CHENNAI: Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Daredevils by a huge margin of nine wickets in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League here at the M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk on Saturday.
Chasing an easy target of 115 runs, Chennai completed their seventh victory with 28 balls remaining for the loss of only one wicket.
Opener Murali Vijay top scored with an unbeaten 48 while Australian batsman Michael Hussey made 38 and Suresh Raina remained not out on 28.
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni won the toss and put Delhi Daredevils into bat who were restricted to 114 for five in the allotted 20 overs.
Australian fast-medium bowler Ben Hilfenhaus struck thrice early to destroy Delhi’s top order batting after which they could not recover. Hilfenhaus finished on three for 27.
Their main scorers were Yogessh Nagar (43 not out) and Venugopal Rao (27).
Geo Super, Pakistan’s first sports tv channel showed this low-scoring match live from Chennai.