Delhi 6! CSK thrash DD by 86 runs

New Delhi: 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 Indian Premier League 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.

That CSK bowlers maintained a disciplined line throughout made it even tougher for the home team batsmen to break the shackles.

There were no significant partnerships as most of the batsmen were out playing some atrocious shots.

Warner (1) was played on trying to go for a cut shot while Sehwag (17) mistimed a pull shot to hole out in the deep.