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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai,, Date - 25/05/2012, Toss won by - Delhi Daredevils
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Commentary (Delhi Daredevils innings)

Murali Vijay is the obvious Man of the Match for his enthralling century. That's it from the penultimate game of this season. Join us on the 27th May (2000 IST) for the final between Chennai and Kolkata. Till then, farewell!

Three tactical decisions for Delhi today, and all of them backfired. First at the toss where generally the captain winning, bats first on this slow wicket. But Sehwag chose to field. Leaving out the leading wicket-taker of the season, Morne Morkel for an all-rounder who has not been in good form, Andre Russell. And the third one, Virender Sehwag opting to come down to number 3 while chasing 223, only for the first time in this season.

Chennai entered the playoffs in a very unconvincing manner, but their supreme win over Mumbai in the eliminator, and today's dominance over Delhi in the second qualifier, means that they will be upbeat now going into the finals to meet Kolkata on the 27th of May at the same ground.

16.5 R Ashwin to V Aaron, OUT! Chennai win by 86 runs! It is a huge margin even in ODI format, and Chennai have steam-rolled Delhi over today. On middle, Aaron pushes it softly on the leg side to look for one. Gets down the track but Dhoni scampers across, picks it and hits bull's eye at the striker's end. Replays show that Aaron was short. 136/10

16.4 R Ashwin to V Aaron, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 136/9

Varun Aaron is the last man in.

16.3 R Ashwin to U Yadav, OUT! Classic! Lands a delivery outside off, it spins and cuts in, Yadav looks to play away on the off side but it's too much for him. The ball crashes into the furniture. 136/9

16.2 R Ashwin to U Yadav, Sweeps it down on the leg side. 136/8

16.1 R Ashwin to U Yadav, Flighted delivery, Yadav pokes inside the line and gets hit on the pads. 136/8

Time out!

15.6 S Jakati to U Yadav, Goes on the back foot and punches it down past the bowler to take one. 136/8

Umesh Yadav walks in now at number 10.

15.5 S Jakati to S Gupta, OUT! MSD with an easy stumping. Bowled in fast outside off. Gupta with a heave down the track, missed out and Dhoni whipped the bails off easily. End is near for Delhi now. 135/8

15.4 S Jakati to P Negi, Gets down the track and whips it wide of mid-wicket to take one. 135/7

15.3 S Jakati to P Negi, Goes to work it away but misses out. 134/7

15.2 S Jakati to P Negi, SIX! Excellent hit. Flatter delivery, Negi takes a step down the track and clobbers it over long on. 134/7

15.1 S Jakati to P Negi, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 128/7

14.6 R Ashwin to P Negi, Short, cut away past point for one. 128/7

Sunny Gupta walks in.

14.5 R Ashwin to P Negi, OUT! Ashwin with a good set of hands, brings about the downfall of Venugopal Rao. Negi plays it down straight to covers. Rao takes a few steps down but then starts going back. The throw comes in on a half-volley to Ashwin, who picks it up well, the way he would grip his ball while bowling, and takes the bails off in a flash. Third umpire confirms that Rao was a bit late in keeping his bat down. 127/7

Pawan Negi walks in.

14.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, OUT! A cheeky attempted shot ends up all wrong. Short, Jayawardena shapes up for the reverse sweep, misses it, the ball strikes his arm guard and hits the stumps. 127/6

14.3 R Ashwin to V Rao, Takes a step down the track and pushes it down to long on to take one. 127/5

14.2 R Ashwin to V Rao, Short this time, Rao holds on but guides it straight to the hands of short third man. 126/5

14.1 R Ashwin to V Rao, SIX! Rao with a big shot. Gets down to the flighted delivery and picks his spot over long off with a clean strike. 126/5

13.6 S Jakati to V Rao, Gets down the track and lifts it over mid on to keep the strike for the next over. 120/5

13.5 S Jakati to V Rao, Punches it away on the off side. 119/5

13.4 S Jakati to V Rao, Gets aside and plays it past point to take a couple to his name. 119/5

13.3 S Jakati to V Rao, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 117/5

Venugopal Rao walks in.

13.2 S Jakati to N Ojha, OUT! Ojha goes and Vijay takes one more catch! A full toss this time, Ojha slogs across but it goes down the ground. Seems to be going over but Vijay takes it at long off and does a celebratory jig to go along with it. It's his night today. 117/5

13.1 S Jakati to N Ojha, SIX! That's a good shot! Length delivery, drifting away, Ojha gets down and lofts it nicely over long off. Fielder at the ropes was not far away. 117/4

12.6 D Bravo to M J'dena, WIde outside off, Jayawardena attempts to hit it away but misses out. 111/4

12.5 D Bravo to N Ojha, Short on the body, Ojha turns to pull but gets hit on the thigh pad. Leg bye taken. 111/4

12.4 D Bravo to M J'dena, Gives himself room and whacks it wide of point to pick up just one more. 110/4

12.3 D Bravo to N Ojha, Length delivery, outside off, patted down in front of covers to rotate the strike. 109/4

12.2 D Bravo to M J'dena, Length down the leg side, glided down to fine leg for a single. 108/4

12.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, Full on the pads, Jayawardena fails to get it away. 107/4

11.6 R Ashwin to N Ojha, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. Excellent over from R Ashwin once again. 107/4

11.5 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Superb delivery. Flighted one and spins and turns in, Jayawardena is beaten in the drive and Dhoni does not collect it. One bye. 107/4

Naman Ojha walks in at number 6.

11.4 R Ashwin to A Russell, OUT! Russell is the man to go this time and Delhi have limited players to look at now for winning this one. Short delivery, Russell pulls but the ball catches the top edge and goes down. Bravo with a good catch at long on and does a jig as well to showcase his dancing skills. 106/4

11.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Gets down and pushes it through mid on for one. 106/3

50 for Mahela Jayawardena!

11.2 R Ashwin to M J'dena, SIX! Superb shot. Once again a tossed up delivery, Jayawardena comes down the track and lofts it cleanly over mid-wicket. 105/3

11.1 R Ashwin to A Russell, Bowls the straighter one, flighted as well, Russell shapes up to slog but the ball hits his chest and goes down to short third man for a leg bye. 99/3

10.6 D Bravo to A Russell, Over-pitched outside off, Russell digs it away through covers to settle for one to end the over. 98/3

10.5 D Bravo to A Russell, FOUR! No stopping that. Full and slow, 107.1 kph, Russell holds on and swings it mightily over covers. Delhi need a move on, quick and fast. 97/3

10.4 D Bravo to A Russell, Full outside off, Jayawardena drills it wide of Bravo, who gets there with a reach. Good reflexes for a fast bowler. 93/3

10.3 D Bravo to M J'dena, Dropped! Tough chance for Bravo. Length, Jayawardena gets down and plays it uppishly straight. Bravo jumps up but puts the catch down. Is upset with himself as well. One run added to the total. 93/3

10.2 D Bravo to M J'dena, Fullish length on off, tucked away through mid-wicket. They run well to take two. 92/3

10.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, Length outside off, Jayawardena goes hard at that but misses out. 90/3

10.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, WIDE! Bowls this one full but sliding down the leg side as well. 90/3

9.6 S Jakati to A Russell, A touch short, Russell knocks it down to long off. Raina with a good dive and a one-handed pick up as well. Just two. 89/3

9.5 S Jakati to M J'dena, Comes down the track and gets it away through mid off. One more. 87/3

9.4 S Jakati to A Russell, Gets down and plays it through point to rotate the strike. 86/3

9.3 S Jakati to M J'dena, Jayawardena has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single. 85/3

9.2 S Jakati to A Russell, A short delivery, arm ball as well, Russell sends it scooting away wide of long on. Bravo with the effort in the deep to give away just one. 84/3

9.1 S Jakati to M J'dena, Sweeps it away through square leg to take one. 83/3

Time out!

