Indian Premier League - 64th match

Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils

Chennai Super Kings won by 33 runs

"You said "Mumbai Indians, Chennai Indians and Rajasthan Royals are all at 20 points" Its not Chennai Indians its Chennai Super Kings." Naga Praveen Thota, how can anyone remember all these names? I plead guilty, but I will never be surprised if anyone mixes names up. All you IPL fans can get together here, and crib about my mistakes. Meanwhile, Hussey is ready, and doesn't make nearly as many mistakes as I do

7.50pm Okay before we go further. Three teams have made it into the playoffs thanks to Royal Challengers Bangalore's loss earlier. Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are all at 20 points, and no more than one other team can reach 20. However, the fight is still on for the top two slots because that gives them two semi-finals, if you will

Toss MS spins it, MS wins it. Chennai opt to bat. "Looks a bit dry, doesn't it?" asks Morrision. "Frankly, I don't know," replies Dhoni.

Chennai have made at least one change, Albie Morkel comes in for Chris Morris.

Arghadeep Biswas: "Wonder why the DareDevils haven't played Andre Russell at all. Clearly the existing set of foreign players have not yielded desired results. Surely an explosive all-rounder won't do them any harm. As it is the West Indians are having a gala time in the IPL. Gayle, Pollard, Bravo, Narine....." Check his IPL record, not the most impressive.

7.25pm Hello IPL fans, it's Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils. Chennai have already qualified for the playoff stages, and Delhi are already out of the tournament. The only thing at stake is that Chennai will now be targetting a top-two finish, which will give them two chances in the playoff stage.

0.1

Pathan to Hussey, 3 runs, on a length, on the pads, nicely clipped away past square leg

One wide slip in place

0.2

Pathan to Vijay, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover

0.3

Pathan to Vijay, no run, swinging in, beats Vijay's flick, but the ball is headed down leg

0.4

Pathan to Vijay, no run, wide half-volley, driven away nicely, but can't beat the cover-point, who is on the circle

0.5

Pathan to Vijay, 1 run, short of a length, middle and off, pushed wide of mid-on for one

0.6

Pathan to Hussey, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

0.6

Pathan to Hussey, no run, on a length, accurate, defended back to him

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

Sanyam: "@Sidharth: You guys should be expert in remembering names, considering you got Binoy George and George Binoy!"

And here is Siddarth Kaul. How do you remember the various speallings of various Sids?

1.1

Kaul to Vijay, no run, on a length, middle and off, watchfully played back

1.2

Kaul to Vijay, no run, short of a length, wide, pushed to point

1.3

Kaul to Vijay, 1 run, pushed on the up, past the diving short cover, gets a single

"Very impressed with Sidharth. He converted his mistake into an opportunity to promote the match companion ;)" Shahid, the top ad professionals in India are lucky I chose cricket journalism

1.4

Kaul to Hussey, no run, Hussey tries the pull, but the ball is not short enough and skids under the bat

1.5

Kaul to Hussey, 2 runs, bouncer, mis-hit past square leg for two

Victor: "@Sanyam, dude they already explained this, they keep mixing the guys as well. Not to mention they get confused themselves and switch roles sometimes :P"

1.6

Kaul to Hussey, 1 run, on a length, middle and leg, clipped away past square leg

End of over 2 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 9/0 (RR: 4.50)
MEK Hussey    6* (5b)      S Kaul    1-0-4-0
M Vijay    2* (7b)      IK Pathan    1-0-5-0

Swarooph: "Ha ha remember spelling of spelling LOL"

krish: "spealling? was it intentional or a mistake again?? :P"

Here is Nehra

2.1

Nehra to Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, beats the outside edge as it holds its line

2.2

Nehra to Hussey, no run, short of a length, on off, defended to cover

2.3

Nehra to Hussey, no run, short of a length, wide, cut away, but finds cover-point

2.4

Nehra to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, pushed away into the leg side

"And Shahid helps Sid again by advertising the match companion. Oh my gosh, now I'm doing the same. I see how it works." Varun, match companion is all the rage

2.5

Nehra to Vijay, no run, dropped by Jadhav. This one seams away from short of a length, takes the edge, goes low to Jadhav's right, but he is a bit lazy in going for it

2.6

Nehra to Vijay, 1 run, runs this past the keeper for a single

End of over 3 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 11/0 (RR: 3.66)
M Vijay    3* (9b)      A Nehra    1-0-2-0
MEK Hussey    7* (9b)      S Kaul    1-0-4-0

Pathan gets a change of ends

3.1

Pathan to Vijay, no run, swinging in from just short of a length, hits Vijay on the pad, but this is headed down leg

3.2

Pathan to Vijay, 1 leg bye, swinging down the leg side again, Vijay is beaten, but gets a leg-bye

Sanyam: "@Sidharth: Hehe..looks like overdose of IPL has finally got to you , time to hire a Monga Sidharth and take the job of Scorer..."

