Flintoff flayed as Chennai slump to defeat

Delhi 189-5 Chennai 180-9 (Delhi Daredevils win by nine run)

Andrew Flintoff suffered a disappointing day in the Indian Premier League here yesterday, conceding 50 runs off his four overs as his Chennai Super Kings lost by nine runs to the Delhi Daredevils. Things did not go much better with the bat: the England all-rounder reached 16 before being caught.

His team-mate Matthew Hayden hit a half-century but it was not enough after the Super Kings were set a target of 190 following A B De Villiers' rapid 105 for Delhi. "I was a little bit scratchy through the first 50 but I got a bit of fortune thanks to Albie and played well after that," De Villiers said. "Once I got my 50 I decided to play a few more shots and that paid off."

Chennai set off in earnest, fuelled by 57 off 27 balls from Hayden, and they needed only 84 off the second 10 overs. But they could not manage it as Mahendra Singh Dhoni went for five, Flintoff 16 and Subramaniam Badrinath seven.

Flintoff, denied the chance to face his England team-mates Paul Collingwood and Owais Shah – both left out by Delhi – was subject to a big appeal for leg before on his first delivery, and never really got going before he was caught by substitute David Warner. The late dismissals of Badrinath, Manpreet Gony, Joginder Sharma and Lakshmipathy Balaji completed the collapse as Chennai finished on 180 for 9.

In yesterday's later match, Rajasthan Royals secured their first victory this year, defeating the Kolkata Knight Riders in a dramatic Super Over in Cape Town. The Super Over came into play after the teams had both scored 150 in their 20 overs.

Each side went in for a single over, with the highest-scoring team winning. Chris Gayle smacked three consecutive boundaries as the Knight Riders, batting first, made 15. They then erred by banking on the spin of Ajantha Mendis as Yusuf Pathan hit two sixes and a four to steer Rajasthan to victory.

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