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 Gambhir, OUT, And Bala has struck first ball. It looked like a harmless leave. Gambhir walked a couple of steps down, and while shouldering arms he could have got en edge to it. Not clear from replays so far. It moved in a bit, and brushed the glove on the way. What a start for Chennai

G Gambhir c †Dhoni b Balaji 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


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


Balaji to Sehwag, no run, short and sat up, and Sehwag looks to pull, but is beaten by the slowness of the ball


Balaji to Sehwag, no run, short and wide, and Sehwag looks for another big one, but misses out again. Didn't look to cut it, he looked to go straight


Balaji to Sehwag, no run, again short and wide, and Sehwag is early into the shot again, and ends up turning the bat face in his hand, and plays it back to Bala


Balaji to Sehwag, 1 run, slightly fuller, but not drivable, Sehwag plays it towards mid-off, with soft hands, and rushes through for a single. What an over from Bala, what a start for Chennai

Delhi Daredevils 2/1   L Balaji 1-0-2-1

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


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


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   L Balaji 2-0-8-1

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


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


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


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


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


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


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   L Balaji 3-0-13-2

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


Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary looks to make room, trying for a single, mishits, ball goes nowhere, is inside the popping crease, but AB runs through and makes it easily


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


Balaji to Tiwary, no run, even Tiwary looks for the scoop, but this is sharp, and outside off, and he looks to open the face and misses


Balaji to Tiwary, OUT, and Bala gets Tiwary with a slower one this time, scratchy innings this has been. Under 100ks, and Tiwary gets more height and less distance in his flick and holes out to Flintoff at square-leg fence

MK Tiwary c Flintoff b Balaji 9 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.23


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   L Balaji 4-0-19-3





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