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)

16.40 The Delhi team walk out into the field. M Vijay is taking strike, it's his IPL debut.

And we are ready to go, this is Siddarth Ravindran bringng you the commentary, with Sanjay Murari doing the scoring.

16.30 As you wait for the game to start, take a look at some of our pieces in our new section 'Page 2'.

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Raghav from the UK is happy Chennai have finally given M Vijay a game. "Finally! Chennai have made a sensible decision by dropping Parthiv Patel. I'm sure M Vijay will make much better impact than P Patel."

16.15 So, after yet another last-over thriller, the action moves to Johannesburg where two teams which were highly rated at thestart of the tournament take on each other, Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings.

Toss: Delhi have won the toss and decided to bowl.

The big news is that Virender Sehwag won't be playing because of an injury, he is expected to be fit for Delhi's next game though. The explosive David Warner is Sehwag's replacement while Rajat Bhatia also gets a look in. To accomodate Warner, Delhi have had to leave out Daniel Vettori. Gambhir is leading the team in Sehwag's absence.

Delhi: Gautam Gambhir, David Warner, AB de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Karthik, Mithun Manhas, Rajat Bhatia, Amit Mishra, Pradeep Sangwan, Ashish Nehra, Dirk Nannes

Chennai have made one change to their side, M Vijay taking the place of the out-of-sorts Parthiv Patel at the top of the order.

Chennai: Matthew Hayden, M Vijay, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Albie Morkel, Jacob Oram, S Badrinath, Sudeep Tyagi, S Jakati, L Balaji, Muttiah Muralitharan

Pitch It's expected to a great batting pitch, and the groundsman says he thinks 200 could be scored today. The track is hard and the bounce is expected to be true, which means Delhi's decision to field is a bit of a gamble.

With a cracker of a pitch, and both sides filled with destructive batsmen, a high-scoring contest is on the cards. Delhi won the last time the two sides met, thanks to AB de Villiers century, the only one of the tournament so far.


Nannes to Vijay, 1 wide, Nannes charges in, and starts off with a wide down the legside


Nannes to Vijay, no run, on target this time, full on middle, 136.3 kmph, watchfully pushed towards midwicket by Vijay


Nannes to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay gets off the mark by guiding a length ball with the angle towards third man

Hayden takes his guard


Nannes to Hayden, FOUR, He has the orange cap, and shows the form that helped him get it, first ball on his pads, tucked away with ease through midwicket for a boundary


Nannes to Hayden, no run, 137.1 kmph this time, length ball and about a foot outside off, Hayden lets that through to the keeper


Nannes to Hayden, FOUR, he doesn't let this ine go, slightly ovepritched, it's drilled down the ground past the bowler, a powerful hit along the ground for four


Nannes to Hayden, no run, pushes the pace past the 140kmh mark, short and pretty wide outside off, Hayden isn't interested, any wider and that would have been an illegal delivery

End of over 1 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 10/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • ML Hayden 8 (4b 2x4)
    • M Vijay 1 (2b)
    • DP Nannes 1-0-10-0

Another left-armer, Ashish Nehra, to share the new ball with Nannes


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

End of over 2 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 16/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • M Vijay 6 (7b 1x4)
    • ML Hayden 9 (5b 2x4)
    • A Nehra 1-0-6-0
    • DP Nannes 1-0-10-0

Nannes to Hayden, no run, Nannes starts the over with a bouncer, 136kmph, Hayden saw it coming early though and weaved out of the way of that one comfortably


Nannes to Hayden, no run, back of a length around offstump this time, Hayden pinned to the backfoot by the bounce, withdraws his bat at the last moment


Nannes to Hayden, no run, 146.4 kmh from Nannes, Hayden was charging down the track, but it was wide outside off and out of Hadyen's reach


Nannes to Hayden, 1 run, this time Hadyen stays in the crease, and getsa thick outside edfe towards third man for a single


Nannes to Vijay, 1 run, another thick outside edge to third man, this time by Vijay, who was pushing at a ball angling across him


Nannes to Hayden, 1 run, a touch overpitched this time, Hayden wanted to launch it to long-on, doesn't quite get hold of it and it rolls towards Dilshan at mid-on, he misfields allowing the batsmen a single

