Riding on Murali Vijay\'s 113, Chennai crush Delhi by 86 runs to set up the final clash with Kolkata.
Delhi Daredevils innings:
16.5 overs: Delhi 136 all out Ashwin continues and cleans up Umesh Yadav. Aaron run-out. It's all over. Chennai win by 86 runs. With the win, Chennai set up the final clash with Kolkata Knight Riders on May 27. Delhi players, who topped the group standings, go out with their heads hung in shame.
Aaron run out 0 (2)
Yadav b Ashwin 1 (4)
16th over: Delhi 136 for 8 Jakati continues and Pawan Negi gets a six off the second ball. Hits it straight back over the bowler's head. Sunny Gupta is out stumped off the fifth ball. For him it's been a disaster from start to finish. Conceded 47 runs in three overs and now goes back for a duck.
Sunny Gupta st †Dhoni b Jakati 0 (1)
15th over: Delhi 128 for 7 Ashwin replaces Bravo and Venugopal Rao helps himself to a six off the first ball, over covers. Three balls later, Jayawardene is bowled, and with it end Delhi's hopes. Another wicket. Venugopal run-out. It's a disaster for the visitors.
Venugopal Rao run out 10 (7)
Jayawardene b Ashwin 55 (38)
14th over: Delhi 120 for 5 Jakati comes into the attack and Naman Ojha hits him for a six over covers. Ojha out off the second ball. Holes out to Murali Vijay at long-on. Good comeback by the bowler after conceding six off the first ball.
Ojha c Vijay b Jakati 7 (5)
13th over: Delhi 111 for 4 Bravo continues and bowls a tight over. Just four runs off it.
12th over: Delhi 107 for 4 Ashwin replaces Jakati. Jayawardene uses his feet to good effect. A six over mid-wicket. With this, he also reaches his fifty. Andre Russell out off the fourth ball. Tries to hit the ball out of the park but fails to connect it properly and holes out to Dwayne Bravo at long on.
Russell c Bravo b Ashwin 17 (11)
11th over: Delhi 98 for 3 Dwayne Bravo continues. Andre Russell smashes a four through the covers. All West Indian battle here. Overall, nine runs off the over.
10th over: Delhi 89 for 3 Shadab Jakati replaces R Ashwin. He was expensive in his last over but what a comeback here for him. Just seven runs off the over.
9th over: Delhi 82 for 3 Dwayne Bravo comes in to bowl and concedes three byes off the first ball. Taylor out. Hits it straight into the hands of Raina at long-on. Andre Russell is the next main in and hits a four. 12 runs off the over.
Taylor c Raina b Bravo 24 (14)
8th over: Delhi 70 for 2 Ravichandran Aswhin replaces Albie Morkel. A huge lbw appeal against Taylor off the fifth ball, umpire Billy Doctrove turns it down. Eight runs from the over.
7th over: Delhi 62 for 2 Shadab Jakati comes in to bowl and Ross Taylor takes two sixes off it. Both hit in his trademark style. Over mid-wicket. 16 runs off the over. Delhi need more of those.
6th over: Delhi 46 for 2 Mahela Jayawardene hits Delhi's innings first six. It's over long-on off Albie Morkel. Good over for the visitors. 11 runs off it.
5th over: Delhi 35 for 2 Ben Hilfenhaus continues and bowls another good over. However, Jaywardene takes a four off the last ball.
4th over: Delhi 27 for 2 Sehwag out. Pulls it high in the air and Michael Hussey takes a good diving catch at mid-wicket. Ross Taylor hits a four off the last ball to improve the situation a bit for the visitors.
Sehwag c Hussey b Morkel 1 (6)
3rd over: Delhi 21 for 1 Warner out. Hits it straight into the hands of Murali Vijay at mid-off. What a match Vijay is having. It's a big blow to Delhi's hopes. Sehwag is the next man in. Just four runs off the Ben Hilfenhaus over.
Warner c Vijay b Hilfenhaus 3 (7)
2nd over: Delhi 17 for 0 Albie Morkel comes into bowl and Jayawardene pounces on him straight away. Two successive fours. One over covers, one over deep mid-wicket. The last three balls produce two singles.
1st over: Delhi 6 for 0 It has been a match of surprises. First Sunny Gupta and now we see Sehwag not opening. Instead it's Mahela Jayawardene and David Warner. A boundary comes off the bat of Jayawardene off the last ball of the Ben Hilfenhaus over.
Chennai Super Kings innings:
20th over: Chennai 222 for 5 Umesh Yadav to bowl the last over. Seven runs off the over with Vijay running himself out off the last ball. This is unbelievable. It's the highest total this season. How Delhi are going to win this match, nobody knows.
Vijay run out 113 (58)
19th over: Chennai 215 for 4 Varun Aaron continues but there is no relief for him. Bravo hits him for a four off the third ball. Does it with one hand. By the way, this is Chennai's highest total against Delhi in IPL history. Another four for Bravo, a leg glance this time. Now a six. The ball is a bit full and the West Indian sends it into the stands, over covers. Six more. This time over long-off. 25 runs off the over.
18th over: Chennai 190 for 4 Umesh Yadav returns and sees the back of Albie Morkel off the first ball. Naman Ojha takes a good catch behind the stumps. Dwayne Bravo comes in and is in his stride straight away with a four off the penultimate ball.
Morkel c †Ojha b Yadav 0 (1)
17th over: Chennai 183 for 3 Varun Aaron replaces Sunny Gupta. Up against the wrath of MS Dhoni, who takes six runs off the first two balls. Aaron strikes. Dhoni out as Negi takes a low catch at deep mid-wicket. Meanwhile, Vijay gets his second IPL ton. It comes off 51 balls. Finishes the over with back-to-back fours. He is the first Indian score two IPL tons.
