Champions League Twenty20 - Group B

Chennai Super Kings v Lions

Lions won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Faf du Plessis and Vijay will open for CSK, Sohail Tanvir for Lions, he has a slip

5 pm Lions have won the toss and will have a bowl

Lions are unchanged from the side that beat Mumbai Indians

Dhoni: "We would have batted first. We will look to use the cold conditions in the second half with our three fast bowlers." Albie Morkel comes in for Michael Hussey, Wriddhiman Saha in for Yo Mahesh

Simon: "I know which seamer would scare me the most in this match. I'll give you a clue. He's an Aussie and it isn't Doug or Hilfy." He isn't bad at skiing, I hear

James can't help but have a go: "Is MSD counting Albie as a fast bowler? Generous."

Hari: "YoMahesh should not have been dropped because of one bad over. It happens frequently in 20-over cricket. Besides Dhoni has spread thin on bowling options for this match. Hope the Super Kings don't get into a spot with their bowling today." On the other hand, MS must have huge confidence in his batsmen to be able to leave out The Huss

4.55 pm local time Toss coming up for the second game of the day in Cape Town. Have a look at the preview for the game

0.1

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, angled across first up from over the stumps, moving further away after pitching on a length, left alone

0.2

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, right on the stumps this time, pitched up, Faf gets across and outside the crease, defends

0.3

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, walks out again, outside off this time, but lets the length ball leave him with the angle

0.4

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, that came in, and it has broken Faf's bat, swung in on a good length, and bounced sharply, Faf looking to defend off the front foot, ball hits close to the splice, and the bat handle curves alarmingly in Faf's hand, needs a new one, can't bat with one that has a twisted handle

0.5

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, 1 run, worked towards mid on for one

0.6

Sohail Tanvir to Vijay, FOUR, good length, but wide, too wide, and put away easily through covers

End of over 1 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
M Vijay    4* (1b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-5-0
F du Plessis    1* (5b)     

1.1

Nannes to du Plessis, no run, pitched up and driven uppishly off the front foot, but falling well short of mid off, some bounces before it reaches him

1.2

Nannes to du Plessis, 2 runs, that swung in late, fullish length, curving across, straightening to end on middle, thick inside-edged through square leg

1.3

Nannes to du Plessis, no run, another one pushed uppishly, much closer this time, bounces just in front of mid off

1.4

Nannes to du Plessis, SIX, he's got hold of it this time, down the track, takes it from a good length, and lifts it high over mid off

1.5

Nannes to du Plessis, 2 runs, pitched up and pushed, ball travelling only in the air at the moment, this time through midwicket

1.6

Nannes to du Plessis, 1 run, sharp yorker, around off, jammed onto the pitch, single taken

End of over 2 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 16/0 (RR: 8.00)
F du Plessis    12* (11b 1x6)      DP Nannes    1-0-11-0
M Vijay    4* (1b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-5-0

2.1

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, FOUR, full delivery, too much leg side, and flicked away comfortably wide of mid on

2.2

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, short of a length, tight line around off, punched off the back foot, to extra cover

2.3

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, FOUR, shortish again, but this one sits up, and is pulled away hard over short midwicket

2.4

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, 3 runs, Faf in a hurry, down the pitch, and opens the face to lift a pitched up ball over covers, pulled back just inside with a dive

2.5

Sohail Tanvir to Vijay, no run, short of a length, pushed from the crease to extra cover

2.6

Sohail Tanvir to Vijay, FOUR, slower one, width available, Vijay waits, and crashes it past point

End of over 3 (15 runs) Chennai Super Kings 31/0 (RR: 10.33)
M Vijay    8* (3b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-20-0
F du Plessis    23* (15b 2x4 1x6)      DP Nannes    1-0-11-0

Sara: "Can I ask for a couple more clues? Does he speak Japanese? or play saxaphone?" That's it. No more clues ... he's been replaced by Morris

3.1

Morris to du Plessis, 1 wide, angled in far down the leg side

3.1

Morris to du Plessis, no run, nice line, coming in slightly from back of a length, ending just outside off, blocked solidly

3.2

Morris to du Plessis, 1 run, leaves the crease and cracks a short delivery down to deep square leg

