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.
Nick Kyrgios calls former Olympian Dawn Fraser a 'blatant racist' after she tells Wimbledon star to 'go back where their parents came from'
Angel Di Maria to Bayern Munich: The reasons why Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben will not be joining Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo storms out of interview after being asked about possible sale of Manchester United target Sergio Ramos
Manchester United transfer news: No 9 shirt left vacant - a hint that new striker will be arriving?
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Kyrgios set for heavy fine for giving up game during loss to Richard Gasquet
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 3 World learns of app that shows you who unfriended you on Facebook, app promptly crashes
- 4 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
- 5 The Greece debt crisis explained in less than 100 words
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts