Chennai claim their biggest win

2014-04-22 00:00

ISHWAR Pandey, Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja all claimed two wickets apiece as Chennai Super Kings claimed their biggest ever Indian Premier League victory, a 93-run triumph, over Delhi Daredevils at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

After posting a competitive 177 for seven built around Suresh Raina’s 56 off 41 deliveries and a 32 of 18 balls blitz by MS Dhoni, the former champions then dismissed Delhi for just 84.

Proteas Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis was outstanding in the field with two stunning catches, while Pandey picked up two for 23, Jadeja two for 18 and Ashwin the remarkable figures of two for three in two overs.

After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, Delhi, already without captain Kevin Pietersen, suffered a big blow in the first over when they lost key bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile to injury while fielding.

Chennai were off to a flying start thanks to Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith with the pair taking 23 from the first three overs.

Later Raina, after a cagey start, helped take Chennai past 50 in the ninth over. Along with Smith, they put on 50 in 44 balls.

Then India batsman Murali Vijay was surprisingly tossed the ball and gave Chennai even more momentum by conceding nine in an over, most of them to Raina, who then notched up a 19th IPL career 50 from 36 deliveries.

The 100 was raised with 37 deliveries still to go, but Jimmy Neesham then struck to remove the dangerous Raina.

But Dhoni continued to pummel the bowling, raising the 150 with two overs to go, although he and Jadeja (seven) both fell in Unadkat’s 19th over. However, with 58 coming in the last four overs, the Super Kings managed to set a more than competitive total.

The reply was a poor one from Delhi and they never recovered from slipping to 17 for three in the fifth over.

Stand-in Delhi captain Dinesh Karthik made 21 and was the sixth wicket to fall, but by then the game was lost as Chennai secured a first win of the season.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

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


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.