Indian Premier League - 50th match

Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

7:57pm Vijay runs out with Hayden, who is due big time. If the conditions of play remain the same as the other day, there will also be dew big time. Nannes to bowl after a bit of a break. Ready, start ACTION!

7:51 pm Gyanesh Prakash makes an interesting observation. "What an irony, the pitch is considered to be turner and two of World best spinners cannot make it to their respective sides." Indeed. One wonders if 4 overseas players is too less.

Vijay: "Muralidharan is married to a chennai girl. Wouldn't that make him an Indian citizen? Surely he would qualify as a local player so chennai can field another overseas player!" I like that line of thinking. By the same coin, Shoaib Malik can possibly play as a local player for Deccan Chargers next year. Go Chargers!

7:45 pm Confirmed, Andrew McDonald and AB de Villiers miss out for Delhi. Umesh Yadav has also been included ahead of Pradeep Sangwan. Sarabjit Ladda makes way for Mithun Manhas, so that is two changes Gambhir did not list during the toss.

Kris Srikkanth clarifies on air that it is unfortunate that M Vijay and Robin Uthappa struck form after the selection of the Indian team for the World Twenty20. The ICC rules required the team to be picked one month in advance. Nothing can be done now. Sad smiley.

7:40 pm Still awaiting details on who is out for Delhi. Their biggest problem in recent times has been running between the wickets. Won't get any easier in noisy Chepauk. Here's hoping Sehwag and Gambhir run well, and let the bat do the walking... talking... whatever.

Toss: MS Dhoni wins the toss and chooses to bat. Couple of changes - Balaji in for Anirudha Srikkanth, Michael Hussey in for Muralitharan.

Gambhir: "I would have loved to bat first too. We haven't chased well, this is the time to turn it around. We have got Dirk Nannes and Tillakaratne Dilshan in." This is huge - it is a big game and Delhi have dusted off Dilshan from the bench! Still no room for Dan "the Man" Vettori.

And that's a fine fifty, well played IPL! It's game no. 50, it is Chennai v Delhi at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The permutations are endless, but the team that wins today will do itself a huge favour as far as the semifinal race is concerned. Mumbai have confirmed their place in the last four, and Bangalore are virtually assured of a spot. Rajasthan and Kolkata have suffered crushing defeats in the recent past, to fall behind. That leaves Chennai, Delhi and Deccan in a three-way battle to grab the last two spots. Of course, mathematically, Ganguly and Warne are still not out of it either. At some point, teams will start falling completely out of contention, until then let's watch the cricket and stare at the technological marvel that is the blimp. Or you could refer to S Rajesh's ready reckoner that succinctly collates the various possibilities. Toss coming our way in a bit.

I am Nitin Sundar, your commentator for the day.

0.1

Nannes to Vijay, 2 wides, ah, radar is not yet turned on, Nannes slips down the leg, Karthik makes a diving half-stop to restrict it to two wides

0.1

Nannes to Hayden, no run, on Hayden's pads, he flicks straight to Warner at midwicket who attempts to throw down the non-striker's stumps. No harm done.

0.2

Nannes to Hayden, 1 run, Dropped by Gambhir! Hayden is on a pair of sorts, having got out for a blob in the previous game, he is early into the shot, off a full toss and the drive pops straight up over the bowler's head. Gambhir and Mishra converge from mid on and mid off, and there is no calling. Gambhir gets there, they run across each other, but he fluffs it. Communication would have helped, would have been a sitter for either player.

0.3

Nannes to Vijay, no run, good short ball, Vijay gets back and blocks

0.4

Nannes to Vijay, no run, length ball on Vijay's middle stump, handled with care

0.5

Nannes to Vijay, FOUR, full toss on Vijay's pads and he is in too good form to not cash in. Stays back and flicks it with minimum fuss through midwicket - mid on gap. Nicely played.

0.6

Nannes to Vijay, 2 runs, nicely played, not timed as well as the previous one. Over-pitched outside off, Vijay gets forward and drives along the carpet through the covers.

