Match Over - Delhi Daredevils won by 34 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
  • Referee: M Nayyar
  • When: 18 May 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Delhi Daredevils
  • Man of the Match: HV Patel


  • Umpire1: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Umpire2: VA Kulkarni
  • Third Umpire: CK Nandan



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Delhi Daredevils



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Chennai Super Kings

11.40pm A very good defence from Daredevils. Chasing a score at the Feroz Shah Kotla can always be tricky and they made it tougher and tougher, taking pace off the ball, using different lines and lengths and clinically executed.

It was a sluggish pitch, which is why you saw many balls go so high in the air. Batsmen met the ball far too early too often, and CSK just could not adjust. Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane and Trent Boult were outstanding on this pitch. It's a win Daredevils can be proud of, even if it's far too little and far too late.

Harshal Patel is the Man of the Match: "I think bowling is difficult on this pitch, especially with dew. It's just consistency, one over can lose you a game. Four-over spells more important than a 25-run cameo."

Shreyas Iyer: "We were craving for this victory. Really satisfying victory. Lived up to the expectations. Wasn't easy to bat on this wicket, Harshal delivered, that last over was very important to get us to 163 (162). We were never lacking preparations, we were just not able to execute. All three clicked together in the games that we've won."

MS Dhoni: "Wicket got more difficult in the second half. Nobody was middling it, the bowlers bowled well. Difficult to predict how this pitch will behave. You have to be very practical about why something went wrong. We know the reasons. It's important not to look at the points table. The middle order can also get a partnership. Anyone can get an opportunity. Need to be mentally prepared, more than physical. You can give 100 different plans to the bowlers, but sometimes you have to shuffle the bowlers."

Sandeep Lamichhane: "It was slightly skiddy, the way every player contributed, it helped me. They were well set, and I was trying to bowl my best balls."

19.6TA Boult to RA Jadeja, 1 run, 142 kph, full and straight, skewed away to long-on. And Daredevils take away a 34-run win..
19.5TA Boult to DL Chahar, 1 run, a slower ball on off, inside-edged to square leg.
19.4TA Boult to DL Chahar, No run, full down leg, Chahar walks right across and misses a swing. Good non-call, not a wide..
19.3TA Boult to RA Jadeja, 1 run, short and wide, under-edged to the keeper for a run..
19.2TA Boult to DJ Bravo, OUT, No run, a full delivery outside off, Bravo backs away and chips a lofted drive towards cover. Shankar backtracks and takes it comfortably..
19.1TA Boult to RA Jadeja, 1 run, a low full toss down leg, worked to deep square leg for a run..
End of over 19. 11 runs this over. 124/5 after 114 balls.
RA Jadeja 24 (15b 0x4 2x6 ) HV Patel 4-0-23-1
DJ Bravo 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 113/5 after 108 balls.
MS Dhoni 17 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 3-0-16-1
RA Jadeja 15 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 108/4 after 102 balls.
RA Jadeja 13 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) HV Patel 3-0-13-1
MS Dhoni 14 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Dhoni has a chat with Jadeja, plausibly telling him six!

Asking rate now 16.28

Virag: "Dhoni reads this as 58 of 24 , 43 of 18 , 30 of 12 , 16 of 6. Done!!!" -- Naughty, naughty.

End of over 16. 11 runs this over. 105/4 after 96 balls.
MS Dhoni 13 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) S Lamichhane 4-0-21-1
RA Jadeja 11 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 94/4 after 90 balls.
MS Dhoni 12 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 4-0-20-2
RA Jadeja 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 2 runs this over. 92/3 after 84 balls.
SW Billings 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) S Lamichhane 3-0-10-1
MS Dhoni 11 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Dhoni chats with Billings

End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 90/2 after 78 balls.
MS Dhoni 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 3-0-18-1
SK Raina 15 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

A 150-second break

End of over 12. 10 runs this over. 86/2 after 72 balls.
SK Raina 13 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 2-0-14-0
MS Dhoni 8 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 76/2 after 66 balls.
SK Raina 8 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) S Lamichhane 2-0-8-0
MS Dhoni 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 70/2 after 60 balls.
AT Rayudu 50 (29b 4x4 4x6 ) HV Patel 2-0-10-1
SK Raina 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 12 runs this over. 62/1 after 54 balls.
AT Rayudu 44 (25b 3x4 4x6 ) A Mishra 2-0-14-1
SK Raina 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That's all from me tonight. Here's Nikhil once again. See you

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 50/1 after 48 balls.
SK Raina 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 1-0-4-0
AT Rayudu 33 (20b 2x4 3x6 ) more

Maxwell had bowled Raina the last time both sides met

End of over 7. 2 runs this over. 46/1 after 42 balls.
SK Raina 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 1-0-2-1
AT Rayudu 31 (18b 2x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 6. 22 runs this over. 44/0 after 36 balls.
AT Rayudu 30 (16b 2x4 3x6 ) Avesh Khan 2-0-28-0
SR Watson 13 (20b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Milan: "CSK: first 5 overs 22 runs, 6th over 22 runs. "

End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 22/0 after 30 balls.
SR Watson 13 (20b 0x4 1x6 ) HV Patel 1-0-2-0
AT Rayudu 8 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Cskforever : "Typical CSK - start slow since total is modest. Let run rate increase and then try a mad dash with Dhoni taking it to the last over.

Shivam: "@Sreshth Just wanted to know does cricinfo conduct tution classes for comments to be posted. Because I needit badly. Sending comments from first match and not got even a single one posted!!!! Do mention the charges. " -- I only charge in bitcoins ;)

End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 20/0 after 24 balls.
AT Rayudu 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) Avesh Khan 1-0-6-0
SR Watson 12 (16b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Anil Katwal: "Life lesson in IPL- "Find yourself someone that backs you up like Ricky Ponting is backing Glenn Maxwell. ""

End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 14/0 after 18 balls.
AT Rayudu 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 2-0-11-0
SR Watson 11 (15b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 5/0 after 12 balls.
SR Watson 5 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) S Lamichhane 1-0-2-0
AT Rayudu 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jay: "We need to start expanding to selecting players from countries where cricket is developing. But IPL has really done better at that over the past two seasons. Maybe some Irish, dutch, hong kong players could be entertaining. I would someday like to see Kevin O Brien play in IPL. From an Englishman"

End of over 1. 3 runs this over. 3/0 after 6 balls.
SR Watson 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 1-0-3-0
AT Rayudu 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Prem ram: "@anirudh- love the attitude brother. But just wish for MI qualifying for now!!"

SANTHOSH L N: "Observing Rayudu's style of tucking the shirt only one side from many matches. I started thinking it is not a style but a belief of performing well. "

SR WatsonC TA Boult B A Mishra14230160.87
AT RayuduC GJ Maxwell B HV Patel502944172.41
SK RainaC V Shankar B S Lamichhane15181083.33
MS DhoniC SS Iyer B TA Boult17231073.91
SW BillingsC Abhishek Sharma B A Mishra150020
RA Jadejanot out 271802150
DJ BravoC V Shankar B TA Boult120050
DL Chaharnot out 120050
Harbhajan Singh -
SN Thakur -
L Ngidi -
Total 128/6
TA Boult4.002025
S Lamichhane4.002115.25
Avesh Khan2.0028014
HV Patel4.002315.75
A Mishra4.002025
GJ Maxwell2.001407