Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Johannesburg, Oct 20, 2012
Chennai Super Kings won by 6 runs
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
20 October 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

The players are out. Still very overcast though. Ojha to open the bowling

5.15: The weather didn't quite spoil the opening game this evening, but the forecast for this one isn't too good. It's expected to pour down later in the evening. For now, the covers are off.

Sanjay is peeved with the team selection. Have to agree with him: "Really disappointed to see the starting XI for both teams, you'd have thought squad players would be given a chance in what is a dead game. I'd like to have seen S. Yadav, Munaf & Perera for MI, Kulasekara for CSK."

DS is not following this game: "Better switch over to the Pak11 vs the World11 rather than watching this boring match." You can follow the game here.

Toss, 5pm: Harbhajan has won the toss and Mumbai will bowl first. "Both teams were supporting Yorkshire to win. But Mumbai and Chennai are two great teams," says Harbhajan.

Dhoni: "We were cheering every dot ball. We don't have any particular target in mind."

Mumbai are playing an unchanged side. Michael Hussey has flown back to Australia for personal reasons. Chennai are playing an unchanged side, nevertheless.

Chennai's four overseas players are - Bollinger, Faf du Plessis, Hilfenhaus and Albie Morkel.

4.50pm: Both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians prayed for Yorkshire to upstage the home team, but the Lions huffed and puffed and made the semis. Both Chennai and Mumbai are out of the tournament and it means today's second game will be a dead rubber.

0.1

Ojha to Vijay, 1 run, bowls it short and he tucks it to the on side, one slip in place

0.2

Ojha to du Plessis, no run, tucked straight to square leg and he tells his partner to wait

0.3

Ojha to du Plessis, 2 runs, tossed up and driven down to deep cover and they hurry the second run

0.4

Ojha to du Plessis, 1 run, uses his feet and clips it to square leg

0.5

Ojha to Vijay, SIX, that was pleasing to watch! Down the track and he lofts inside out over cover and clears the rope

0.6

Ojha to Vijay, no run, quicker delivery and knocked back to the bowler

Narbavi: "Out of 4 teams 3 are already out, this is ridiculous, tournament organizers are so biased by allowing 4 ipl teams a direct entry, and now we indian fans get the stick from fans all over the globe!"

End of over 1 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 10/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • M Vijay 7 (3b 1x6)
    • F du Plessis 3 (3b)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-10-0
1.1

Kulkarni to du Plessis, 2 runs, moves across his stumps and tucks it to the on side with soft hands and puts pressure on the fielder by running the second run

1.2

Kulkarni to du Plessis, 2 runs, on the pads and tucked away towards deep midwicket

1.3

Kulkarni to du Plessis, no run, loose drive outside the off stump, he was beaten

1.4

Kulkarni to du Plessis, 1 run, chipped in the air and it drops short of mid-on and he takes a quick single, du Plessis checked his shot

1.5

Kulkarni to Vijay, no run, lands outside the off stump and he leaves it alone

1.6

Kulkarni to Vijay, no run, Vijay makes room and tries to bash that rows over long-off but the extra bounce beats him

Arun: "Ojha with the new ball in overcast conditions. This is one of the reasons why IPL teams have done very poorly. Not realizing that they are not playing in India."

End of over 2 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 15/0 (RR: 7.50)

    • M Vijay 7 (5b 1x6)
    • F du Plessis 8 (7b)
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-5-0
    • PP Ojha 1-0-10-0

Johnson replaces Ojha. Well

2.1

Johnson to du Plessis, 1 run, gets across and punches it down the track towards mid-off

2.2

Johnson to Vijay, no run, beats him in the channel outside the off stump, he pokes his bat out

2.3

Johnson to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay makes room and swings across the line and gets an inside edge to the on side

2.4

Johnson to du Plessis, SIX, Faf knows these pitches well! Length delivery and he takes a few paces down and lofts downtown over wide long-on

2.5

Johnson to du Plessis, FOUR, half volley outside the off stump and he comes across and drives crisply past extra cover

2.6

Johnson to du Plessis, FOUR, that was a fluke boundary to say the least! The ball skidded off the pitch and du Plessis got a leading edge that beat a diving short extra cover, still had enough in it to reach the rope

End of over 3 (16 runs) Chennai Super Kings 31/0 (RR: 10.33)

    • F du Plessis 23 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • M Vijay 8 (7b 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 1-0-16-0
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-5-0
3.1

Kulkarni to Vijay, 1 wide, on the leg side, that was wayward after a good first over by the bowler

