Match – 8th IPL 2014 – Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils
Date – Mon Apr 21
Time – 18:30 local | 14:30 GMT
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Toss – Chennai Super Kings elected to bat
Result – Chennai Super Kings won by 93 runs
In a totally one sided match today, Chennai Super Kings thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs to register their first win in the seventh season of Pepsi Indian Premier League. Chennai who won the toss and elected to bat first opened their innings with Dwayne Smaith and Brendon McCullum. The duo added 23 runs for the first wicket stand but the real star for Chennai was Suresh Raina who scored 41 ball 56 (5×4,1×6) and was well supported by cameos from Faf du Plessis (24 off 17 balls) and captain MS Dhoni(32 off 15 balls). It was due to this superb batting effort that Chennai were able to post a healthy total of 177/7 in 20 overs.
Chasing 178 to win, Delhi never ever looked in for chase as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Mayank Agarwal was the first to got out when the team score was just 8 followed by Murali Vijay and Manoj Tiwary within the span of 5 balls. Delhi were struggling at 17/3 in 4.2 overs and needed yet another face saving innings from JP Duminy and Dinesh Karthik. The duo got some start but were tamed by Chennai bowlers and after the fall of Duminy in the 9th over, Chennai seized the opportunity and got wickets one after the another. Finally Delhi were able to score 84/9 in 15.4 overs with Nathan Coulter-Nile declared absent hurt and thus Chennai registered their first comprehensive win in this season.