8.6 D Bravo to A Russell, On the pads, Russell plays a nice little chip flick to get it over mid-wicket for a couple to end the over. 82/3

8.5 D Bravo to M J'dena, Fuller length, Mahela flicks it and it goes just over mid-wicket for a single in the deep. 80/3

8.4 D Bravo to A Russell, Off the edge! Fuller outside off, Russell slogs across the line and gets a top edge which lands just short of third man. Just one. 79/3

Russell seems to have hurt his fingers while playing that shot and the physio is out now with the magic spray.

8.3 D Bravo to A Russell, FOUR! Up and over Dhoni! Short delivery, targeted on the body, Russell takes the eye of the ball with a pull but the ball lobs up off the gloves and goes past Dhoni down to the fine leg fence. 78/3

Andre Russell is sent up the order at number 5.

8.2 D Bravo to R Taylor, OUT! Taylor holes out in the deep! A slower one at 112.6 kph, well wide outside off and full as well. Taylor reaches out and sends a flat bullet. Raina comes a bit forward at long on and takes a fine catch. 74/3

8.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, Tucks it away through mid-wicket to take one. 74/2

8.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, THREE WIDES! Angles it wide down the leg side. Tough for Dhoni but he gets a glove to it to concede a couple. 73/2

Dwayne Bravo to bowl.

7.6 R Ashwin to R Taylor, Looks to flick but gets a leading edge to land in front of Ashwin. Good start for Ashwin. 70/2

7.5 R Ashwin to R Taylor, Shout for LBW! Outside off and spinning in, Taylor comes down to block but gets hit on the pads. Ashwin's appeal is not considered. And replays show that the impact was marginally outside off. 70/2

7.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Gets down and knocks it to long on for just one. 70/2

7.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, WIDE! Spins it down the leg side this time. 69/2

7.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Fuller length, Jayawardena times his sweep to perfection past the short fine leg fielder. Superb fielding from Raina in the deep to give away just a couple. 68/2

7.2 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Short this time, Jayawardena pulls it through square leg to pick up a couple. 66/2

7.1 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Gets across to reverse sweep and does well to get it over short third man. Hussey with the man in the deep. 64/2

Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl now.

6.6 S Jakati to R Taylor, SIX! Going, going and gone! Fuller length once again, diverted outside off, Taylor goes across, sits and whacks it well over mid-wicket for a huge one. 94 metres that one. 16 off the over. 62/2

6.5 S Jakati to R Taylor, Good bowling now. A yorker outside off and Taylor is late in getting his bat down. 56/2

6.4 S Jakati to R Taylor, SIX! That's what Taylor was looking for. Gets hold of a wide delivery outside off and deposits it over mid-wicket with a full-fletch drag. 56/2

6.3 S Jakati to R Taylor, Pushes it quicker, Taylor shapes up but ends up slogging through mid-wicket to take two. 50/2

6.2 S Jakati to M J'dena, Short, tucked away this time through mid-wicket to pick one more. 48/2

6.1 S Jakati to R Taylor, Flat outside off, Taylor drags it down to long on for one. 47/2

Spin for the first time, Shadab Jakati into the attack.

5.6 A Morkel to R Taylor, Gets forward and thrusts it through covers to keep the strike in the next over. 46/2

5.5 A Morkel to M J'dena, Short and slow outside off, the off-cutter, Jayawardena shuffles inside the crease but squirts it down off the outside edge through third man for one. 45/2

5.4 A Morkel to R Taylor, A short of a length delivery, Taylor pulls it away to deep square leg to pick one. 44/2

5.3 A Morkel to M J'dena, Fuller length on off, Jayawardena whips it through square leg to rotate the strike. 43/2

5.2 A Morkel to M J'dena, SIX! Just over the ropes and Jayawardena seems to be the key here. Fuller length on middle and off, Jayawardena steps down and just swings it high over long on. 42/2

5.1 A Morkel to R Taylor, Fuller length, driven through mid on. One run. 36/2

4.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, FOUR! Once again Jayawardena and his classy display of skills! Length on off. Jayawardena was shaping up for the big shot it seemed, but made last minute adjustments to just guide it down as fine as possible to third man. 35/2

4.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Taylor, Bowled short, Taylor pulled it but it came away miscued down to mid on. One run. 31/2

4.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Good length delivery, Jayawardena angles it down to third man with an open face to pick up a run. 30/2

4.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Bowls short, Jayawardena dabs it straight to point. 29/2

4.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Taylor, Pushes it wide of point to rotate the strike. 29/2

4.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Appeal for LBW! Angles it full on middle, coming inward, Jayawardena sits down to sweep but is struck on the pads. The batsmen take the leg bye as Hilfenhaus' appeal is turned down. Would have been just sliding down. 28/2

3.6 A Morkel to R Taylor, FOUR! Magnificent way to end the over! Another half-volley, this time wide outside off, Taylor gets down and unfurls a full-flowing cover drive to get off the mark. 27/2

3.5 A Morkel to M J'dena, Over-pitched, Jayawardena caresses it very elegantly but Murali Vijay from mid off, gets there with a dive to concede just one. 23/2

Ross Taylor walks in at number 4.

3.4 A Morkel to V Sehwag, OUT! Hussey with a good catch and Sehwag's plans today are back-firing one by one for now. Short of a length, which had troubled Sehwag in the previous over as well. He pulls it but the ball comes only off the top part. The ball lands over mid on as Hussey goes scampering across with a full-length dive and gets it. 22/2

3.3 A Morkel to V Sehwag, Very full, on middle, Sehwag flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 22/1

3.2 A Morkel to V Sehwag, Bowls short once again, but this time it dies down and and goes below Sehwag's bat, who was looking to pull it. 22/1

3.1 A Morkel to M J'dena, Short outside off, guided down to third man for one. 22/1

2.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, On middle and leg, Sehwag tucks it towards mid-wicket looking for one. Is sent back in time by Jayawardena. 21/1

2.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, WIDE! This time angles it down the leg side, on length, Sehwag misses on flicking that one. 21/1

2.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, WIDE! For height! Darts in a bouncer but it goes way above Sehwag's head. 20/1

2.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Gets down and pushes it through point for one. 19/1

2.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Almost gets Sehwag here! Good bowling. Once again a short delivery, Sehwag hops up and just looks to tuck it away, gets a glove to it and the ball lobs up just past a diving Ashwin at square leg. Sehwag off the mark. 18/1

2.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Bangs in short, on the body, Sehwag pulls but the ball lobs up near the crease itself. 17/1

Virender Sehwag walks out at number 3. For the first time this season that he has not decided to open for Delhi.