Dhoni c Negi b Aaron 23 (10)
16th over: Chennai 167 for 2 Andre Russell returns and finally a good over comes Delhi's way. Mainly because of Vijay nearing his century. Who can blame him for being overcautious?
15th over: Chennai 162 for 2 Sunny Gupta returns and is hit disdainfully for a six by Vijay off the first ball. Dhoni gets in on the act. Hits over mid-wicket for a six. Here comes the helicopter shot. Another six. Over long-on. Sunny Gupta is having a debut to forget. Dhoni is dropped off the last ball. Guess what, it's David Warner at long-on. 23 runs off the over. Sunny has conceded 47 runs in his three overs so far.
14th over: Chennai 139 for 2 Pawan Negi continues. And Suresh Raina tears into him. Hits him for a four and a six. Out! Against the run of play. Raina hits it hard and the bowler takes the catch. Overall, 12 runs off the over.
Raina c & b Negi 27 (17)
13th over: Chennai 127 for 1 Andre Russell returns and concedes two fours in the over. One to Raina, one to Vijay. 12 runs from it.
12th over: Chennai 115 for 1 Pawan Negi continues and Murali Vijay continues his assault. Hits it straight back over the bowler's head for a six. Overall, 11 runs from the over.
11th over: Chennai 104 for 1 Virender Sehwag comes in to bowl and Vijay hits him over mid-wicket for a six. Ross Taylor takes the catch but touches the boundary while doing it. Another boundary for Vijay. Steers the third ball past point. Here comes the second successive boundary for Vijay. This time through mid-wicket. Now it's a six. Over long-on. 21 runs off the over. Delhi are in doldrums right now.
10th over: Chennai 83 for 1 Pawan Negi continues. He bowls another good over. Just seven runs off it.
9th over: Chennai 77 for 1 Varun Aaron strikes. Hussey goes back. Edges straight through to the wicketkeeper. There is another edge off the fourth ball but this time it goes over the keeper's head for a four. Raina had his heart in his mouth for a while. Vijay takes a four off the last ball. Just lifts it over covers for a four. With this, he completes his fifty. It's his first fifty this season. He has chosen a big match like this to return to form. Overall, his 6th fifty.
Hussey c †Ojha b Aaron 20 (22)
8th over: Chennai 68 for 0 At last we see Pawan Negi. The man who has impressed one and all with his left-arm spin bowling. And he does a good job. Just four runs off the over.
7th over: Chennai 64 for 0 Sunny Gupta is back on. Vijay shows him no respect. Dances down the track to fetch a four over mid-wicket. Now Michael Hussey gets in on the act. Lifts the bowler over mid-wicket for a boundary. The over concludes with a single.
6th over: Chennai 52 for 0 Varun Aaron replaces Umesh Yadav. And here is another four, off the second ball. Murali Vijay just lifts it over covers to good effect. He gets another four off the penultimate delivery. The ball races through square leg. One more boundary, this time it's over the short fine leg's head. Very untidy start for the visitors.
5th over: Chennai 39 for 0 Russell continues. There is an opportunity for Delhi off the first ball. Pawan Negi makes a desperate attempt at long-on but fails to take a catch off Michael Hussey. Eight runs off the over.
4th over: Chennai 31 for 0 Murali Vijay welcomes Umesh Yadav with a four through covers. The rest of the over is relatively quiet. Six runs off it.
3rd over: Chennai 25 for 0 The big West Indian allrounder Andre Russell replaces Sunny Gupta. The fifth ball costs five runs to the visitors, courtesy an overthrow. Negi aims at the stumps from covers and there is a poor backing.
2nd over: Chennai 19 for 0 Umesh Yadav comes in to bowl. Hussey plays a spectacular drive through covers, for a four. The rest of the overs is replete with singles. Overall, seven off it.
1st over: Chennai 12 for 0 Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey walk out to the middle and guess what, it's Sunny Gupta opening the bowling. And, Muray Vijay lifts him for a one bounce four off the first ball. Hits it straight back. Here is another four. This time through long-off. Not an ideal start for the young spinner. Four singles conclude the over.
7.50 pm: Ok, here we have some information on Sunny Gupta. He is an offspinner and plays for Tamil Nadu. He's played 28 first-class matches, 13 List A matches, and 11 Twenty20s. It's his IPL debut. What a match to debut. How good he is we will know in a while.
More on him: He started his domestic career with Bihar in 2003 but moved to Tamil Nadu. He scored a golden duck on first-class debut and didn't get to bowl on Twenty20 debut.
7.30 pm: Sehwag wins the toss, will field first. Word is Irfan Pathan and Morne Morkel are out, while Andre Russell and Sunny Gupta are in. "Who is Sunny Gupta? is the question on everyone's lips. The teams will be out in a while. Here is Chennai first.
Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), S Badrinath, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Shadab Jakati
Delhi Daredevils: David Warner, Virender Sehwag (capt), Naman Ojha (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor, Venugopal Rao, Sunny Gupta, Pawan Negi, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron
Virender Sehwag: Hopefully, today is our day. It's a good track to bat on. Chennai have some top class players. We have to be careful.
MS Dhoni: We have to step up today. Momentum is not everything.
7.15 pm: Hello and welcome to the second IPL 5 qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils at the Chidambaram Stadium. The winners of this match will play Kolkata Knight Riders in the final on May 27, again in Chennai. Delhi are here because they lost to Kolkata in the first qualifier, while Chennai beat Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator. Here is our preview for those who want more.