussey got off to a start and it was important to capitalise. Look at the number of overs to decide who bats where, we also look at the bowlers and their overs remaining. You got to used to the pace of the wicket, did not think it was a fast wicket, at Chennai it's difficult to hit it so important to give yourself a few deliveries. We have lost a few games but it's good to get the perfect combination by the end. Quite a few came in the yellow tees and got a lot of support and fans help you when you are not going through a great time.

Michael Hussey, man of the match: I think opening's a very good place to bat, enjoying batting here. I don't think we have a clear defined role for me, it's about assessing the pitch quickly and along with the others, try and get going. Good to receive the sixes award too.

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Joel Muthuraj: "Wait....Bravo gets Rs.1 lakh for his dance moves??? Damn, why did I chose to be a software engineer???!!!!"

HillSideMoon: "With 6 out of 6 gone, DD will have more important role to play with in IPL6. Thats to detain any of the team from play-off when it is necessary for that team to win."

Subramanian Venkatraman: "It is something unique in world sports events that foreign players get such standing ovation from the locals even when their own players are put down without any mercy!"

vishal: "Its time IPL should have multiple leagues, so that teams can be relegated"

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Lowest score in IPL 2013, 83 all out beats 92 all out that happened last night. I hope we have something better tomorrow.

Michael Hussey batted through the innings to lay a good foundation and in the process was helped by first Suresh Raina and then MS Dhoni. Dhoni's was a whirlwind of an innings that saw Chennai pushed to 169 in their 20 overs.

Mohit Sharma then picked up three early wickets to peg the Daredevils back and from then on there was no looking back. The middle-order offered no resistance bar Kedar Jadhav and there was a capitulation. Six losses in a row for Delhi. Either they turn things around miraculously or they run the risk of finishing at the bottom. 10 more games remain for Delhi and stranger things have happened in this sport.

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