Like so often this season, Daredevils batting faltered after Virender Sehwag had edged a seaming delivery. Stand-in skipper David Warner's 44 was too little as Mohit Sharma, Albie Morkel and Dwayne Bravo restricted Delhi to 135/9, sealing a 33-run victory. Scorecard
After Suresh Raina fell for seven, Dhoni consolidated the innings with Ravindra Jadeja in the middle overs before the skipper got into his zone. It was the last game for the two-time champions at home, with the playoff games shifted to Delhi. Much drama had happened off the field but the match was about playing to the gallery, a sea of yellow.
For the greater part of the CSK innings, Daredevils had things under control. By the end, the strategy fell apart against the best finisher in the league.