Indian Premier League, 26th match: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils at Johannesburg, May 2, 2009
Chennai Super Kings won by 18 runs
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
2 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Nehra to Vijay, no run, good start by Nehra, nice line, tight around the offstump, just back of a length, pushes Vijay to the backfoot, and the batsmen defends it back down the pitch


Nehra to Vijay, no run, slightly fuller, good looking cover drive from Vijay, placement isn't good so he doesn't get any runs


Nehra to Vijay, FOUR, Nehra surprises Vijay with a quick bouncer, Vijay was looking to get on the front foot, gets a top edge on an attempted pull and the ball sails over the keeper's head for a boundary


Nehra to Vijay, 1 run, this one's again on legstump, doesn't rise as much as the previous delivery, only about waist high, pulled away to deep fine leg


Nehra to Hayden, 1 run, length ball, spearing into Hayden's pad, the batsman just taps it with soft hands towards mid-on, time enough to get a single


Nehra to Vijay, no run, length ball on off, vijay is quickly onto the front foot and goes for a booming on-drive, a bit of a mishit and it goes to mid-on on the bounce

Chennai Super Kings 16/0   A Nehra 1-0-6-0

Nehra to Hayden, SIX, Smash! the first six of the game, length ball, Hayden was down the track and to the pitch of the ball, and he crunched it over cover, massive


Nehra to Hayden, 1 wide, The pressure's on Nehra, he sends a wide down the leg side


Nehra to Hayden, 1 run, short ball, tries to pull, gets a top edge, flies to deep sqyare leg, not near a fielder luckily for Hayden


Nehra to Vijay, no run, this time it's outside off, Vijay crashes it towards cover, but again the placement wasn't great, so Vijay doesn't get a run


Nehra to Vijay, OUT, short ball does the trick for Nehra, Vijay's gone, the batsmen went for a pull, it got a thick top edge and the ball swirled towards extra cover, for a moment it seemed Rajat Bhatia and David Warner might collide attempting the catch, Bhatia takes a simple catch in the end after clashing with Warner

M Vijay c Bhatia b Nehra 14 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.69


Nehra to Raina, no run, the in-form Raina is greeted with a bouncer, left alone to the keeper


Nehra to Raina, no run

Chennai Super Kings 36/1   A Nehra 2-0-14-1

Nehra to Morkel, FOUR, low full toss on the pads, easy pickings for Morkel, he flicks it away to square leg for a boundary


Nehra to Morkel, OUT, big, big wicket for Delhi, Albie Morkel is gone, Nehra's bouncer gets him another wicket, Albie went for the pull but it could only manage a top edge which hangs in the air long enough for Nehra himself to get under it

JA Morkel c & b Nehra 6 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00


Nehra to Dhoni, 1 run, back of a length on offstump, Dhoni pushes it off the backfoot towards cover, batsmen scamper a quick single


Nehra to Oram, no run, good line from Nehra, in the channel outside off, poked towards backward point by Oram


Nehra to Oram, 1 run, slightly shorter this time, Oram backs away to give himself room and dabs it behind point for a single


Nehra to Dhoni, 1 wide, that's a wide down the legside, attempts a slower ball, but line was awry


Nehra to Dhoni, 1 run, this is better from Nehra, back of a length, just outside off, Dhoni shuffles across and works it behind square leg for a single

Chennai Super Kings 138/5   A Nehra 3-0-22-2

Nehra to Jakati, 1 run, full on offstump, squeezed out towards point for a single


Nehra to Balaji, 2 runs, Balaji does a van der Merwe, looking to hit it towards midwicket and gets it towards wide long-off


Nehra to Balaji, no run, bangs in the bouncer, Balaji goes for a flamboyant pull but doesn't get hold of the ball


Nehra to Balaji, OUT, the procession continues, Balaji is the one to go this , fuller from Nehra, Balaji tries to loft over mid-on but can only spoon it to AB de Villiers

L Balaji c de Villiers b Nehra 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Nehra to Jakati, 1 run, gives himself room, gets a thick inside edge as well as a single near square leg


Nehra to Muralitharan, 1 run, Murali gets off the mark with a heave that flies towards third man

Chennai Super Kings 153/8   A Nehra 4-0-27-3





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