Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils - IPL 5 – Daredevils crumble on 114 runs – 1st innings update – Live Score and Update
Delhi Daredevils 114/5 (20/20 ov) - Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to field
In the 59th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season five, Chennai Super Kings after winning the toss, asked Delhi to bat first on a bowling wicket, aiming to contain the defending champions from bolstering an amazing total on the board.
The plan worked like a charm as the side wrecked havoc on Delhi's batting, reducing them to a meagre total of 114 runs.
Australian pacer, Ben Hilfenhaus, was the main force behind Chennai’s exceptional bowling as the bowler picked up three wickets in four overs, conceding only 27 runs.
Delhi’s top order was completely taken aback as the top four batsmen failed to even reach scores in double figures with skipper, Virender Sehwag, perishing after scoring only four runs before getting his stumps shattered by Hilfenhaus on the penultimate delivery of the opening over of the match..
Then with 12 runs on the board, the side suffered the demise of their second wicket with the hard-hitting, David Warner, finding his way back to the pavilion after scoring eight runs.
With Warner back in the pavilion, Chennai knew they had gained the upper hand against their opponents and now all they needed was to maintain pressure on the batting side.
However, for Hilfenhaus third time was the charm as he struck again by taking the wicket of Delhi’s number-three batsman, NV Ojha, who departed after scoring an innings of three runs. At the time of this wicket, Delhi were struggling with 24 runs on the board.
Then without the addition of another run in the total, Daredevils saw their fourth wicket fall as dependable batsman, Mahela Jayawardene, hit the showers after smacking an innings of eight runs.
With the main batsmen already back in the pavilion, and no Kevin Pietersen in the squad, Delhi knew it was almost over for their batting line-up and now all they could do was to hold off the raging bowling attack till the last delivery.
A last ditch effort of 43 runs by Y Nagar made a great difference, without which Chennai were surely going to fail in posting a total near or beyond 100 runs.