2.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, OUT! Vijay is once again in the game! Warner departs. Fullish length delivery on off, Warner takes his front foot out to whack but sends it flat and at a fast pace to mid off. Murali Vijay with a good take and Delhi have been dealt with a huge blow first up. 17/1

2.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, Short of a length delivery, Warner pulls but the ball goes through after catching some glove. Luckily, it dies down on the way to Dhoni. 17/0

1.6 A Morkel to D Warner, Fullish on off, Warner pats it down towards mid off for a quick single to end the over. 17/0

1.5 A Morkel to M J'dena, Very full outside off, Jayawardena drives it sweetly but straight to extra cover. Raina with the misfield and they take one. 16/0

1.4 A Morkel to M J'dena, Bowls it full on middle and leg, Jayawardena flicks it to mid-wicket. 15/0

1.3 A Morkel to M J'dena, FOUR! Timing once again! Half-volley on middle, Jayawardena flicks it uppishly over square leg and places it well past the fielder in the deep. Morkel under the gun now. 15/0

1.2 A Morkel to M J'dena, FOUR! Mahela with the charge here. Fuller length outside off, swinging away, in the slot for Jayawardena and he executes a lofted shot over covers. 11/0

1.1 A Morkel to D Warner, On middle and leg, flicked away on the leg side for just one. 7/0

Albie Morkel to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, FOUR! Absolutely cracked! Short in length, on off, Jayawardena backs himself up and pulls it with some power through mid-wicket. Decent start for both the sides. 6/0

0.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, Bit of width, Warner slaps it wide of point and takes his first run. 2/0

0.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, Bangs in short, outside off, Warner pulls but the ball sneaks through. 1/0

0.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, Wide outside off, angling away from Warner, who punches it back to Hilfenhaus. Change of bats for Warner. After just one ball. 1/0

0.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Fuller on the pads, Jayawardena flicks it over square leg and crosses for Delhi's first run. 1/0

0.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Starts off with a length delivery on middle, Jayawardena looks to work it away but gets struck on the pads. 0/0

Commentary (Chennai Super Kings innings)

223 is the target for Delhi. Can they chase it down? Or can they at least make a fist of it? Stay tuned for the reply....

A Murali Vijay show. He finally came good for Chennai, smashing a stunning 113 from 58 balls which included 15 fours and 4 sixes. Good cameos from Hussey, Raina, Dhoni and towards, the end, Bravo. A forgetful night for the bowlers, with Aaron picking the most number of wickets but also going for 63 runs in 4 overs.

19.6 U Yadav to M Vijay, OUT! Vijay is run out on the last ball of the innings! Full on middle, Vijay pushes it towards long on. He takes the single, charges back for the second but pocket dynamite Warner is too quick for him at long on. Fires a bullet throw, which misses the stumps at the non-striker's end but it goes straight to the keeper who takes the bails off! It is referred upstairs and replays show Vijay to be short! CHENNAI FINISH ON 222/5! 222/5

19.5 U Yadav to D Bravo, Chips it over mid on for another single. 221/4

19.4 U Yadav to M Vijay, Pushes this through the covers for one. 220/4

19.3 U Yadav to D Bravo, Drives it down to long off for a run. 219/4

19.2 U Yadav to D Bravo, Drives it towards long off where Russell fires a wild throw well away from the keeper and that enables the batsmen to come back for the second. 218/4

19.1 U Yadav to M Vijay, Yorker outside off, 146.9 kph, Vijay goes back and digs it out to point for a single. 216/4

18.6 V Aaron to D Bravo, SIX! That is simply HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Full and just outside off, 144.5 kph, Bravo sends this flying over long off this time! 25 from the over! 215/4

18.5 V Aaron to D Bravo, SIX! That has gone a long, long way! Full outside off, Bravo gets underneath it and lofts it cleanly over extra cover! 209/4

18.4 V Aaron to D Bravo, FOUR! Well played! Short ball and down the leg side, Bravo works it to the fine leg fence. 203/4

18.3 V Aaron to D Bravo, FOUR! That is a wonderful shot! Short outside off, Bravo looks to go hard at it, his bottom hand comes off the bat but he manages to carve it over point for a boundary! 199/4

18.2 V Aaron to D Bravo, Full outside off, 146.6 kph, Bravo steers it wide of long off for a couple. 195/4

18.2 V Aaron to M Vijay, WIDE! Way down the leg side, 143.6 kph, Vijay looks to flick it away but misses. The keeper fumbles and the batsmen take a run. 193/4

18.1 V Aaron to D Bravo, Works it down the leg side for a single. 191/4

17.6 U Yadav to D Bravo, On middle, played through mid-wicket for a single. 7 runs and a wicket from the over. 190/4

17.5 U Yadav to D Bravo, FOUR! Lovely placement! Good length delivery outside off, Bravo just waits for the ball to come to him and dabs it to third man for a boundary! 189/4

17.4 U Yadav to M Vijay, On middle, 136 kph, driven down to long off for a run. 185/4

17.3 U Yadav to M Vijay, Ohhh..for a change, Vijay misses. Full and wide outside off, Vijay, backing away to the leg side, cannot reach it. 184/4

17.2 U Yadav to D Bravo, Full on middle, 148.5 kph, driven to long on for a single. 184/4

Dwayne Bravo walks in at number 6, replacing Morkel.

17.1 U Yadav to A Morkel, OUT! That is a stunning catch! A first-baller for Morkel! Length and wide outside off, 142 kph, Morkel, looking to cut loose, slashes hard but only manages a thick outside edge. Ojha dives to his left and takes it with his left glove. CHENNAI 183/4 IN 17.1 OVERS! 183/4

Murali Vijay is the obvious Man of the Match for his enthralling century. That's it from the penultimate game of this season. Join us on the 27th May (2000 IST) for the final between Chennai and Kolkata. Till then, farewell!

Three tactical decisions for Delhi today, and all of them backfired. First at the toss where generally the captain winning, bats first on this slow wicket. But Sehwag chose to field. Leaving out the leading wicket-taker of the season, Morne Morkel for an all-rounder who has not been in good form, Andre Russell. And the third one, Virender Sehwag opting to come down to number 3 while chasing 223, only for the first time in this season.

Chennai entered the playoffs in a very unconvincing manner, but their supreme win over Mumbai in the eliminator, and today's dominance over Delhi in the second qualifier, means that they will be upbeat now going into the finals to meet Kolkata on the 27th of May at the same ground.