End of over 1 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
M Vijay    6* (4b 1x4)      DP Nannes    1-0-9-0
ML Hayden    1* (2b)     

1.1

Nehra to Hayden, no run, nice away movement from Haydos, he shoulders arms

1.2

Nehra to Hayden, no run, and again, good line and length from over the sticks. Nehra puts it back of a length and shapes it away nicely

1.3

Nehra to Hayden, OUT, Collingwood shows how it is done! Hayden's poor IPL continues, he walked down the pitch this time, expecting to get to the pitch, but Nehra shortened the length, Hayden went through with the straight drive and spooned it straight up over cover. Colly runs back and takes it easy. Big wicket, Hayden murdered them the last time.

ML Hayden c Collingwood b Nehra 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Dhoni is in. At the non-striker's end.

1.4

Nehra to Vijay, no run, another good ball, angling across Vijay who has nothing to do with it. Gets back and shoulders arms

1.5

Nehra to Vijay, FOUR, form may be temporary, but while it lasts it is a great thing for Vijay! That was not a short ball by any stretch of imagination, Vijay picked the length early and pulled it really well, really fine. He must have seen it even before it came out of Nehra's hand!

1.6

Nehra to Vijay, no run, finishes off with another dot - good over from Nehra. Outside Vijay's off stump, he stays back and blocks down the track

End of over 2 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 13/1 (RR: 6.50)
M Vijay    10* (7b 2x4)      A Nehra    1-0-4-1
MS Dhoni    0* (0b)      DP Nannes    1-0-9-0

2.1

Nannes to Dhoni, no run, full in length, on Dhoni's middle and leg stump, he defends to point

2.2

Nannes to Dhoni, OUT, GONE! Nannes has got Dhoni with a short ball and Chennai are reeling here! Nice bouncer from Nannes, Dhoni was not sure which way to move, got back late and played a wimp of a pull shot, which popped up easily for Manhas at square leg inside the circle. The experiment to move to three has back-fired. Captain gone for a duck

MS Dhoni c Manhas b Nannes 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

2.3

Nannes to Raina, 1 run, superb yorker first up, Raina digs it out to the leg side and scampers across

2.4

Nannes to Vijay, no run, great lines again, at reasonable pace too, 141 kph, length outside Vijay's off stump, he defends it to the off side

2.5

Nannes to Vijay, 3 runs, the line is marginally off target this time, and it is enough for Vijay to time it away off the hips to midwicket. Good running gets three easily

2.6

Nannes to Raina, 1 run, length ball, angles in to Raina's leg stump, he rises on his toes and tucks it away to midwicket for one

End of over 3 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 18/2 (RR: 6.00)
SK Raina    2* (2b)      DP Nannes    2-0-14-1
M Vijay    13* (9b 2x4)      A Nehra    1-0-4-1

3.1

Nehra to Raina, no run, ooh, short of a length and Raina plays it a little awkwardly, he was expecting a bouncer. Keeps it away it the end off the back foot

3.2

Nehra to Raina, 1 run, again short of a length, but sliding down to leg, Raina clips it down behind square

3.3

Nehra to Vijay, FOUR, intentional! Despite the presence of a slip, Vijay was looking to open the face of the bat outside off, the ball flew away off the meat, very fine to the third man fence

3.4

Nehra to Vijay, OUT, Bouncer does the trick once again for Delhi! And another good one too - Nehra got the line just outside off and the length perfect, Vijay was committed into the pull, without being in any position to execute it. The top edge loops up and lands in Dinesh Karthik's gloves. Chepauk is queit!

M Vijay c †Karthik b Nehra 17 (11b 3x4 0x6) SR: 154.54

3.5

Nehra to Hussey, no run, on Mr. Cricket's off stump, he stays back and defends to point. Chennai need this man today, desperately, to come to the party

3.6

Nehra to Hussey, no run, length ball, on off stump, Hussey comes forward and defends to the offside. 23/3 after 4. Advantage well and truly with the Daredevils.

End of over 4 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 23/3 (RR: 5.75)
MEK Hussey    0* (2b)      A Nehra    2-0-9-2
SK Raina    3* (4b)      DP Nannes    2-0-14-1

4.1

Yadav to Raina, FOUR, in the middle of the clutter, Raina plays a shot for the ages! Full and angling across, Raina gets forward, gets down on one knee and karate chops it through the covers, high elbow and all. Wah!

