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)
8.4

Morkel to Karthik, FOUR, and a cheeky start for him, a bouncer tried, just outside off, and he upper-cuts it late, over Dhoni's head, smart little shot

8.5

Morkel to Karthik, 1 run, short and just wide of off, and dabbed away towards thirdman

Delhi Daredevils 81/3   KD Karthik 5* (2b 1x4)
9.3

Muralitharan to Karthik, FOUR, just short of length, Karthik goes deep into the crease, picks the doosra, and cuts it to the right of the sweper-cover, what a shot, could well have been played in a Test

9.4

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, flighted this time, and Karthik defends into the covers and takes off for one

Delhi Daredevils 88/3   KD Karthik 10* (4b 2x4)
10.1

Flintoff to Karthik, 1 run, Flintoff is back, and bowls a short and wide one, and Karthik gets a single to third man

10.3

Flintoff to Karthik, no run, well done Karthik, left alone in a Twenty20 game, and it wasn't too wide also

10.4

Flintoff to Karthik, 2 runs, short again, smart batting from Karthik, who moves across to get inside the line, and drops it with soft hands into the on side, where they have no fielder in the ring, and they pick up a smart two

10.5

Flintoff to Karthik, 1 run, length delivery, outside off, and Karthik opens the face again, beats the flying slip, and gets a single

Delhi Daredevils 95/3   KD Karthik 14* (8b 2x4)
11.5

Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, full, around off, turning in, and Karthik turns his around front pad for an easy single

Delhi Daredevils 104/3   KD Karthik 15* (9b 2x4)
12.2

Morkel to Karthik, no run, full, almost a yorker, and Karthik can't beat mid-off

12.3

Morkel to Karthik, 1 run, widish, but not short enough, Karthik still cuts, and top-edges it to third man

12.6

Morkel to Karthik, 1 run, fulltoss, a little higher than what the batsmen smack their lips at, and Karthik can't get the timing right on this one, playing it straight to mid-off, and rushing through for a quick single

Delhi Daredevils 109/3   KD Karthik 17* (12b 2x4)
13.1

Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, this should have been wide, but Karthik throws his arms at it, cutting powerfully, straight to sweeper-cover

13.4

Balaji to Karthik, no run, almost a yorker, and driven back to the bowler

13.5

Balaji to Karthik, 1 wide, slower ball, 99ks, but down the leg, Karthik thought of a scoop, but this was too slow

13.5

Balaji to Karthik, no run, and Karthik walks across, trying the scoop again, but is beaten by the slower one, he was just saved from an LBW because he has moved far too across

13.6

Balaji to Karthik, OUT, and he gets his Ranji captain, luckily, though, this was a poor delivery, full and on the pads, Karthik connected but couldn't get enough power. And what a cool catch from Flintoff yards inside the square-leg fence, he moved to his right, and just about got his fingers under it

KD Karthik c Flintoff b Balaji 18 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Delhi Daredevils 114/4   KD Karthik 18 (16b 2x4)
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