3.1

Kulkarni to Vijay, SIX, length ball on the middle, Vijay plays his favourite shot over mid wicket, goes miles into the stands

3.2

Kulkarni to Vijay, no run, beautiful outswinger, Vijay remained stuck, no feet movement and the ball left him after pitching

3.3

Kulkarni to Vijay, FOUR, inside edge this time. It was the length ball outside off and Vijay wanted to play it towards the covers, was slow and got an inside edge past the stumps

3.4

Kulkarni to Vijay, FOUR, fullish outside off stump, Vijay drives in the air, just beyond the reach of Pollard at point

3.5

Kulkarni to Vijay, no run, short ball, doesn't get much high though, and Vijay sways out of line

3.6

Kulkarni to Vijay, no run, length ball on the middle stump, driven straight to mid on

Fifteen runs in that over from Kulkarni after he had bowled a good first one

End of over 4 (15 runs) Chennai Super Kings 46/0 (RR: 11.50)

    • M Vijay 22 (13b 2x4 2x6)
    • F du Plessis 23 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-20-0
    • MG Johnson 1-0-16-0

Malinga comes in now. One slip in place

4.1

Malinga to du Plessis, FOUR, length ball on the legs, this is helped along in its way to the fine leg boundary.

4.2

Malinga to du Plessis, 2 runs, length ball, 141 kph, gets a bit big on the batsman, but he manages to play it towards the right of the third man fielder

4.3

Malinga to du Plessis, 2 runs, slower ball on the middle, 119 kph, batsman waits and turns it towards the leg side towards deep mid wicket

4.4

Malinga to du Plessis, FOUR, short of a length ball, du Plessis wanted to just pull it towards the leg side, the ball took a leading edge and dropped just short of the third man boundary

4.5

Malinga to du Plessis, no run, slower ball, defended back to the bowler

4.6

Malinga to du Plessis, FOUR, slower ball, but the direction was bad. It was on the leg stump, and du Plessis just had to get some bat to send the ball past the short fine leg fielder. Big over

Not a single yorker in that over by Malinga

End of over 5 (16 runs) Chennai Super Kings 62/0 (RR: 12.40)

    • F du Plessis 39 (17b 5x4 1x6)
    • M Vijay 22 (13b 2x4 2x6)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-16-0
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-20-0
5.1

Johnson to Vijay, 1 run, short and aimed at the body, Vijay gets on his toes and drops it down and quickly calls for a single

5.2

Johnson to du Plessis, no run, that stayed low. Length ball outside off and du Plessis wanted to drive it towards the off side, but it went under his bat to the keeper

5.3

Johnson to du Plessis, 1 run, short again, du Plessis took his eyes off and somehow played it towards the leg side. He had no idea where the ball was, Vijay called for a quick single

5.4

Johnson to Vijay, 1 run, another good short ball, on the body, Vijay plays it unconvincingly towards the short fine leg fielder and call for a quick run

5.5

Johnson to du Plessis, 1 run, yorker, outside off, du Plessis dabs it towards third man

5.6

Johnson to Vijay, no run, edged but drops short of the keeper. Vijay stayed on his back foot, expecting a short one again, but Johnson bowled it full and drew an edge.

End of over 6 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 66/0 (RR: 11.00)

    • M Vijay 24 (16b 2x4 2x6)
    • F du Plessis 41 (20b 5x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 2-0-20-0
    • SL Malinga 1-0-16-0

Pragyan Ojha into the attack now.

6.1

Ojha to du Plessis, 1 run, flat and shortish ball, 87 kph, turned towards the leg side for an easy single

6.2

Ojha to Vijay, FOUR, flighted on the middle stump, Vijay sweeps it past the short fine leg fielder

6.3

Ojha to Vijay, 1 run, flatter this time, put Vijay takes a couple of steps down and plays it towards covers

6.4

Ojha to du Plessis, 1 run, flighted and loopy ball, batsman charges but mistimes his shot towards mid wicket

6.5

Ojha to Vijay, 1 run, flighted again, Vijay pulls it easily towards deep backward square leg

6.6

Ojha to du Plessis, 1 run, flatter ball, turned towards deep square leg for an easy single

End of over 7 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 75/0 (RR: 10.71)

    • F du Plessis 44 (23b 5x4 1x6)
    • M Vijay 30 (19b 3x4 2x6)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-19-0
    • MG Johnson 2-0-20-0
7.1

Harbhajan Singh to du Plessis, 1 run, flat delivery to begin with, stabbed to the off side

7.2

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, no run, leading edge and it drops short of cover

