Set up by an amazing innings by Vijay, Chennai Super Kings thrashed Delhi Daredevils. Even before the match begin, Delhi Daredevils did their bit to help us - by dropping Morne and by picking Sunny Gupta. Murali Vijay & Hussey set up the innings beautifully and then the other batsmen continued the explosive work. After a poor tournament for CSK batsmen (none of the CSK batsmen are there in the top ten), they are finally coming into the party.
Scorecard:Chennai Super Kings 222 for 5 (Vijay 113) beat Delhi Daredevils 136 (Jayawardene 55, Ashwin 3-23) by 86 runs
1. Hussey & Vijay: The chemistry between both these openers was beautiful to watch. Thank you IPL for bringing them together.
2. Raina: It was great to see Raina playing a little gem. I am sure a big innings is just around the corner.
3. Dhoni, the captain: Thanks to CSK Setup, Dhoni always get charged-up during an IPL campaign. Nice to see him giving overs to Jakat & Morkel and make frequent fielding changes to ensure that DD batsmen does not settle down.
4. Ashwin: Playing for Chennai in the play-offs brings a new zeal in Ashwin. His role would be crucial in the finals.
5. Albie Morkel @ No:5: It was a great decision by the team management to send Albie ahead of Jadeja. Though it did not work today, I am sure Albie would have more success in these situations than Jadeja.
6. Hilfenhauz: Bowled beautifully in his three overs. Ensured that DD never got a chance to chase the mamoth total.
Fan's Man of the Match: Vijay - Vijay showed his grit today by attacking - right from the first ball and staying till the last ball. Also showed why CSK retained him - ahead of Ashwin.
Time to cool off for a day and ensure that next IPL finals is also played at Chennai only.