3.3

Morris to Vijay, no run, sharp short ball, 140 kph, Vijay drops the wrists and gets head safely out of the way

3.4

Morris to Vijay, no run, makes room outside leg, Morris follows him there with a full one, Vijay forces it to mid on

3.5

Morris to Vijay, no run, that was quick from the bowler, after Vijay defended an incoming delivery, Morris lunged to his right, got to the ball and prevented the single

3.6

Morris to Vijay, no run, full toss, but forced straight back to the bowler

End of over 4 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 33/0 (RR: 8.25)
M Vijay    8* (7b 2x4)      CH Morris    1-0-2-0
F du Plessis    24* (17b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-20-0

James: "Du Plessis getting on with it. No Faffing around from him."

4.1

Nannes to du Plessis, no run, begins his second over with a yorker on off, Faf stabs it out calmly, Nannes smiles

4.2

Nannes to du Plessis, 1 run, Faf is in pain, wanted to pull a rising short ball, missed, and the ball smacks into his right elbow

Nannes has something to say to Faf. Wonder if Faf could have Dirked the bouncer?

4.3

Nannes to Vijay, no run, Vijay eyes long-on with a big swing, but the length ball bounces past

4.4

Nannes to Vijay, 2 runs, Vijay much more comfortable doing this, whipped off the pads in front of square leg

4.5

Nannes to Vijay, SIX, that will go, Nannes leg-sidish with the line, and Vijay picks it up cleanly from middle and leg, it falls beyond deep midwicket

4.6

Nannes to Vijay, 1 run, makes room outside leg and crashes a full one down the pitch, Nannes takes pace off it

End of over 5 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 43/0 (RR: 8.60)
M Vijay    17* (11b 2x4 1x6)      DP Nannes    2-0-21-0
F du Plessis    25* (19b 2x4 1x6)      CH Morris    1-0-2-0

5.1

Morris to Vijay, no run, stays in the crease and pushes a back of a length ball to extra cover

5.2

Morris to Vijay, no run, another swing, and a miss, tried to take it from way outside off stump and launch it down the ground

5.3

Morris to Vijay, 1 leg bye, that's hit him, Vijay got into position to avoid the short ball, dropped his wrists, withdrew the head, but to his horror, it jagged back in sharply and pinged him on the arms

5.4

Morris to du Plessis, OUT, what a stunner from Phangiso, he's ran back from point, saw Faf's slice come down in front of him, dived full-length, pouched it while in the air, and thudded into the ground, ball safely lodged in his hands, was a slower one, Faf came down the track and ended up slicing it

F du Plessis c Phangiso b Morris 25 (26m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

5.5

Morris to Vijay, no run, coming in with the angle, worked to midwicket quietly from the crease

5.6

Morris to Vijay, no run, similar delivery, finds midwicket again

End of over 6 (1 run, wicket maiden) Chennai Super Kings 44/1 (RR: 7.33)
M Vijay    17* (16b 2x4 1x6)      CH Morris    2-1-2-1
SK Raina    0* (0b)      DP Nannes    2-0-21-0

Phangiso on now

6.1

Phangiso to Raina, no run, he stayed in the crease to a flighted fullish one, inside edge saved him as it turned in, the ball raced past the stumps to short fine

6.2

Phangiso to Raina, 1 run, pushed down the ground for a single

6.3

Phangiso to Vijay, 1 run, works a flighted ball off the pad to short fine, some hesitation but they make it through for one

6.4

Phangiso to Raina, 1 run, Raina tentative in getting forward, ball spins in past his push, takes pad and rolls away, they go for the run, throw comes in, and finds Raina's bat as he prepares to dive in, but he wasn't obstructing the ball

6.5

Phangiso to Vijay, no run

6.6

Phangiso to Vijay, 1 run, worked down to long on for one

End of over 7 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 48/1 (RR: 6.85)
M Vijay    19* (19b 2x4 1x6)      AM Phangiso    1-0-4-0
SK Raina    2* (3b)      CH Morris    2-1-2-1