7.3

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, no run, Vijay makes room to slash and he's beaten, that really skidded through

7.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, 1 wide, down the leg side and he shoulders arms

7.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay's been edgy all over, down the track and he gets an outside edge after chipping down the track, past the keeper for four

7.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, FOUR, much more convincing this time, tickles it down the leg side and Tendulkar dives in vain at short fine leg

7.6

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, 1 run, no turn and he punches it to the off side

End of over 8 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 86/0 (RR: 10.75)

    • M Vijay 39 (24b 5x4 2x6)
    • F du Plessis 45 (24b 5x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-11-0
    • PP Ojha 2-0-19-0
8.1

Ojha to Vijay, OUT, Ojha gives Vijay a send-off! Vijay was down the track and Ojha bowls it flatter, Vijay swings and misses and the ball clips the leg stump, the bowler yells in the direction of the batsman

M Vijay b Ojha 39 (36m 25b 5x4 2x6) SR: 156.00

8.2

Ojha to Raina, 1 run, drags it short and he stays back and pulls him down to deep midwicket

8.3

Ojha to du Plessis, 1 run, stays back and punches him towards point

8.4

Ojha to Raina, 1 run, tossed up slower and tucked to square leg, jogs a single

8.5

Ojha to du Plessis, 1 run, stays on the back foot and punched it to deep cover

8.6

Ojha to Raina, FOUR, misfield! Down the track and he lofts him down to long-on where Dwayne Smith makes a mess of it

End of over 9 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 94/1 (RR: 10.44)

    • SK Raina 6 (3b 1x4)
    • F du Plessis 47 (26b 5x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-27-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-11-0
9.1

Harbhajan Singh to du Plessis, FOUR, great effort at the boundary in vain! Du Plessis drives to deep cover and Johnson runs from long-off and slides and cuts it off but the ball rolls back to the rope, Johnson signals a boundary and that's fifty to du Plessis

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to du Plessis, no run

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to du Plessis, 1 run, gets forward and drives to long-off

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Raina, 1 run, wide outside off and punched down to long-off

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to du Plessis, no run, bowls that really flat and the batsman steers it to point

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to du Plessis, no run, spins and keeps low and du Plessis just manages to block it out, he has a smile on his face

Rakesh: "Some highly questionable captaincy followed by some equally poor fielding. MI looks to be worse than Yorkshire."

End of over 10 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 100/1 (RR: 10.00)

    • F du Plessis 52 (31b 6x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 7 (4b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-17-0
    • PP Ojha 3-0-27-1
10.1

Malinga to Raina, no run, another one keeps a touch low and Raina blocks it out

10.2

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, length ball on the body and he clips it down to fine leg

10.3

Malinga to du Plessis, no run, du Plessis pokes at one outside off without moving about in the crease, nearly edged it

10.4

Malinga to du Plessis, OUT, Rohit Sharma takes it at long-on! Du Plessis stays at the crease and tries to pull a length ball for six, doesn't get the distance and Rohit catches it well in front of the rope

F du Plessis c Sharma b Malinga 52 (46m 33b 6x4 1x6) SR: 157.57

10.5

Malinga to Raina, OUT, well that's two in two! Quite a tame dismissal in the end, Malinga bangs it in short and wide to Raina who tries to upper cut it, zooms off the bat and goes straight to Johnson at third man, Johnson didn't have to move much

SK Raina c Johnson b Malinga 8 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

hat-trick ball

10.6

Malinga to Badrinath, no run, feeds him the bouncer and Badri just about ducks under it

End of over 11 (1 run) Chennai Super Kings 101/3 (RR: 9.18)

    • S Badrinath 0 (1b)
    • MS Dhoni 0 (0b)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-17-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-17-0
11.1

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, bowls it short and he pulls along the turf to long-on

11.2

Ojha to Badrinath, 1 run, appeal for a run-out! Tossed up outside off and Badrinath dabs it to short third man and sets off, Dhoni needs to hurry and Dinesh Karthik whips off the bails and Dhoni looks to have just made his ground

11.3

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, down to the pitch of the ball and clipped to long-on

11.4

Ojha to Badrinath, no run, tries to clip it to the on side and the ball hits his pads and dribbles away

11.5

Ojha to Badrinath, no run, slower through the air and he pushes it to the off side

11.6

Ojha to Badrinath, no run, punches it to the off side

End of over 12 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 104/3 (RR: 8.66)

    • S Badrinath 1 (5b)
    • MS Dhoni 2 (2b)
    • PP Ojha 4-0-30-1
    • SL Malinga 2-0-17-2
12.1

