Chennai cruise past Delhi

2012-05-12 21:21
Mike Hussey (File)
Chennai - The Chennai Super Kings completed a dominant performance over the Delhi Daredevils, as they won their IPL clash by nine wickets at the MA Chidabaram Stadium on Saturday.

Having restricted their hosts to just 114/5, the Super Kings then cruised to their target in 15.2 overs, losing just the wicket of Mike Hussey on the way.

Murali Vijay knocked up a calm 48 not out of 40 balls, with five fours and a six included in his fine innings.

Hussey himself had chipped in with a breezy 38 off 32 balls, hitting as many boundaries as his partner in an opening stand that reached 75 after ten overs.

When the Aussie veteran was caught by Mahela Jayawardene off Irfan Pathan, Suresh Raina entered the fray to club two sixes and a four in a quick 28 not out off 20 balls.

Earlier, a Ben Hilfenhaus triple burst had ripped the heart of the Delhi top order, as the Aussie swing merchant accounted for David Warner, Virender Sehwag and Naman Ojha, to leave the Daredevils tottering at 24/4.

Yogesh Nagar brought some respectability to the total with a responsible 43 not out off 47 balls, but 114 was never going to be enough against the powerful Chennai line-up.

The likes of MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo, as well as the explosive Albie Morkel weren’t even needed, though Morkel contented himself with a fine spell of bowling (1-15 in four overs) to assist Hilfenhaus at the other end.

R Ashwin’s tight spin (1-17) also kept the noose firmly on the Delhi middle-order, as the Super Kings enjoyed a great night’s work in Delhi.

Read more on:    ipl  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which franchise will you be supporting in this year's Indian Premier League?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.