16.5 R Ashwin to V Aaron, OUT! Chennai win by 86 runs! It is a huge margin even in ODI format, and Chennai have steam-rolled Delhi over today. On middle, Aaron pushes it softly on the leg side to look for one. Gets down the track but Dhoni scampers across, picks it and hits bull's eye at the striker's end. Replays show that Aaron was short. 136/10

16.4 R Ashwin to V Aaron, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 136/9

Varun Aaron is the last man in.

16.3 R Ashwin to U Yadav, OUT! Classic! Lands a delivery outside off, it spins and cuts in, Yadav looks to play away on the off side but it's too much for him. The ball crashes into the furniture. 136/9

16.2 R Ashwin to U Yadav, Sweeps it down on the leg side. 136/8

16.1 R Ashwin to U Yadav, Flighted delivery, Yadav pokes inside the line and gets hit on the pads. 136/8

Umesh Yadav is back on. 2-0-13-0 so far.

16.6 V Aaron to M Vijay, FOUR! That's a bowler-killer! Full outside off, 142.4 kph, Vijay smashes this straight back past the bowler down the ground for a boundary! 16 runs and a wicket from the over! 183/3

16.5 V Aaron to M Vijay, FOUR! That's lucky! Length delivery outside off, Vijay swings hard and gets a thick outside edge over the keeper to third man! 179/3

Century for Vijay! Only Indian player to score two tons in the league!

16.4 V Aaron to M Vijay, Full on middle, Vijay flicks it through square leg and comes back for the second. The helmet comes off and he is pumped up. The crowd stands up and applauds. Vijay then points to his back to the dressing room and indicates the number. He probably wanted to indicate the name, I guess. 175/3

Albie Morkel in next, at number 5, replacing Dhoni.

16.3 V Aaron to MS Dhoni, OUT! Caught! The skipper has been dismissed. Length delivery outside off, 141.3 kph, Dhoni swings hard but does not middle it well. The ball goes low to Negi at deep mid-wicket who comes running in to take the catch. Dhoni departs for 23, CHENNAI 173/3 IN 16.3 OVERS! 173/3

16.2 V Aaron to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Thrash! Short on middle, Dhoni swivels and pulls it behind square leg for a boundary! 173/2

16.1 V Aaron to MS Dhoni, Chips this over mid-wicket and comes back for the second. 169/2

Murali Vijay to take strike first up. Okay...it is the newcomer Sunny Gupta to bowl first up! He is an off spinner. Here we go then! All set!

The Delhi players follow the umpires out. Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay are the openers for Chennai. Each pumps the other's fists.

The umpires for tonight, Simon Taufel from Australia and Billy Doctrove from West Indies walk out. Taufel opens the lid of the trophy and Doctrove takes out the ball. Billy Bowden is the third umpire tonight.

TOSS - Sehwag spins the coin, Dhoni calls incorrectly and DELHI WILL BOWL. Sehwag says that it is a good track and should stay the same. Hopes to restrict Chennai to under 150 and then chase well. Adds that his team would need to do well in all departments to win. Informs that Morne Morkel and Pathan miss out and in come Andre Russell and Sunny Gupta. Dhoni too, reckons that it looks a good pitch. On the head-to-head record, Dhoni brushes it aside and says that everyone needs to perform. Dhoni says that there is no change in his side.

Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says that it is a knock-out stage so every game is important. Wants the big players to step up and perform. On the momentum, he brushes it aside and says that every day is different.

Delhi skipper Virender Sehwag smiles when he is addressed as the home captain. Says that it is a great opportunity to make it to the finals and says that they will come out all guns blazing. On the pitch, he says that it is a good track and anyone can score runs. Admits that a good start is crucial and himself and David Warner would be the key.

Hello and a warm welcome to the second Qualifier between Chennai and Delhi at the MA Chidambaram Stadium! The penultimate game of this long, long tournament and it is a virtual semi-final. Delhi are in their third one of the league in 5 years while Chennai have a chance to make it to their third successive final. Hopefully we get a good game!

Time out!

15.6 S Jakati to U Yadav, Goes on the back foot and punches it down past the bowler to take one. 136/8

Umesh Yadav walks in now at number 10.

15.5 S Jakati to S Gupta, OUT! MSD with an easy stumping. Bowled in fast outside off. Gupta with a heave down the track, missed out and Dhoni whipped the bails off easily. End is near for Delhi now. 135/8

15.4 S Jakati to P Negi, Gets down the track and whips it wide of mid-wicket to take one. 135/7

15.3 S Jakati to P Negi, Goes to work it away but misses out. 134/7

15.2 S Jakati to P Negi, SIX! Excellent hit. Flatter delivery, Negi takes a step down the track and clobbers it over long on. 134/7

15.1 S Jakati to P Negi, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 128/7

Aaron to bowl. 2-0-22-1 so far.

15.6 A Russell to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery again, 134.1 kph, Dhoni looks to work it away but misses and the ball goes off the inside edge onto his pads towards square leg. A single in the end. Excellent spell from Russell, 4-0-30-0 tonight. 167/2

15.5 A Russell to M Vijay, Has to wait for his ton! Good length delivery on middle, Vijay looks to work it off his pads and the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye taken. 166/2

15.4 A Russell to M Vijay, A good bouncer outside off, 135.8 kph, Vijay sways away. 165/2

15.3 A Russell to M Vijay, Full on middle, Vijay eases it through mid-wicket and comes back for the second. Moves to 99! 165/2

15.2 A Russell to M Vijay, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 163/2

15.1 A Russell to MS Dhoni, Short ball on middle, pulled away for a single. 163/2

14.6 R Ashwin to P Negi, Short, cut away past point for one. 128/7

Sunny Gupta walks in.

14.5 R Ashwin to P Negi, OUT! Ashwin with a good set of hands, brings about the downfall of Venugopal Rao. Negi plays it down straight to covers. Rao takes a few steps down but then starts going back. The throw comes in on a half-volley to Ashwin, who picks it up well, the way he would grip his ball while bowling, and takes the bails off in a flash. Third umpire confirms that Rao was a bit late in keeping his bat down. 127/7

Pawan Negi walks in.

14.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, OUT! A cheeky attempted shot ends up all wrong. Short, Jayawardena shapes up for the reverse sweep, misses it, the ball strikes his arm guard and hits the stumps. 127/6

14.3 R Ashwin to V Rao, Takes a step down the track and pushes it down to long on to take one. 127/5

14.2 R Ashwin to V Rao, Short this time, Rao holds on but guides it straight to the hands of short third man. 126/5

14.1 R Ashwin to V Rao, SIX! Rao with a big shot. Gets down to the flighted delivery and picks his spot over long off with a clean strike. 126/5

Russell is back on. 3-0-26-0 so far.

