8.1 and he strikes first ball, as Parthiv slashes a short one up in the air straight to the the fielder at short third man, who didn't have to do a thing, just pouch the catch 65/2
    3.2 but what a response from the young pace bowler! Off stump is sent cartwheeling as the pitches on a good length and defeats Fleming with the movement, he swings across the line very hard and misses the ball completely ... what a start to the over! 23/1
    14.5 and he gets Vidyut, slipping in a short one thats targeted at the body, cramping a tired Vidyut for room as he steps outside his crease and shapes to pull but only manages a slap into cover's hands, a good innings on IPL debut is cut short by a master tactician 122/3
    17.1 and he gets Dhoni, who gets down and hammers a low full toss down to long-off, where Malik dives forward and takes an excellent catch low to the grass, that ball was hit very flat but the fielder judged it to perfection 137/4
    19.5 got em with a full toss! Morkel sees the freebie and looks to hit it into oblivion but makes a meal of it, instead top-edging to Sehwag, lurking at short third man 163/6
    18.2 well done, boss, right up there in the blockhole and Morkel mistimes the slog to cover, Raina calls for the risky single and Sangwan swoops in to collect and flick the ball onto the stumps to catch him short 145/5
    not out
    not out
    7 (nb 2, w 5)
    169/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (SP Fleming, 3.2 ov), 2-65 (PA Patel, 8.1 ov), 3-122 (S Vidyut, 14.5 ov), 4-137 (MS Dhoni, 17.1 ov), 5-145 (SK Raina, 18.2 ov), 6-163 (JA Morkel, 19.5 ov)
    GD McGrath402115.25112000
    Mohammad Asif403418.5075010
    VY Mahesh403117.75135002
    PJ Sangwan4040010.0063220
    Shoaib Malik1011011.0011010
    V Sehwag2021110.5051200
    R Bhatia1011111.0010100

Match Details


Chennai Super Kings , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

2 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire


Delhi Daredevils 2, Chennai Super Kings 0

Match Notes

  • Sehwag puts Delhi on top

    A clinical Delhi Daredevils bumped Chennai Super Kings off the No. 1 spot and ended Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 100% win record at the IPL with an eight-wicket win in Chennai

  • Missing the Big Three

    Term it whatever you want - the law of averages, or an off day - but Chennai slumped to their lowest score after their batting order had taken a severe hit

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

1st115G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd24G GambhirAB de Villiers
3rd33S DhawanAB de Villiers