7.1

Symes to Vijay, 1 run, full toss flighted slowly, bashed down to long on

7.2

Symes to Raina, no run, right forward to defend to square leg

7.3

Symes to Raina, no run, whipped eagerly, straight to midwicket though

7.4

Symes to Raina, no run, slows it up and gives it air, Raina comes forward and pushes to extra cover

7.5

Symes to Raina, no run, standing in the crease, the ball straightens and bounces, another inside edge rolls past the stumps

7.6

Symes to Raina, 3 runs, flatter and punched neatly through point, boundary saved with a slide close to the rope

End of over 8 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 52/1 (RR: 6.50)
SK Raina    5* (8b)      J Symes    1-0-4-0
M Vijay    20* (20b 2x4 1x6)      AM Phangiso    1-0-4-0

8.1

Phangiso to Raina, SIX, he's found his range this time to left-arm spin, skips out, takes it on the half-volley, and lifts it high over the bowler

8.2

Phangiso to Raina, no run, Phangiso again for Lions, Raina leaves the crease again, he's not to the pitch this time, and ends up pushing it to the bowler, some doubt as they check whether it carried, seems to have brushed the ground as it settles in Phangiso's fingers, and correctly, Raina stays

8.3

Phangiso to Raina, 1 run, worked through square leg for one

8.4

Phangiso to Vijay, no run, hello, that spun and bounced, squaring Vijay up, pitched middle and leg, and just ended up missing the top of off stump

8.5

Phangiso to Vijay, no run, this one came in with the angle, Vijay going back for the cut, checks the stroke to point

8.6

Phangiso to Vijay, 1 run, flatter, and punched down towards long off

End of over 9 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 60/1 (RR: 6.66)
M Vijay    21* (23b 2x4 1x6)      AM Phangiso    2-0-12-0
SK Raina    12* (11b 1x6)      J Symes    1-0-4-0

itch: "the problem with leaving out Mike Hussey is that when they are having a hard time hitting boundaries they don't have someone like Mike to run the quick singles and put pressure on the other team."

9.1

de Bruyn to Vijay, 1 run, pushes in the air have been the order this game, Vijay does it just over the bowler now, wise decision not to go for two

9.2

de Bruyn to Raina, no run, moving across the left-hander from a length, defended

9.3

de Bruyn to Raina, FOUR, smart, waited on this one outside off, and split the gap between point and short third man

round the stumps

9.4

de Bruyn to Raina, FOUR, bangs it short into Raina, not much pace, and he is able to pull it past short fine

9.5

de Bruyn to Raina, no run, makes room and wants to go over extra cover, mistimes the full one back to the bowler

9.6

de Bruyn to Raina, OUT, Raina has flat-batted this one to deep mid off, harmless delivery, back of a length, sitting up and he bashes it in the air for the fielder to jog in and complete the catch

SK Raina c Petersen b de Bruyn 20 (17m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

End of over 10 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 69/2 (RR: 6.90)
     Z de Bruyn    1-0-9-1
M Vijay    22* (24b 2x4 1x6)      AM Phangiso    2-0-12-0

MS is the new batsman, there is a slip for Phangiso

10.1

Phangiso to Dhoni, 1 run, punches it towards backward point from the crease

10.2

Phangiso to Vijay, OUT, that is so plumb that Vijay started walking even as the appeal was on, Phangiso it is once again, Vijay staying back to try and work a length ball to leg, misses, it hurries in to strike him in front of middle

M Vijay lbw b Phangiso 22 (47m 25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 88.00

Ravindra Jadeja in now

10.3

Phangiso to Jadeja, 1 run, worked behind square leg as it turns into the pads

10.4

Phangiso to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges forward and squeezes it in front of cover for a quick one

10.5

Phangiso to Jadeja, 1 run, shuffles across and works it through square leg off middle

10.6

Phangiso to Dhoni, no run, MS comes walking out, holds bat in front of pads and nudges it down the pitch

End of over 11 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 73/3 (RR: 6.63)
MS Dhoni    2* (3b)      AM Phangiso    3-0-16-1
RA Jadeja    2* (2b)      Z de Bruyn    1-0-9-1

11.1

Symes to Jadeja, no run, reaches out to a tossed up ball and works it to leg

11.2

Symes to Jadeja, SIX, no way he had middled that one, he was drawn out by the flight, was not close to the pitch as he had a go, but it has still gone for six out of long on's reach

