Indian Premier League - 9th match

Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils won by 9 runs

0.2

Balaji to de Villiers, 1 run, AB just bunts it down, and takes a single to cover

Delhi Daredevils 1/1   AB de Villiers 1* (1b)

1.4

Gony to de Villiers, 1 run, on the target, on the length, and AB drops it down into the on side, and rushes through for one

Delhi Daredevils 8/1   AB de Villiers 2* (2b)

2.4

Balaji to de Villiers, no run, fullish, into the stumps this time, and AB plays it towards midwicket, where Parthiv is alert

2.5

Balaji to de Villiers, 1 run, full again, angling in, AB looks to drive and gets his pad too far ahead, but manages to get bat in front, and takes a quick single to mid-off

Delhi Daredevils 14/2   AB de Villiers 3* (4b)

3.1

Gony to de Villiers, no run, and a diving Raina saves four, full driving length, and AB drives it, but Raina is quick at cover

3.2

Gony to de Villiers, SIX, boom, first six of the match, just short of driving length, he picked it early, and pulled it, despite his weight being on the fron foot, and it goes saling over midwicket

3.3

Gony to de Villiers, 1 run, a length ball, just outside off, a thickish edge but there is no slip, and an easy single to third man

Delhi Daredevils 21/2   AB de Villiers 10* (7b 1x6)

4.1

Morkel to de Villiers, FOUR, and what a poor loosener, angling down the leg, and deflected away fine, very fine, just to left of Dhoni, and easy four

4.2

Morkel to de Villiers, 1 run, superb running, full delivery played straiggt to mid-on, and they scramper through for one

Delhi Daredevils 34/2   AB de Villiers 15* (9b 1x4 1x6)

5.1

Flintoff to de Villiers, 1 run, on target right away, just short of length, on off stump, and steered away to third man

5.6

Flintoff to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish, outside off, and AB dabs it towards thirdman

Delhi Daredevils 59/2   AB de Villiers 17* (11b 1x4 1x6)

6.1

Joginder Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, AB looks to chip down, but this is an accurate delivery on the stumps, and AB bunts it down and hands the strike over to Dilshan

6.4

Joginder Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller, wide outside off, and the bat face opens for a single to third man

Delhi Daredevils 62/2   AB de Villiers 19* (13b 1x4 1x6)

7.3

Muralitharan to de Villiers, 1 run, topspinner, AB didn't read it, but still manages a single to long-off

Delhi Daredevils 71/2   AB de Villiers 20* (14b 1x4 1x6)

8.6

Morkel to de Villiers, 1 run, good running again, AB chips down the track, sees no room to hit it, and drops it straight towards point, and the two run through immediately

Delhi Daredevils 82/3   AB de Villiers 21* (15b 1x4 1x6)

9.1

Muralitharan to de Villiers, no run, just outside off, thrown up, and AB just defends it, strange

9.2

Muralitharan to de Villiers, 1 run, dances down the track, drops it straight towards midwicket,with sodft hands, and another single stolen

9.5

Muralitharan to de Villiers, 2 runs, on the pads, and flicked away to the left of short fine and the right deep backward suare leg, easy two

9.6

Muralitharan to de Villiers, no run, dot ball, and again AB just ends up defending a topspinner, second time in this over

Delhi Daredevils 90/3   AB de Villiers 24* (19b 1x4 1x6)

10.2

Flintoff to de Villiers, 1 run, short and wide again, and AB cuts it, despite being forward, and hits it to the right of point

10.6

Flintoff to de Villiers, 1 run, on the stumps, good length, and AB just drops it to off the pitch and runs for what turns out to be an easy single

Delhi Daredevils 96/3   AB de Villiers 26* (21b 1x4 1x6)

11.1

Muralitharan to de Villiers, 2 runs, Murali starts with a topspinner, AB opens the face towards point, and sees a slow Parthiv at short third, and runs a quick two, smart running

11.2

Muralitharan to de Villiers, 2 runs, steps down and chips it over midwicket, good placement again, and an easy two

11.3

Muralitharan to de Villiers, 2 runs, two again, this was on the pads, and AB turns it to between sqaure leg and midwicket

11.4

Muralitharan to de Villiers, 1 run, on the off, flighted, and defended into the covers for a single

11.6

Muralitharan to de Villiers, 1 run, looks to sweep, doesn't read the doosra, but changes the shot midway to open the face towards point for another single. They are milking Murali

Delhi Daredevils 105/3   AB de Villiers 34* (26b 1x4 1x6)

12.1

Morkel to de Villiers, 1 run, bowls a length ball, outside off, and AB slap-drives it to sweeper-cover

12.4

Morkel to de Villiers, no run, swing and a miss, it was there for the drive, just outside off, fullish, and AB looks to hit through the line, but misses completely

12.5

Morkel to de Villiers, 1 run, angling in, fullish, and played straight to long-on

Delhi Daredevils 108/3   AB de Villiers 36* (29b 1x4 1x6)

13.2

Balaji to de Villiers, 2 runs, on the pads, and flicked away to between square leg and midwicket for an easy two

