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)

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


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


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

Delhi Daredevils 59/2   A Flintoff 1-0-13-0

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


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


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


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


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


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   A Flintoff 2-0-19-0

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


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


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


Flintoff to Tiwary, no run, Flintoff gets away with this one, tries a bouncer, it passes the stumps outside leg, and then swings to end up in line, and it's not called a wide


Flintoff to Tiwary, no run, short into the body again, Tiwary gets inside the line, but can't turn it to fine leg as he intends to


Flintoff to Tiwary, no run, and Tiwary is not finding it easy, Flintoff keeps his inside the crease, and he can't force this bouncer for runs either. Three dots

Delhi Daredevils 123/4   A Flintoff 3-0-28-0

Flintoff to Tiwary, 1 run, fulltoss, low, fast, into the pads, and Tiwary plays straight to Hayden at midwicket and goes for single, would have been a goner had Hayden hit


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


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


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


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


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   A Flintoff 4-0-50-0





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