Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Badrinath
45(34) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 4 1 1 5 1 0 12
KD Karthik
52(31) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 4 3 0 5 4 1 6

Best performances - Bowlers

SB Jakati
O4.0
M0
R24
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O4.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | DD: 145/8

  • A Mishra11 (8b)
  • A Nehra0 (0b)
  • L Balaji3-0-26-0
  • JA Morkel4-0-32-1

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.

19.6
4
Balaji to Mishra, FOUR runs, 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
19.5
0
Balaji to Mishra, no run, slower ball outside off, Mishra tries to slog it out of the park, but gets beaten
19.4
6
Balaji to Mishra, SIX runs, Mishra gets a six, short ball from Balaji, the big heave connects and the ball sails over the square leg boundary
19.3
0
Balaji to Mishra, no run
19.2
0
Balaji to Mishra, no run, slightly wider, Mishra sticks to his swing-at-everything routine, and again he doesn't get bat on ball
19.1
0
Balaji to Mishra, no run, Balaji keeps it in the channel outside off, Mishra swings and doesn't connect again

29 needed off the final over

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Badrinath
45(34) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 4 1 1 5 1 0 12
KD Karthik
52(31) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 4 3 0 5 4 1 6

Best performances - Bowlers

SB Jakati
O4.0
M0
R24
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O4.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301