4.2

Yadav to Raina, no run, shortens the length and Raina plays it away more watchfully to the off side

4.3

Yadav to Raina, no run, straighter from Umesh, angling in from leg to middle, Raina gets into it and defends to the leg side

4.4

Yadav to Raina, no run, through him at good pace, 145.6 kph and short of a length, Raina attempts a meek swivel pull and misses

4.5

Yadav to Raina, 3 wides, serious pace, but too short. 143 odd kph and it takes off over Raina and Karthik

4.5

Yadav to Raina, no run, 140 kph this time, short and Raina picked it, but could not get the placement. Pulled straight to square leg

4.6

Yadav to Raina, FOUR, counter-punched in style! 146 kph at good pace and short of good length, Raina somehow muscled the pull over mid on and the ball reached the boundary in a trice. Hands, eyes and timing!

End of over 5 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 34/3 (RR: 6.80)
SK Raina    11* (10b 2x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-11-0
MEK Hussey    0* (2b)      A Nehra    2-0-9-2

5.1

Nehra to Hussey, 3 runs, Hussey is away, full and drifts on to his pads and he works it away nicely. Good running

5.2

Nehra to Raina, no run, not much pace off Nehra's hand, but the pace off Raina's bat remains. Hit straight to cover off the back foot

5.3

Nehra to Raina, no run, straightens the line, and keeps the length short of driving range too. Raina defends down to Nehra

5.4

Nehra to Raina, no run, Raina backs away towards the leg side to create room through the off but cannot connect. Unnecessary ugly shot

5.5

Nehra to Raina, 1 run, slower ball, 113.8 kph short of a length outside off, Raina stays back and works it away with the wrists to mid on

5.6

Nehra to Hussey, 1 run, delicately done. Opens the face and deflects the short of length ball on off stump to third man to retain strike

End of over 6 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 39/3 (RR: 6.50)
MEK Hussey    4* (4b)      A Nehra    3-0-14-2
SK Raina    12* (14b 2x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-11-0

Dilshan to bowl, spin is in for the first time.

6.1

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to deep cover

6.2

Dilshan to Raina, no run, similar ball, Raina gets forward and defends

6.3

Dilshan to Raina, no run, tight line, and flighted again on off, Raina deflects to point and decides not to run

6.4

Dilshan to Raina, 1 run, skips out and drives from leg to long off

6.5

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, drifts on Hussey's pads, he works away to midwicket

6.6

Dilshan to Raina, 2 runs, gets forward and chips it nicely in the air, over the bowlers ad into no man's land. Hussey is easily back for two

End of over 7 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 44/3 (RR: 6.28)
SK Raina    15* (18b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-5-0
MEK Hussey    6* (6b)      A Nehra    3-0-14-2

7.1

Sehwag to Hussey, FOUR, slow looper outside off, Hussey drives through square, and Mishra makes a mess of an easy pick up and throw, to concede four

7.2

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, drift and turn, nicely done. Hussey is beaten all ends up as it turns away

7.3

Sehwag to Hussey, FOUR, another fortunate four! Hussey was drawn out and beaten by the spin, the outside edge went fine and bear short third man

7.4

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, fullish on leg stump and striaghtening, hits the pads but not given

7.5

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, slightly shorter, Hussey gets back and taps it to mid off

7.6

Sehwag to Hussey, no run, defends this one down the track to Sehwag. Beaten 3 times out of 6 and yet he has 8 runs off the over

End of over 8 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 52/3 (RR: 6.50)
MEK Hussey    14* (12b 2x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-8-0
SK Raina    15* (18b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-5-0

8.1

Dilshan to Raina, OUT, as soft as they come! Raina jumps out, looks to drive inside out over cover. Everything is right about the shot, except there was a gleeful fielder at deep cover to take the offering.

SK Raina c Yadav b Dilshan 15 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.94

CSK in serious trouble here. Badri is in. They don't bat very deep.

8.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, full outside off, Hussey front-foot drives straight to mid off

slip is in

8.3

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, gets forward and drives to Dilshan

8.4

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, shorter outside off, gets back and cuts straight to cover

8.5

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, another short one, goes for the cut and misses

8.6

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, finally gets it away to deep cover for a single

Time out. Chennai need one desperately to recover from the body blows. Once again, Dhoni's move to number three backfires in this format. It happened in IPL 2008, IPL 2009 and even the World Twenty20 last year. Hmm.

