Super Kings v Daredevils, IPL 2014, Abu Dhabi April 21, 2014

CSK crush Daredevils by 93 runs

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A batting lesson from Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings 177 for 7 (Raina 56, Dhoni 32, Unadkat 3-32) beat Delhi Daredevils 84 (Ashwin 2-3, Jadeja 2-18, I Pandey 2-23) by 93 runs
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Chennai Super Kings crushed Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs in a thoroughly one-sided game in Abu Dhabi. Super Kings started steadily after choosing to bat, but Suresh Raina's busy fifty in the middle and a late surge catapulted them to 177. Their quicks tied Daredevils down with accurate swing bowling, and electric catching from Raina and Faf du Plessis made it harder. The middle order sank without a fight, and by the halfway stage of the chase, the match was as good as over. By the 16th over, Super Kings had wrapped up their biggest win in terms of runs.

Brendon McCullum had said that with such a powerful line-up, Super Kings would go hard right from the start. But they stuck to their tested approach of starting steady, keeping wickets in hand and exploding at the death. Super Kings were 34 for 1 after the end of the Powerplay and 65 for 1 after ten overs. They took 58 off the last four overs with swift contributions from MS Dhoni, du Plessis and Mithun Manhas.

Daredevils lost the services of Nathan Coulter-Nile three deliveries into the match, the fast bowler hobbling off after hurting his leg while sliding to stop the ball. To his credit, Dinesh Karthik still managed to keep Jaydev Unadkat and Mohammed Shami for the final four without suffering too much damage in the middle overs but led by Dhoni, Super Kings had too much firepower in store. Dhoni blitzed 32 off 15, almost smacking Unadkat flush on the head before the bowler somehow scrambled to avoid a fearsome straight hit.

Raina ensured Super Kings did not stall before the late assault. He did not rely too much on the boundaries but when the chance came, he did hit a few, taking the part-time offspin of M Vijay for three fours in an over.

Raina was also to start Daredevils' downfall. Ishwar Pandey and Ben Hilfenhaus were probing with their outswingers, and when Mayank Agarwal tried to break free with an attempted chip over cover, Raina made ground to snap up the mishit.

With Pandey bowling a disciplined full spell on the trot and Mohit Sharma providing no release, Vijay and Manoj Tiwary stuck to Agarwal's approach. Both fell to spectacular, running takes by du Plessis at mid-off.

Daredevils were 17 for 3 in the fifth over, and were going nowhere from there. Everything that Super Kings tried worked even as Karthik hung around in vain. Dwayne Smith trotted in for his first ball in the ninth over and caught JP Duminy plumb in front. Hilfenhaus had Ross Taylor caught behind as just reward for his away swing.

At 50 for 5 in the tenth over and Coulter-Nile unavailable, Daredevils needed a miracle from the last batting pair of Karthik and Jimmy Neesham. Instead, R Ashwin hit his Tamil Nadu team-mate's middle stump with his first ball in the 13th over, and along with Ravindra Jadeja, ran through whatever remained of the Daredevils line-up.

Abhishek Purohit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • themohn on April 23, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    CSK superb...DD must have KP

  • ramli on April 22, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    DK out? DD management will have a heart-attack ... for the amount spent on him ... they will require him to sweat it out in all 14 games ... but with what result? ... even DD does not know and don't seem to care ... this time at least they look like winning a few matches ... knock-out is out of question!!!

  • AltafPatel on April 22, 2014, 11:28 GMT

    Their top batsmen Duminy, Taylor comes at 5 and 6. How they can win ?

  • AltafPatel on April 22, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    Tournament is over for DD.

  • on April 22, 2014, 10:58 GMT

    Vijay was looking out of touch,,,, as if he is missing CSK,,,,

  • dogandbone on April 22, 2014, 9:15 GMT

    I would open with De Kock and Taylor and hope Taylor bats through...no point batting him at 6 with 12 and over plus to get...I would bat KP at 3 and Dumity at 5...bat as deep as you can ..DD need to score runs and hope to defend with Indian bowling attack ...out there but something needs to change...best batters need to be up front not propping up a already hopeless cause

  • Captain_Crick on April 22, 2014, 9:03 GMT

    "Dhoni blitzed 32 off 15, almost smacking Unadkat flush on the head before the bowler somehow scrambled to avoid a fearsome straight hit. " Unadkat is lucky to be still alive, thanks to his reflexes.

