S Badrinath was the topscorer for Chennai in their disappointing collapse against Delhi
It's crunch time for Chennai. They already have a positive net run rate, the second highest in the tournament after the Mumbai Indians, and provided they keep it up, a win will secure them a place in the semi-finals. If they lose, it will be the end of the road for the team that has not finished outside the top four in the competition since it began.
It all went wrong for the Chennai batting in their last outing against Delhi. The total they managed, 112 for six, tells the story of a spectacular crash. Subramaniam Badrinath was the highest scorer with just 30 runs. Ashish Nehra and Virender Sehwag ripped through the Super Kings and they appeared defenseless against both pace and spin. The bowlers did a decent job, given the meager total they had to work with and did well to keep Chennai in the game until the 19th over of the Delhi innings.