End of over 3 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 19/0 (RR: 6.33)

    • ML Hayden 11 (10b 2x4)
    • M Vijay 7 (8b 1x4)
    • DP Nannes 2-0-13-0
    • A Nehra 1-0-6-0

Fine leg is up, deep backward square leg in place


Sangwan to Hayden, 1 run, Sangwan starts with a poor ball, down the leg side, Hayden tries to help it past short fine leg, but doesn't get enpough bat on it and it dribbles towards square leg


Sangwan to Vijay, 2 runs, length ball on offstump, lofted over towards midwicket to get a couple


Sangwan to Vijay, 1 run, this time a single for Vijay, dabbed off his thigh towards sqaure leg


Sangwan to Hayden, no run, Hayden's hurt himself here, going for a cheeky paddle past short fine leg, misses the ball completely and is hit in the midriff, Hayden goes down on the pitch

He seems ok after a bit of time lying down


Sangwan to Hayden, 1 run, Hayden shows who's the boss by wlatzing down the track and whacking the ball down the ground, cut off at mid-off


Sangwan to Vijay, FOUR, ends the over with a boundary, clipped off his pads and races away to the midwicket boundary

End of over 4 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 28/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • M Vijay 14 (11b 2x4)
    • ML Hayden 13 (13b 2x4)
    • PJ Sangwan 1-0-9-0
    • DP Nannes 2-0-13-0

Nehra takes over, long-off in place


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

End of over 5 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 36/1 (RR: 7.20)

    • SK Raina 0 (2b)
    • ML Hayden 20 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Nehra 2-0-14-1
    • PJ Sangwan 1-0-9-0

Sangwan to Hayden, 2 runs, full outside off, Hayden squeezes it past extra cover for a couple


Sangwan to Hayden, FOUR, short and outside off, Hayden throws his bat hard at it, looking to go over point but gets a thick edge and the ball hums over the keeper's gloves for a boundary


Sangwan to Hayden, FOUR, nothing streaky about this shot though, typical bullying Hayden, he comes down the pitch and swipes it towards midwicket, it lands about a couple of yards inside the boundary


Sangwan to Hayden, OUT, Sangwan gets him this time, Hayden tries a repeat of the previous stroke, mishit towards long-on, where Ab de Villiers takes a good, low catch

ML Hayden c de Villiers b Sangwan 30 (19b 4x4 1x6) SR: 157.89

Big wicket for Delhi, Hayden was beginning to look dangerous there


Sangwan to Raina, 1 wide, Sangwan follows up his wicket-taking ball with a wide down the leg side


Sangwan to Raina, no run, much better this time, back of a length on offstump, Raina pushes it towards point, but there's no run there


Sangwan to Raina, SIX, Raina ends the over with a boundary, slightly overpitched, Raina lofts it over mid-off, it looked like he had got too much under it and hit it too high but it was long enough to go over the boundary, nice way to get off the mark

End of over 6 (17 runs) Chennai Super Kings 53/2 (RR: 8.83)

    • SK Raina 6 (4b 1x6)
    • S Badrinath 0 (0b)
    • PJ Sangwan 2-0-26-1
    • A Nehra 2-0-14-1

Dilshan into the attack


Dilshan to Badrinath, 1 run, on the pads, Badrinathgets a single but working it towards midwicket


Dilshan to Raina, 2 runs, a touch short, Raina is onto the backfoot in a flash, carves it towards long-on, fetches him a couple


Dilshan to Raina, no run, full on off, Raina digs it out towards point


Dilshan to Raina, no run, holds back the length a bit, it stops on Raina a bit, and he nearly popped it back to the bowler


Dilshan to Raina, 1 run, wider outside off, Raina crunches it down towards long-off for an easy single


Dilshan to Badrinath, 1 run, another comfortable single, this time to long-on

End of over 7 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 58/2 (RR: 8.28)

    • S Badrinath 2 (2b)
    • SK Raina 9 (8b 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-5-0
    • PJ Sangwan 2-0-26-1

Spins from both ends, Amit Mishra comes in


Mishra to Badrinath, no run, starts with an on-target delivery, watchfully defended by Badrinath


