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)

Warner and Gambhir to open. Warner on IPL debut. Albie has the ball. Game on.


Morkel to Gambhir, no run, swing first up but too much! Albie pitches it just outside leg stump and gets some movement in, Gambhir mistimes the big flick and middle and off stumps were visible to umpire Harper says nope


Morkel to Gambhir, no run, fuller on the stump and driven uppishly to mid-on


Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, don't bowl there, man, thats how he makes a living! Albie pitches it even fuller on the pads and Gambhir plays it late, with the swing, clipping it away past square


Morkel to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, much better angle too, and it beats Gambhir


Morkel to Gambhir, no run, short of a length outside leg stump, Gambhir hops up and taps it


Morkel to Gambhir, 1 run, hits a length just outside off and Gambhir steers to backward point

Not a bad first over.

End of over 1 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 5/0 (159 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.36)

    • G Gambhir 5 (6b 1x4)
    • DA Warner 0 (0b)
    • JA Morkel 1-0-5-0

Tyagi to Gambhir, no run, Good start by Tyagi, back of a length around offstump, Gambhir looks to glide it to third man, but plays inside the line


Tyagi to Gambhir, (no ball) 1 run, no-ball from Tyagi, full on middle and leg, tapped to the offside and the batsmen take a quick single


Tyagi to Warner, 1 run, free-hit, poor delivery but he gets away with it, short down the leg side, Warner was eying the midwicket boundary, was through the shot too early, and it canons off the back of the bat towards short third man


Tyagi to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length, on offstump, Gambhir tips it towards point and takes a quick single, he's so good at this


Tyagi to Warner, no run, similar delivery from Tyagi, defended off the back foot by Warner


Tyagi to Warner, no run, keeps it in the channel outside off, Warner goes for the on-drive, doesn't beat the man at mid-on


Tyagi to Warner, 2 runs, nice timing from Warner, just a push off the backfoot and it finds the gap past extra cover, gets himself two runs

End of over 2 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 11/0 (153 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 8.50)

    • DA Warner 3 (4b)
    • G Gambhir 7 (9b 1x4)
    • S Tyagi 1-0-6-0
    • JA Morkel 1-0-5-0

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, half volley wide outside off, Gambhir misses out, he launched into that one but straight to the fielder at short cover, no run


Morkel to Gambhir, 1 run, another tip-and-run single for Gambhir, just behind point


Morkel to Warner, 1 run, length ball on middle, Warner gets on the backfoot and turns it towards wide mid-on for a single


Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, short ball on legstump, a controlled pull from Gambhir fetches him a boundary past square leg, easy for Gambhir, he didn't try to get too much power behind that


Morkel to Gambhir, 1 run, Morkel reverts to the outside-off line, Gambhir opens the face and dabs the ball to third man for an easy single


Morkel to Warner, 2 runs, fuller this time, just outside offstump, Warner gets it away past point, enough time for the batsmen to take two

End of over 3 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 20/0 (144 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 8.47)

    • DA Warner 6 (6b)
    • G Gambhir 13 (13b 2x4)
    • JA Morkel 2-0-14-0
    • S Tyagi 1-0-6-0

Tyagi to Gambhir, OUT, a blinder from Raina gets rid of Gambhir, it was a poor delivery, short and wide, Gambhir lashed at it and it flew towards point, seemingly headed for the boundary, but Raina dives full length to his right and plucks it with one hand, that ball was screaming

G Gambhir c Raina b Tyagi 13 (14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 92.85


Tyagi to de Villiers, OUT, Another big blow, AB de Villiers continues the IPL trend of golden ducks, this was a beauty from Tyagi, pitching on back of a length around middle, de Villiers tries to defend but it held its line and crashed into the stumps, Tyagi's on a hat-trick

AB de Villiers b Tyagi 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Tyagi to Dilshan, no run, length ball on offstump, punched towards mid-on by Tillkaratne Dilshan


Tyagi to Dilshan, 1 run, short and just outside off, Dilshan cuts it into the ground and towards backward point for a single which gets him off the mark


Tyagi to Warner, 1 leg bye, that was 138.2kmh, a hint of swing for Tyagi, pitching on middle and spearing towards Warner's pads, it dribbles away towards square leg for a single


Tyagi to Dilshan, no run, short ball this time from Tyagi, Dilshan goes for the pull, gets a thick inside edge back to the bowler

End of over 4 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 22/2 (142 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 8.87)

    • TM Dilshan 1 (3b)
    • DA Warner 6 (7b)
    • S Tyagi 2-0-7-2
    • JA Morkel 2-0-14-0

