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DD hit new low

DD hit new low
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New Delhi (PTI): Chennai Super Kings on Thursday inflicted a crushing 86-run defeat on Delhi Daredevils, handing out the sixth consecutive loss to the...

dd2New Delhi (PTI): Chennai Super Kings on Thursday inflicted a crushing 86-run defeat on Delhi Daredevils, handing out the sixth consecutive loss to the home team whose miseries show no signs of end with a pathetic batting display by the top and middle order in their Pepsi IPL match here.

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings, desperate to get back to their winning ways, capitalised on some ineffective bowling by Delhi Daredevils to put up a challenging score of 169 for four on the back of a scintillating 65 not out by veteran Mike Hussey and swashbuckling innings by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (23-ball 44).

Daredevils suffered the ignominy of being bowled out for 83 inside 18 overs overs and it became the season's lowest total. Delhi Daredevils' miseries compounded as unheralded medium pacer Mohit Sharma bowled an impressive opening spell in which he removed David Warner and Virender Sehwag, literally shutting the match out for the hosts.

Sharma capped off an impressive bowling figure of three for 10. Theoretically a possibility remains for qualification in the knock-out but based on current performance, it will be a great achievement if Delhi can avoid ending at the bottom of the heap, which they are in now.

Kedar Jadhav's 28-ball 31 was the lone bright spot as the other batsmen hardly showed any stomach for putting up a fight.

Brief scores: CSK 169/4 (Michael Hussey no 65, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 44) bt Delhi Daredevils 83 all out (Kedar Jadhav 31, Mohit Sharma 3/10, R Ashwin 2/18).

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