Mishra to Badrinath, no run, again on a length, around offstump, defended cautiously off the front foot


Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run, this time he gets a single by pushing it to mid-off


Mishra to Raina, 1 run, strays onto Raina''s pads, clipped to short fine leg for a single


Mishra to Badrinath, no run, good over so far from Mishra, again it's on a length, Badrinath pushes it towards the off


Mishra to Badrinath, no run, ends the over with another dot ball, tapped firmly back to the bowler off the front foot

End of over 8 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 60/2 (RR: 7.50)

    • S Badrinath 3 (7b)
    • SK Raina 10 (9b 1x6)
    • A Mishra 1-0-2-0
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-5-0

Dilshan to Raina, no run, drags it short, on offstump, Raina can't capitalise, he can only punch it down to the bowler


Dilshan to Raina, 1 run, outside off, Raina sweeps, gets an edge which goes to the keeper's right for a single


Dilshan to Badrinath, no run, defended back down the pitch off the backfoot


Dilshan to Badrinath, 1 run, driven to long-off this time by Badrinath, who's taking his time to settle


Dilshan to Raina, 1 run, on middle and leg, worked to fine leg by Raina for a single


Dilshan to Badrinath, 1 run, another tidy over comes to an end, as Badrinath dabs the ball towards the cover for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 64/2 (RR: 7.11)

    • S Badrinath 5 (10b)
    • SK Raina 12 (12b 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-9-0
    • A Mishra 1-0-2-0

Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run, a bit of width for Badrinath, slapped behind point for a single


Mishra to Raina, SIX, Bang! short again, Raina doesn't miss out, his powerful sweep clears the midwicket boundary comfortably


Mishra to Raina, FOUR, follows it up with a boundary, on the pads, swept fine past the fielder in the circle

This turning out to be a good over for Chennai


Mishra to Raina, 1 run


Mishra to Badrinath, no run, length ball on offstump, Badrinath defends it off the front foot


Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run, similar delivery, driven to long-off for a single

And it's time for the strategic time out. Chennai have a bit of an edge at this stage, Raina is starting to get going, and they have a bunch of big-hitters waiting in the wings.

As you wait for play to resume, take a look at some of our 'Page 2' offerings. A look back at the hundred that wasn't, the hat-trick that was, and the other highs and lows of the week gone by. Which team is the coolest, Tishani Doshi wonders.

End of over 10 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 77/2 (RR: 7.70)

    • S Badrinath 7 (13b)
    • SK Raina 23 (15b 1x4 2x6)
    • A Mishra 2-0-15-0
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-9-0

Dilshan to Badrinath, SIX, tossed up by Dilshan, Badrinath gets onto the front foot and swats it over wide ling-on, great start for Chennai after the break


Dilshan to Badrinath, 1 run, short ball on midde and leg, whipped away off the backfoot towards midwicket


Dilshan to Raina, 1 run, punched firmly back past the bowler by Raina


Dilshan to Badrinath, FOUR, Badrinath has come out far more aggressive after the break, this time he jumps down the ground and slams it over covers for a boundary


Dilshan to Badrinath, 1 run, nudged to square leg for a single


Dilshan to Raina, 1 run, Raina goes for an inside-out egde shot, doesn't get hold of it, luckily for him it lands short of extra cover

End of over 11 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 91/2 (RR: 8.27)

    • SK Raina 25 (17b 1x4 2x6)
    • S Badrinath 19 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 3-0-23-0
    • A Mishra 2-0-15-0

Sangwan to Raina, 1 run, driven to mid-off off the backfoot by Raina for a single


Sangwan to Badrinath, FOUR, Badrinath has been energised by that break, this time he gets a boundary to fine leg after Sangwan sends a short one down the leg side


Sangwan to Badrinath, no run, Sangwan responds with the slower ball, angling across Badrinath, who was looking to glide it to third man but is beaten


Sangwan to Badrinath, no run, this time Sangwan tests Badrinath with a bouncer, the batsmen ducks under it


Sangwan to Badrinath, SIX, no ducking under this one, Badrinath hooks it powerfully over the square leg boundary, he continues to race along


Sangwan to Badrinath, FOUR, wide outside off and hammered by Badrinath past point, that's yet another boundary, what did he drink during the break?

