ICL 20s Grand Championship, Chennai Superstars v Delhi Giants at Hyderabad (Deccan), Mar 20, 2008
Chennai Superstars won by 56 runs
20 March 2008 - night match (20-over match)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of ICL by Cricinfo. It will be Venkat Raghav guiding you through the proceedings today for the match between Chennai Superstars and Delhi Giants

Both the teams are coming off morale boosting wins while chasing. So, it would not be a surprise to find the team that wins the toss would be more than eager to bat.

Pitch as in all earlier matches at the venue would hold good for the entire match and would aid batting all the way

Toss has been won by Delhi Giants, who as said earlier have elected to chase

Major team news is that Bevan will be in the mix for Superstars and Benkenstein is out with an injury for the Giants

0.1

Bond to Harvey, no run, outside off and coming in a touch, Harvey looks it to run it down but gets a bottom edge

0.2

Bond to Harvey, FOUR, short on the off stump, Harvey latches onto it as he pulls it to deep midwicket

0.3

Bond to Harvey, no run, full on the middle and leg, drives to mid on off the frontfoot

0.4

Bond to Harvey, FOUR, take that! Harvey punishes a half volley through covers. Looking in prime touch is Harvey

0.5

Bond to Harvey, no run, now Bond gets one back at Harvey as he beats the outside edge

0.6

Bond to Harvey, 1 run, slower ball which Harvey picks and runs down to third man for a single

Srivastava comes on to bowl from the other end

End of over 1 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 9/0

    • IJ Harvey 9 (6b 2x4)
    • G Vignesh 0 (0b)
    • SE Bond 1-0-9-0
1.1

Srivastava to Harvey, OUT, what a ball to deliver first up, as he bowls an inswinging yorker which Harvey looks to flick away but misses and is bowled

IJ Harvey b Srivastava 9 (4m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Arnold, the hero of the last match Superstars played is in now

1.2

Srivastava to Arnold, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

1.2

Srivastava to Arnold, 2 runs, on the leg stump, flicks to fine leg for a couple

1.3

Srivastava to Arnold, FOUR, drifts down the leg stump, Arnold chips it over square leg for a boundary

1.4

Srivastava to Arnold, no run, outside the off stump and shaping away, kisses the outside edge and just falls short of second slip

1.5

Srivastava to Arnold, 1 run, on the middle stump, tries to flick away but gets an inside edgeonto his pads as he strolls acros

1.6

Srivastava to Vignesh, 1 wide, this is getting to be a long over now as he delivers wide outside off

1.6

Srivastava to Vignesh, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vignesh strikes it cleanly through off side for a boundary

End of over 2 (13 runs) Chennai Superstars 22/1

    • G Vignesh 4 (1b 1x4)
    • RP Arnold 7 (4b 1x4)
    • SJ Srivastava 1-0-13-1
2.1

Bond to Arnold, no run, outside the off stump, and Arnold comes dancing down the track in an attempt to chip it over midwicket but misses completely

2.2

Bond to Arnold, no run, outside the off stump, drives to covers

2.3

Bond to Arnold, no run, on the off stump, pushes to covers again and wants a single. Sensibly sent back by Vignesh

2.4

Bond to Arnold, FOUR, outside the off stump, Arnold goes back and square cuts it through point for a boundary

2.5

Bond to Arnold, 2 runs, on the off stump, comes down the track and chips it over infield for a couple

2.6

Bond to Arnold, FOUR, full outside off, drives to cover for a lip smacking boundary

End of over 3 (10 runs) Chennai Superstars 32/1

    • RP Arnold 17 (10b 3x4)
    • G Vignesh 4 (1b 1x4)
    • SE Bond 2-0-19-0
3.1

Srivastava to Vignesh, FOUR, outside the off stump, Vignesh winds up and smashes over covers for a boundary

3.2

Srivastava to Vignesh, no run, on the off stump and swinging in, Vignesh once again tries to wind up but then misses

3.3

Srivastava to Vignesh, no run, Vignesh is now swinging at everything as he comes down the track and swings wildly

3.4

Srivastava to Vignesh, OUT, this was bound to happen as Vignesh looks for a swipe on the leg side but gets an outside edge which carries high to third man where Bond makes no mistakes

G Vignesh c Bond b Srivastava 8 (18m 5b 2x4 0x6) SR: 160.00

Badani in much before he would want to

3.5

Srivastava to Arnold, 1 run, outside off, runs it down to third man for a single

3.6

Srivastava to Badani, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes to square leg for a single