End of over 9 (1 run) Chennai Super Kings 53/4 (RR: 5.88)
MEK Hussey    15* (17b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    2-0-6-1
S Badrinath    0* (0b)      V Sehwag    1-0-8-0

9.1

Sehwag to Hussey, OUT, well, Chennai are falling apart in bizarre fashion. Flighted on Hussey's off stump, he gets forward and is early into the shot, probably eager to smother the spin. The drives pops up straight to cover. Total damage.

MEK Hussey c Dilshan b Sehwag 15 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

9.2

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, full outside Albie's off stump, stays back and guides to point

9.3

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, turn for Sehwag, sqaures him up as it spins from leg to off, gets an outside edge to the off side

9.4

Sehwag to Morkel, 1 run, finds the gap this time, gets forward and drives to deep cover

9.5

Sehwag to Badrinath, 1 run, flighter on off, Badri gets forward and drives to long on

9.6

Sehwag to Morkel, OUT, Is that Sehwag or Muralitharan?! Big spin again, from leg towards off, Morkel is befuddled completely as it takes outside edge and carries to Collingwood at slip who takes it cleanly. Chennai are shell-shocked, both the team and the city!

JA Morkel c Collingwood b Sehwag 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 10 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 55/6 (RR: 5.50)
     V Sehwag    2-0-10-2
S Badrinath    1* (1b)      TM Dilshan    2-0-6-1

10.1

Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run, spin for Mishra as well, as expected, turns away from Badri who gets back and drives to cover

10.2

Mishra to Ashwin, 1 run, wrong 'un that bounces up as well, Ashwin gets forward and fends it to the leg side

10.3

Mishra to Badrinath, 2 runs, nicely played, big spin again, Badri waits on the backfoot and cuts through the gap behind point

10.4

Mishra to Badrinath, no run, slightly fuller, but he stays back and tries to work it to the leg side

10.5

Mishra to Badrinath, no run, outside off, gets forward and lets it go

10.6

Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run, back foot punch from outside off, to deep cover to get the single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 60/6 (RR: 5.45)
S Badrinath    5* (6b)      A Mishra    1-0-5-0
R Ashwin    1* (1b)      V Sehwag    2-0-10-2

11.1

Sehwag to Badrinath, no run, flighted outside off, Badri gets forward and defends. Good Test match text-book stuff

11.2

Sehwag to Badrinath, 1 run, gets it down to long on this time for one

11.3

Sehwag to Ashwin, no run, tall Ashwin hops out and gets to the pitch, but drives straight to midwicket

11.4

Sehwag to Ashwin, no run, off the back foot this time, works it away to the same fielder

11.5

Sehwag to Ashwin, no run, again down the track but the intent is just for one and he cant even get that

11.6

Sehwag to Ashwin, 1 run, gets well inside the line to work it from off and middle, very fine towards fine leg. Sehwag's bowling a great spell

End of over 12 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 62/6 (RR: 5.16)
R Ashwin    2* (5b)      V Sehwag    3-0-12-2
S Badrinath    6* (8b)      A Mishra    1-0-5-0

12.1

Mishra to Ashwin, 1 run, length ball turning away, gets back and works it down to long on

12.2

Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run, pulls out the square drive again, and gets it nicely down to the sweeper

12.3

Mishra to Ashwin, no run, did he nick it? Misses the cut, and it goes into DK's gloves who appeals twice. There was some sound

12.4

Mishra to Ashwin, no run

12.5

Mishra to Ashwin, no run, gets forward and drives, perilously in the air, but it is down before it gets to Mishra

12.6

Mishra to Ashwin, 1 run, works it away to the leg side this time to get a single. Tough times for CSK. Can't slog, it is tough just surviving out there, no wickets in hand, and no runs either.

End of over 13 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 65/6 (RR: 5.00)
R Ashwin    4* (10b)      A Mishra    2-0-8-0
S Badrinath    7* (9b)      V Sehwag    3-0-12-2

13.1

Sehwag to Ashwin, 1 run, gets well back and works it away to midwicket

13.2

Sehwag to Badrinath, 2 runs, good running, gets inside the line and works it with the turn to fine leg and runs like the wind

13.3

Sehwag to Badrinath, 1 run, well outside off, gets forward and opens the face to get it down behind point

13.4

Sehwag to Ashwin, 1 run, bunts it down to long on for another single

13.5

Sehwag to Badrinath, 1 run, huge turn, Badri was looking to run it down to third man and had no room to do so.

