MS Dhoni: I think you have to hold onto your nerves, that's what is important. The last ball was not in the slot and Bravo probably didn't like it himself. We were probabloy 10-15 runs short. He is good. At times he gets injured, but he bowls well. It's good to see him the way he bowls, he has been with us for the last couple of seasons. He is one of the few Indian bowlers who bowl effortlessly at decent pace. It was an important win as we had not played here for a long time. The fans come here and support, they want us to win but they still support the other team as well if they play good shots.
JP Duminy: It's unbelievable. It's a game of small margin, but proud of the boys. We didn't have large partnerhsips but still got close. One or two balls more and we would have won it. The gameplan was try to take wickets, we knew they will come out hard against us. All credit to the spinners for pulling things back in the middle. I am feeling good. Obviously, we would have liked to win today, but it's just the first game. We will take a lot of heart from this game. The turning point was that we didn't have any partnerships and that's why getting that close was a valiant effort
Chennai Super Kings won by 1 run and Delhi Daredevils will be very disappointed with this.
Cheannai Super Kings won by 1 run and Delhi Daredevils will be very disappointed with this
Over 19.6 DJ Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to JA Morkel, Boundary! Comes on to the front foot and lofts it over mid-off and the ball just bounce the inside the rope and raced away to the boundary.
Over 19.5 DJ Bravobowls it short of lengthto JA Morkel, 2 runs, makes room and cuts it down to sweeper-cover and picks up couple of runs.
Over 19.4 DJ Bravo bowls a slower one to JA Morkel, Six!! Gets waits for it, clears the front leg and hammers it over the cow corner fence.
Over 19.3 DJ Bravoto Imran Tahir, out Caught by Raina!! It was a short delivery from Bravo, Tahir went for the full-blooded pull, but he got more height than distance on it. Raina at deep mid-wicket runs forward, dives and completes a good catch. Tahir c Raina b Dwayne Bravo 2(2)
Over 19.2 DJ Bravobowls a good length deliveryto JA Morkel, 1 run, gets clears the front leg and goes for the pull, mistimes it to long-on.
Over 19.1 DJ Bravobowls a good length deliveryto JA Morkel, Boundary! Gets forward and goes hard at it. He gets a thick edge that runs away to the third man fence.
End of Over 19 (8 runs) Delhi XI 132/8
Imran Tahir 2/1 A Nehra 4-0-25-3 JA Morkel 56/50
Over 18.6 A Nehra bowls a pitched up delivery to Imran Tahir, 2 runs, backs away and wanted to play the flat-batted shot over mid-off, but he can't get the timing right.
Over 18.5 A Nehra bowls a pitched up delivery to JA Morkel, 1 run, gets forward and drives it towards mid-off.
Over 18.5 A Nehrato A Mishra, wide, out Mishra Run Out!! It was banged in short and went over Mishra's head as he was backing away. Morkel was running for the bye but Mishra just didn't pay need to his partner as he was busy looking at the square leg umpire. He was a little too late to take off. Dhoni undehands the ball to Nehra and Nehra runs back and disturbs the stumps at the non-striker's end.Mishra run out (Dhoni/Nehra) 4(4)1054913
Over 18.4 A Nehrabowls it short of lengthto A Mishra, 2 runs, makes room and cuts it down to suare third-man and picks up couple of runs.
Over 18.3 A Nehra bowls a pitched up delivery to JA Morkel, 1 run, gets across the line and flicks it away to deep mid-wicket and picks up another single.
Over 18.2 A Nehrabowls a good length deliveryto JA Morkel, no runs, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.
Over 18.1 A Nehrabowls a good length deliveryto A Mishra, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to the off-side and gets a single.