11.3

Symes to Jadeja, no run, worked to square leg

11.4

Symes to Jadeja, 2 runs, low full toss driven through midwicket

11.5

Symes to Jadeja, 1 run, worked to deep square leg

11.6

Symes to Dhoni, 1 run, fired in full to middle and leg, driven down to long on

End of over 12 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 83/3 (RR: 6.91)
MS Dhoni    3* (4b)      J Symes    2-0-14-0
RA Jadeja    11* (7b 1x6)      AM Phangiso    3-0-16-1

James: "Jadeja in ahead of Badrinath, with half the innings to go? Crazy! And is Saha in as a specialist fielder?"

12.1

de Bruyn to Dhoni, 1 run

12.2

de Bruyn to Jadeja, no run, moves across but can only push a length ball back to the bowler

12.3

de Bruyn to Jadeja, FOUR, very well played, short of a length ball climbing into him, uses the angle to work it swiftly past short fine

12.4

de Bruyn to Jadeja, FOUR, short again, sitting up again, and Jadeja easily swats it through square leg

12.5

de Bruyn to Jadeja, no run, short once more, but outside off now, runs it to short third

12.6

de Bruyn to Jadeja, no run, slower one outside off, dabbed to backward point

End of over 13 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 92/3 (RR: 7.07)
RA Jadeja    19* (12b 2x4 1x6)      Z de Bruyn    2-0-18-1
MS Dhoni    4* (5b)      J Symes    2-0-14-0

Morris, who's given only two runs in two overs, is back

13.1

Morris to Dhoni, SIX, and first ball he disappears over mid off, Dhoni staying in the crease to a pitched up ball, and hammering it over mid off

13.2

Morris to Dhoni, no run, tries a forcing stroke again, inside-edges it onto pad

13.3

Morris to Dhoni, 1 run, walks across outside off and pulls a short one through square leg

13.4

Morris to Jadeja, no run, short delivery rising outside off, allowed to go past

13.5

Morris to Jadeja, 1 run, runs it down to third man

13.6

Morris to Dhoni, no run, swiped hard but straight to midwicket who lets it rip instantly, but misses at the non-striker's

End of over 14 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 100/3 (RR: 7.14)
MS Dhoni    11* (9b 1x6)      CH Morris    3-1-10-1
RA Jadeja    20* (14b 2x4 1x6)      Z de Bruyn    2-0-18-1

14.1

Phangiso to Jadeja, 1 run, dabs a length ball in front of point

14.2

Phangiso to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, fired in flat to the pads, loops up square on leg

14.3

Phangiso to Jadeja, OUT, full outside off, he gave it everything, but ended up mishitting the slog completely, and a fielder is waiting as the skier comes down at long on

RA Jadeja c Symes b Phangiso 21 (16m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 131.25

Here's Albie Morkel, with more than five overs to go

14.4

Phangiso to Dhoni, no run, squeezes a full delivery back to the bowler

14.5

Phangiso to Dhoni, no run, lovely, slowed it up a lot, tossed it on a length, and got it to turn past Dhoni's waft

14.6

Phangiso to Dhoni, no run, finds extra cover with a push off the final ball of Phangiso's spell, which has seen just 17 runs conceded

End of over 15 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 102/4 (RR: 6.80)
MS Dhoni    11* (13b 1x6)      AM Phangiso    4-0-17-2
JA Morkel    0* (0b)      CH Morris    3-1-10-1

15.1

Nannes to Morkel, FOUR, he's slammed his first ball wide of third man, whose dive is in vain, pitched up outside off, and he cracks it from the crease

15.2

Nannes to Morkel, no run, that moved, good comeback, short of a length and jags away from the left-hander, whose punch finds air

15.3

Nannes to Morkel, OUT, Nannes has got Morkel, that is a big wicket, Albie making some room to cut a shortish one, it bounces, comes back in and takes a thick edge through to the keeper

JA Morkel c †Tsolekile b Nannes 4 (5m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Badri comes in

15.4

Nannes to Badrinath, 1 run, reaches out and drives a pitched up ball, past extra cover, for one to long off

