Delhi Daredevils Beat Chennai Super Kings in IPL 3
Delhi’s answer to Rambo, Gambo reproduced a V IPL 3.0 of his Napier knock in sultry Chennai to help the Delhi Daredevils beat the Chennai Super Cement King Lords.
This is how Cricinfo puts it:
“By taking this game so close, CSK have ensured their net run rate is still in reasonably good health. It is +0.270, which is better than Delhi and Deccan. Delhi have moved to third on the table and will breathe a humongous sigh of relief. But they will know, they can still be displaced if they lose their final match, and if Deccan wins both its games, while Chennai puts it past Punjab. Well… the possibilities are STILL alive.”
Delhi’s last match against Deccan so there’s a way they can seal their spot. Deccan’s other remaining game is against Punjab; these are the two sides which have regained form after having been shit midway through the tournament.
Punjab’s other remaining game is against Chennai. Chennai couldn’t beat them when they were shit earlier in the tournament; their performances since they rediscovered their mojo indicate a tough challenge ahead for Chennai. Yuvi throwing his weight around, all 200 pounds of it, can crush Chennai’s hopes quicker than you can say “Blimp!”.
RCB meet MI, MI will play KKR and KKR will play RR meanwhile. RCB are technically safe on NRR while MI have built a pyramid around their semi final ticket. KKR and RR are out for all practical purposes thanks to their deep in the red NRRs.
Even if any combination between DC, CSK, KKR and RR were to be left tied on 14, CSK should make it on their NRR. Hence the pressure on DC & CSK to win their remaining games and go through on points.
On a fun note, Lalit Modi is being continuously interrogated by teams of IT officials on the whole IPL team ownership issue. This is why I prefer fantasy cricket. Own your fcking fantasy cricket team for the price of your internet access. No taxmen, no journalists sticking their mikes in your face.
Fantasy Cricket rules!