  • AnilBali on April 22, 2014, 8:53 GMT

    Delhi should give Kedar Jadhav a chance. He has a good record in domestic circuit. He was quite impressive in last year IPL also.

  • on April 22, 2014, 7:36 GMT

    The Indian batsman at the top have not yet contributed and probably never will, and the decision makers would have to stick to them probably due to lack of options, no cover for Coulter Nile should he not be available for half or more of the tournament. Drop DK purely for the fact that he can't lead a team, even as a big fan of Taylor, you can't send him out there all the time as salvage. Bring in DeKock JP, Neesham Parnell for a change...

  • on April 22, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    DD's team selections are blunders. Team shall be Vijay,Dkock,DK,KP/Neesham,Duminy,MT/ST,Laxmi,Parnel,Unadkat,Shami,Rahul Sharma. This team is having lot of bowling options and DD can fancy their chances. Wondering how DD's team management is taking decisions on team selections before games as they have managed a below par team combination against CSK. Grow UP DD

  • themohn on April 23, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    CSK superb...DD must have KP

  • ramli on April 22, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    DK out? DD management will have a heart-attack ... for the amount spent on him ... they will require him to sweat it out in all 14 games ... but with what result? ... even DD does not know and don't seem to care ... this time at least they look like winning a few matches ... knock-out is out of question!!!

  • AltafPatel on April 22, 2014, 11:28 GMT

    Their top batsmen Duminy, Taylor comes at 5 and 6. How they can win ?

  • AltafPatel on April 22, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    Tournament is over for DD.

  • on April 22, 2014, 10:58 GMT

    Vijay was looking out of touch,,,, as if he is missing CSK,,,,

  • dogandbone on April 22, 2014, 9:15 GMT

    I would open with De Kock and Taylor and hope Taylor bats through...no point batting him at 6 with 12 and over plus to get...I would bat KP at 3 and Dumity at 5...bat as deep as you can ..DD need to score runs and hope to defend with Indian bowling attack ...out there but something needs to change...best batters need to be up front not propping up a already hopeless cause

  • Captain_Crick on April 22, 2014, 9:03 GMT

    "Dhoni blitzed 32 off 15, almost smacking Unadkat flush on the head before the bowler somehow scrambled to avoid a fearsome straight hit. " Unadkat is lucky to be still alive, thanks to his reflexes.

  • AnilBali on April 22, 2014, 8:53 GMT

    Delhi should give Kedar Jadhav a chance. He has a good record in domestic circuit. He was quite impressive in last year IPL also.

  • on April 22, 2014, 7:36 GMT

    The Indian batsman at the top have not yet contributed and probably never will, and the decision makers would have to stick to them probably due to lack of options, no cover for Coulter Nile should he not be available for half or more of the tournament. Drop DK purely for the fact that he can't lead a team, even as a big fan of Taylor, you can't send him out there all the time as salvage. Bring in DeKock JP, Neesham Parnell for a change...

  • on April 22, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    DD's team selections are blunders. Team shall be Vijay,Dkock,DK,KP/Neesham,Duminy,MT/ST,Laxmi,Parnel,Unadkat,Shami,Rahul Sharma. This team is having lot of bowling options and DD can fancy their chances. Wondering how DD's team management is taking decisions on team selections before games as they have managed a below par team combination against CSK. Grow UP DD

  • ladycricfan on April 22, 2014, 6:08 GMT

    Great showing by CSK. Batting, bowling, fielding all top class. Aparajith and Badree are unlucky to miss out. DD was unlucky with Nile. The catches Raina and faf took were simply superb. If any other players in their fielding positions, the balls would've landed safely and agarwal, Tiwary and vijay would've contributed more and the match would've been closer. Ifs and buts but DD can only perform better in the coming matches.

  • cricketlover111 on April 22, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    From a NZ supporter, might as well drop Ross Taylor. Batting him at no.6 when he has come in at scores of 35/4 and 42/4 this season is stupid. He is a number 3 and he builds an innings and others bat around him. If he can't be used properly, let him come home and prepare for the West Indies tour. In terms of Neesham, he top scored today and had the second best economy rate bowling so is definitely finding his feet. Difficult for a young player to start performing in a team like DD when senior players are average.