Morkel to Warner, no run, short of length from Morkel, pitching on middle and going towards leg, Warner works it away to midwicket


Morkel to Warner, FOUR, much fuller this time, just outside off, Warner throws his bat at it, gets a bit of an edge but there's enough behind the shot to take it to the point boundary


Morkel to Warner, FOUR, no edge this time, that screamed right out of the middle of the bat, a touch shorter, Warner was onto the backfoot and crunched it through cover


Morkel to Warner, FOUR, Morkel slips in the bouncer, Warner guides it along to the square leg boundary, that's his third four in a row, what a response to losing two big wickets


Morkel to Warner, 3 runs, fullish outside off, superb timing from Warner, no power in the shot but it finds the gap in the covers, and the batsmen get three before the fielders cut it off at the boundary


Morkel to Dilshan, 1 run, punched to extra cover by Dilshan, misfield by Oram allows the batsmen a single

Sixteen runs off that over, just what Delhi needed

End of over 5 (16 runs) Delhi Daredevils 38/2 (126 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.60, RRR: 8.40)

    • TM Dilshan 2 (4b)
    • DA Warner 21 (12b 3x4)
    • JA Morkel 3-0-30-0
    • S Tyagi 2-0-7-2

Tyagi to Dilshan, SIX, Dilshan joins the party, he's been in terrific form all tournament, this ball was fractionally short, Dilshan brings out the pull - his favourite stroke - and that flies low over the midwicket boundary


Tyagi to Dilshan, no run, much better from Tyagi, a bit of outswing and the ball goes through to the keeper


Tyagi to Dilshan, no run


Tyagi to Dilshan, 1 run, short from Tyagi, Dilshan looks for the pull again, manages to get it towards mid-on for a single


Tyagi to Warner, FOUR, on the pads, really not where you want to be bowling when fine leg is in the circle, Warner flicks it off his thigh over Murali at fine leg for a boundary


Tyagi to Warner, no run, nicely-timed off drive to a fullish ball from Warner, but so well timed that there's no time to take a single

End of over 6 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 49/2 (115 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.16, RRR: 8.21)

    • DA Warner 25 (14b 4x4)
    • TM Dilshan 9 (8b 1x6)
    • S Tyagi 3-0-18-2
    • JA Morkel 3-0-30-0

First bowling change, Jakati comes into the attack


Jakati to Dilshan, 2 runs, flighted, full on legstump, Dilshan backs away and plays it towards mid-on


Jakati to Dilshan, no run, flat this time, fullish outside off, tapped towards cover by Dilshan


Jakati to Dilshan, no run, arm ball hurtling towards leg, Dilshan tries to make room but can't get the ball away


Jakati to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan moves across the stumps and plays it with soft hands towards mid-on, superb running from the batsmen get them a couple


Jakati to Dilshan, OUT, cracker of delivery accounts for Dilshan, a bit of flight pitching on leg and turns past Dilshan's forward defence to hit middle and off, that's a delivery Jakati will remember for a long time

TM Dilshan b Jakati 13 (13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Karthik's the new man


Jakati to Karthik, 1 leg bye, shout for lbw but that was angling down the leg side, thuds into Karthik's pads and dribbles to short fine leg

End of over 7 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 54/3 (110 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.71, RRR: 8.46)

    • KD Karthik 0 (1b)
    • DA Warner 25 (14b 4x4)
    • SB Jakati 1-0-4-1
    • S Tyagi 3-0-18-2

There's some turn in the track, how will Murali go? Starts off round the wicket


Muralitharan to Karthik, 2 runs, Karthik slogs the first ball towards midwicket, nearly reaches Vijay at deep midwicket but lands short of a diving Vijay


Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, turned towards square leg for a single


Muralitharan to Warner, 2 runs, Warner backs away and slaps an outside-off delivery against the spin to long-on


Muralitharan to Warner, 1 run, drilled down to long-off, just a single though


Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik's been looking to get his front leg out of the way and smack it over midwicket, doesn't get hold of this one, and it rolls towards mid-off


Muralitharan to Warner, no run, Warner stuck on the backfoot to a full ball turning into him, he manages to defend it back onto the pitch though

End of over 8 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 61/3 (103 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.62, RRR: 8.58)

    • DA Warner 28 (17b 4x4)
    • KD Karthik 4 (4b)
    • M Muralitharan 1-0-7-0
    • SB Jakati 1-0-4-1

Jakati to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik tries to paddle sweep a middle-stump ball, a mishit ends up flying towards short third man


Jakati to Warner, FOUR, Warner shows us his power, it was too short and wide, Warner rocked back and hammered it through the cover


