Monday, April 21, 2014

IPL -2014 Chennai Super Kings smash Delhi for first win

IPL -2014 Chennai Super Kings crushed Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs in a methodically one-sided game in Abu Dhabi. Chennai Super Kings started progressively after choosing to bat, but Raina busy fifty in the middle and a late surge catapult them to 177 runs. 

Their fast tied Delhi Daredevils down with accurate swing bowling, and thrilling catching from Raina and FAF du Plessis made it harder. The middle order sank without a fight, and by the halfway stage of the chase, the match was as excellent as over. By the 16th over, Super Kings had wrapped up their biggest win in 93 runs.
Suresh Raina was also to start Delhi Daredevils downfall. Ishwar Pandey and Ben Hilfenhaus were probing with their out swingers, and when Mayank Agarwal tried to break free with an attempt chip over cover, Suresh Raina made ground to snap up the mishit.

Delhi Daredevils were 17 for 3 in the 5th over, and were going nowhere from there. All that Chennai Super Kings tried worked even as Dinesh Karthik hung around in vain. Dwayne Smith trotted in for his first ball in the 9th over and caught JP Duminy plumb in front. Hilfenhaus had Ross Taylor caught behind as just reward for his away swing.

At 50 for 5 in the 10th over and Coulter-Nile unavailable, Daredevils needed a wonder from the last batting pair of Karthik and Jimmy Neesham? Instead, R Ashwin hit his Tamil Nadu team-mate's middle stump with his 1st ball in the 13th over, and along with Ravindra Jadeja, ran through whatever remained of the Daredevils line-up.

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Player of the match

Suresh Raina (CSK)

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