  • on April 22, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    @niazbhi not smith but bravo u seem to forget csk had the lowest money to spend around 28 crores to spend...i dont see any advantage in that...and all teams were given yhe choice to retian 5 players not only for csk and mi...other teams didnt have 5 players who they could retain or to be frank considered worthy to be retained...once again not csks fault....and not only csk csk did buy back most of their team in the first auction after the 3rd season...

  • jayaprakashVasanthakumar on April 22, 2014, 5:17 GMT

    This is the Balanced team for CSK. Hilfenhaus & Ishwar pandey inclusion strengthens the team.

  • niazbhi on April 22, 2014, 5:05 GMT

    CSK has three indian batsmen who would get more than 1 million in the open market (Dhoni, Jadeja and Raina). I wonder how they can book Smith, Ashwin and those three at the same time.. Teams with high Octane indian batsmen have an advantage. India has so many spinners (who are good at limiting runs) and you only need one or two in your eleven. There are too many great foreign bats, allrounders and pacers but you can only play 4 of them. As any batsman can fall in any given day if you have indian batsmen backing foreign greats, you have the best chance. IPL should allow to retain only two or three players. Then drafting and auctions will have more meaning.

  • gibbs.175 on April 22, 2014, 4:59 GMT

    D Karthik never played more than 4 ODI consecutively ,he. Is captain for DD. ....surprised,,',.....why did he not call D.Kock In as a opener and WK yet ...when PETER will play in the side ,he must call DK for this DK........D.Kock in and DINESH K out....

  • on April 22, 2014, 4:34 GMT

    Excellent job done by CSK. And for DD, their management is the worst of all IPL teams. Previous edition itself they had pretty good players. They dismantled whole team and build a new squad still finding hard to win. If DD management is owned by other franchise, they would ve got delhi local core squad. Now sehwag will be happy.

  • on April 22, 2014, 4:24 GMT

    KXIP is the team you call a two-men army (Maxwell & Miller). They can win only 5 or 6 matches with the two men but not the tournament.

  • srinideva on April 22, 2014, 4:03 GMT

    This is how CSK play in IPL. the straight hit from dhoni against Unadkat is awesome.

  • on April 22, 2014, 3:58 GMT

    Based on form it's hard to see why DeKock is left out !!

  • on April 22, 2014, 3:57 GMT

    Highly impressed by Ishwar Pandey. He was extracting movement off the seam and appreciable bounce. He'd be in my starting line up for first test vs Eng along with Amit Mishra and Bhuvneshwar and a toss up between Ishant/Umesh Yadav.

  • Avi56 on April 22, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    I think DD have the worst team management among all the teams in IPL. IF u look at other teams they have strategists like Dravid,kumble,vettori,fleming,etc.. and the team owners almost give all the power to them..but if u look at the auctions this year Delhi were the luckiest to have the full 60cr and they end up spending almost 25% of it on Dinesh Karthick - good player but a little high for the price. They bought players but no impact players. And that is why I see them failing again this year. If KP comes back i dont think it will make much of a difference cos only Duminy has been playing a lone game and others spectators.. Ross Taylor is a great player and comin in at no.6 does not make sense.. He has to come at no.4 or even no 3 aheah of DK, tiwary and also Duminy coz he can play the anchor role which i think DK is not suitable..

  • kr_kinshuk on April 22, 2014, 3:05 GMT

    CSK must have Hilfenhaus in the side. It'ld be even better if they could somehow find a place for Samuel Badree in their side.

    Their batting looks even stronger than earlier, which is incredible given how good they had looked in previous seasons.

    Kings XI Punjab's bowling is a little thin and I'ld like to see how they go against sides such as Bangalore.

    SRH, on papers, probably have the strongest side other than Bangalore but, their top 3 need to start delivering.

  • on April 22, 2014, 2:37 GMT

    dhoni choose correct bowlers this time.so he must change his attitude of not changing the 11.even the national team.

  • on April 22, 2014, 2:34 GMT

    Looks like CSK has settled with line up except occasional toss up between Hiffy and Badree depending upon pitch nature.

  • Siva_Bala75 on April 22, 2014, 2:07 GMT

    Things seem to fall in place for CSK. Good openers, a very steady middle orderthough not that as deep as before, that can get explosive when needed, good spinners, reasonable pace specially swing. Some areas for improvement include Jadeja's bowling that has been below par for the last couple of months. Death bowling is still a significant worry for CSK- simply there are none now.

