177dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Delhi clinch high-scoring thriller

Delhi Daredevils, inspired by AB de Villiers' superbly-paced century, held their nerve in the field to beat Chennai Super Kings in the first close game of IPL 2

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
105(54) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 53 runs
  • 3x4 - 3x6
5 7 5 2 10 9 20 47
ML Hayden
57(27) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 27 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
4 0 1 6 23 15 4 4

Best performances - Bowlers

L Balaji
O4
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Sangwan
O4
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | CSK: 180/9 (10 runs required, RR: 9.00)

  • Muttiah Muralitharan0 (1b)
  • Albie Morkel13 (14b)
  • Dirk Nannes4-0-32-0
  • Daniel Vettori4-0-29-2

Presentation time now

MS Dhoni: "Thanks to Hayden we were close. They were remarkable with their death bowling, we were nowhere close to that. I hope our bowlers are paying attention." Is Flintoff listening? Well, he did bowl at the death and was licked by AB

AB de Villers, Man of the Match: "I was a little bit scratchy, and there was a little bit good fortune, thanks to Albie." Albie dropped AB just after the 50, it's a good idea to remind your compatriot of the costly drop. Not that Chennai will be forgetting that anytime soon.

Thanks for joining us, hope you had fun.

**

This one could qualify as a choke. After the Hayden blitz, Chennai required 84 from 10 overs, with eight wickets in hand. And when Raina got out, they were still the favourites, 51 required off 35, and Flintoff and Morkel still in. But then they choked, losing wickets, imploding amid sensible bowling and sharp fielding by Delhi. Bowling changes worked perfectly for them, especially with Sangwan and Vettori. All in all, the first close match of the tournament. Dharmin reminds: "Even last year the two teams had a similar contest with Chennai chasing about 188. Chennai won that one after Gony hit 15 runs in last over. No repeat of that this time."

19.6
0
Nannes to Muralitharan, no run, short of a length, Murali goes for the big swing, and misses, the ball misses the stumps too, but Delhi have completeed a solid comeback
19.5
1
Nannes to Morkel, 1 run, and it's all over for Chennai, Delhi have won it, a full delivery, Morkel looks to clear his leg and hit big, and the same story repeats, the inside half of the bat, and only a single to long-on
19.4
W
Nannes to Morkel, OUT, this is not smart from Bala, Morkel fails to hit a full and wide delivery, but Bala for some reason wants the single, Morkel doesn't. Sangwan from cover flicks it to the bowler, and Bala is at the strikers' end

L Balaji run out (Sangwan/Nannes) 0 (0b 0x4 0x6)

We are down to Morkel now, three boundaries will do it

19.3
W
Nannes to Joginder Sharma, OUT, Warner, the substitute, makes the difference again. Joginder hit a fullish delivery straight to mid-off and ran, and gave up half-way through, and Warner hit the middle stump out of the ground

Joginder Sharma run out (sub [Warner]) 4 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

19.2
2
Nannes to Joginder Sharma, 2 runs, just short of a length, Joginder slaps it to wide of long-on, and they take two again. Surprising? Wouldn't they want Morkel on strike?
19.1
2
Nannes to Joginder Sharma, 2 runs, Joginder makes room, lofts it over extra cover, but they stroll only for two

Joginder Sharma is in, 15 required off the last over

  • Delhi clinch high-scoring thriller

    Delhi Daredevils, inspired by AB de Villiers' superbly-paced century, held their nerve in the field to beat Chennai Super Kings in the first close game of IPL 2

  • Almost perfection

    Delhi Daredevils, inspired by AB de Villiers' superbly-paced century, held their nerve in the field to beat Chennai Super Kings in the first close game of IPL 2

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st57ML HaydenPA Patel
2nd33ML HaydenSK Raina
3rd18MS DhoniSK Raina
4th31A FlintoffSK Raina
5th17A FlintoffJA Morkel
6th12S BadrinathJA Morkel
7th7JA MorkelMS Gony
8th4JA MorkelJoginder Sharma
9th0L BalajiJA Morkel
10th1M MuralitharanJA Morkel