Kulkarni to Dhoni, 1 run, moves across and lofts him down the ground and it drops short of long-on

12.2

Kulkarni to Badrinath, no run, this one kicks up off a good length and beats Badri as he tries to fend it

12.3

Kulkarni to Badrinath, no run, down the track and he gets an inside edge that bounces over the stumps

12.4

Kulkarni to Badrinath, no run, bangs it in short and he tries to carve it to third man, beaten again

12.5

Kulkarni to Badrinath, 1 run

12.6

Kulkarni to Dhoni, FOUR, Kulkarni bowls it short of a length and Dhoni sizes him up and pulls along the ground to deep square leg

End of over 13 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 110/3 (RR: 8.46)

    • MS Dhoni 7 (4b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 2 (9b)
    • DS Kulkarni 3-0-26-0
    • PP Ojha 4-0-30-1
13.1

Smith to Badrinath, 1 wide, starts off with a short one down the leg side, really wide

13.1

Smith to Badrinath, OUT, the bowling change works, tame dismissal, Badrinath made room and Smith bowled it short, he ends up slashing and gets a thick edge to the keeper

S Badrinath c †Karthik b Smith 2 (13m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

At the end of 8 overs CSK were 86 for 0. After 13.1, they are 111 for 4

13.2

Smith to Jadeja, 1 run, short and wide outside off and dabbed down to third man

13.3

Smith to Dhoni, 1 wide, another wasted delivery, down the leg side

13.3

Smith to Dhoni, FOUR, short and wide and Dhoni hops and slashes just over backward point's reach, that raced away wide of third man

13.4

Smith to Dhoni, no run, loose shot outside off, Dhoni wants to dab that away and he's beaten

13.5

Smith to Dhoni, SIX, short and wide and Dhoni slashes a poor delivery, flies off the bat and it's a flat six over deep backward point

13.6

Smith to Dhoni, no run, stays back and punches it to the off side

Kiran: "That wicket was always on cards. Nelson at 13 overs."

End of over 14 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 123/4 (RR: 8.78)

    • MS Dhoni 17 (8b 2x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 1 (1b)
    • DR Smith 1-0-13-1
    • DS Kulkarni 3-0-26-0
14.1

Kulkarni to Jadeja, 1 run, short and Jadeja pulls him down to midwicket

14.2

Kulkarni to Dhoni, 2 runs, punched drive and it was in the air wide of extra cover

14.3

Kulkarni to Dhoni, no run, nips back in and Dhoni punches it towards cover

14.4

Kulkarni to Dhoni, no run, big swing and a miss, it was a touch too wide outside off and he wanted to biff it to the leg side

14.5

Kulkarni to Dhoni, 2 runs, in the blockhole outside off and he jams it hard down to deep cover, Rayudu's misfield allows another run

14.6

Kulkarni to Dhoni, 1 wide, too wide outside off and Dhoni chases it and the bat could have flown out of his hand

14.6

Kulkarni to Dhoni, 2 runs, chases another wide one and it's in the air and drops short of deep cover, another two

Arulneethi: "Why not CSK think about Albie to up in the order. They can use another bowler instead of badri."

End of over 15 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 131/4 (RR: 8.73)

    • MS Dhoni 23 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 2 (2b)
    • DS Kulkarni 4-0-34-0
    • DR Smith 1-0-13-1
15.1

Smith to Jadeja, no run, good start by Smith, 128 kph, Jadeja stays back and knocks it down the track

15.2

Smith to Jadeja, 1 run, funny old shot, wanted to pull a wide one outside off and the ball hit the toe of the bat and rolled to the off side instead

15.3

Smith to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss outside off and mistimed to cover

15.4

Smith to Jadeja, 1 run, bangs it in short and he pulls him down to deep midwicket

15.5

Smith to Dhoni, no run, slower ball and it was short too, Dhoni swings and doesn't even come close to contact

15.6

Smith to Dhoni, 1 run, punches it to the off side, much better over from Smith

Gautam: "I dont understand why Jadeja runs out to the middle,ahead of Albie!" Because he's got a price tag of US$2million

End of over 16 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 135/4 (RR: 8.43)

    • MS Dhoni 25 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 4 (5b)
    • DR Smith 2-0-17-1
    • DS Kulkarni 4-0-34-0
16.1

Malinga to Dhoni, SIX, in the Highveldt it sails and sails, bowls it short and he uses the crease and sends it rows back over deep midwicket

16.2

Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR, full and wide outside off and he reaches out for the drive and gets an outside edge that beats the keeper