14.6 S Gupta to MS Dhoni, DROPPED! Would you believe it? It is Warner! The helicopter shot again from Dhoni, goes from the bottom of the bat towards long on where Warner gets across and plonks it down. A single taken. 23 from the over, 79/1 in the last 5! 162/2

14.6 S Gupta to M Vijay, WIDE! Down the leg side, 93.9 kph, Vijay comes forward and misses his flick. He is outside his crease and luckily for him, the keeper misses as well and Vijay's stumping is missed. A single is taken. 161/2

14.5 S Gupta to MS Dhoni, Plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. That came off the inside edge. 159/2

14.4 S Gupta to MS Dhoni, SIX! The helicopter has taken off at the Chepauk! Full on middle, Dhoni just clears his left leg and swings it like a helicopter over a leaping Warner at long on! 158/2

14.3 S Gupta to MS Dhoni, SIX! Short ball outside off, 92.5 kph, Dhoni goes back and drags it over mid-wicket for a flat biggie. 152/2

14.2 S Gupta to M Vijay, Drives it to long on for a single. 146/2

14.1 S Gupta to M Vijay, SIX! Full on middle, Vijay welcomes the bowler back into the attack by coming down the track and then lofts him over long on! 91 metre hit! 145/2

13.6 S Jakati to V Rao, Gets down the track and lifts it over mid on to keep the strike for the next over. 120/5

13.5 S Jakati to V Rao, Punches it away on the off side. 119/5

13.4 S Jakati to V Rao, Gets aside and plays it past point to take a couple to his name. 119/5

13.3 S Jakati to V Rao, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 117/5

Venugopal Rao walks in.

13.2 S Jakati to N Ojha, OUT! Ojha goes and Vijay takes one more catch! A full toss this time, Ojha slogs across but it goes down the ground. Seems to be going over but Vijay takes it at long off and does a celebratory jig to go along with it. It's his night today. 117/5

13.1 S Jakati to N Ojha, SIX! That's a good shot! Length delivery, drifting away, Ojha gets down and lofts it nicely over long off. Fielder at the ropes was not far away. 117/4

Sunny Gupta is back on. 2-0-24-0 so far.

13.6 P Negi to M Vijay, Action replay of the previous delivery. 12 runs and a wicket from the over, 56/1 in the last 4! 139/2

13.5 P Negi to MS Dhoni, Dives it through the covers for a single. 138/2

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni walks in at number 4, replacing Raina. A roar erupted around the stadium when he came out.

13.4 P Negi to S Raina, OUT! Caught and bowled! Boy, that is some cool catch. Full on middle, Raina hammers this with absolute power back to the bowler who just sticks out his palms outwards and takes it easily! Raina departs for 27 and the 69-run stand from 33 balls has been broken. CHENNAI 137/2 IN 13.4 OVERS! 137/2

13.3 P Negi to S Raina, SIX! That is a beauty! Full on middle, Raina just lofts it with a straight bat and the ball clears the sight screen! Massive hit! 137/1

13.2 P Negi to S Raina, Comes down the track but is not to the pitch of the ball and is forced to defend. 131/1

13.1 P Negi to S Raina, FOUR! Take that! Short ball on middle, Raina goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary! 131/1

12.6 D Bravo to M J'dena, WIde outside off, Jayawardena attempts to hit it away but misses out. 111/4

12.5 D Bravo to N Ojha, Short on the body, Ojha turns to pull but gets hit on the thigh pad. Leg bye taken. 111/4

12.4 D Bravo to M J'dena, Gives himself room and whacks it wide of point to pick up just one more. 110/4

12.3 D Bravo to N Ojha, Length delivery, outside off, patted down in front of covers to rotate the strike. 109/4

12.2 D Bravo to M J'dena, Length down the leg side, glided down to fine leg for a single. 108/4

12.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, Full on the pads, Jayawardena fails to get it away. 107/4

TIME-OUT.

12.6 A Russell to S Raina, Length delivery on middle, 138.8 kph, Raina looks to heave it away but misses. The ball goes off the bottom part of his bat towards third man. A run taken. 12 from the over, 44 off the last 3! 127/1

12.5 A Russell to M Vijay, Good length delivery outside off, Vijay just pushes it towards third man for a run. 126/1

12.4 A Russell to M Vijay, FOUR! Oh ho ho! That is a Vijay special. Full outside off, Vijay gives himself room to the leg side and lofts it wide of long off for a boundary! 125/1

12.3 A Russell to S Raina, Misjudgement from Sehwag! Raina gets a life! Short on middle, Raina throws his bat at it, in an attempt for the pull but miscues this high in the air. Sehwag at mid-wicket goes back late and that costs him time, as the ball lands behind him! A single taken. 121/1

50-stand is up, in just 25 balls!

12.2 A Russell to S Raina, FOUR! Raina into the act now! Short and down the leg side, 131.8 kph, Raina swivels and pulls it all along the ground through square leg! 120/1

12.1 A Russell to M Vijay, Outside off, pushed to point with soft hands towards point for a single. 116/1

11.6 R Ashwin to N Ojha, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. Excellent over from R Ashwin once again. 107/4

11.5 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Superb delivery. Flighted one and spins and turns in, Jayawardena is beaten in the drive and Dhoni does not collect it. One bye. 107/4

Naman Ojha walks in at number 6.

11.4 R Ashwin to A Russell, OUT! Russell is the man to go this time and Delhi have limited players to look at now for winning this one. Short delivery, Russell pulls but the ball catches the top edge and goes down. Bravo with a good catch at long on and does a jig as well to showcase his dancing skills. 106/4

11.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Gets down and pushes it through mid on for one. 106/3

50 for Mahela Jayawardena!

11.2 R Ashwin to M J'dena, SIX! Superb shot. Once again a tossed up delivery, Jayawardena comes down the track and lofts it cleanly over mid-wicket. 105/3

11.1 R Ashwin to A Russell, Bowls the straighter one, flighted as well, Russell shapes up to slog but the ball hits his chest and goes down to short third man for a leg bye. 99/3

Andre Russell is back on. 2-0-14-0 so far.

