Chennai: A complete outclass performance from Chennai Super kings cost a crucial defeat by 6 wickets against Delhi Daredevils here on Thursday in Chennai.
Electing to bat, Chennai Super Kings posted as paltry total of 112 for nine with complete outclass innings from Hayden, Dhoni.
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S Badrinath top-scored with a 29-ball 30 while Murali Vijay (17), Suresh Raina (15) and Michael Hussey (15) got the starts but failed to convert them to big scores.
In-reply, Delhi kept their cool in a tense run chase to reach 113 for four in 18.4 overs to inch closer to the semi-finals with 8 balls to spare.
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Nehra took important wickets of openers Vijay and Matthew Hayden and that of Badrinath in his four overs.
Delhi Daredevils skipper Gambhir was adjudged as Man of the Match for his crucial innings in the middle of the overs when Delhi off to a shaky start as they lose 3 wickets for just 6 runs on the board
Chennai Super Kings: 112 for nine in 20 overs (S Badrinath 30; Ashish Nehra 3/26).
Delhi Daredevils: 113 for four in 18.4 overs (Gautam Gambhir 57 not out; Doug Bollinger 2/24).