13.6

Sehwag to Ashwin, no run, Ashwin jumps out and flicks straight to short midwicket. This match has 'turned'. Well done Veerubhai.

End of over 14 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 71/6 (RR: 5.07)
R Ashwin    6* (13b)      V Sehwag    4-0-18-2
S Badrinath    11* (12b)      A Mishra    2-0-8-0

14.1

Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run, OUT, Direct hit from wide long on and Ashwin is run out trying the second run Great throw from Mishra running back towards long on, Ashwin was not expecting trouble and was not running at full tilt. Might have just proved to be his undoing, he was short by a foot at least.

R Ashwin run out 6 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

14.2

Mishra to Badrinath, 1 run

14.3

Mishra to Balaji, no run, appeal this time for lbw, but Balaji was well forward to the googly and the umpire said "No."

14.4

Mishra to Balaji, no run, Bala has no clue what's happening. Goes for a random sweep and misses

14.5

Mishra to Balaji, no run, Dropped by Karthik. Under-edged the short ball and it hurried to DK who could npot grab it. Tough chance.

14.6

Mishra to Balaji, 1 run, finally gets a run, to retain strike

End of over 15 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 74/7 (RR: 4.93)
L Balaji    1* (4b)      A Mishra    3-0-11-0
S Badrinath    13* (14b)      V Sehwag    4-0-18-2

15.1

Dilshan to Balaji, 1 run, full on leg, played to the leg side for a single

15.2

Dilshan to Badrinath, no run

15.3

Dilshan to Badrinath, 1 run, gets it down to long on, after coming down the track

15.4

Dilshan to Balaji, no run

15.5

Dilshan to Balaji, 1 run, worked away off back foot to midwicket

15.6

Dilshan to Badrinath, no run, full outside off, driven back to Mishra.

Time out. Chennai need a specialty from Badri if they have any hopes of even hoping for hope in the second innings.

End of over 16 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 77/7 (RR: 4.81)
S Badrinath    14* (17b)      TM Dilshan    3-0-9-1
L Balaji    3* (7b)      A Mishra    3-0-11-0

Vinit: "Chennai have been 55/5, 66/6 and 77/7.... you know where this is going !"

16.1

Mishra to Balaji, OUT, another sweep attempted by Balaji, and with as much lack of conviction as he has displayed all day while sweeping. Full on middle, pitches and strikes him flush in front of middle and off. Fair call.

L Balaji lbw b Mishra 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

16.2

Mishra to Bollinger, 1 no ball, no ball, Chennai will take that. What can Bolly do with the free hit coming up

16.2

Mishra to Bollinger, no run, nothing. Nice googly, spins away and misses his swipe to leg

16.3

Mishra to Bollinger, no run, again, too much turn on the googly and it misses off stump as a result.

16.4

Mishra to Bollinger, no run, another one, Bolly's not picking them at all.

16.5

Mishra to Bollinger, 1 run, Bolly backs away to the leg side to create room, it is the leggie this time, driven to long off

16.6

Mishra to Badrinath, no run, full outside off, Badri gets forward and tries to drive but it takes the inside edge on to his pad

End of over 17 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 79/8 (RR: 4.64)
S Badrinath    14* (18b)      A Mishra    4-0-13-1
DE Bollinger    1* (5b)      TM Dilshan    3-0-9-1

17.1

Dilshan to Bollinger, no run, offie this time, and Bolly is as befuddled as he was by the googlies, misses the swipe to leg again

17.2

Dilshan to Bollinger, 1 run, gets down the track, and drives from outside off to long on to give it to Badri

17.3

Dilshan to Badrinath, 1 run, opens up the off side and goes inside out over wide mid off

17.4

Dilshan to Bollinger, 1 run, on off and middle, Bolly stays back and pulls away to the deep

62 balls without a boundary!