11.6 P Negi to M Vijay, Comes down the track and swings hard, but gets a thick inside edge to mid-wicket. A run taken. 11 from the over, 32 off the last 2! 115/1

11.5 P Negi to S Raina, Comes down the track and eases it to long off for a single. 114/1

11.4 P Negi to S Raina, Outside off, pushed towards point. 113/1

11.3 P Negi to S Raina, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 113/1

11.2 P Negi to M Vijay, Pushes this with soft hands towards cover and takes a quick single. 111/1

11.1 P Negi to M Vijay, SIX! Clean hitting! Full toss outside off, Vijay comes down the track and lofts it miles over long off! 88 metres on the radar! 110/1

10.6 D Bravo to A Russell, Over-pitched outside off, Russell digs it away through covers to settle for one to end the over. 98/3

10.5 D Bravo to A Russell, FOUR! No stopping that. Full and slow, 107.1 kph, Russell holds on and swings it mightily over covers. Delhi need a move on, quick and fast. 97/3

10.4 D Bravo to A Russell, Full outside off, Jayawardena drills it wide of Bravo, who gets there with a reach. Good reflexes for a fast bowler. 93/3

10.3 D Bravo to M J'dena, Dropped! Tough chance for Bravo. Length, Jayawardena gets down and plays it uppishly straight. Bravo jumps up but puts the catch down. Is upset with himself as well. One run added to the total. 93/3

10.2 D Bravo to M J'dena, Fullish length on off, tucked away through mid-wicket. They run well to take two. 92/3

10.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, Length outside off, Jayawardena goes hard at that but misses out. 90/3

10.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, WIDE! Bowls this one full but sliding down the leg side as well. 90/3

10.6 V Sehwag to M Vijay, Now quietly takes the single. What an over! 21 runs from it! 104/1

10.5 V Sehwag to M Vijay, SIX! Massive hit! Flighted on middle, Vijay comes down the track and lofts it cleanly over mid-wicket, well over the fielders! 103/1

10.4 V Sehwag to M Vijay, FOUR! Excellent batting! Flighted on middle, Vijay comes down the track and flicks it over mid-wicket! There are two men in the deep, he splits them both. 97/1

10.3 V Sehwag to M Vijay, FOUR! Well played! Short on middle, Vijay goes back and eases it past the man at short third man for a boundary! 93/1

10.2 V Sehwag to M Vijay, Comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler. 89/1

10.1 V Sehwag to M Vijay, SIX! Taylor almost pulled off a stunner there! Short ball on middle, Vijay pulls it handsomely through mid-wicket! It is a flat hit and Taylor, stationed at the mid-wicket fence, leaps in the air and takes it brilliantly with his right hand! However, while landing down, the momentum takes into the ropes. However, he manages to throw the ball in the air and then comes back out to take the catch! He is not too sure and replays show that while landing, his back foot has touched the ropes and the ball is still in his hand. 89/1

9.6 S Jakati to A Russell, A touch short, Russell knocks it down to long off. Raina with a good dive and a one-handed pick up as well. Just two. 89/3

9.5 S Jakati to M J'dena, Comes down the track and gets it away through mid off. One more. 87/3

9.4 S Jakati to A Russell, Gets down and plays it through point to rotate the strike. 86/3

9.3 S Jakati to M J'dena, Jayawardena has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single. 85/3

9.2 S Jakati to A Russell, A short delivery, arm ball as well, Russell sends it scooting away wide of long on. Bravo with the effort in the deep to give away just one. 84/3

9.1 S Jakati to M J'dena, Sweeps it away through square leg to take one. 83/3

Virender Sehwag brings himself on.

Vijay exchanging his gloves and his bat.

9.6 P Negi to M Vijay, Goes back and works it towards mid-wicket for another single. All runs in singles in that over. 83/1

9.5 P Negi to S Raina, Pushes this to point for one. 82/1

9.4 P Negi to M Vijay, Comes down the track and swings hard but mistimes it through mid on. Takes the single and immediately signals towards the dressing room for a new bat. 81/1

9.3 P Negi to S Raina, Full and wide outside off, Raina just pushes this through the covers and crosses over. 80/1

9.2 P Negi to M Vijay, Flatter ball, eased through the covers for a run. 79/1

9.1 P Negi to S Raina, Full outside off, 90.5 kph, dabbed down to third man for a single. 78/1

Time out!

8.6 D Bravo to A Russell, On the pads, Russell plays a nice little chip flick to get it over mid-wicket for a couple to end the over. 82/3

8.5 D Bravo to M J'dena, Fuller length, Mahela flicks it and it goes just over mid-wicket for a single in the deep. 80/3

8.4 D Bravo to A Russell, Off the edge! Fuller outside off, Russell slogs across the line and gets a top edge which lands just short of third man. Just one. 79/3

Russell seems to have hurt his fingers while playing that shot and the physio is out now with the magic spray.

8.3 D Bravo to A Russell, FOUR! Up and over Dhoni! Short delivery, targeted on the body, Russell takes the eye of the ball with a pull but the ball lobs up off the gloves and goes past Dhoni down to the fine leg fence. 78/3

Andre Russell is sent up the order at number 5.

8.2 D Bravo to R Taylor, OUT! Taylor holes out in the deep! A slower one at 112.6 kph, well wide outside off and full as well. Taylor reaches out and sends a flat bullet. Raina comes a bit forward at long on and takes a fine catch. 74/3

8.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, Tucks it away through mid-wicket to take one. 74/2

8.1 D Bravo to M J'dena, THREE WIDES! Angles it wide down the leg side. Tough for Dhoni but he gets a glove to it to concede a couple. 73/2

Half century for Vijay, in just 28 balls!

8.6 V Aaron to M Vijay, FOUR! That is a wonderful shot! Good length delivery outside off, lofted over cover for a boundary! 9 runs and a wicket from the over. 77/1

8.5 V Aaron to S Raina, Flicks it away for a single. 73/1

8.4 V Aaron to S Raina, FOUR! Well played! Good short ball outside off, Raina initially sways away but at the last moment guides it over the keeper to the third man fence! 72/1

8.3 V Aaron to S Raina, Fuller in length, pushed defensively towards mid off. 68/1

8.2 V Aaron to S Raina, Oohh..good length delivery outside off, Raina feels for the ball and gets beaten. 68/1

Suresh Raina walks in at number 3, replacing Hussey.

8.1 V Aaron to M Hussey, OUT! Edged and taken! Aaron removes Hussey! The batsman backs away far too down the leg side and Aaron bowls it full and wide outside off. Hussey comes down the track as well and flashes hard but is too far from the ball and only manages an outside edge. The keeper does the rest. Hussey departs for 20, CHENNAI 68/1 IN 8.1 OVERS! 68/1

Dwayne Bravo to bowl.

7.6 R Ashwin to R Taylor, Looks to flick but gets a leading edge to land in front of Ashwin. Good start for Ashwin. 70/2

7.5 R Ashwin to R Taylor, Shout for LBW! Outside off and spinning in, Taylor comes down to block but gets hit on the pads. Ashwin's appeal is not considered. And replays show that the impact was marginally outside off. 70/2

7.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Gets down and knocks it to long on for just one. 70/2

7.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, WIDE! Spins it down the leg side this time. 69/2

7.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Fuller length, Jayawardena times his sweep to perfection past the short fine leg fielder. Superb fielding from Raina in the deep to give away just a couple. 68/2

7.2 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Short this time, Jayawardena pulls it through square leg to pick up a couple. 66/2

7.1 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Gets across to reverse sweep and does well to get it over short third man. Hussey with the man in the deep. 64/2

Varun Aaron is back on. 1-0-13-0 so far.