End of over 12 (15 runs) Chennai Super Kings 106/2 (RR: 8.83)

    • S Badrinath 33 (22b 3x4 2x6)
    • SK Raina 26 (18b 1x4 2x6)
    • PJ Sangwan 3-0-41-1
    • TM Dilshan 3-0-23-0

Rajat Bhatuia gets a bowl


Bhatia to Raina, FOUR, Raina gets in on the act, slightly short and on the pads, swatted away off the backfoot for four to midwicket

33 runs in 13 balls since the break


Bhatia to Raina, 2 runs, fuller, Raina was looking for a big one, doesn't get hold of it and it skims along to long-on, Raina gets a couple


Bhatia to Raina, OUT, Raina holes out to midwicket, whoah didn't Delhi need that breakthrough, Raina was down the track to laucnh the ball over his favourite midwicket region, he hits it well but it finds Dilshan about a yard in from the boundary, coolly taken by Dilshan

SK Raina c Dilshan b Bhatia 32 (21b 2x4 2x6) SR: 152.38


Bhatia to Badrinath, no run, length ball, defended towards the offside by Badrinath


Bhatia to Badrinath, no run, slower offcutter from Bhatia, pushed back towards the bowler by Badrinath


Bhatia to Badrinath, 1 run, full ball on offstump, squeezed towards short third man

End of over 13 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 113/3 (RR: 8.69)

    • S Badrinath 34 (25b 3x4 2x6)
    • JA Morkel 0 (0b)
    • R Bhatia 1-0-7-1
    • PJ Sangwan 3-0-41-1

Mishra to Badrinath, no run


Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run, driven towards covers towards a single which brings Albie Morkel on strike


Mishra to Morkel, 1 run, swiped to long-on off the backfoot for a single to get off the mark


Mishra to Badrinath, 2 runs, driven wide of long-on, enough time for the batsmen to get two


Mishra to Badrinath, FOUR, short ball, wide too, cannot bowl that length on this pitch and Badrinath crashes it very hard past point


Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run, full on the pads and he sweeps to short fine leg

End of over 14 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 122/3 (RR: 8.71)

    • S Badrinath 42 (30b 4x4 2x6)
    • JA Morkel 1 (1b)
    • A Mishra 3-0-24-0
    • R Bhatia 1-0-7-1

Bhatia to Badrinath, 4 byes, slower ball out the back of the hand, full and outside leg stump, Badrinath makes room and swings and the ball goes between his leg and the sticks for four byes


Bhatia to Badrinath, 2 runs, thick inside edge to deep midwicket off a might swing


Bhatia to Badrinath, 1 run, where's he going? Walks right across and outside off stump and plays a big shot to a slower ball, resulting in a top edge that pops up and lands safely at short third man

Badrinath seems to have hurt himself. He's getting some attention.


Bhatia to Morkel, 1 run, pitched up outside off stump and Morkel plants his foot forward, clubbing that down to long-off


Bhatia to Badrinath, OUT, knocked over! Badrinath again starts to walk across the stumps in an attempt to paddle the ball down to fine leg but this time Bhatia is alert and slides in a quick yorker that sneaks between bat and leg to disturb the furniture

S Badrinath b Bhatia 45 (34b 4x4 2x6) SR: 132.35

A very good hand comes to an end. Badri was in good form. Needed to go on but.


Bhatia to Dhoni, no run, slower ball, pitched up on a length and Dhoni pats it back

End of over 15 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 130/4 (RR: 8.66)

    • MS Dhoni 0 (1b)
    • JA Morkel 2 (2b)
    • R Bhatia 2-0-11-2
    • A Mishra 3-0-24-0

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

Jacob Oram is the new batsmen


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

End of over 16 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 138/5 (RR: 8.62)

    • MS Dhoni 2 (3b)
    • JDP Oram 1 (2b)
    • A Nehra 3-0-22-2
    • R Bhatia 2-0-11-2

Bhatia to Dhoni, 1 run, Bhatia starts with a slower legcutter, 99kmh, dabbed towards mid-on for a single


Bhatia to Oram, 1 run, full on middle stump, whipped to long-on by Oram, just a single as the fielder is deep


