Dhoni: "We played good cricket but we gave away too many in tje last two or three overs. The rain helped us, their bowlers found it tough. This was one of the best Delhi wickets I have seen. Shukla bowled well. Smith and McCullum were brilliant. Raina made sure he batted till the end. We need to improve our bowling. We need a couple of fast bowlers who can bowl well in the death."

Smith is the Man of the Match: "Meant to stay out there. It was a good track to me as well. Me and McCullum keep encouraging each other. It was a very good chase for us. It's a great team."

Pietersen: "We thought we lost a bit of momentum. I thought some of our boys played some good cricket. Wayne Parnell was beautiful, the wicket was quite slow before the rain came and the rain sort of affected it but no excuses. CSK played really well. Nobody's here to blame anyone, we probably have to win most of our games here and I still believe our team can make the playoffs."

That's much easier said than done. Delhi have lost 5 out of 7 and they have seven more to play. Their road ahead gets tougher.

That's it from us here. Thanks for your company. One more game tomorrow. Cheers!

Pratyush: "KP needs a bowler, desperately. They should have won this one. Shami has disappointed all of us. Feel really bad for him."

Venkat: "Feel for KP here... He has been very classy off the field and has conducted himself brilliantly in the interviews, and on the field it is obvious that he is tuned in and in charge. Hopefully fortunes change for DD !"

Unadkat to Dhoni, FOUR runs, the captain does the honours! Unadkat bowls one full toss too many, it was outside off and he reached out and cracked this wide of cover who throws himself to his left in vain, raced away, that CSK's sixth consecutive win over Daredevils and their sixth in a row in this tournament

KP has a chat with Unadkat while the batsmen chat too. Third man and fine leg up

pravin: "@vikram : why worry when you have Dhoni in the last over !! He has been in this position so many times !! :)"

Unadkat to Dhoni, 2 runs, this is a low full toss and he looks to play straighter and gets an outside edge that clears cover, two added
Unadkat to Dhoni, SIX runs, there's the big hit! Unadkat bowls it in the spot for Dhoni to have a free swing and take him downtown, not sure how many rows over long-on but that was massive

Vikram: "If CSK lose this it could very well be because both Raina and Smith were ball watching instead of crossing over."

Unadkat to Raina, 1 run, gets away with a low full toss as Raina swung it to deep midwicket

Can Unadkat defend 11?

19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 168/2 (11 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.84, RRR: 11.00)

  • MS Dhoni0 (2b)
  • Suresh Raina46 (26b)
  • Wayne Parnell4-0-25-1
  • Mohammed Shami4-0-42-0
Parnell to Dhoni, no run, and it's a dot ball! Parnell ends the over and his spell with a good yorker, too good for Dhoni to make something of it, he could only drill it down the track
Parnell to Dhoni, no run, this was a length ball which Dhoni looked to pull but played it straight to Jadhav at short midwicket

Dhoni walks in

Nandakiran N: "CSK have decided, even if they lose wicket, it would be, to an Ex-CSK player. Monk everywhere!"

Parnell to Smith, OUT, Vijay takes it at the edge of the straight boundary! It was a full ball outside off and Smith stayed at the crease and lofted it down the ground, it went really high and really tested Vijay near the rope but he kept his cool and took it nonchalantly

DR Smith c Vijay b Parnell 79 (95m 51b 4x4 8x6) SR: 154.90

Parnell to Smith, no run, this was a full ball outside off and moving away and he fails to dig it out
Parnell to Raina, 1 run, this was a low full toss mistimed to square leg
Parnell to Raina, FOUR runs, the boundaries are bleeding, this time Raina improvises, a fast yorker outside off, he reaches out and almost guides it off the face of the bat wide of short third man and point

18 | 17 Runs | CSK: 163/1 (16 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 8.00)

  • Dwayne Smith79 (49b)
  • Suresh Raina41 (24b)
  • Mohammed Shami4-0-42-0
  • Jaydev Unadkat3-0-34-0
Mohammed Shami to Smith, FOUR runs, the over gets worse for DD, this was another slower ball and dug in short, Smith swiveled and pulled it over short fine leg
Mohammed Shami to Smith, SIX runs, 4 + 6! Shami looked for the yorker, ended uo being a knee high full toss and smoked several rows over deep midwicket
Mohammed Shami to Smith, FOUR runs, that's a poor ball! Third man was up and Shami had to bowl it short outside off, a slower ball too, Smith reached out and carved it over short third man
Mohammed Shami to Raina, 1 run, fires that full outside off and he drills it down to third man
Mohammed Shami to Smith, 1 run, Smith made room and smoked that square on the off side towards deep point, went quickly and he fumbled
Mohammed Shami to Raina, 1 run, this was full and wide outside off and he drills this down to Nadeem at deep cover

17 | 5 Runs | CSK: 146/1 (33 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.58, RRR: 11.00)

  • Dwayne Smith64 (45b)
  • Suresh Raina39 (22b)
  • Jaydev Unadkat3-0-34-0
  • Wayne Parnell3-0-20-0
Unadkat to Smith, no run, looked to slog that away but ended up getting an inside edge onto the body, the ball rolls back to the bowler

Raj: "@Umair: It is very difficult for the bowlers to get the length right with a wet ball. I believe they definitely do need the run rate to slow down and the best way to potentially do that is to get a wicket. That would consequently change the DL equation as well. "

Unadkat to Raina, 1 run, made room to slap that through the off side and he ended up chopping it towards short third man
Unadkat to Raina, 2 runs, digs out a yorker towards long-on and he sets off quickly and Raina completes the second
Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, fires a full ball outside off and he digs it out to deep point

Great finshers


Delhi’s average run-rate in the last 5 overs of an innings this season – the best for any team

Hard to dismiss


Number of times Kedar Jadhav has been dismissed in 3 innings this season (14*, 28* and 29*)

History favours CSK?


No. of times Delhi have failed to defend 175+ in IPL (11 attempts) – both times at home v CSK

Best starters


Average first wicket partnership for CSK in this season of the IPL - the best for any team

Powerplay performers


No. of wickets Chennai have lost in the Powerplay this season. All the others except Royals (9) have lost more than 10

Awesome openers


Number of 50 partnerships between Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum this IPL – most by any pair

Shukla v CSK


Laxmi Shukla’s average against CSK in 4 previous innings – his worst against any team

The slowdown


CSK’s run-rate between the 6th and 10th over of this innings. They scored 47 in the first five

Raina v Daredevils


Raina’s strike rate against the Daredevils – his lowest against any team in this IPL

Good chasers


Number of times CSK have successfully chased down a 175+ total in the IPL (in 10 attempts)

Top of the charts


Number of sixes Dwayne Smith has hit in this IPL. Maxwell is second with 17

Expensive bowler


Number of times Unadkat has conceded 11+ runs in an over, out of 104 overs

Hot streak


Number of consecutive victories for CSK against Delhi in the IPL.