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)

Gony to Sehwag, FOUR, gentle loosener, 124ks, drivable length, and Sehwag gives it the treatement, straight down for four

Delhi Daredevils 6/1   V Sehwag 5* (5b 1x4)   MS Gony 0.1-0-4-0

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

Delhi Daredevils 12/2   TM Dilshan 4* (2b 1x4)   L Balaji 1.2-0-6-1

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

Delhi Daredevils 33/2   AB de Villiers 14* (8b 1x4 1x6)   JA Morkel 0.1-0-4-0

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

Delhi Daredevils 38/2   TM Dilshan 17* (9b 2x4 1x6)   JA Morkel 0.4-0-9-0

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

Delhi Daredevils 42/2   TM Dilshan 21* (10b 3x4 1x6)   JA Morkel 0.5-0-13-0

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)   JA Morkel 1-0-17-0

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

Delhi Daredevils 51/2   TM Dilshan 29* (13b 5x4 1x6)   A Flintoff 0.3-0-5-0

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

Delhi Daredevils 66/2   TM Dilshan 41* (18b 6x4 2x6)   Joginder Sharma 0.5-0-7-0

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

Delhi Daredevils 75/2   TM Dilshan 49* (23b 7x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 0.5-0-8-0

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

Delhi Daredevils 80/3   KD Karthik 4* (1b 1x4)   JA Morkel 1.4-0-21-1

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

Delhi Daredevils 87/3   KD Karthik 9* (3b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 1.3-0-14-0

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

Delhi Daredevils 133/4   AB de Villiers 57* (38b 2x4 2x6)   MS Gony 2.5-0-31-1

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

Delhi Daredevils 138/4   AB de Villiers 62* (40b 3x4 2x6)   JA Morkel 3.1-0-31-1

Gony to Tiwary, FOUR, and Tiwary goes midwicket this time,and gets a four finally

Delhi Daredevils 152/4   MK Tiwary 6* (7b 1x4)   MS Gony 3.1-0-36-1

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

Delhi Daredevils 172/4   AB de Villiers 89* (48b 4x4 5x6)   A Flintoff 3.3-0-39-0

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

Delhi Daredevils 176/4   AB de Villiers 93* (49b 5x4 5x6)   A Flintoff 3.4-0-43-0





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