Delhi Daredevils vs. Chennai Super Kings: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorApril 21, 2014

India's Suresh Raina stands next to the nets during a training session ahead of their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match against South Africa in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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The Chennai Super Kings recorded their first win of the 2014 Indian Premier League season as they crushed the Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs in Abu Dhabi.

Chennai, the 2010 and 2011 champions, chose to bat first and made 177-7 in their 20 overs with Suresh Raina making 56.

Delhi were skittled out for 84 in their reply as they slumped to their second loss in three matches.

Dwayne Smith made 29 for Chennai at the top of an order as they reached 50-1 at the end of the powerplay despite the loss of Brendon McCullum for nine.

Raina hit five boundaries and a six in his 41-ball innnings and was supported by Faf du Plessis, who made 24 from 17 balls, and Indian captain Mahendra Dhoni who blasted 32 from just 15 balls.

Despite an impressive 3-32 from young seamer Jaydev Unadkat, the Daredevils—still missing injured captain Kevin Pietersen—faced a tough chase at nearly nine runs per over.

Chennai Super Kings: 177-7 (20 Overs)
Dwayne Smithb Shahbaz Nadeem2928103.5730
Brendon McCullumc sub (Wayne Parnell) b Jaidev Unadkat91090.0010
Suresh Rainac Murali Vijay b Jimmy Neesham5641136.5851
Francois du Plessisc Murali Vijay b Mohammed Shami2417141.1711
MS Dhonic Mayank Agarwal b Jaidev Unadkat3215213.3322
Ravindra Jadejac Dinesh Karthik b Jaidev Unadkat73233.3301
Mithun ManhasNOT OUT135260.0020
Ravichandran Ashwinrun out (Mohammed Shami)11100.0000
Ben HilfenhausNOT OUT000.0000
EXTRAS (w 3, lb 3)6
JP Duminy402606.506
Mohammed Shami4045111.258
Shahbaz Nadeem302919.662
Jaidev Unadkat403238.008
Jimmy Neesham402917.257
Murali Vijay1013013.002

That task was made far tougher as they slumped to 50-5.

After losing three men in the opening 26 balls, they were further hit with the loss of key men JP Duminy and Ross Taylor.

The South African was trapped lbw by Smith for 15 at the start of the ninth over, and the New Zealand batsman fell in the next over for six, caught behind off Ben Hilfenhaus.

The team, who are much revamped after losing 13 of their 16 games last season, folded inside 16 overs as Ravi Jadega and Ravichandran Ashwin shared the final four wickets with Nathan Coulter-Nile unable to bat.

Delhi Daredevils: 84 (15.4 Overs)
Mayank Agarwalc Suresh Raina b Ishwar Pandey2728.5700
Murali Vijayc Francois du Plessis b Mohit Sharma111291.6620
Dinesh Karthikb Ravichandran Ashwin212295.4520
Manoj Tiwaryc Francois du Plessis b Ishwar Pandey020.0000
JP Duminylbw Dwayne Smith1514107.1400
Ross Taylorc MS Dhoni b Ben Hilfenhaus66100.0010
Jimmy Neeshamc Suresh Raina b Ravindra Jadeja2215146.6620
Shahbaz Nadeemc Suresh Raina b Ravindra Jadeja3837.5000
Mohammed Shamic Brendon McCullum b Ravichandran Ashwin1333.3300
Jaidev UnadkatNOT OUT1520.0000
Nathan Coulter-NileAbsent hurt000.0000
EXTRAS (w 2)2EXTRAS (w 2)2
Ishwar Pandey402325.7513
Ben Hilfenhaus20914.507
Mohit Sharma301715.666
Dwayne Smith201417.004
Ravindra Jadeja2.401826.756
Ravichandran Ashwin20321.5010

Delhi next play Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday while Chennai meet Rajasthan Royals in their third match on Wednesday.