April 15, 2010

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 6 wickets

It was a crucial match for both Delhi Daredevils & Chennai Super Kings as they have won 6 matches in total, whoever wins this match will have the advantage of safely getting into IPL semi-finals. Both the teams faced each other today at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Chennai Super Kings won the toss & elected to bat first.
As usual, Murali Vijay & Mathew Hayden opened the innings for Chennai Super Kings. Right from the begginning of the innings, Chennai Super Kings lost wickets with low scoring rate. They lost Mathew Hayden, MS Dhoni & Murali Vijay in 2nd, 3rd & 4th over respectively, which was a big blow for them. Suresh Raina & Michael Hussey both resisted Delhi Daredevils attack for some while, but both this did not last long. Again Chennai Super Kings lost 3 more important wickets, Suresh Raina in 9th over, Michael Hussey & Albie Morkel both in 10th over. They were loosing wickets in regular intervals, only Subramaniam Badrinath played well & contributed precious 30 runs from his side to the team. By the end of 20 overs, Chennai Super Kings lost 9 wickets & scored 112 runs. Most economical bowler for Delhi Daredevils was Amit Mishra whose economy rate was 3.25 runs per over & took a wicket.
Chasing the target of 113 runs set by the Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils opened their innings. Even Delhi Daredevils lost 3 most important wickets in first 10 balls. Skipper Gautam Gambhir & Dinesh Karthik put up a partnership of 32 runs, later Karthik got out Shadab Jakathi's over. Mithun Manhas came to bat, he & his skipper played well till the end & chased their target successfully. By 18.4 overs, Delhi Daredevils scored 113 runs & won the match by 6 wickets. DD Skipper Gautam Gambhir was unbeaten scoring 58 runs & became man of the match.
Now Deccan Chargers have to loose a match, so that Chennai Super Kings will get their chance to get into finals.

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