3.3

Pathan to Hussey, no run, down the wicket and has a wild heave at it, but is beaten by the away movement

3.4

Pathan to Hussey, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to point with an open face

3.5

Pathan to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey charges at Pathan again, and gets under a length ball to loft it over extra cover for four

3.6

Pathan to Hussey, FOUR, smashed down the ground. Down the wicket to Pathan again, and even though he has got too close to the ball he manages to hit it between the bowler and mid-on

End of over 4 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 20/0 (RR: 5.00)
MEK Hussey    15* (13b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-13-0
M Vijay    3* (11b)      A Nehra    1-0-2-0

Yadav into the attack

4.1

Yadav to Vijay, 2 runs, short of a length, angling in, it goes off the inside half of the bat for a couple

4.2

Yadav to Vijay, no run, going down the leg side, clips the pad on the way

4.3

Yadav to Vijay, 2 runs, worked away off the pads

4.4

Yadav to Vijay, 1 run, short of a length, wide, punched away to cover-point

4.5

Yadav to Hussey, 1 run, driven down the ground, but Warner makes a diving save at mid-off

4.6

Yadav to Vijay, FOUR, angling into the pads once too often, but this time Vijay has clipped this fine of fine leg for four

End of over 5 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 30/0 (RR: 6.00)
M Vijay    12* (16b 1x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-10-0
MEK Hussey    16* (14b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-13-0

Frank Watkins: "Match Companion -- where unwanted posts go to die.:P"

Botha into the attack

5.1

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, driven straight to mid-on but they steal a single

Sanketh: "@Siddharth.. Next when a wicket falls or a six is hit.. Here is the "Match Companion" Six or "Match Companion" Wicket :D Afterall IPl has gotten into you!"

5.2

Botha to Vijay, 1 run, slower through the air. Drops at his feet and runs

5.3

Botha to Hussey, FOUR, down the wicket, makes room, and drives it past extra cover

5.4

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, driven to long-off

5.5

Botha to Vijay, FOUR, superb shot. Charges him makes room too, takes this on the half-volley, and drives it between mid-off and extra cover

5.6

Botha to Vijay, SIX, Vijay loves the offbreaks. He charges at him again, and lofts him way over long-on fort a six

End of over 6 (17 runs) Chennai Super Kings 47/0 (RR: 7.83)
M Vijay    23* (19b 2x4 1x6)      J Botha    1-0-17-0
MEK Hussey    22* (17b 3x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-10-0

6.1

Kaul to Hussey, no run, length ball, middle and leg, gets an inside edge onto the pad

6.2

Kaul to Hussey, 1 run, length ball, middle and leg, slower ball, worked into the leg side

6.3

Kaul to Vijay, 5 wides, Kedar Jadhav is having a shocker. Wide down the leg side, and he doesn't even make an attempt to go after it

6.3

Kaul to Vijay, no run, length ball, outside off, defended

6.4

Kaul to Vijay, 2 runs, Missed run-out. Slower ball, pushed past point, he comes back for a second that he looks like he will make, but his bat gets stuck in the turf. Jadhav, though, doesn't even break the wicket and is not even awake to what has happened to Vijay's bat

6.5

Kaul to Vijay, FOUR, half-volley outside off, driven between the bowler and mid-off

6.6

Kaul to Vijay, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads, wide of deep square

End of over 7 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 61/0 (RR: 8.71)
M Vijay    31* (23b 3x4 1x6)      S Kaul    2-0-18-0
MEK Hussey    23* (19b 3x4)      J Botha    1-0-17-0

Krishna Murthy: "DD bowlers and cricinfo commentators taking some serious beating here. Looks like a high scoring match."