7.6 P Negi to M Hussey, Full outside off, 88.9 kph, Hussey sweeps it towards backward square leg for a run. This is a good start for Negi, just 4 runs from the over. 68/0

7.5 P Negi to M Vijay, Comes down the wicket again and eases it down to long on for a single. 67/0

7.4 P Negi to M Vijay, Short outside off, 89.1 kph, cut straight to point. 66/0

7.3 P Negi to M Vijay, Comes down the track and the bowler smartly bowls a high full toss. Vijay is taken by surprise and chips it over mid off. Russell comes charging across from long off to the ball but fumbles a bit. That is enough for Hussey to come haring back for the second. 66/0

7.2 P Negi to M Vijay, Fuller, pushed defensively to cover. 64/0

7.1 P Negi to M Vijay, Short outside off, 85.6 kph, Vijay goes for the cut but gets a thick outside edge to short third man. 64/0

Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl now.

6.6 S Jakati to R Taylor, SIX! Going, going and gone! Fuller length once again, diverted outside off, Taylor goes across, sits and whacks it well over mid-wicket for a huge one. 94 metres that one. 16 off the over. 62/2

6.5 S Jakati to R Taylor, Good bowling now. A yorker outside off and Taylor is late in getting his bat down. 56/2

6.4 S Jakati to R Taylor, SIX! That's what Taylor was looking for. Gets hold of a wide delivery outside off and deposits it over mid-wicket with a full-fletch drag. 56/2

6.3 S Jakati to R Taylor, Pushes it quicker, Taylor shapes up but ends up slogging through mid-wicket to take two. 50/2

6.2 S Jakati to M J'dena, Short, tucked away this time through mid-wicket to pick one more. 48/2

6.1 S Jakati to R Taylor, Flat outside off, Taylor drags it down to long on for one. 47/2

Pawan Negi into the attack now.

TIME-OUT TAKEN! Delhi need to get their act together. Chennai have got off to a flier and are going a shade over 9 runs an over.

6.6 S Gupta to M Vijay, Oohhh...a close call but all is well in the end. Landed outside off, 87.3 kph, Vijay pushes it with soft hands towards cover and calls for a quick single but then stutters a bit. Hussey stumbles a touch as well but then goes through. A slightly wide throw to the keeper helps Hussey to reach his ground. 12 from the over, 25 off the last 2! 64/0

6.5 S Gupta to M Hussey, Works it down the leg side for one. 63/0

6.4 S Gupta to M Hussey, FOUR! Hussey into the act now! The ball is going all over the place. This is relentless pressure over Delhi. Flighted on middle, 86.4 kph, Hussey swings it over mid-wicket and splits the men in the deep. 62/0

6.3 S Gupta to M Vijay, Chips this over mid off for a run. 58/0

6.2 S Gupta to M Vijay, FOUR! Vijay is taking the attack to the bowlers here! Flighted on middle, 89.8 kph, Vijay comes down the track now and flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary! 57/0

6.1 S Gupta to M Hussey, Full outside off, driven towards long off for a single. 53/0

Spin for the first time, Shadab Jakati into the attack.

5.6 A Morkel to R Taylor, Gets forward and thrusts it through covers to keep the strike in the next over. 46/2

5.5 A Morkel to M J'dena, Short and slow outside off, the off-cutter, Jayawardena shuffles inside the crease but squirts it down off the outside edge through third man for one. 45/2

5.4 A Morkel to R Taylor, A short of a length delivery, Taylor pulls it away to deep square leg to pick one. 44/2

5.3 A Morkel to M J'dena, Fuller length on off, Jayawardena whips it through square leg to rotate the strike. 43/2

5.2 A Morkel to M J'dena, SIX! Just over the ropes and Jayawardena seems to be the key here. Fuller length on middle and off, Jayawardena steps down and just swings it high over long on. 42/2

5.1 A Morkel to R Taylor, Fuller length, driven through mid on. One run. 36/2

Gupta comes back on. 1-0-12-0 so far.

5.6 V Aaron to M Vijay, FOUR! That's lucky again! Short on middle, 141.7 kph, Vijay goes for the pull but gets a top edge which flies over a leaping short fine leg for another boundary! 13 from the over! 52/0 IN THE POWERPLAY! 52/0

5.5 V Aaron to M Vijay, FOUR! Not the greatest of shots but he gets a boundary. Good length delivery on middle, 141 kph, Vijay goes hard with the flick but gets a thick inside edge through square leg and the ball races away to the fence. 48/0

5.4 V Aaron to M Vijay, Full on middle, 143.1 kph, Vijay swings hard but mistimes it towards mid on. The ball lands just short. 44/0

5.3 V Aaron to M Vijay, Short outside off, Vijay sways away. 44/0

5.3 V Aaron to M Vijay, WIDE! Full toss well outside the wide guide line outside off, left alone. 44/0

5.2 V Aaron to M Vijay, FOUR! Up and over! Good length delivery outside off, 141.3 kph, Vijay comes forward and gently lofts it over covers for a boundary! One bounce and into the ropes. 43/0

5.1 V Aaron to M Vijay, Full outside off, 142.9 kph, pushed straight to cover. 39/0

4.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, FOUR! Once again Jayawardena and his classy display of skills! Length on off. Jayawardena was shaping up for the big shot it seemed, but made last minute adjustments to just guide it down as fine as possible to third man. 35/2

4.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Taylor, Bowled short, Taylor pulled it but it came away miscued down to mid on. One run. 31/2

4.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Good length delivery, Jayawardena angles it down to third man with an open face to pick up a run. 30/2

4.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Bowls short, Jayawardena dabs it straight to point. 29/2

4.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Taylor, Pushes it wide of point to rotate the strike. 29/2

4.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Appeal for LBW! Angles it full on middle, coming inward, Jayawardena sits down to sweep but is struck on the pads. The batsmen take the leg bye as Hilfenhaus' appeal is turned down. Would have been just sliding down. 28/2

4.6 A Russell to M Hussey, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 39/0

4.5 A Russell to M Vijay, Good length delivery outside off, 120.2 kph, Vijay guides it to third man for a single. 39/0

4.4 A Russell to M Vijay, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 38/0

4.3 A Russell to M Vijay, FOUR! Whipped away! Full on middle, Vijay flicks it nonchalantly over square leg for a boundary! 38/0

4.2 A Russell to M Vijay, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 34/0

4.1 A Russell to M Hussey, Lucky! Good length delivery on middle, Hussey comes down the track and looks to go over the top but miscues this high in the air. Negi covers good ground from mid-wicket and dives full length but the ball lands well away from him. Three runs taken. 34/0

3.6 A Morkel to R Taylor, FOUR! Magnificent way to end the over! Another half-volley, this time wide outside off, Taylor gets down and unfurls a full-flowing cover drive to get off the mark. 27/2

3.5 A Morkel to M J'dena, Over-pitched, Jayawardena caresses it very elegantly but Murali Vijay from mid off, gets there with a dive to concede just one. 23/2

Ross Taylor walks in at number 4.

