Opener Dwayne Smith kept up Chennai Super Kings’ near-perfect winning streak with an inspiring 79 runs off 51 deliveries, enabling his team to secure a massive eight-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils late Monday in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Adding to the West Indies all-rounder’s contribution was Brendon McCullum (32), Suresh Raina (47) and captain MS Dhoni’s small but timely knock of 12 off five as the visitors wrapped up their victory at 181 runs for two with two balls to spare at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi.
“The rain helped us, their [Delhi’s] bowlers found it tough,” said Dhoni.
Earlier, Delhi were asked to bat first and they managed to accumulate a decent total of 178 runs for the loss of five wickets, courtesy Dinesh Karthik’s half-century and steady knocks by Quinton de Kock (24), Murali Vijay (35), JP Duminy (28) and Kedar Jadhav (29).
Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2014.
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