7.1

Nehra to Hussey, no run, length ball, into the pads, defended to midwicket

"Funny, I watch the match on TV and Cricinfo is my match companion. I go there to rant off (even though you guys ignore me), get others insights and the fun juicy tidbits and most importantly stats. So why do we need another match companion?" Jury, it is for those who watch the match through commentary and need another match companion. You are welcome here, though

7.2

Nehra to Hussey, OUT, finally the run-out. Hussey is cramped for room, the ball rolls towards point, they want a single, but Rohrer swoops in, and flicks it onto the stumps even while diving

M Vijay run out 31 (38m 23b 3x4 1x6) SR: 134.78

Shanu: "Jadhav is celebrating Kamran Akmal getting a contract!!"

Suresh Raina is the new batsman in

7.3

Nehra to Raina, no run, wide down the leg side. Not given. Seems to have touched the pad on the way

7.4

Nehra to Raina, no run, short of a length, outside off, Raina looks to punch, is beaten on the inside edge

Franklin Abraham: "Match Companion does not need more advertisments. It speaks for itself."

7.5

Nehra to Raina, 2 runs, short of a length, angling into the pads, worked away past square leg

Karn Mamgain: "Most of the DD matches have been partially high-scoring. Well, one team scores a lot."

7.6

Nehra to Raina, no run, short of a length, wide, Raina goes to punch at it, and is beaten

End of over 8 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 63/1 (RR: 7.87)
SK Raina    2* (4b)      A Nehra    2-0-4-0
MEK Hussey    23* (21b 3x4)      S Kaul    2-0-18-0

8.1

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to deep cover

8.2

Botha to Raina, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched to long-off

8.3

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to deep cover

8.4

Botha to Raina, 1 run, into the pads, worked away for one

8.5

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, sweeps away from in front of off, the ball goes off the inside half of the bat

"What is a match companion?" Bishal, here is your here

8.6

Botha to Raina, 1 wide, Botha seems to be struggling with the dew here. Down leg this goes

8.6

Botha to Raina, no run, short of a length, punched straight to straight cover

End of over 9 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 69/1 (RR: 7.66)
SK Raina    4* (7b)      J Botha    2-0-23-0
MEK Hussey    26* (24b 3x4)      A Nehra    2-0-4-0

9.1

Yadav to Hussey, no run, Finally Jadhav catches one, and appeals, but Hussey hasn't edged this one

9.2

Yadav to Hussey, OUT, sharp bouncer. Hussey is late into the pull, top-edges this from shoulder high, lobs this over short fine leg. Sehwag goes back to catch it

MEK Hussey c Sehwag b Yadav 26 (48m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

9.3

Yadav to Raina, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dabbed away to third man

MS Dhoni to face now

9.4

Yadav to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, gets it to rise towards the chest. Dhoni is on his toes to fend

9.5

Yadav to Dhoni, no run, on a length, on off, Dhoni defends off the back foot

9.6

Yadav to Dhoni, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket

End of over 10 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 71/2 (RR: 7.10)
MS Dhoni    1* (3b)      UT Yadav    2-0-12-1
SK Raina    5* (8b)      J Botha    2-0-23-0

"@Sid: "here is your here".. you are on fire today :-)" Sudhir Jangia, you know I meant "here is your answer"

Here is Roelof van der Merwe

10.1

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed past cover

"@Sidharth, I am not counting but you have now provided link to that-which-shall-not-be-named more often than TV comms exclaiming about Rohit Sharma's 'talent' in an IPL innings!" Victor, you can't deny either of them. They are irresistible forces of nature

10.2

van der Merwe to Raina, no run, fired across him, beats the outside edge on the dab

10.3

van der Merwe to Raina, 2 runs, down the wicket to push at it. Gets a single to Irfan, but the overthrow gets them a second too

10.4

van der Merwe to Raina, OUT, soft dismissal. Drives straight into extra cover's lap. Delhi must be telling Irfan Pathan, "What an idea sirji." But for Irfan's overthrow Raina wouldn't even be facing this delivery

SK Raina c Warner b van der Merwe 7 (16m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

Jadeja is the new batsman

10.5

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length, middle and off, worked to leg for one

10.6

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 2 runs, full, middle and leg, pushed into the leg side, between deep midwicket and deep square leg. Comes back for the second

