236dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

CSK crush Daredevils by 93 runs

Chennai Super Kings crushed Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs in a thoroughly one-sided game in Abu Dhabi

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
56(41) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 1 10 9 6 8 4 12
MS Dhoni
32(15) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 8 7 4 9 2

Best performances - Bowlers

JD Unadkat
O4
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
R Ashwin
O2
M0
R3
W2
Eco1.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Chennai Super Kings , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.00, Second Session 20.00-21.30

Match days

21 April 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Delhi Daredevils 0

Super Kings win by a whopping 93 runs and their biggest IPL win. Raina really should be the Man of the Match tonight. Those three splendid catches - 2 from du Plessis, one from Raina, left Daredevils shell shocked early. No recovery stand after that. A forgetable night for Delhi. All six CSK bowlers picked wickets.

Dinesh Karthik: "Coulter-Nile will be out for some time, pulled his hamstring. To have lost him that early was a blow for us. The target was gettable if we batted better, the ball was seaming. Under the lights it was doing a bit more. I would have batted second anyway had I won the toss."

Presentation:

Dhoni: "Complete performance. Catches win matches. This was a perfect game for us, bit of help for fast bowlers. Seven batsmen should be good enough. We had a day off and fielding is something we always emphasise on and it can be a benchmark for forthcoming games."

Raina is the Man of the Match: "We bowled really well. We won because of the fielding. I looked to be positive till the last ball. The pitch was doing something. The new ball does do more under lights. I think Ishwar Pandey won us the game today. I've managed to play so many games for CSK because of my fitness as it is very hot in Chennai so you need to keep fit."

So a slightly early finish today. That's it from us here tonight. The action continues tomorrow. Thanks for your company!

15.4
W
Jadeja to Nadeem, OUT, That's the game! Coulter-Nile will not bat, this was tossed up outside off and Nadeem made room to carve that over cover, Raina ran to his right at cover and took the catch easily at the edge of the circle
15.3
1
Jadeja to Unadkat, 1 run, pushes it softly towards point and sets off
15.2
1
Jadeja to Nadeem, 1 run, flatter one and he makes room and drives to deep cover
15.1
0
Jadeja to Nadeem, no run, makes room to drive and he misses it

END OF OVER:
15 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | DD: 82/8 (96 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.46, RRR: 19.20)

  • JD Unadkat0 (4b)
  • S Nadeem2 (5b)
  • R Ashwin2-0-3-2
  • RA Jadeja2-0-16-1

Delhi effectively 9 down because Coulter-Nile isn't padded up

14.6
0
Ashwin to Unadkat, no run, rocks back and cuts to point
14.5
0
Ashwin to Unadkat, no run, looked like the one that straightened, Unadkat was squared up and beaten

Big win

93runs

This is Chennai's biggest margin of victory in terms of runs

Karthik v Jadeja

200

Dinesh Karthik’s strike rate against Ravindra Jadeja in all T20 cricket before this match (60 runs of 30 balls)

Dot dot dot

53

Ben Hilfenhaus’ dot-ball percentage in the IPL. This is better than that of Dale Steyn (51%) as well as Lasith Malinga (45%)

Form

7

Number of times that JP Duminy has remained unbeaten in his last 10 IPL innings

Not the best start

3

Number of times that Delhi have scored fewer runs in the Powerplay while chasing a total in the IPL

Starting stat

46

Delhi’s average Powerplay score – the best for any team playing this IPL. They only managed 24 today though

Delhi's chases

4-11

Delhi's win-loss record when they are asked to chase 175+ scores in the IPL

The CSK way

13

No of times that Chennai have scored more than 65 runs in the last 5 overs of the first innings in the IPL - they scored 66 today

Jadeja stat

40

Number of times that Jadeja has been dismissed in the last 5 overs of an innings in T20 cricket (out of 55 times)

The finisher

183

Dhoni’s SR in the last 5 overs of an innings in the IPL. Also happens to be his highest score in ODIs

Most 50+ IPL scores

20

Number of 50+ scores that Raina has in the IPL. This is the joint highest – Gayle and Gambhir also have as many

Power starts

4466

The total number of Powerplay runs scored by Chennai in the IPL – the most for any team

Power outside the Powerplay

130

Raina’s SR inside the Powerplay. He strikes it at 145 outside the Powerplay.

A bat first team

52

Delhi’s win% when they bat first in the IPL. Their win% drops to 36 when they field first.