  • sundar_2011 on April 22, 2014, 1:23 GMT

    CSK have 5 extraordinary fielders like raina,du plesis,mc Cullam,Jaddu,bravo.Its difficult to chase down any total from any opponent and also they put their brilliant performance in on-fields. CSK Only most discipline team in IPL they got "Fair play Award" 5 times in 6 IPL seasons, also reach 5 finals from 6 IPL seasons. Great Team ever in this format.

  • on April 22, 2014, 1:05 GMT

    delhi has selected their team wrongly to play my playing 11 will be

    vijay,sarubhtiwary,dkarthick,dekock,jpduminy,manojtiwary,wayneparnel,coulternile,sami,unadkat,rahulsharma

    no newzeland players are needed bcoz our cilmatic conditions will not suit them if petersen comes wayne parnell or coulter nile will make a way

  • Santyment on April 21, 2014, 21:54 GMT

    Raina says..."I think Ishwar Pandey won us the game today". Good to see encouragement for such a young bowler....Dhoni on NZ tour said Ishwar is not ready...and he took 3 wickets in warm up match there..but was not given a chance in whole series when all failed to deliver....I liked the look of this young lad...hope he get a chance in international squad...so sad to see those who fail are supported too much but not the ones who are performing just cause they are new ....

  • on April 21, 2014, 21:36 GMT

    Quinton de kock must play

  • Greatest_Game on April 21, 2014, 21:23 GMT

    Only one Dehli batsman has fired in this tournament - JP Duminy, who has averaged 134 @ SR 138.14. Today he stumbled & scored just 15, and STILL had the 2nd highest score of the TOP 6. That's not even the bad news! Duminy's 15 is SIX MORE than Tiwary has scored in THREE matches, totalling 9 runs, ave 3 @ SR 82. The rest are barely better! Vijay - 29 runs, ave 9.67 @ SR 85. Argarwal 34 runs, ave 11.33@ SR 110. Taylor, 55 runs, ave 18 @ SR 102. Dinesh Karthik had one failure, & has managed to be almost average with 77 runs - ave 25.67 @ SR 122. Still, it is "less than expected" from the 2nd most expensive player in IPL 2014, at 2.08 million!

    Sitting on the bench is Quinton de Kock. In Dubai, against Pakistan, in 2 matches he averaged 78 @ SR 137. His t20 & T20I averages are far better than the other batsmen, except Duminy & Pietersen!! Gary Kirsten & KP might as well be real "Daredevils" & give him a few matches. He can't do worse than Tiwary, can he?

  • BigINDFan on April 21, 2014, 20:59 GMT

    Solid game from CSK as expected. The real challenge this year will be KXIP since Maxwell and Miller are in terrific form. CSK RR got a boost today. RCB vs CSK will be the next major showdown and will be fun to watch!

  • JRP100 on April 21, 2014, 20:40 GMT

    Really hoping this doesn't force ishwar pandey to the national team, he was bowling at trundler pace and india already have bhuvi and ishant sharma for that... No way will pandey survive at test level when he barely touches 135kmph... He's a repeat of mohit sharma last year and will no doubt fail if tried out in ODI's. Aaron will hopefully have a good IPL and will get an extended run in ODI's, hopefully with allan donald as RCB's bowling coach he'll get things right without losing pace.

    As for Delhi they need to change the 11 1vijay 2 de kock/pieterson (if fit) 3 dk 4 duminy 5 saurabh 6 jadhav 7 neesham/coulter nile (if fit) 8 parnell 9 shukla/kaul, 10 rahul sharma 11 unadkat

    Painful to watch shami get carted away like that, he was never made for anything t20 related other than domestic as his tendancy to bowl 2 bad balls an over consistently is costing the team. Taylor, agarwal, nadeem and manoj tiwary also not pulling their weight and there are replacements.

  • m0se on April 21, 2014, 20:35 GMT

    Very bad match. Delhi Deficients more like. They played really bad cricket. Shami bowling like he didn't care. Delhi batting like they didn't care and hitting everything up into the air.

  • on April 21, 2014, 19:49 GMT

    Sam old story as last year with DD. They will keep persisting with Ross Taylor till the team is absolutely in dump. Replace Ross Taylor with Quinton De Kock. DD needs a powerful opener. I don't understand why DD even buy Ross Taylor back.

