Indian Premier League, 1st match: Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Chennai, Apr 8, 2011
Chennai Super Kings won by 2 runs
8 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)
  Chennai Super Kings innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal S Anirudha b Kallis 64 55 6 2 116.36
19.2 I've never seen someone appeal so hard for a bowled dismissal. That's a very useful yorker from Kallis, it was angling into the toes as Anirudha looked to whip to the leg side, but could not get the bat down in time. Hits the pad and then disturbs the furniture. Would have been lbw in any case. 138/4
View dismissal M Vijay c Bhatia b Iqbal Abdulla 4 4 1 0 100.00
0.6 four and out. Abdulla has sent Vijay back with some nifty left-arm spin and we have the first wicket of the IPL. He again jumped out of the crease, Abdulla saw him and held it back on middle and got it to grip. Vijay wasn't to the pitch and still went through with an ill-advised on-drive. Straight to mid on. 5/1
View dismissal SK Raina c Ladda b Pathan 33 29 4 0 113.79
10.3 stop the press, Kolkata have held a catch. They can't believe it. The crowd can't believe it. Raina is gone. Tossed up wide outside off, Raina looks to slog-shovel it across over midwicket and holes out to Manoj Tiwary in the deep. 80/2
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c †Bisla b Kallis 29 21 1 1 138.09
17.2 Kallis has removed Dhoni. It is the slow bouncer. Sri Lanka, if they are watching, will be wondering why they did not try it the other night. Kallis rolls his fingers over it and the offcutter comes on much after Dhoni sets up a big backswing and looks for the whacked pull. He gets a feeble top edge and it loops up for an easy take to Bisla. 129/3
JA Morkel not out 15 9 1 1 166.66
SB Styris not out 5 2 1 0 250.00
Extras (b 1, w 2) 3
  Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 153 (7.65 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Iqbal Abdulla 4 0 26 1 6.50 7 3 0
0.6 to Vijay, four and out. Abdulla has sent Vijay back with some nifty left-arm spin and we have the first wicket of the IPL. He again jumped out of the crease, Abdulla saw him and held it back on middle and got it to grip. Vijay wasn't to the pitch and still went through with an ill-advised on-drive. Straight to mid on. 5/1
View wicket YK Pathan 3 0 19 1 6.33 7 2 0 (1w)
10.3 to Raina, stop the press, Kolkata have held a catch. They can't believe it. The crowd can't believe it. Raina is gone. Tossed up wide outside off, Raina looks to slog-shovel it across over midwicket and holes out to Manoj Tiwary in the deep. 80/2
  L Balaji 4 0 25 0 6.25 8 2 0
View wickets JH Kallis 3 0 34 2 11.33 5 5 1
17.2 to Dhoni, Kallis has removed Dhoni. It is the slow bouncer. Sri Lanka, if they are watching, will be wondering why they did not try it the other night. Kallis rolls his fingers over it and the offcutter comes on much after Dhoni sets up a big backswing and looks for the whacked pull. He gets a feeble top edge and it loops up for an easy take to Bisla. 129/3
19.2 to Anirudha, I've never seen someone appeal so hard for a bowled dismissal. That's a very useful yorker from Kallis, it was angling into the toes as Anirudha looked to whip to the leg side, but could not get the bat down in time. Hits the pad and then disturbs the furniture. Would have been lbw in any case. 138/4
  S Ladda 3 0 29 0 9.66 7 1 3
  R Bhatia 3 0 19 0 6.33 2 1 0
  Kolkata Knight Riders innings (target: 154 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Bisla st †Dhoni b Jakati 27 29 3 0 93.10
8.5 Dhoni effects the stumping this time. Jakati has ended Bisla's adventurism at the top. Once again Bisla wanders out of the crease in search of an inside out drive, but he wasn't to the pitch and then it turned big on him. He missed and Dhoni did the rest. 64/1
View dismissal JH Kallis c Badrinath b Ashwin 54 42 7 0 128.57
15.2 as contrived a wicket as they come. It is an attempted carom ball, but Ashwin overcooks it and sends down a full toss on middle and leg. Kallis tries mto be cute, looks to paddle sweep that and plays it straight to Badri at short fine leg. That's how you give catching practice for short fine leg fielders. 112/3
View dismissal YK Pathan run out (†Dhoni) 11 12 0 1 91.66
12.5 Randiv to Kallis, Dhoni's sent Yusuf back! Top class stuff from Captain Fantastic. Kallis was looking for the 50th run, just leant out to the off stump and looked to nudge to the leg side. The ball did not go too far and Dhoni scurried after it, but Yusuf was not quick enough. Dhoni collected, swivelled around and slung shot the stumps down with Yusuf gasping well short of the crease. Big moment, but KKR have a lot of batting to follow. 93/2
View dismissal MK Tiwary st †Dhoni b Randiv 27 15 1 2 180.00
18.6 ah well, this game is not done turning. Dhoni gets another stumping. Randiv holds his nerve for the last couple of balls and gets Tiwary with an armer that broke past the outside edge after enticing him out of the crease. Tiwary looked to close the face as he drove, it bounced extra but Dhoni ad no problems collecting and breaking the stumps. 145/6
