CSK defeats DC, emerges on top of table

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was back on top of the leader board as it humbled Delhi Capitals by a staggering margin of 80 runs to sign off its last home match On a winning note at the M A Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday night. After a slow start, Suresh Raina's half century (59, 37 balls, 8x4, 1x6), coupled with Ravindra Jadeja's game-changing big hitting (25 in 10 balls, 2x4, 2x6) in the end overs and the final flourish by skipper and man of the match M S Dhoni (44 not out, 22 balls, 4x4, 3x6), who is back in the team after missing out the last match due to fever, powered CSK to 179 for four in 20 overs and ensure its ninth win in 13 matches, including six home wins in seven matches.

In reply, Delhi lost wickets at regular intervals, including two flashy stumpings by Dhoni, with batsmen's foot caught in thin air, and fine bowling by spinners Imran Tahir, Jadeja and Harbhajan, choked their rivals into submission. DC were bowled out for 99 without completing its full quota of overs and what was more incredible was that no extras were conceded by CSK, perhaps a first in IPL !!!!