  • CricketChat on April 21, 2014, 19:35 GMT

    DD's top order looks very ordinary. Vijay and Tiwary were both discarded by their own franchises having mediocre IPLs last season. Ross Taylor and Karthik always blow hot and cold with no consistency. Don't know what role Agarwal was given. If you take out Duminy, DD just doesn't look like they can beat any other team. Would be surprised if they don't finish at the bottom again this year.

  • on April 21, 2014, 19:30 GMT

    The way DD plays or going to play without or with KP doesn't augur well for the team, may be for this season as well !

    Despite being a star studded Team [except one or 2 guys], the team doesn't seem to click together as a well-knit Team for reasons known to DD players only and their body language seem to be quite ordinary.

    Today's match was more an lopsided low key affair with CSK accelerating the run rate, by stepping up the gear at the death overs and their pacers also bowled well. Their fielding was superlative especially from du Plessis.He also sparingly scored in quick time as well, partnering Dhoni.

    In short, though this match helped CSK to put themselves in the deserving slot on the Points Table & Run Rate, to be honest, it had no entertainment value as DD had made a meek surrender !

  • Htc-Baseball on April 21, 2014, 19:20 GMT

    Nothing has changed for CSK , apart from Vijay and its a blessing .

  • ramz30380 on April 21, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    CSK unleashes its true potential with the bat, with the ball and on the field!!! Great going for the yellow brigade.

    As I mentioned in my comments before - one match cannot decide on a team's capability. Every team tht had lost its opening match has fought back except for MI.

    Eventually CSK is there where it belongs - in the top 4!

    Very happy to c Ishwar Pandey perform! MSD plz realise this guy's potential at least now - plz dont choose Aashish Nehra again even if Pandey has a bad day! Mithun Manhas is reliable - he can play the role tht Badrinath did - an umbrella man to come up when the chips are down!

    This is the best bowling tht CSK can put on the park - only change can be Badree for Hilfy if its a turning track - otherwise best XI, now with Bravo gone for good this season - this shud be the ideal combination.

  • on April 21, 2014, 19:07 GMT

    bring back mahela jayawardena he will do the good job for DD

  • sweetspot on April 21, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    If anybody had any doubts about CSK, they should have laid them to rest by now. Today the lion caught its prey by the neck and never let go.

    This became a one sided match due to Coulter Nile not being able to make a contribution, but CSK were on top with such dominance that I don't think the result would have been different.

    Anybody CSK introduce seems to do well. Suddenly this team has balance in all departments.

  • Nampally on April 21, 2014, 18:37 GMT

    DD without KP lacks batting & leadership. KP was selected by DD to play not to adorn the Bench. Even last year he left half way thru' IPL! On top of that Coultier Nile was injured & did not bowl a single ball. So one position player wasted. Even so Unadkat bowled well to contain CSK to <180. Get KP ASAP if DD has any chance of advancing tp Play off. Otherwise it will be a short season for DD. Kings XI is the most destructive team at this stage. In India the spinners may subdue Maxwell, White & Bailey bit not in Abu Dabbi.

  • njcyril on April 21, 2014, 18:34 GMT

    "Catches win Matches" . Today CSK proved how better the team can win if they take good catches.It was good and power show by CSK, but bad Show by DD. i hope KP will join Soon to make DD also better side in the tournament.

  • StuddSundar on April 21, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    Catches win matches, dropping them will lose matches even if you have 200 on the board. CSK learnt it the hard way. Today, CSK was clinical - batting, bowling and fielding. Faf was simply superb, making the two extremely difficult catches that he took look very easy. Raina too was remarkable. Undoubtedly CSK has the best fielding unit with top class athletes in their side.

    Injury to Bravo is happy news for the opponents, but CSK should not worry too much as they have a fantastic squad. The other wickets may not assist swing like it did in Abu Dhabi tonight, so MSD will have to bring in Samuel Badree at some stage. Hoping to see CSK in the top four. Go CSK Go.....

