Smith half century leads CSK to sixth straight win

DELHI, India,CMC- West Indies opener Dwayne Smith roared to a blistering half century and carried a dominant Chennai Super Kings to a crushing eight wicket victory Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here yesterday.

Dwayne Smith
Dwayne Smith

Smith targeted every Daredevil bowler and plundered boundaries at will, cracking a top score of 79 to lead an exciting run chase that overhauled a target of 179 at Feroz Shah Kotla.

Smith’s batting exploits, and with a contribution of 47  from Suresh Raina, helped Super Kings secure their sixth straight in the IPL.

CSK reach the target with two balls to spare as the Barbadian batsman dominated with his 51 ball knock highlighted by eight sixes and four sixes.

Smith departed in the 19th over when his side needed 11 runs off 8 balls, caught at the edge of the straight boundary lofting a full toss down the ground.

The win ensures CSK strengthen their position at the top while Delhi will now find it extremely difficult to go beyond the first stage of the tournament.

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