Indian Premier League, 9th match: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils at Durban, Apr 23, 2009
Delhi Daredevils won by 9 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
23 April 2009 (20-over match)

Balaji to Dilshan, no run, full, on the stumps, hit towards mid-off, and shouts "no" straight away


Balaji to Dilshan, FOUR, this is full and wide, Dilshan reaches for it, and plays it with an open face, and gets enouigh elevation to clear the circle, not his cleanly, but four nonetheless


Balaji to Dilshan, 1 run, fullish, just outside off, and holding its line, and Dilshan manages to place it between mid-ff and extra, for a single


Balaji to Dilshan, no run, just short of driving length, Dilshan looks to crash it throuch covers, but can't beat Flintoff at short cover

Delhi Daredevils 14/2   TM Dilshan 5* (4b 1x4)

Gony to Dilshan, no run, accurate, length ball, Dilshan looks to clear his leg, but there is no room to hit through


Gony to Dilshan, SIX, second six of the over, Gony errs in line this time, into the pads, just short of driving length, but Dilshan just flicks it, gets solid power into it, and clears square-leg boundary easily


Gony to Dilshan, 2 runs, on the pads again, and flicked just to left of deep fline leg, and Dilshan and AB are exceptionally quick to get two from that shot

Delhi Daredevils 29/2   TM Dilshan 13* (7b 1x4 1x6)

Morkel to Dilshan, no run, full, on the off stump, and Dilshan looks to drive through the off side, but can't beat the cover ring


Morkel to Dilshan, FOUR, fulltoss, mistimed heave, beats midwicket, and deep square leg has no chance of stopping this


Morkel to Dilshan, FOUR, wrong line, with fine leg in the circle, on the pads, and flicked away to the left of the fielder, that was easy


Morkel to Dilshan, FOUR, three in a row, the best of the lot, full, on off, Dilshan clears the front leg, and drives it powerfully between mid-off and extra. Quick outfield, and Dilshan is enjoying it

Delhi Daredevils 46/2   TM Dilshan 25* (11b 4x4 1x6)

Flintoff to Dilshan, no run, good ball again, short of length, and Dilshan looks to make room, but there is none, and this gets a bit big too


Flintoff to Dilshan, FOUR, lucky Dilshan, looks to loft it over extra, a length ball, bounces and takes a thick edge overe the slip cordon


Flintoff to Dilshan, SIX, there is no luck involved in this one, shorter, this is pur timing, shorter, Dilshan rocks back and swings it over square leg, one of the longer boundaries. He looks in top form


Flintoff to Dilshan, 1 run, goes for a big heave, widish delivery, gets the outer half of the bat and a single to third man

Delhi Daredevils 58/2   TM Dilshan 36* (15b 5x4 2x6)

Joginder Sharma to Dilshan, no run, slower ball, just outside off, Dilshan looks to run it down, but is early and is beaten


Joginder Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, lovely delivery, short and wide, Dilshan thinks ah easy four runs, but this one cuts in sharply, and cramps him up, only a single


Joginder Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, what Misbah couldn't do, Dilshan does, he pre-medidates for a paddle Joginder, gets on a knee, to scoop a wide delivery outside off, over the short fine leg. this bounces just feet inside the boundary, what a shot


Joginder Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, short and wide, and cut away to sweeper-cover

Delhi Daredevils 67/2   TM Dilshan 42* (19b 6x4 2x6)

Muralitharan to Dilshan, 2 runs, flat, quick, on the pads, and flicked away for an easy two, good placement


Muralitharan to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller on the pads, and a single to mid-on


Muralitharan to Dilshan, no run, thrown up, on off stump, Dilshan looks for a big hit, and is beaten in the flight, and by the rip, lucky to not lob it


Muralitharan to Dilshan, FOUR, and Dilshan gets back now, through a deft late-cut, this one was flatter and quicker, he opens the face late and beats Morkel at short third man


Muralitharan to Dilshan, 1 run, thrown up again, and Dilshan gets to his fifty via a single into the covers. What an innings after two big wickets, early in the innings

Delhi Daredevils 76/2   TM Dilshan 50* (24b 7x4 2x6)

Morkel to Dilshan, no run, Morkel comes back, and beats Dilshan right away with a slower delivery, he is into the shot way too early


Morkel to Dilshan, no run, and a yorker to follow it up with, quick, seam-up, and Dilshan hits it straight into the ground and back to Morkel


Morkel to Dilshan, OUT, out to a fulltoss, it's on the stumps, maybe leg, and Dilshan looks to make room, but can't get enough room to get the elevation to clear Suresh Raina at extra cover. Some might say a lucky wicket, but the pressure from previous two dot balls worked. At any rate, what a little gem from Dilshan

TM Dilshan c Raina b Morkel 50 (27b 7x4 2x6) SR: 185.18

Delhi Daredevils 76/3   TM Dilshan 50 (27b 7x4 2x6)





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