Bhatia to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss on middle and off, an ungainly shot from Dhoni gets it away to mid-on


Bhatia to Oram, no run, length ball just outside off, Oram wanted to run the ball off the face of the bat, but was beaten


Bhatia to Oram, 1 run, this time he drives it with soft hands towards mid-off to get himself an easy single


Bhatia to Dhoni, 2 runs, overpitched on middle, a trademark Dhoni shot has the ball racing past the bowler, timing was not good enough though and long-off can come around and cut if off to keep the batsmen down to two

End of over 17 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 144/5 (RR: 8.47)

    • MS Dhoni 6 (6b)
    • JDP Oram 3 (5b)
    • R Bhatia 3-0-17-2
    • A Nehra 3-0-22-2

Nannes back in the attack


Nannes to Oram, no run, Oram goes for a big heave to a short, outside-off delivery, misses and that's a dot ball


Nannes to Oram, OUT, Nannes strikes, Oram is gone, it was similar to the previous delivery, Oram swings mightily again, gets bat this time, but AB de Villiers keeps his composure to take a difficult catch at wide long-on, he was on the edge of the boundary there

JDP Oram c de Villiers b Nannes 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85


Nannes to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni falls and Chennai's innings is unravelling here, Nannes is on a hat-trick, Dhoni tries to pull but gets a top edge to the 145 kmh delivery, and it swirls towards Gautam Gambhir at cover for a simple catch

MS Dhoni c Gambhir b Nannes 6 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71


Nannes to Jakati, 1 wide, the hat-trick ball was a wide down the leg side


Nannes to Jakati, 2 runs


Nannes to Jakati, no run, Jakati backs away to give himself room and slap a back-of-length ball through the covers, but doesn't get bat on it


Nannes to Jakati, 1 run, fullish on legstump, Jakati jams it towards mid-on to take a single

End of over 18 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 148/7 (RR: 8.22)

    • SB Jakati 3 (3b)
    • L Balaji 0 (0b)
    • DP Nannes 3-0-17-2
    • R Bhatia 3-0-17-2

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

End of over 19 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 153/8 (RR: 8.05)

    • M Muralitharan 1 (1b)
    • SB Jakati 5 (5b)
    • A Nehra 4-0-27-3
    • DP Nannes 3-0-17-2

Nannes to Muralitharan, 1 run, Murali is again backing away, carves it towards cover and gets a single


Nannes to Jakati, FOUR, full toss on legstump, yet another outside edge off a big swing, and it narrowly misses offstump before running away for four


Nannes to Jakati, FOUR, another boundary for Jakati, that was a yorker just outside off, Jakati had backed away and he managed to slap that wide off the third man fielder for four


Nannes to Jakati, OUT, Nannes gets another one, familiar mode of dismissal for Chennai today, a huge swat gets a top edge which results in a simple catch to Gambhir at cover

SB Jakati c Gambhir b Nannes 13 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 162.50


Nannes to Muralitharan, no run, driven back past the bowler, towards mid-on, Murali decides against the single


Nannes to Muralitharan, 1 run, OUT, full just outside off, Murali drives inside-out along the ground, but it goes straight to AB de Villiers at mid-off, the batsmen decided to go for two anyway, de Villiers lobs the ball to the keeper and Murali is caught well out of his crease

M Muralitharan run out 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

So Chennai finish on 163, which they will be disappointed with, given what a good track it is to bat on, and the position they were in after 12 overs - 106 for 2 with both Badrinath and Raina going strong.

Chennai's big guns misfired today, but Delhi's consistent left-arm fast bowlers, Ashish Nehra and Dirk Nannes, were on the money yet again. Rajat Bhatia's amiable medium-pacers were surprisingly effective, getting rid of both Raina and Badrinath just as they switched to top gear.

Dhoni has criticized his bowlers' performances so far in the tournament, and they will need to turn in an improved show if they are to keep a formidable Delhi batting from overhauling this target.

The man to watch will be the highly rated Australian opener, David Warner, who gets his first game today.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 163/10

    • S Tyagi 0 (0b)
    • DP Nannes 4-0-27-3
    • A Nehra 4-0-27-3





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