Chennai Super Kings won the nail-bitter contest against Delhi Daredevils by just one run at MCA Stadium, Chennai on Thursday. Here are the highlights of both the innings:
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Over 1: Ashish Nehar’a first over goes decent giving just four runs. DD opener Mayank Agarwal hits him for a four on the fourth delivery.
Over 2: Mohit Sharma bowls from the other end. Another nine runs off the over, when the required run rate was a little more than seven.
Over 3: Nehra strikes twice in his second over, packing up both DD opners CM Gautam and Mayank Agarwal.
On a length around off, Gautam looks to go big but ends up giving an easy catch to Bravo at mid on who makes no mistake and takes the catch with ease.
A slower delivery outside off, Agarwal looks to play at it but gets a healthy outside edge to it. Dhoni takes an easy catch behind the wickets and the crowd has gone berserk. A huge roar by them!
Over 4: Morkel hits Sharma for two fours, as DD bags 13 runs off this over.
Over 5: Nehra doing the job for MS Dhoni. He picks a third one and this time the 20-year old Shreyas Iyer has to depart. Good length delivery around off, Iyer looks to pull this one but gets a leading edge to it. The ball balloons up to covers, du Plessis moves to his left and takes a fine catch there to get rid of the youngster.
Over 6: Mohit bowls a brilliant over for CKS giving just one run. From here, Delhi needed 114 runs off 14 overs.
Over 7: Morkel hits Ishwar Pandey for a four in the bowler’s first delivery. That is followed by a two and a single, to complete the over with seven runs.
Over 8: Four singles off this over, DD needed another 100 runs from here with seven wickets in hand.
Over 9: A boundary and three singles, another seven runs for Delhi Daredevils.
Over 10: DD managed a four almost every over. Morkel hits the short ball in front of the point in the over’s fourth delivery. Ashwin gave nine runs in his second over. CSK needed a wicket here.
Over 11: Another four and it was Jadhav this time. Eight runs for Delhi with needing more 76 runs off 54 balls and RR is below seven.
Over 12: Dhoni chooses Ashwin to continue. However his most trusted bowler again fails. Seven runs off that over, but still no wicket.
Over 13: Darren Bravo is brought into the attack. 5 runs off it, still no wicket for CSK. Morkel and Jadhav were leading DD to their first victory in this tournamnet.
Over 14: Mohit breaks the partnership of Morkel and Jadhav. Short of a length delivery outside off, Jadhav cuts this one straight to the fielder at point. Jadeja makes no mistake and grabs it with ease at point. A decent partnership comes to an end. DD needs 54 off 36 balls with six wickets in hand.
Over 15: Huge roar in the stadium as Yuvraj Singh goes next! DD in trouble as they lose their fifth wicket.
Over 16: Pandey is brought back and we have a wicket here. Back of a length around off, Duminy looks to guide this one as well but ends up chopping it on the stumps. That's a very important wicket for Chennai.
Over 17: Morkel attacks Bravo on the first delivery off this over and this is followed by three singles and a two-run. DD manages nine, needing another 32 off last three overs.
Over 18: WICKET! Ashwin STRIKES! Full and straight, Coulter-Nile looks to slog sweep but misses. The ball goes on and disturbs the furniture. The all-rounder could add only five runs with the bat. Delhi lose their seventh wicket!
Over 19: Another WICKET! Short delivery around leg, Mishra lets it go through. Morkel wants a bye and calls for it, Dhoni throws it back to Nehra who takes off the bails at the bowler's end. Mishra is the eighth wicket down. DD need 19 runs off the last over.
Over 20: Morkel managed 17 runs but failed to hit the ball into the stands on the last ball when DD needed seven runs. Nevertheless, he had to settle for a four.