16.3

Malinga to Dhoni, OUT, wicket at the right time for Mumbai given the way Dhoni was plundering them, length ball wide of the off stump and Dhoni tries to slash it away and he finds backward point

MS Dhoni c Smith b Malinga 35 (33m 19b 3x4 2x6) SR: 184.21

16.4

Malinga to Morkel, no run, yorker outside off and jammed out to the off side

16.5

Malinga to Morkel, no run, slower delivery and he tries to pull but misses it completely, sails over the leg stump

16.6

Malinga to Morkel, OUT, Tendulkar takes a well-judged catch at the boundary! Slower ball from Malinga and fuller, Morkel uses the crease to slog it for six but Tendulkar runs to his left, catches it and tumbles at deep midwicket

JA Morkel c Tendulkar b Malinga 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 17 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 145/6 (RR: 8.52)

    • RA Jadeja 4 (5b)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-27-4
    • DR Smith 2-0-17-1

CSK losing their way a bit. Here's Saha

17.1

Johnson to Saha, no run, full and wide outside off and punched straight to short extra cover

17.2

Johnson to Saha, 1 run, steers it towards point and risks a single and Smith's throw to the batsman's end was just wide

17.3

Johnson to Jadeja, no run, short and fizzed off the pitch, tries to slash that over third man and misses it

17.4

Johnson to Jadeja, no run, too quick for Jadeja again, this was fuller and he swings and misses

17.5

Johnson to Jadeja, 2 runs, tucks it away down to long-on and Pollard fumbles

17.6

Johnson to Jadeja, SIX, you should have seen that travel off the bat! Fires that on the pads and Jadeja nonchalantly flicks it and it's a flat six over deep midwicket, just used the pace of the ball

End of over 18 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 154/6 (RR: 8.55)

    • RA Jadeja 12 (9b 1x6)
    • WP Saha 1 (2b)
    • MG Johnson 3-0-29-0
    • SL Malinga 3-0-27-4
18.1

Malinga to Saha, 2 runs, full on the pads and whipped away down to wide long-on

18.2

Malinga to Saha, no run, the bouncer was too quick for Saha, outside off and he swings and misses

18.3

Malinga to Saha, 2 runs, swings and gets a top edge that swirls and lands just wide of Johnson at third man

18.4

Malinga to Saha, no run, good slower ball and he swings and misses

18.5

Malinga to Saha, OUT, another slower ball and Saha goes for another wild slog, he succeeds in getting bat on ball but just a tame outside edge to the keeper, that's Malinga's fifth

WP Saha c †Karthik b Malinga 5 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

18.6

Malinga to Ashwin, 1 run, full on the stumps and drilled down to long-on

End of over 19 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 159/7 (RR: 8.36)

    • R Ashwin 1 (1b)
    • RA Jadeja 12 (9b 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-32-5
    • MG Johnson 3-0-29-0
19.1

Johnson to Ashwin, 1 run, short and wide outside off and he mistimes the punch to cover

19.2

Johnson to Jadeja, OUT, will they last till the end? Jadaje slashes and misses one wide of the off stump, he tries to sneak in a bye, Ashwin had already set off, Karthik lobs the ball to the bowler who underarms it to the stumps, Jadeja had almost given up

RA Jadeja run out 12 (35m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

19.3

Johnson to Ashwin, FOUR, princely timing by Ashwin! Uses the pace of the ball to easily guide it behind backward point, third man chased but the outfield was too quick

19.4

Johnson to Ashwin, 1 wide, full and wide outside off and he chases and wide called

19.4

Johnson to Ashwin, 1 run, pulls a short one and it lobs off the handle and falls safe

19.5

Johnson to Hilfenhaus, 1 bye, makes room and swings and misses, Ashwin sets off and Kartik's throw wasn't quick or accurate enough

19.6

Johnson to Ashwin, SIX, ends the innings with a six! It was short and Ashwin made lots of room and slashed it rows over third man

Mumbai could've been chasing a lot more, given Chennai's blistering start. Led by Malinga, who took five, the bowlers did well to pull it back. Lots of swings and misses. Mumbai will still have to work hard to chase this. Join us soon.

Rajneesh Gupta tweets: "Lasith Malinga becomes first bowler ever to take five-wicket innings haul in Tests, ODIs, T20Is, IPL & CLT20!!!"

End of over 20 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 173/8

    • R Ashwin 13 (5b 1x4 1x6)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 0 (1b)
    • MG Johnson 4-0-42-0
    • SL Malinga 4-0-32-5
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