TP Sudhindhra replaces Bond

End of over 4 (6 runs) Chennai Superstars 38/2

    • HK Badani 1 (1b)
    • RP Arnold 18 (11b 3x4)
    • SJ Srivastava 2-0-19-2
4.1

Sudhindra to Badani, 1 run, on a fuller length outside off, runs it down to third man for a single

4.2

Sudhindra to Arnold, no run, short outside off, Arnold fails to capitalise as he cuts straight to point

4.3

Sudhindra to Arnold, no run, on the leg stump, pushes back to the bowler

4.4

Sudhindra to Arnold, no run, on the leg stump, and going down further. Arnold tries an ugly swipe but is rapped on the pads. Quite a needless shot that

4.5

Sudhindra to Arnold, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns to midwicket for a single

4.6

Sudhindra to Badani, OUT, on the leg stump, Badani comes down the track like a runway train and chips it straight down the throat of sweeper on the leg side. What a needless dismissal that for the Superstars

HK Badani c Bali b Sudhindra 2 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 5 (2 runs) Chennai Superstars 40/3

    • RP Arnold 19 (15b 3x4)
    • TP Sudhindra 1-0-2-1
5.1

Srivastava to Sathish, no run, outside the off stump and coming in, defends on the frontfoot

5.2

Srivastava to Sathish, FOUR, on the leg stump, Sathish swivels on his backfoot and pulls behind the wicket for a boundary

5.3

Srivastava to Sathish, no run, outside the off stump and on a good length, Sathish drives it right from the middle of his bat but straight to cover

5.4

Srivastava to Sathish, FOUR, outside the off stump, Sathish goes for the upper cut and gets a slight outside edge to third man for a boundary, but if runs come it does not matter how they come

5.5

Srivastava to Sathish, no run, on the middle stump and fuller in length, flicks to midwicket

5.6

Srivastava to Sathish, no run, on a good length outside off, Sathish drives but cant pierce the gap on the off side

End of over 6 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 48/3

    • R Sathish 8 (6b 2x4)
    • RP Arnold 19 (15b 3x4)
    • SJ Srivastava 3-0-27-2
6.1

Sudhindra to Arnold, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Arnold turns it away to fine leg for a couple

6.2

Sudhindra to Arnold, 5 wides, wide down the leg stump as Arnold looks to get a bat onto it as Pothas is caught unawares and misses it as it trickles to fine leg for four wides

6.2

Sudhindra to Arnold, no run, left alone outside off

6.3

Sudhindra to Arnold, 1 run, outside the off stump, Arnold gets behind the line and runs it down to third man for a single

6.4

Sudhindra to Sathish, 1 run, obviously Sathish liked the shot that Arnold played off the previous ball as he replicates it

6.5

Sudhindra to Arnold, no run, on the leg stump, Arnold turns it away to midwicket

6.6

Sudhindra to Arnold, 1 run, short outside off, cuts to deep point for a single

End of over 7 (10 runs) Chennai Superstars 58/3

    • RP Arnold 23 (20b 3x4)
    • R Sathish 9 (7b 2x4)
    • TP Sudhindra 2-0-12-1
7.1

Srivastava to Arnold, 1 run, on the middle stump, Sathish nudges it to square leg for a single

7.2

Yadav to Sathish, 1 run, on the middle stump, pushes to midwicket off the frontfoot for a single

7.3

Yadav to Arnold, 1 run, on the off stump, drives to cover for a single

7.4

Yadav to Sathish, 1 run, on the leg stump, Sathish turns it away to short fine leg for a single

7.5

Yadav to Arnold, 1 run, on the leg stump and short in length, pulls it to square leg for a single

7.6

Yadav to Sathish, FOUR, short outside off, Sathish plays a square cut, Bond has a lot to do as he fails to field

End of over 8 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 67/3

    • R Sathish 15 (10b 3x4)
    • RP Arnold 26 (23b 3x4)
    • Jai P Yadav 0.5-0-8-0
8.1

Murtaza to Sathish, no run

8.2

Murtaza to Sathish, no run

8.3

Murtaza to Sathish, 1 run

8.4

Murtaza to Arnold, 2 runs

8.5

Murtaza to Arnold, 1 run

8.6

Murtaza to Sathish, 1 run

End of over 9 (5 runs) Chennai Superstars 72/3

    • R Sathish 17 (14b 3x4)
    • RP Arnold 29 (25b 3x4)
    • AG Murtaza 1-0-5-0
9.1

Yadav to Sathish, 2 runs

9.2

Yadav to Sathish, no run

9.3

Yadav to Sathish, 1 run

9.4

Yadav to Arnold, no run

9.5

Yadav to Arnold, 1 run, pushes to long off for a single

9.6

Yadav to Sathish, 1 run, short on the leg stump, pulls to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 10 (5 runs) Chennai Superstars 77/3