15.5

Nannes to Dhoni, 1 run, gets across awkwardly and whips a shortish one to fine leg

15.6

Nannes to Badrinath, 1 run, short into the body, worked down to fine leg

End of over 16 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 109/5 (RR: 6.81)
S Badrinath    2* (2b)      DP Nannes    3-0-28-1
MS Dhoni    12* (14b 1x6)      AM Phangiso    4-0-17-2

16.1

Morris to Badrinath, 1 run, pitched up, driven off the front foot, to sweeper cover

16.2

Morris to Dhoni, SIX, he's a very effective player of the pull and hook, bouncer into his throat, and he hooks it flat over square leg

16.3

Morris to Dhoni, FOUR, wrists and power now, full delivery turned hard through midwicket with a jerk of the wrists

16.4

Morris to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker now, Dhoni jams it out to the off side

16.5

Morris to Badrinath, 1 run, pitched up delivery worked towards mid on

16.6

Morris to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni making some room, morris goes full on leg, Dhoni squeezes it past the non-striker's stumps

End of over 17 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 123/5 (RR: 7.23)
MS Dhoni    24* (18b 1x4 2x6)      CH Morris    4-1-24-1
S Badrinath    4* (4b)      DP Nannes    3-0-28-1

Tanvir round the stumps

17.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, bashes a widish length ball down to long off

17.2

Sohail Tanvir to Badrinath, 1 wide, short, too short, as he sees Badri stepping out

17.2

Sohail Tanvir to Badrinath, 1 run, back of a length, swatted down to long on

17.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, wanted to pull, but finds no timing on it as it hits close to the splice, pops up safely to square leg

17.4

Sohail Tanvir to Badrinath, 2 runs, worked wide of fine leg for a couple

17.5

Sohail Tanvir to Badrinath, 1 run, goes down on a knee to push a full delivery to long on

17.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, direct hit needed from midwicket, not happening, and Dhoni makes it to the other end safely after heaving one to the fielder there

End of over 18 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 131/5 (RR: 7.27)
MS Dhoni    27* (21b 1x4 2x6)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-28-0
S Badrinath    8* (7b)      CH Morris    4-1-24-1

18.1

Nannes to Dhoni, 1 run, was preparing himself to have a go at it, but the length was not full enough, and he nudges it towards midwicket instead

18.2

Nannes to Badrinath, SIX, Badri has got hold of this one alright, he's gone across outside off, swivelled and deposited the short of a length ball over deep square leg

18.3

Nannes to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, appeal for leg before as Badri misses the paddle to a full one, but the ball was missing off

18.4

Nannes to Dhoni, FOUR, this time MS has the length to swing his arms rapidly, and sends a full delivery behind square leg

18.5

Nannes to Dhoni, 1 run, swats a low and wide full toss down to long on

18.6

Nannes to Badrinath, SIX, that is a poor ball, helpful gentle full toss and Badri mows it over midwicket

End of over 19 (19 runs) Chennai Super Kings 150/5 (RR: 7.89)
S Badrinath    20* (10b 2x6)      DP Nannes    4-0-46-1
MS Dhoni    33* (24b 2x4 2x6)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-28-0

19.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, mistimes the pull to a diving midwicket

19.2

Sohail Tanvir to Badrinath, 2 runs, slow and full into the pads, worked wide of deep square leg

19.3

Sohail Tanvir to Badrinath, 2 runs, bends the knee and slogs through midwicket, time to come back for the second

19.4

Sohail Tanvir to Badrinath, 1 run, pushes a very full one coming in with the angle, through extra cover

19.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni goes, short and wide, he stays back and flat-bats it straight to long off

MS Dhoni c Symes b Sohail Tanvir 34 (43m 26b 2x4 2x6) SR: 130.76

19.6

Sohail Tanvir to Badrinath, 2 runs, flicks a pitched up ball from around off through square leg, Badri will come back for the second

CSK start and end brightly, then; they went missing during the middle. Badri coming in at No 7 and scoring at nearly two a ball. Phangiso impressing yet again with his left-arm spin

End of over 20 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 158/6
S Badrinath    27* (14b 2x6)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-36-1
WP Saha    0* (0b)      DP Nannes    4-0-46-1
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