Jakati to Warner, 1 run, slightly tossed up, Warner waits on the backfoot and punches it to long-off


Jakati to Karthik, 1 run, a delicate paddle sweep from offstump fetches Karthik a single


Jakati to Warner, no run, that would have hurt Jakati, a full toss and Warner was down the track and gives it a full-blooded swing, it hits the bowler on the bounce, saves some runs for the team Jakati


Jakati to Warner, 1 run, and Jakati is in the firing line again, this time he can't make a clean stop and the batsmen take a single

End of over 9 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 69/3 (95 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.66, RRR: 8.63)

    • DA Warner 34 (21b 5x4)
    • KD Karthik 6 (6b)
    • SB Jakati 2-0-12-1
    • M Muralitharan 1-0-7-0

Muralitharan to Warner, 1 run, down the track and pushed to long-off for an easy single


Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, Karthik fancies his chances on the backfoot, he was looking to cut an outside off delivery but was beaten by Murali's quicker one


Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, nudged off his pads towards square leg for a single


Muralitharan to Warner, no run, Warner goes for a powerful pull but gets a thick inside edge onto his boot, keeper does the fielding


Muralitharan to Warner, 1 run, pushed gently towards mid-off and Warner gets a single


Muralitharan to Karthik, no run, punched back to the bowler by Karthik, and that dot ball signals the strategic time-out

Chennai are slight favourites at this stage after getting three important wickets, but Warner holds the key. He's already shown what a savage hitter he is in his first IPL innings

End of over 10 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 72/3 (92 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.20, RRR: 9.20)

    • KD Karthik 7 (9b)
    • DA Warner 36 (24b 5x4)
    • M Muralitharan 2-0-10-0
    • SB Jakati 2-0-12-1

Suresh Raina into the attack


Raina to Warner, 2 runs, played uppishly towards cover by Warner, lands safely and gets him a couple


Raina to Warner, no run


Raina to Warner, 1 run, flat and quick, just outside off, Warner dabs it to backward point


Raina to Karthik, no run, a bit of width and Karthik gives himself room to cut but misses the ball


Raina to Karthik, FOUR, a touch short from Raina, Karthik slog sweeps that to the midwicket boundary, Delhi need at least one of those every over


Raina to Karthik, no run, again Karthik backs away to an outside off delivery, this time he guides the ball to short third man

End of over 11 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 79/3 (85 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.18, RRR: 9.44)

    • KD Karthik 11 (12b 1x4)
    • DA Warner 39 (27b 5x4)
    • SK Raina 1-0-7-0
    • M Muralitharan 2-0-10-0

Balaji takes over from Murali


Balaji to Warner, 1 run, starts off with a length ball on middle and off, drilled through covers by Warner, man's there in the deep though


Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, tight line from Balaji, on offstump, Karthik opens the face to run it down to third man


Balaji to Warner, no run, Warner punches it powerfully towards midwicket but Hayden puts in a diving stop to cut off any runs


Balaji to Warner, no run, tries to lash it through the covers but the placement is poor, and that's yet another dot ball


Balaji to Warner, 1 run, this time he gets a run, driving an overpitched ball down to long-off for a single


Balaji to Karthik, FOUR, length ball allows Karthik to get under it, he slices it over cover, Jacob Oram runs across and puts in a dive to try stop it but to no avail, that's another boundary for Karthik

End of over 12 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 86/3 (78 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.16, RRR: 9.75)

    • KD Karthik 16 (14b 2x4)
    • DA Warner 41 (31b 5x4)
    • L Balaji 1-0-7-0
    • SK Raina 1-0-7-0

Oram is brought into the attack


Oram to Warner, no run, starts off with a back of a length ball on offstump, Warner looks to power it through the off side but can't beat the fielder at extra cover


Oram to Warner, no run, back of a length on the pads, Warner gets in the backfoot and pushes it back to the bowler

those two dot balls have pushed the asking rate over 10


Oram to Warner, SIX, Warner seems to have realised the required rate is over 10, he picks up the slower delivery from Oram early and hammers the ball in to the crowd behind the midwicket boundary


Oram to Warner, 1 run, this time he is content to push it towards mid-off for a single


Oram to Karthik, SIX, another pull, another six, this wasn't as cleanly struck as Warner's, in fact Murali who was sprinting around at the midwicket boundary just about managed to get a hand on it but could only tip it for a six


Oram to Karthik, 1 run, rounds off the over with a glide to third man for a single to retain the strike

That over went totally awry after a great start from Oram

End of over 13 (14 runs) Delhi Daredevils 100/3 (64 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.69, RRR: 9.14)