    • R Sathish 21 (18b 3x4)
    • RP Arnold 30 (27b 3x4)
    • Jai P Yadav 2-0-15-0
10.1

Murtaza to Sathish, 2 runs, on the off stump, drives to long on for a couple

10.2

Murtaza to Sathish, 2 runs, on the leg stump, nudges fine to fine leg for a couple

10.3

Murtaza to Sathish, no run, on the off and middle and drives back to the bowler

10.4

Murtaza to Sathish, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it away to midwicket for a single

10.5

Murtaza to Arnold, 1 leg bye, on the off stump, tries to sweep it but struck on the toe as the umpire declares a leg bye

10.6

Murtaza to Sathish, 1 run, on the middle stump, pushes to midwicket for a single

End of over 11 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 85/3

    • R Sathish 28 (24b 3x4)
    • RP Arnold 30 (27b 3x4)
    • AG Murtaza 2-0-11-0
11.1

Yadav to Sathish, SIX, full outside the off stump, Sathish steam rollers it over covers for the first six of the innings

11.2

Yadav to Sathish, 1 run, drives to long off for a single

11.3

Yadav to Arnold, no run, on the leg stump, turns it away to midwicket

11.4

Yadav to Arnold, 3 wides, wide down the leg side as Pothas fails to collect and gives away two more

11.4

Yadav to Arnold, 1 run, cut to sweeper on the off side for a single

11.5

Yadav to Sathish, no run, on the leg stump, Sathish pushes it to midwicket

11.6

Yadav to Sathish, SIX, fuller outside the off stump, Sathish creams it over long off for a six. Phew! would have been a six on any ground in the world

End of over 12 (17 runs) Chennai Superstars 102/3

    • R Sathish 41 (28b 3x4 2x6)
    • RP Arnold 31 (29b 3x4)
    • Jai P Yadav 3-0-32-0
12.1

Bond to Arnold, no run, off the pads to point

12.2

Bond to Arnold, 1 run, outside the off stump, runs it down to third man for a single

12.3

Bond to Sathish, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

12.3

Bond to Sathish, 1 run, full on the off stump, drives to long on for a single

12.4

Bond to Arnold, 1 run, Arnold is having a gala time by running down to third man for a single

12.5

Bond to Sathish, 2 runs, outside the off stump, runs it down to third man for a couple

12.6

Bond to Sathish, 1 run, outside the off stump, drives to point off the backfoot for a single

End of over 13 (7 runs) Chennai Superstars 109/3

    • R Sathish 45 (31b 3x4 2x6)
    • RP Arnold 33 (32b 3x4)
    • SE Bond 3-0-26-0
13.1

Sudhindra to Sathish, 2 runs, on the leg stump, pushes to midwicket for a couple

13.2

Sudhindra to Sathish, no run, outside the off stump, tries to cut and misses

13.3

Sudhindra to Sathish, no run, outside the off stump, Sathish tries to get cheeky and run it down to third man but misses the ball altogether as Pothas whips the bails off in a flash, looks too close. Sathish gets away with the benefit of doubt

13.4

Sudhindra to Sathish, 1 run, outside the off stump, cuts to deep point for a single

13.5

Sudhindra to Arnold, FOUR, full toss on the leg stump, flicks over midwicket for a boundary

13.6

Sudhindra to Arnold, FOUR, slower ball on the middle stump, Arnold looks to drive and gets an under edge to fine leg for a boundary

End of over 14 (11 runs) Chennai Superstars 120/3

    • RP Arnold 41 (34b 5x4)
    • R Sathish 48 (35b 3x4 2x6)
    • TP Sudhindra 3-0-23-1
14.1

Murtaza to Sathish, 1 run, on the off stump, defends on the frontfoot to cover for a single

14.2

Murtaza to Arnold, FOUR, full toss on the off stump, slogs over midwicket for a teriffic boundary

14.3

Murtaza to Arnold, 1 run, on the leg stump, pulls to deep midwicket for a single

14.4

Murtaza to Sathish, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes to cover for a single

Whats more he brings up his half century, a captains knock really

14.5

Murtaza to Arnold, 1 run, pulls to deep midwicket for a single

14.6

Murtaza to Sathish, 1 run, on the leg stump and much slower, pulls to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 15 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 129/3

    • R Sathish 51 (38b 3x4 2x6)
    • RP Arnold 47 (37b 6x4)
    • AG Murtaza 3-0-20-0
15.1

