Delhi thrashed again 6th time in this IPL
hennai Super Kings today inflicted a crushing 86-run defeat on Delhi Daredevils, handing out the sixth consecutive loss to the home team whose miseries show no signs of ending, with a pathetic batting display by the top and middle order.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings, desperate to get back to their winning ways, capitalised on some ineffective bowling by Delhi Daredevils to put up a challenging score of 169 for four on the back of a scintillating 65 not out by veteran Mike Hussey and swashbuckling innings by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (23-ball 44).
Daredevils suffered the ignominy of being bowled out for 83 inside 18 overs overs and it became the season`s lowest total.
Delhi Daredevils miseries compounded as unheralded medium pacer Mohit Sharma bowled an impressive opening spell in which he removed David Warner and Virender Sehwag, literally shutting the match out for the hosts.
Sharma capped off an impressive bowling figure of three for 10.
Theoretically a possibility remains for qualification in the knock-out but based on current performance, it will be a great achievement if Delhi can avoid ending at the bottom of the heap, which they are in now.
Kedar Jadhav`s 28-ball 31 was the lone bright spot as the other batsmen hardly showed any stomach for putting up a fight.
That CSK bowlers maintained a disciplined line throughout made it even tougher for the home team batsmen to break the shackles.
There were no significant partnerships as most of the batsmen were out playing some atrocious shots.
Warner (1) was played on trying to go for a cut shot while Sehwag (17) mistimed a pull shot to hole out in the deep.
Earlier, Mike Hussey struck an unbeaten half-century while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni cashed in on a dropped chance to smash his way to a 23-ball 44 as Chennai Super Kings amassed 169 for four against the Daredevils.
Hussey carried his bat through the innings with a well-crafted 50-ball 66, which was laced with six fours and two sixes, while Suresh Raina (30) contributed up front as the CSK top-order entertained the packed crowd at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium.