Presentation:

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 !"

19.4
4
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

19.2
6
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

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

18.4
W
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

18.1
4
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

Great finshers

10.45

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

Hard to dismiss

0

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

History favours CSK?

2

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

Best starters

57

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

Powerplay performers

3

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

Awesome openers

4

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

Shukla v CSK

71

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

The slowdown

4.40

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

Raina v Daredevils

126

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

Good chasers

6

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

Top of the charts

24

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

Expensive bowler

25

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

Hot streak

6

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