3.4 A Morkel to V Sehwag, OUT! Hussey with a good catch and Sehwag's plans today are back-firing one by one for now. Short of a length, which had troubled Sehwag in the previous over as well. He pulls it but the ball comes only off the top part. The ball lands over mid on as Hussey goes scampering across with a full-length dive and gets it. 22/2

3.3 A Morkel to V Sehwag, Very full, on middle, Sehwag flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 22/1

3.2 A Morkel to V Sehwag, Bowls short once again, but this time it dies down and and goes below Sehwag's bat, who was looking to pull it. 22/1

3.1 A Morkel to M J'dena, Short outside off, guided down to third man for one. 22/1

3.6 U Yadav to M Hussey, Excellent fielding! Short outside off, Hussey cuts it through point where Warner dives to his right and takes some sting off the ball. Manages to keep the batsmen to a single. 31/0

3.5 U Yadav to M Hussey, Oohhh...this is on length on middle, 143.2 kph, Hussey pushes at it with his feet glued to the crease and is beaten. 30/0

3.4 U Yadav to M Hussey, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 30/0

3.3 U Yadav to M Hussey, Outside off, played straight to point. 30/0

3.2 U Yadav to M Vijay, Works it towards fine leg for a single. 30/0

3.1 U Yadav to M Vijay, FOUR! Fantastic! Good length delivery outside off, 140.2 kph, Vijay comes forward and just pushes it through the covers. But the ball races away! 29/0

2.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, On middle and leg, Sehwag tucks it towards mid-wicket looking for one. Is sent back in time by Jayawardena. 21/1

2.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, WIDE! This time angles it down the leg side, on length, Sehwag misses on flicking that one. 21/1

2.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, WIDE! For height! Darts in a bouncer but it goes way above Sehwag's head. 20/1

2.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Gets down and pushes it through point for one. 19/1

2.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Almost gets Sehwag here! Good bowling. Once again a short delivery, Sehwag hops up and just looks to tuck it away, gets a glove to it and the ball lobs up just past a diving Ashwin at square leg. Sehwag off the mark. 18/1

2.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to V Sehwag, Bangs in short, on the body, Sehwag pulls but the ball lobs up near the crease itself. 17/1

Virender Sehwag walks out at number 3. For the first time this season that he has not decided to open for Delhi.

2.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, OUT! Vijay is once again in the game! Warner departs. Fullish length delivery on off, Warner takes his front foot out to whack but sends it flat and at a fast pace to mid off. Murali Vijay with a good take and Delhi have been dealt with a huge blow first up. 17/1

2.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, Short of a length delivery, Warner pulls but the ball goes through after catching some glove. Luckily, it dies down on the way to Dhoni. 17/0

2.6 A Russell to M Vijay, Down the leg side, flicked away to fine leg for a run. 25/0

2.5 A Russell to M Vijay, FOUR OVERTHROWS! Oh dear....Gateway of India from Venugopal Rao. Good length delivery outside off, Vijay taps it towards cover. Hussey, backing up too far, has to go back. Pawan Negi gets to the ball and fires a throw at the non-striker's end and misses as Hussey dives in. There is a back-up fielder in the form of Venugopal Rao at mid on who gets down to field but the ball goes through! 24/0

2.4 A Russell to M Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, 142.4 kph, Hussey flashes hard and gets a thick outside edge to third man. A single taken. 20/0

2.3 A Russell to M Hussey, On middle, 132.9 kph, Hussey defends it watchfully. 19/0

2.2 A Russell to M Hussey, Fuller in length this time, outside off again, 137.5 kph, pushed straight to cover. 19/0

2.1 A Russell to M Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, Hussey pushes it towards cover. 19/0

1.6 A Morkel to D Warner, Fullish on off, Warner pats it down towards mid off for a quick single to end the over. 17/0

1.5 A Morkel to M J'dena, Very full outside off, Jayawardena drives it sweetly but straight to extra cover. Raina with the misfield and they take one. 16/0

1.4 A Morkel to M J'dena, Bowls it full on middle and leg, Jayawardena flicks it to mid-wicket. 15/0

1.3 A Morkel to M J'dena, FOUR! Timing once again! Half-volley on middle, Jayawardena flicks it uppishly over square leg and places it well past the fielder in the deep. Morkel under the gun now. 15/0

1.2 A Morkel to M J'dena, FOUR! Mahela with the charge here. Fuller length outside off, swinging away, in the slot for Jayawardena and he executes a lofted shot over covers. 11/0

1.1 A Morkel to D Warner, On middle and leg, flicked away on the leg side for just one. 7/0

Andre Russell into the attack now.

1.6 U Yadav to M Hussey, Full again, outside off, 148.7 kph, Hussey eases it down to third man for another single. 19/0

1.5 U Yadav to M Vijay, On leg stump, 135.3 kph, Vijay works it towards fine leg for one. 18/0

1.4 U Yadav to M Hussey, Taps it towards mid off for a run. 17/0

1.3 U Yadav to M Hussey, Outside off, 134.9 kph, left alone to the keeper. 16/0

1.2 U Yadav to M Hussey, FOUR! Fabulous! That is simply beautiful. Full outside off, 138.2 kph, Hussey leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary! 16/0

1.1 U Yadav to M Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, Hussey feels for it but gets beaten. The keeper and the slip cordon appeal for the catch, Yadav is not that sure and joins in late. Turned down. 12/0

Albie Morkel to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, FOUR! Absolutely cracked! Short in length, on off, Jayawardena backs himself up and pulls it with some power through mid-wicket. Decent start for both the sides. 6/0

0.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, Bit of width, Warner slaps it wide of point and takes his first run. 2/0

0.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, Bangs in short, outside off, Warner pulls but the ball sneaks through. 1/0

0.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Warner, Wide outside off, angling away from Warner, who punches it back to Hilfenhaus. Change of bats for Warner. After just one ball. 1/0

0.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Fuller on the pads, Jayawardena flicks it over square leg and crosses for Delhi's first run. 1/0

0.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to M J'dena, Starts off with a length delivery on middle, Jayawardena looks to work it away but gets struck on the pads. 0/0

Umesh Yadav to bowl from the other end.

0.6 S Gupta to M Hussey, Drives this to long off for another single. 12 runs off the opening over! 12/0

0.5 S Gupta to M Vijay, Flatter on leg and middle, 94.7 kph, Vijay eases it through mid-wicket for one. 11/0

0.4 S Gupta to M Hussey, On middle, 88 kph, Hussey goes back and taps it towards mid-wicket for a run. 10/0

0.3 S Gupta to M Vijay, Pushes this towards mid on for a single. 9/0

0.2 S Gupta to M Vijay, FOUR! That is a fine shot! Full outside off, Vijay just pushes it past mid off but the ball just races away and Russell at that position has no chance! 8/0

0.1 S Gupta to M Vijay, FOUR! And he welcomes him into the attack! Flighted outside off, no sighters for Vijay, jumps out of his crease and lofts it cleanly over mid off, one bounce and into the ropes! 4/0

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