13.3

Balaji to de Villiers, 1 run, misses out, angling into the pads, and AB just misses out on it, getting just a leg bye

Delhi Daredevils 113/3   AB de Villiers 39* (31b 1x4 1x6)

14.1

Flintoff to de Villiers, 2 runs, full, and outside off, and driven to left of sweeper-cover

14.2

Flintoff to de Villiers, SIX, what timing, good length, on the stumps, and AB just frees his arms, sweetly, and clears the long-on fielder, the first hit to boundary since 9.3 overs

14.3

Flintoff to de Villiers, 1 run, good comeback, a perfect yorker, and only a single to fine leg

Delhi Daredevils 123/4   AB de Villiers 48* (34b 1x4 2x6)

15.1

Gony to de Villiers, 2 runs, and almsot gets AB, who steps down, and top-edges it over the keeper and it bounces before the thirdman, and gets to his fifty

15.2

Gony to de Villiers, 1 run, and AB enjoys the good luck for longer, lofted straight to Morkel at long-on boundary, and Morkel drops an absolute sitter

15.4

Gony to de Villiers, 2 runs, slower ball, on the pads, and Ab turns it to just to left of Parthiv at short fine, and they take a quick two; they seem to have picked Parthiv as their slow fielder

15.5

Gony to de Villiers, FOUR, Morkel will be sursing himself, a peach of a shot, short, on the stumps, he stands tall, and pulls it flatly between midwicket and long-on, and Morkel, who dropped him earlier this over, has no chance this time

15.6

Gony to de Villiers, 1 run, and AB keeps the strike, via a single into the covers

Delhi Daredevils 134/4   AB de Villiers 58* (39b 2x4 2x6)

16.1

Morkel to de Villiers, FOUR, and Morkel is being tormented more by his compatriot. He bowls a fulltoss, and smacked over midwicket. AB is cashing in remorselessly

16.2

Morkel to de Villiers, SIX, He is a sucker for punishemnt, is Morkel, another fulltoss, AB goes midwicket again, but higher, and for a six. is he looking at 200?

16.3

Morkel to de Villiers, 1 run, into the pads, and an easy single to long-on

16.6

Morkel to de Villiers, 2 runs, there is no justice in this world, Albie. perfect yorker, all AB can do is play it into the ground, whereupon the ball lobs over Morkel, and AB gets two

Delhi Daredevils 148/4   AB de Villiers 71* (43b 3x4 3x6)

17.4

Gony to de Villiers, SIX, he saw the slower ball even before Gony had thought of bowling it, waited for it, and monstrously lofted it over long-on, he could get a hundred here folks

17.5

Gony to de Villiers, no run, and misses out, this was short, at ideal pace to be cut over point, but AB had committed to front foot, and couldn't manage the cut shot

17.6

Gony to de Villiers, 2 runs, who says Hayden is 37-and-a-half? AB had placed this half-volley perfectly between long-on and midwicket, but Hayden runs around from midwicket, makes a tumbling save, collects cleanly and saves tw0

Delhi Daredevils 161/4   AB de Villiers 79* (46b 3x4 4x6)

18.2

Flintoff to de Villiers, SIX, you don't slog-sweep balls at 136ks, but you are not AB either, and he gets under it and clears the midwicket boundary by a long way

18.3

Flintoff to de Villiers, FOUR, low fulltoss, almost a yorker, and he gets down to a knee again, and clears midwicket again, a yorker slog-swept for four, that is something

18.4

Flintoff to de Villiers, FOUR, into the nineties with a lovely cover-drive, this is a half-volley and crashed though extra cover

18.5

Flintoff to de Villiers, SIX, and AB has got more, Flintoff tries a bouncer, sits up rib-high, and AB pulls it from front foot, over the short suqare-leg boundary, one run to go to hundred

18.6

Flintoff to de Villiers, 1 run, there it is, the first hundred of this IPL, full on the pads, and flicked away, what's more, he keeps the strike

Delhi Daredevils 183/4   AB de Villiers 100* (51b 5x4 6x6)

19.1

Balaji to de Villiers, 1 run, hit into the leg side, AB wants two but doesn't chance Hayden's arm

19.3

Balaji to de Villiers, 3 runs, AB looks for the paddle this time, it is too full for it, but he makes contact and clearsa short fine easily, but doesn't get four

19.6

Balaji to de Villiers, 1 run, another slower ball, AB is on a knee, but is early into the shot, and drives with an open face, but can't beat the sweeper-cover, so one it will be

Delhi Daredevils 189/5   AB de Villiers 105* (54b 5x4 6x6)
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Photos

Apr 23, 2009

Andrew Flintoff latches on to a catch at the boundary, Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, IPL, 9th match, Durban, April 23, 2009

Andrew Flintoff latches on to a catch at the boundary

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Apr 23, 2009

MS Dhoni heads back to the pavilion disappointed, Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, IPL, 9th match, Durban, April 23, 2009

MS Dhoni heads back to the pavilion disappointed

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