End of over 11 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 77/3 (RR: 7.00)
MS Dhoni    4* (5b)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-6-1
RA Jadeja    1* (1b)      UT Yadav    2-0-12-1

11.1

Pathan to Jadeja, 2 runs, short, wide, asking to be hit. he hits, wide of deep cover for two

11.2

Pathan to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, worked away for one

11.3

Pathan to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length, wide, punched away to deep cover

11.4

Pathan to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched down to long-on

11.5

Pathan to Dhoni, SIX, six time. On a length, on off, he just stands tall with his front leg slightly open and lofts this over long-on

Virat Mishra: "Hey Sid, you are cracking such childish jokes that even Raina's nephew won't laugh at it.. :-)"

11.6

Pathan to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone. In between Dhoni is practising for South Africa later this year

End of over 12 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 88/3 (RR: 7.33)
MS Dhoni    11* (8b 1x6)      IK Pathan    3-0-24-0
RA Jadeja    5* (4b)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-6-1

12.1

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked away for one

Jury: "Maybe if you change the color scheme of Match Companion from SRH to MI, the hidden potential will be tapped in."

12.2

van der Merwe to Dhoni, no run, on a length, defended off the back foot

12.3

van der Merwe to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, on off, defended back to him

12.4

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed to deep midwicket for one

12.5

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, down the wicket, Jadeja mis-hits this towards long-off

12.6

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to long-on

End of over 13 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 92/3 (RR: 7.07)
MS Dhoni    13* (12b 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-10-1
RA Jadeja    7* (6b)      IK Pathan    3-0-24-0

Here's Sid Kaul

13.1

Kaul to Dhoni, no run, slower short ball, Dhoni is early into the pull, and is hit on the glove

13.2

Kaul to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover

13.3

Kaul to Jadeja, 1 run, slower ball, dabbed away to third man for one

13.4

Kaul to Dhoni, 1 run, return catch dropped. Another slower ball, wide outside off, it comes back off the toe end, boot high, but it has come considerably slower than he expects it to. It dips on him too

13.5

Kaul to Jadeja, FOUR, straight drive from Jadeja, lofted straight of long-on

13.6

Kaul to Jadeja, 1 run, slower ball, on a off, opens the face to guide it to third man

Time for timeout

End of over 14 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 100/3 (RR: 7.14)
RA Jadeja    13* (9b 1x4)      S Kaul    3-0-26-0
MS Dhoni    15* (15b 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-10-1

14.1

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 wide, wide outside leg

14.1

van der Merwe to Jadeja, FOUR, another wide down the leg side, but this time Jadeja uses the pace of the quick delivery and sweeps it wide of short fine leg

14.2

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long-off

14.3

van der Merwe to Dhoni, no run, quick, on a length, on off, pushed to cover

14.4

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, full, too full, Dhoni can't get under this attempted loft, and gets a single to long-on along the ground

14.5

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, tossed up, on off, drilled to long-on for one

14.6

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed past cover for one

End of over 15 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 109/3 (RR: 7.26)
MS Dhoni    17* (18b 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-19-1
RA Jadeja    19* (12b 2x4)      S Kaul    3-0-26-0

The parsimonious Nehra comes back

15.1

Nehra to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, on a length, pitched outside leg, beats his loft. Goes for a leg-bye

15.2

Nehra to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length, wide, cut away to third man for one

15.3

Nehra to Dhoni, SIX, slower ball, on a length, Dhoni gets under it, and sends it sailing over cow corner

"Cricinfo should run a poll to pick the best, famous and articulate text commentator. My vote is for you Sid. You may then get the CricInfo People choice award :)" Mani, why only People Choice award?

15.4

Nehra to Dhoni, FOUR, short of a length, outisde off, he knows the third man is up, and he has late-cut this past that man

15.5

Nehra to Dhoni, 2 runs, yorker, middle and leg, pushed towards long-on, with soft hands, and he rushes back for two

15.6

Nehra to Dhoni, 2 runs, short of a length, on the pads, dropped into the leg side, and once again wills that one into becoming two

End of over 16 (16 runs) Chennai Super Kings 125/3 (RR: 7.81)
MS Dhoni    31* (23b 1x4 2x6)      A Nehra    3-0-19-0
RA Jadeja    20* (13b 2x4)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-19-1

Ben: "Parsimonious Nehra ...mmmm"

16.1

Yadav to Jadeja, 2 runs, on a length, driven with an open face, past point, and without slipping while turning around he gets a second

16.2

Yadav to Jadeja, 1 run, on a length, on the pads, clipped away

Peanut Bitter: "Nehra, the parsimonious. Oh Lord, forgive and forget."

