Chennai Superkings snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

Category: By raja raghavan aka rahul

Chennai SuperKings throw away the advantage to go down against Delhi Daredevils. Delhi Daredevils batting first were in for a shock as both Sehwag and Gambhir got out early. Dilshan and Devilliers then played a care free cricket scoring 10 per over. Dilshan was dismissed scoring a fifty but Devilliers played one of the best IPL innings this year. He scored a sensational century to get his team past 150. With help of other small innings from Karthik and Tiwary Delhi managed 189/5 in 20 overs. Balaji took 19/3 in 4 overs.

Matthew Hayden and Parthiv Patel scored heavily with Hayden punishing every bowler. They scored a quick fire half century after which Parthiv was sent to the pavilion. Raina too played well for his 41 but got out at an important stage. Hayden scored 51 when Sangwan sent him back.

The momentum fizzled out and Flintoff continued his forgettable IPL once again not adding to the team cause. Morkel didn't fulfill his promise of a big hitter and was left stranded at the non-striker's end watching the procession of his colleagues at the other end. Chennai managed only 180/9 falling short by 9 runs. Now, Delhi has won both their matches to raise to the top of the points table while Chenai has won only one from there three matches.

Match 9:

Delhi Daredevils: 189/5 in 20 overs.

Chennai SuperKings:180/9 in 20 overs.

MOM: AB Devilliers.

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