Sudhindra to Sathish, 1 run

15.2

Sudhindra to Arnold, 1 run, pushes to cover for a single

15.3

Sudhindra to Sathish, FOUR, short on the off stump, pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary, good shot that

15.4

Sudhindra to Sathish, no run, outside the off stump, drives back to the bowler

15.5

Sudhindra to Sathish, 1 run, pushes to long off for a single

15.6

Sudhindra to Arnold, 1 run, on the middle stump and fuller in length, drives to long on for a single

End of over 16 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 137/3

    • RP Arnold 49 (39b 6x4)
    • R Sathish 57 (42b 4x4 2x6)
    • TP Sudhindra 4-0-31-1
16.1

Murtaza to Arnold, OUT, full outside off, tries to drive and gets an outside edge to short third man where Srivastava completes the catch

RP Arnold c Srivastava b Murtaza 49 (68m 40b 6x4 0x6) SR: 122.50

16.2

Murtaza to Saravanan, FOUR, what a shot first up, drives it through covers for a boundary

16.3

Murtaza to Saravanan, no run, tries to cut and misses

16.4

Murtaza to Saravanan, 1 run, pushes to point for a single

16.5

Murtaza to Sathish, 1 run, on the leg stump, sweeps to square leg for a sinngle

16.6

Murtaza to Saravanan, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to short fine leg for a single

End of over 17 (7 runs) Chennai Superstars 144/4

    • SV Saravanan 6 (4b 1x4)
    • R Sathish 58 (43b 4x4 2x6)
    • AG Murtaza 4-0-27-1
17.1

Bali to Saravanan, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes to covers for a single

17.2

Bali to Sathish, FOUR, short outside off, Sarvanan comes down the track and smashes it through covers for a boundary

17.3

Bali to Sathish, no run, outside the off stump, tries to cut and gets an inside edge which hits the keeper on the shoulder

17.4

Bali to Sathish, OUT, Gone! Sathish looks to drive off a faster ball and misses and is bowled

R Sathish b Bali 62 (53m 46b 5x4 2x6) SR: 134.78

17.5

Bali to Bevan, no run, defends on the frontfoot

17.6

Bali to Bevan, FOUR, plonks the frontfoot down and smashes over midwicket for a boundary

End of over 18 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 153/5

    • MG Bevan 4 (2b 1x4)
    • SV Saravanan 7 (5b 1x4)
    • A Bali 1-0-9-1
18.1

Bond to Saravanan, 1 run, outside the off stump and fuller in length, gets an outside edge to third man for a single

18.2

Bond to Bevan, FOUR, on the off stump, Bevan majestically flicks it away to midwicket for a boundary

18.3

Bond to Bevan, 1 run, outside the off stump, Bevan goes inside out to covers for a single

18.4

Bond to Saravanan, no run, tries to pull and misses

18.5

Bond to Saravanan, no run, on a good length outside off, Saravanan tries to pull and misses

18.6

Bond to Saravanan, SIX, what a shot! Sarvanan comes down the ground and pulls on the run to long on for a six. Actually an understatement, you cant describe the shot

End of over 19 (12 runs) Chennai Superstars 165/5

    • SV Saravanan 14 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • MG Bevan 9 (4b 2x4)
    • SE Bond 4-0-38-0
19.1

Yadav to Bevan, 2 runs, on the leg stump, lofts to long on for a couple

19.2

Yadav to Bevan, FOUR, fuller on the middle stump, drives down the ground for a boundary. Bullet straight it was

19.3

Yadav to Bevan, 2 runs, on the leg stump, turns it away to fine leg for a couple

19.4

Yadav to Bevan, FOUR, drifts onto the leg stump, flicks away to fine leg for a boundary. This is turning out to be a lottery

19.5

Yadav to Bevan, 1 run, on the off stump, has an ugly swipe to square leg for a single

19.6

Yadav to Saravanan, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump, flicks to midwicket for a couple

Now Superstars not only recovered from the fall of early wickets but they made a resounding statement with Captain Sathish leading the way and Arnold supporting him. With Bevan unleashing a cameo in the last two overs, in which they garnered 27 runs they set themselves up in the drivers seat for this game

19.6

Yadav to Saravanan, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump, flicks to midwicket for a couple

Now Superstars not only recovered from the fall of early wickets but they made a resounding statement with Captain Sathish leading the way and Arnold supporting him. With Bevan unleashing a cameo in the last two overs, in which they garnered 27 runs they set themselves up in the drivers seat for this game

End of over 20 (15 runs) Chennai Superstars 180/5

    • SV Saravanan 16 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • MG Bevan 22 (9b 4x4)
    • Jai P Yadav 4-0-47-0
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