    • KD Karthik 23 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • DA Warner 48 (35b 5x4 1x6)
    • JDP Oram 1-0-14-0
    • L Balaji 1-0-7-0

Muralitharan to Karthik, FOUR, another boundary for Karthik, gets onto the front foot and doesn't allow the ball to pitch, slices it over cover for a boundary


Muralitharan to Karthik, FOUR, this time off the backfoot, Delhi are getting a move on, Karthik rocks back and crunches it through cover for another four


Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, on the pads, nudged to square leg for a single by Karthik


Muralitharan to Warner, 1 run, in the slot, hammered along the ground by Warner, but placement isn't too good, only a single to long-on


Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik gets himself another single wide of square leg, no need to try anything adventurous after getting two fours in the over already


Muralitharan to Warner, no run, Warner tries to run if off the open face to third man but gets beaten by the turn

End of over 14 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 111/3 (53 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.92, RRR: 8.83)

    • DA Warner 49 (37b 5x4 1x6)
    • KD Karthik 33 (20b 4x4 1x6)
    • M Muralitharan 3-0-21-0
    • JDP Oram 1-0-14-0

Balaji to Karthik, FOUR, a paddle sweep to a medium-pacer, that was very cheeky but it came off, he went down on one knee and swept that back of a length ball for a boundary


Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, full and on middle and leg, Karthik squeezes it out towards extra cover for a single


Balaji to Warner, 1 run, short and wide, Warner drags it from way outside offstump towards long-on, the single gets his half-century, has he done enough to get a place when Sehwag comes back?


Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, fullish on middle, Karthik flicks it away to square leg for a single


Balaji to Warner, 1 run, Warner flatbats a short ball powerfully back down the pitch, umpire Daryl Harper was running for cover as that ball smashed into the stumps


Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, slower ball, overpitched on legstump, sensibly worked away towards midwicket for a single

End of over 15 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 120/3 (44 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 8.80)

    • KD Karthik 40 (24b 5x4 1x6)
    • DA Warner 51 (39b 5x4 1x6)
    • L Balaji 2-0-16-0
    • M Muralitharan 3-0-21-0

Jakati to Karthik, 2 runs, Jakati starts with a length ball angling to leg, worked to the on side by Karthik


Jakati to Karthik, FOUR, Smash! slightly short from Jakati, Karthik gets onto the backfoot, gets his front foot out of the way, pulls it powerfully, one bounce over the midwicket rope


Jakati to Karthik, no run, tried to reverse-sweep, gets an inside edge towards short leg


Jakati to Karthik, 1 run, length ball again from Jakati, Karthik punches it down to long-on for a single


Jakati to Warner, OUT, Warner was onto the front foot, and put everything behind a heave to get the ball to midwicket, he missed the ball and couldn't get back in time before Dhoni whips off the bails, third umpire confirms Warner's on his way

DA Warner st †Dhoni b Jakati 51 (40b 5x4 1x6) SR: 127.50

Relief for Chennai, Karthik and Warner were running away with the game

Mithun Manhas is the new batsman


Jakati to Manhas, no run, he pushes his first ball towards extra cover, but there's not enough time to get a single

End of over 16 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 127/4 (37 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.93, RRR: 9.25)

    • M Manhas 0 (1b)
    • KD Karthik 47 (28b 6x4 1x6)
    • SB Jakati 3-0-19-2
    • L Balaji 2-0-16-0

Not too much more batting to come for Delhi


Muralitharan to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik swings the first ball of the over towards long-on for a single


Muralitharan to Manhas, no run, turns a length ball towards midwicket, straight to the fielder


Muralitharan to Manhas, no run, goes for a sweep, misses the ball completely, like Warner, but he's kept his feet firmly grounded


Muralitharan to Manhas, OUT, the doosra does the trick for Murali, it was full and flat and Manhas was eying the midwicket boundary, is beaten and offstump is knocked back

M Manhas b Muralitharan 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Muralitharan to Bhatia, no run, length ball which is defended off the front foot by Bhatia


Muralitharan to Bhatia, no run, played with soft hands towards backward point, Bhatia is sent back by Karthik, the throw is fired in and the bails are taken off just as Bhatia makes a despairing dive, third umpire is called for but Bhatia has made his ground

What an over from Murali, just one run and a wicket. Has the game turned?

End of over 17 (1 run) Delhi Daredevils 128/5 (36 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.52, RRR: 12.00)

    • R Bhatia 0 (2b)
    • KD Karthik 48 (29b 6x4 1x6)
    • M Muralitharan 4-0-22-1
    • SB Jakati 3-0-19-2

Jakati to Karthik, FOUR, oh, a poor piece of fielding from Badrinath, Karthik lofted it to long-off, Badrinath came charging in but he comes in too much and the ball sails over his head and goes one bounce over the boundary, that's Karthik's half-century

How costly will that misjudgement be?