16.3

Yadav to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss, on off, pushed to extra cover for one

16.4

Yadav to Jadeja, 1 run, yorker, middle and leg, dug out towards cover for one

16.5

Yadav to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball, short of a length, punched to extra cover

16.6

Yadav to Jadeja, OUT, that's through before his bat comes down. Full at 140ks, Jadeja slogs, is beaten by pace, and the off stump takes a beating

RA Jadeja b Yadav 24 (29m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 141.17

End of over 17 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 131/4 (RR: 7.70)
     UT Yadav    3-0-18-2
MS Dhoni    33* (25b 1x4 2x6)      A Nehra    3-0-19-0

Ruchit V: "@Sid, to be very honest, that is what you can win. Cause basically you should be posting comments about the match, not match companion and spelling mistakes..."

17.1

Kaul to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length, Dhoni pulls, doesn't get all of it, but the ball bounces in front of deep midwicket

17.2

Kaul to Bravo, no run, slower ball, short of a length, pushed straight to extra cover

17.3

Kaul to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo walks down, pulls, but doesn't connect well. Gets a single to midwicket

17.4

Kaul to Dhoni, SIX, new balls please. Slower ball, on a length, outside off, Dhoni has dismissed this out of his presence, and over the roof. Down long-on

17.5

Kaul to Dhoni, 1 run, short, pulled away to deep midwicket for one

Jury: "Standards umpiring are so poor this IPL. Can't believe the umpire gave Jadeja out."

17.6

Kaul to Bravo, 2 runs, slower ball, outside off, driven over point, gets a couple

End of over 18 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 142/4 (RR: 7.88)
DJ Bravo    3* (3b)      S Kaul    4-0-37-0
MS Dhoni    41* (28b 1x4 3x6)      UT Yadav    3-0-18-2

18.1

Nehra to Dhoni, SIX, Nehra misses the yorker. Bowls a low full toss. Dhoni crashes this over long-on

18.2

Nehra to Dhoni, FOUR, another yorker tries, but it turns out to a full toss wide outside off. Dhoni has cut this over over point for four

18.3

Nehra to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball, wide outside off. Dhoni swings so hard at it he has turned 180 degrees and is showing his backside to the bowler by the time he finishes the shot. Single to long-off

18.4

Nehra to Bravo, FOUR, short of a length, wide, cut away past point for four more

18.5

Nehra to Bravo, 1 run, full toss, on off, driven to long-off for one

18.6

Nehra to Dhoni, 2 runs, full, on the toes, helicoptered to wide long-on for two

End of over 19 (18 runs) Chennai Super Kings 160/4 (RR: 8.42)
MS Dhoni    54* (32b 2x4 4x6)      A Nehra    4-0-37-0
DJ Bravo    8* (5b 1x4)      S Kaul    4-0-37-0

19.1

Yadav to Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, mis-hits it towards deep midwicket

19.2

Yadav to Dhoni, no run, yorker, on off, dug out back to him

19.3

Yadav to Dhoni, 3 runs, short of a length, pulled away over square leg, Botha makes a diving save to keep them down to three

19.4

Yadav to Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, beats Bravo's pull for the pace. Concedes just the single

19.5

Yadav to Dhoni, 1 run, looking to pull this to midwicket, but gets a single to extra cover. Again the extra pace

19.6

Yadav to Bravo, 2 runs, full, middle and leg, driven to the left of long-on where van der Merwe's dive keeps them to two

Another strong finish from Chennai. We will be back with the chase soon

End of over 20 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 168/4
DJ Bravo    12* (8b 1x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-26-2
MS Dhoni    58* (35b 2x4 4x6)      A Nehra    4-0-37-0
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Photos

May 14, 2013

Dwayne Bravo celebrates after picking Irfan Pathan's wicket, Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2013, Chennai, May 14, 2013

Dwayne Bravo celebrates after picking Irfan Pathan's wicket

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May 14, 2013

David Warner guides a ball through the on side, Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2013, Chennai, May 14, 2013

David Warner guides a ball through the on side

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