17.5

Dilshan to Badrinath, 1 run, Badri tries to get one, drives in the air to deep midwicket on the bounce

17.6

Dilshan to Bollinger, SIX, Wallop! Bollinger releases the shackles on Chepauk's collective throat, with a nice lofted drive over long off. Picked the offie early, got to the pitch and went through with the shot. Finally CSK have hit a six

End of over 18 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 89/8 (RR: 4.94)
DE Bollinger    9* (9b 1x6)      TM Dilshan    4-0-19-1
S Badrinath    16* (20b)      A Mishra    4-0-13-1

Don't know if there is dew, but Badri is sweating buckets. It could be a factor in wetting the ground.

18.1

Nannes to Badrinath, 1 run, full on his pads, Badri gets it away behind square on the leg side

18.2

Nannes to Bollinger, 1 run, classy yorker, tailing in on Bollinger's legs, he somehow squeezes it down towards square leg

18.3

Nannes to Badrinath, no run, play and a miss. Badri backs away to create room to open the face and run it down through the off side, it was just outside off short of a length. He could not connect

18.4

Nannes to Badrinath, (no ball) 1 run, bizarre. High full toss on leg, Badri goes for a hoick over fine leg, and gets a thick top edge that somehow goes down to third man where he is caught. But it was too high and is called a no ball.

18.4

Nannes to Bollinger, 1 run, direct hit would have had Bollinger's number. Straight and fast, he gets bat on it to the off side and goes for a nothing run, Nannes runs to the off side, picks up and throws... and misses

18.5

Nannes to Badrinath, 1 wide, short and marginally wide outside off, called a wide for height

18.5

Nannes to Badrinath, FOUR, Badri makes good connection this time. Stays well back in the crease, picks up the length offering and lofts it over mid on with all his might. It lands just inside the ropes

18.6

Nannes to Badrinath, 1 run, another run-out chance gone abegging. Badri hit straight to mid on and ran for the strike. The fielder misses, Badri survives and CSK have three figures

18.7

Nannes to Bollinger, no run

End of over 19 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 100/8 (RR: 5.21)
DE Bollinger    11* (12b 1x6)      DP Nannes    3-0-25-1
S Badrinath    23* (25b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    4-0-19-1

19.1

Nehra to Badrinath, 1 run, Badri tries to get cheeky, goes outside off and tries to lap it to the leg side, but it is not fine enough to beat short fine leg

19.2

Nehra to Bollinger, FOUR, very short, and Bolly swat-pulls it well in the end, in the air behind square to the fence.

19.3

Nehra to Bollinger, 1 run, good yorked on leg, Bolly can't do much except squeeze it down to mid on

19.4

Nehra to Badrinath, 2 runs, nicely hit by Badri, staying back, lofting over mid on, but can't beat Warner who is prowling in the deep

19.5

Nehra to Badrinath, FOUR, Mishra has made another blunder in the outfield and incredibly, again he's conceded four! Badri got it high into the midwicket area where Mishra was running across from square leg. He got under it and put it down inexplicably, and it found a way past the rope.

19.6

Nehra to Badrinath, OUT, Mishra may drop 'em, but don't bet on David Warner dropping anything! Badri goes for his stock shot again, waiting well back to get under the full length ball and get it over long on, just that he did not time it well enough and it went straight to Warner on the long on fence.

S Badrinath c Warner b Nehra 30 (29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 103.44

Well, abject performance from the hosts. Their two most senior batsmen - Dhoni and Hayden - contributed one run between them, and things went pear-shaped in a hurry after that. Delhi swooped in for the kill with spinners of varying degrees of expertise, but all of them were effective today. Badri has taken Chennai past 100, but even on a turning track, it looks like a poor score. Join us for the chase in a bit.

Clarification: The on-field umpires made a counting error and Dirk Nannes had to bowl a seventh ball in the 19th over. We have not scored it, thankfully the ball yielded no run or wicket.

End of over 20 (12 runs) Chennai Super Kings 112/9
     A Nehra    4-0-26-3
DE Bollinger    16* (14b 1x4 1x6)      DP Nannes    3-0-25-1
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Apr 15, 2010

Gautam Gambhir and Amit Mishra drop Matthew Hayden, Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, IPL, Chennai, April 15, 2010

Gautam Gambhir and Amit Mishra drop Matthew Hayden

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Apr 15, 2010

Virender Sehwag celebrates a wicket, Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, IPL, Chennai, April 15, 2010

Virender Sehwag celebrates a wicket

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