Jakati to Karthik, OUT, Not very costly at all it turns out as Karthik holes out off the very next ball, a sweep from Karthik gets a top edge and it hovers to Murali at midwicket, who makes no misjudgment. Murali knows it's a big wicket, he jumping around for joy after taking the catch

KD Karthik c Muralitharan b Jakati 52 (31b 7x4 1x6) SR: 167.74


Jakati to Bhatia, 1 run, gets a single in front of point

slip in place


Jakati to Sangwan, no run, defended back down the pitch, dot ball


Jakati to Sangwan, no run, whipped away from middle wicket, but a diving stop at short midwicket means it another dot ball


Jakati to Sangwan, OUT, Jakati completes a superb spell with another wicket, Sangwan is bowled, he swings and misses, and the stumps are knocked back, Delhi are trying to match Chennai for late collapse

PJ Sangwan b Jakati 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 18 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 133/7 (31 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 15.50)

    • R Bhatia 1 (3b)
    • SB Jakati 4-0-24-4
    • M Muralitharan 4-0-22-1

Morkel to Bhatia, 1 run, fullish ball outside off, driven toward mid-off for a single


Morkel to Mishra, no run, length ball, just outside off, Mishra doesn't bother with seeing the ball and puts in a wild heave, misses the ball completely


Morkel to Mishra, 1 run, full on middle, Mishra gets across his stumps and flicks it behind square leg for a single


Morkel to Bhatia, no run, Bhatia takes a leaf out of the Mishra book and swipes at it, he is also beaten, this is turning out to be a great over from Morkel


Morkel to Bhatia, no run, another swing, another miss, the ball sails just over the offstump, Delhi are out of it


Morkel to Bhatia, OUT, another wicket goes down, the fat lady is starting to sing, Morkel sends down a full ball on middle and off, Bhatia gives himself room and hacks at it, L Balaji runs across from cover to pouch the mishit

R Bhatia c Balaji b Morkel 2 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

End of over 19 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 135/8 (29 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.10, RRR: 29.00)

    • A Mishra 1 (2b)
    • JA Morkel 4-0-32-1
    • SB Jakati 4-0-24-4

29 needed off the final over


Balaji to Mishra, no run, Balaji keeps it in the channel outside off, Mishra swings and doesn't connect again


Balaji to Mishra, no run, slightly wider, Mishra sticks to his swing-at-everything routine, and again he doesn't get bat on ball


Balaji to Mishra, no run


Balaji to Mishra, SIX, Mishra gets a six, short ball from Balaji, the big heave connects and the ball sails over the square leg boundary


Balaji to Mishra, no run, slower ball outside off, Mishra tries to slog it out of the park, but gets beaten


Balaji to Mishra, FOUR, the last ball runs away for a streaky four, a short delivery takes a top edge to hum over the keeper, that doesn't matter though, Chennai have won by 18 runs to keep the fight for places in the points table very tight

Chennai's win means the top seven teams are now separated only by two points. Dhoni will be pleased with the performance of the Indian bowlers in his side, Tyagi started the slide with two big wickets in two balls, and Shadab Jakati had a dream spell, the highlight of which was the ripper to get rid of the man in form, Tillakaratne Dilshan.

For Delhi, David Warner showed off his ability at the top of the order, giving the team management a headache as to how to fit him in the side when Sehwag returns. Dinesh Karthik was also in great touch, displaying superb footwork and constantly improvising throughout his innings. It's Delhi's second loss of the tournament, and they miss a chance to open up a lead at the top.

Post-match ceremony: Gambhir says the total was chase-able, and praises Chennai's fielding and bowling. He also calls Warner's batting "fantastic".

Dhoni says Badrinath and Raina were superb but is disappointed that none of he, Oram and Morkel could push the total higher. He says that even when Warner and Karthik were blazing away, it was a matter of taking one wicket to put the pressure back on Delhi.

Shadab Jakati is the Man of the Match. He says he's been working hard with Venkatesh Prasad in the nets, and that he was waiting for his chance. He says he was just looking to vary his pace and stick to a wicket-to-wicket line as the pitch was offering him support.

Thanks for joining us for today's game, there's a double-header tomorrow as well, see you then.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 145/8 (19 runs required)

    • A Mishra 11 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • A Nehra 0 (0b)
    • L Balaji 3-0-26-0
    • JA Morkel 4-0-32-1





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