View dismissal EJG Morgan st †Dhoni b Raina 6 6 1 0 100.00
16.3 Raina's done it again. He just needs to wear a yellow jersey and roll his arm over, and he promptly gets a wicket. Top-class bowling, he sees Morgan advancing, holds the length back, increase the pace and gets it to dip, grip and go away. Morgan resembles a man searching for change in a bus as he's stranded midpitch. Dhoni collects and breaks the stumps. 119/4
View dismissal G Gambhir* run out (Styris) 1 2 0 0 50.00
16.5 from Raina, Oh boy, what has Gambhir done here?! Tossed up ball on middle and leg, Gambhir gets outside the line and chips it over the covers.Morkel in the deep fumbles, but recovers quickly and sends an uncomfortable throw to Dhoni, who doesn't collect cleanly. It hits his pad and dribbles away towards short third man, but Styris was backing up like a man possessed. Gambhir thought there was a second, but was caught well short by the under-arm throw. What's with Gambhir and running? This game is turning. 120/5
View dismissal LR Shukla c Styris b Southee 14 10 2 0 140.00
19.2 this still ain't over. They need seven. Shukla plays a shot that nearly gets them four of those. He backs away to a length ball outside off and looks for an upper cut, but it wasn't short or fast enough to be sent all the way. Worse, there was third man waiting, a couple of metres inside the circle. Curtains for Shukla. 147/7
R Bhatia not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Iqbal Abdulla not out 3 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 7) 8
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs) 151 (7.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JA Morkel 3 0 32 0 10.66 2 5 0 (1w)
View wicket TG Southee 4 0 30 1 7.50 9 4 0
19.2 to Shukla, this still ain't over. They need seven. Shukla plays a shot that nearly gets them four of those. He backs away to a length ball outside off and looks for an upper cut, but it wasn't short or fast enough to be sent all the way. Worse, there was third man waiting, a couple of metres inside the circle. Curtains for Shukla. 147/7
View wicket R Ashwin 4 0 26 1 6.50 11 2 0 (1w)
15.2 to Kallis, as contrived a wicket as they come. It is an attempted carom ball, but Ashwin overcooks it and sends down a full toss on middle and leg. Kallis tries mto be cute, looks to paddle sweep that and plays it straight to Badri at short fine leg. That's how you give catching practice for short fine leg fielders. 112/3
View wicket S Randiv 4 0 33 1 8.25 9 2 2 (1w)
18.6 to Tiwary, ah well, this game is not done turning. Dhoni gets another stumping. Randiv holds his nerve for the last couple of balls and gets Tiwary with an armer that broke past the outside edge after enticing him out of the crease. Tiwary looked to close the face as he drove, it bounced extra but Dhoni ad no problems collecting and breaking the stumps. 145/6
View wicket SB Jakati 4 0 26 1 6.50 7 1 1
8.5 to Bisla, Dhoni effects the stumping this time. Jakati has ended Bisla's adventurism at the top. Once again Bisla wanders out of the crease in search of an inside out drive, but he wasn't to the pitch and then it turned big on him. He missed and Dhoni did the rest. 64/1
View wicket SK Raina 1 0 3 1 3.00 3 0 0
16.3 to Morgan, Raina's done it again. He just needs to wear a yellow jersey and roll his arm over, and he promptly gets a wicket. Top-class bowling, he sees Morgan advancing, holds the length back, increase the pace and gets it to dip, grip and go away. Morgan resembles a man searching for change in a bus as he's stranded midpitch. Dhoni collects and breaks the stumps. 119/4

Match details


Toss - Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat
Points - Chennai Super Kings 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
Player of the match - S Anirudha (Chennai Super Kings)
Umpires - BR Doctrove (West Indies) and PR Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire - S Asnani
Match referee - J Srinath
Reserve umpire - K Srinath

Match Notes


    • Chennai Super Kings innings
    • Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (S Anirudha 31, SK Raina 19, Ex 2)
    • Chennai Super Kings: 100 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 3
    • S Anirudha: 50 off 43 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Chennai Super Kings: 150 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 3
    • Innings Break: Chennai Super Kings - 153/4 in 20.0 overs (JA Morkel 15, SB Styris 5)
    • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (MS Bisla 19, JH Kallis 25, Ex 6)
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 37 balls (7 x 4)
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 6
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 7
 
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