  • Browndynamite7 on April 21, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    One of the positives from the game is that Ishwar Pandey is now in the public eye as a good bowler and hopefully will get a chance in the national team, just hope more of the upcoming youngsters like Vijay Zol and Parvez Rasool get more games and more exposure

  • on April 21, 2014, 18:20 GMT

    A strong comeback by CSK ... Two things why CSK is fav this time is 1)the strong breed of Indian talent and 2) the level of fielding standard(of-course when Nehra is not in the fielding XI)#Whistlepodu #Cheer4Csk

  • on April 21, 2014, 18:14 GMT

    Conditions in UAE are not like india at all. In most games toss virtually decides the game. Win toss and u have half match in hand. Sad to see this n feels for teams loosing tosses. e.g. take today's game had DD score 150 ,CSK would have lost. IPL looks best in india only where conditions does not decide the winner but amazing ability of the player or good team win on the day.

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    delhi team selection is bad. decock must played for ross taylor

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:47 GMT

    Ross Taylor is wasting his place........

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    haha i saw so many comments abt csk not making the playoffs...are u guys really joking?last match against kxip was just one of those days where a team loses to an individual...and off course poor fielding in that...look today...clinical in all fields....this is the true csk power...so please stop judging teams by few matches...and those who say kxip will win because of those two big wins...dont get to that conclusion now itself....anything can happen in playoffs and tournamnet just started...anyway ishwar pandey did justice to his selction some great bowling by him..and jaddu will be happy to get some wickets eventhough they may be not big wickets...wicket is a wicket

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    Better luck next time DD but a good performance from Indian players. Pandey,Raina,Sharma

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    diffrence between indian players & forgrien player is indian players,will pratice good in icc events & they will play good in ipl then foreign players will pratice in ipl & tbey will play good in ipl.

  • GrindAR on April 21, 2014, 16:20 GMT

    DD did good to contain CSK in the final 5 overs. The most expensive was 15, the final over. I was expecting Unadkat to take 18th and 20th and Shami 17 & 19. It would have reduced the target by about 10 runs.... Not much... but if it get close, that would be the difference.

  • on April 21, 2014, 16:18 GMT

    yes but he won't do much

  • on April 21, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    Murali vijay is going to bat against CSK for the first time, let see what he can do with bat :-)

  • ssenthil on April 21, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    Once again Dhoni proved that he has no vision for the future Indian cricket. Though he has selected I Pandey he had left out Aparajith he would be doing more or less same job as Samson and also he can bowl. Badree and Aparajith should have played instead of Manhas and Fab. Why CSK need Manhas at 6 when they can't afford Badri? Also no point in going for a experienced player then investing in youth at IPL.

  • ramz30380 on April 21, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    Good to see Ishwar Pandey in the line-up...

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  • ramz30380 on April 21, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    Good to see Ishwar Pandey in the line-up...

  • ssenthil on April 21, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    Once again Dhoni proved that he has no vision for the future Indian cricket. Though he has selected I Pandey he had left out Aparajith he would be doing more or less same job as Samson and also he can bowl. Badree and Aparajith should have played instead of Manhas and Fab. Why CSK need Manhas at 6 when they can't afford Badri? Also no point in going for a experienced player then investing in youth at IPL.

  • on April 21, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    Murali vijay is going to bat against CSK for the first time, let see what he can do with bat :-)

  • on April 21, 2014, 16:18 GMT

    yes but he won't do much

  • GrindAR on April 21, 2014, 16:20 GMT

    DD did good to contain CSK in the final 5 overs. The most expensive was 15, the final over. I was expecting Unadkat to take 18th and 20th and Shami 17 & 19. It would have reduced the target by about 10 runs.... Not much... but if it get close, that would be the difference.

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    diffrence between indian players & forgrien player is indian players,will pratice good in icc events & they will play good in ipl then foreign players will pratice in ipl & tbey will play good in ipl.

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    Better luck next time DD but a good performance from Indian players. Pandey,Raina,Sharma

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    haha i saw so many comments abt csk not making the playoffs...are u guys really joking?last match against kxip was just one of those days where a team loses to an individual...and off course poor fielding in that...look today...clinical in all fields....this is the true csk power...so please stop judging teams by few matches...and those who say kxip will win because of those two big wins...dont get to that conclusion now itself....anything can happen in playoffs and tournamnet just started...anyway ishwar pandey did justice to his selction some great bowling by him..and jaddu will be happy to get some wickets eventhough they may be not big wickets...wicket is a wicket

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:47 GMT

    Ross Taylor is wasting his place........

  • on April 21, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    delhi team selection is bad. decock must played for ross taylor